Double Thumbs Dresses #32

Hi! It’s DT time again! Your weekly round-up of the dresses we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval. I can tell you folks, this week’s list has been an easy peasy one to put together! No multi-tab browsing break down for me this week! No siree!

Balloon Me up Dress (8)
Balloon Me Up Dress £65.80 from Miss Patina

We begin with this floaty little number from Miss Patina. I love a good hot air balloon print and this, dear friends, is a GREAT hot air balloon print! It looks like it would be perfect for summer and I’m quite a fan of the skirt/top style (there’s probably a better description than that but it escapes me right now). Excellent work.

Grace Dress in Black and White Cats £98 from Poppy
Grace  in Black and White Cat Dress £98 from Poppy

We haven’t had a cat dress for a while, have we? Hopefully not as I’ve got two for you this week! First up is this delightful monochrome number from Poppy. I love their signature 50s shape, truly perfect for twirling, and those black cats are nice and BIG. Declaring yourself as a cat lover should never be done subtly.

Map Happy Dress $92.99 by Nice Things from Modcloth
Map Happy Dress $92.99 by Nice Things from Modcloth

Whenever I fall for a dress on our beloved Modcloth (which is often), I always check that it isn’t actually from a UK based company before spending $$$$ on shipping (and tax! don’t forget the tax!). They stock a lot of  great international brands and I’m betting I’d be pretty annoyed if I accidentally imported an Emily & Fin dress. Anyhoo, this map print dress isn’t from a UK company but it is from a Spanish one and, although my translation skills aren’t that awesome, I reckon people on this side of the Atlantic would find it cheaper to order directly from them. Nice Things has the dress for 75 euros (about £60).

Eggs and Shakin' Dress $84.99 from Modcoth
Eggs and Shakin’ Dress $84.99 from Modcoth

This Modcloth dress, however, appears to be all American and proud. It’s also completely incrEDIBLE and covered in all of my favourite things! Eggs, bacon, PANCAKES, coffee, doughnuts and pears. Yes, pears! What of it? I am basically all about this dress. I don’t even care about the shipping (and the tax! don’t forget the tax!).

Pure Fleur Woven Dress £9 from Forever 21
Pure Fleur Woven Dress £9 from Forever 21

I don’t want to alarm anyone but I have finally found a Double Thumbs Dress that doesn’t cost a fortune. Behold, this lovely floral dress from Forever 21. It’s £9! It has pockets! Hooray!

Pink Cat Dress from Marks and Spencers
Pink Cat Dress from Marks and Spencer

Here’s our second cat dress which comes courtesy of my OH and BFF Kelly, who both sent me near identical photographs of the above M&S manikin, knowing me as they do. I’ve searched, tweeted and pleaded to find this dress online but alas, it wasn’t to be. I’m including it anyway though as it’s obviously already in store. Between the three of us we *think* it’s £49 but feel free to correct us. Those of you who don’t want to venture to a store can search for it on the website using the product code T692225I. Let me know if it appears!

Pane Check Dress £85 from Laura Ashley
Pane Check Dress £85 from Laura Ashley

Normal service resumes now with this picnic perfect check dress from Laura Ashley. It’s a retro inspired frock with a lovely full skirt and cinched in waist. It also comes in blue, if that’s more your thang.

3/4 Sleeve Lace Dress £25 from Matalan
3/4 Sleeve Lace Dress £25 by Flamer Heritage for Matalan

Last but not least for this week is this dreamy lace dress from Matalan! I really love a white lace dress, as I have no doubt mentioned before, so this is really right up my street. It’s SO pretty! In fact, the entire New In section on the Matalan website is causing me issues. I want it all!


4 Replies to “Double Thumbs Dresses #32”

  1. Oh gosh, I have that Laura Ashley dress on the way, have been waiting weeks for it to get on the site. (and let’s not talk about the other three which are coming with it!)


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