Howdy dress fans! Can you believe how fast the weeks are going at the moment? I can barely keep up! In fact, I’m actually still thinking about that Lucky Cat dress from last week. But, whatever, it’s totally time to move on and take a gander at this week’s selection of dresses deemed oh-so-worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval. It’s a good job I’ve just been paid as this selection is not particularly budget friendly.
First up is this berry nice dress from Great Plains. It’s a lovely length, so perfect for wearing to work, and it ticks the very important sleeves and pockets boxes. It has a lovely big sash to nip your waist in, which is flattering but also means you can have a nice big fun bow. Woo! I’ve gone for the traditional red strawberry but if you’re a fruity renegade, it also comes in yellow.
People Tree have done the double this week with two fabulous dresses. I think we’ve established that I like anything with a cat on so it’s no surprise that the vintage style Mae Cat dress floats my boat. I love the colours and the fact that People Tree have nailed the evil glare cats give you when you’ve disturbed their day. It’s also a fab fit and flare shape with a tie belt and pockets.
Next up is the pretty bow print dress. I’m not usually one for predominantly black dresses but this one really appeals to me. The sleeves are simply divine and the shape is another vintage inspired affair. It looks a little Blair Waldorf to me, which is perhaps why I want it so much.
I have no idea how I stumbled across Nadinoo (I’m inclined to blame Pinterest) but oh my what a pretty label this is. I’m pretty obsessed with their about page which describes their style as whimsical and enchanting whilst each piece is designed ‘for three fictional characters Pixie, Fleur and Lula’. My favourite is this ladder print dress which has one of the most whopping great bows I’ve ever seen. Gorgeous.
The bargain of the week comes from Pull & Bear who have brought out this stunning floral print dress. I do love a good floral and this one has the added bonus of a full skirt too! It is a little short, so not for the faint-hearted, and you will have to think about your underwear if you want to pull off that pretty neckline. Life is such a chore.
I love love love this Pepperberry dress. The colours are gorgeous and the thread detailing is wonderful. Add to that, the sleeves, the amazing purple belt and the overall shape of the dress and you have an absolute corker of a frock.
Bath based Amy Laws is a bit of a She and Hem favourite. She hand screen prints all of her own designs and, as you can see, the results are super pretty. She’s just added a few new items to her website with this dusky pink 50s style dress being my personal favourite. I love the polka-dot detailing and the delightful collar.
Last but not least is this fab printed dress from NW3 at Hobbs.Look at all those purple and teal trees! Ace. It’s a pretty relaxed shape, with t-shirt sleeves and an easy fitting shift style. I also enjoy that Hobbs describe this as being ‘nonchalant chic’.
See you next week,