Double Thumbs Dresses #42

Hello hello! It’s DT time! Our glorious roundup of the dresses we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval.

Cat Shift Dress £65
Cat Shift Dress £65 from ASOS

What’s the only thing better than a cat dress? A sparkly cat dress, that’s what. I just love how BIG those sequined felines are! I think we can all agree that this ASOS number is the cat’s whiskers.

Kitty Dress £49.95
Kitty Dress £49.95 from Voodoo Vixen

But hey, the cat madness doesn’t have to stop there! This kitty festooned pink frock from Voodoo Vixen is just darling. It’s such a lovely retro print and the black works purr-fectly against the pink. Also, those pockets! Paired with some kitten heels, this would be super cute!

Sunflower Bardot Midi Prom Dress £95
Sunflower Bardot Midi Prom Dress £95 from ASOS

If Summer was a dress this ASOS number would be it. Look at those gorgeous sunflowers! My goodness, it’s just so beautiful and swooshy. So so swooshy. If I was going to a wedding this summer I would be all over this beauty. If the price-tag is putting you off then ASOS do have other Bardot style dresses! This one, for example, will only set you back a reasonable £28.

Juicy Lucy £99 from 20th Century Foxy

Time for a fruity fifties number from the wonderful 20th Century Foxy. Just look at those massive lemons! It’s also the most flattering shape with capped sleeves and a whopping great full skirt.

Lips Decor Tulle Dress £32.62 from Chicwish

Like a lot of people, I have been slightly obsessed with the lips print dress from Alice + Olivia and, like a lot of people, I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that it would never be mine. Imagine my face then when I saw this rather similar basically identical number on Chicwish!

Newsprint Sleeveless Pleated Dress £65
Newsprint Sleeveless Pleated Dress £65 from Cath Kidston

Breaking news! Cath Kidston feature on Double Thumbs Dresses. Approximately 0 people are surprised.

Audrey Vintage 1950's Rockabilly Gingham Swing Dress £29.99
Audrey Vintage 1950’s Rockabilly Gingham Swing Dress £29.99 from Lindy Bop
Audrey Vintage 1950's Rock N Roll Cocktail Glass Print Swing Dress £29.99
Audrey Vintage 1950’s Rock N Roll Cocktail Glass Print Swing Dress £29.99 from Lindy Bop

And last but not least are these two delightful dresses from Lindy Bop! I will warn you now that they don’t have many sizes left in these particular two dresses (although I am sure other websites will stock them) but if you, like me, love this style and shape of dress then Lindy Bop could be your new dress BFF.


Double Thumbs Dresses #39

Hello hello! It’s Double Thumbs time again! Your weekly roundup of the top frocks we have deemed worthy of our seal of approval. Before we continue, I believe there’s time for one final shameless plea for any Company Style Blogger Awards votes. If you like our thumbs, please do take a moment to check out the website. We are on page 4! Voting closes on Friday. ONWARDS.

Pineapple Dress £55
Pineapple Dress £55 from There’s Only One Amy Laws

Ha! You thought you’d seen the last of my pineapples but here we are again, in what I am now calling the fashion world’s ‘pineapple agenda’, with another from There’s Only One Amy Laws. But WHAT a pretty 50’s style pineapple frock this is. I love everything about it.

Pineapple Print Cami Dress £22
Pineapple Print Cami Dress £22 from River Island

Ha! You thought you’d seen the last of my pinea….yeah, it’s kind of getting a bit silly now isn’t it? I can’t help it though. I’m just drawn to the tropical. This lovely cami is from River Island.

Sunglasses Print Midi Dress £49.50
Sunglasses Print Midi Dress £49.50 from Marks and Spencer

People can tell me all they want about how Marks and Spencer have lost their way when it comes to women’s fashion. I’m not listening. I have always been an M&S girl and from where I am sitting, they are consistently brilliant. Look at this sunglasses print dress? It’s marvelous! It’s on trend! It’s under £50! I will defend them UNTIL THE END! (bit of poetry for you there). Although I’m still waiting for a Percy Pig print dress. Sort it out, guys.

*update* currently showing as out of stock

Lemon Print Fit-and-Flare Dress £85
Lemon Print Fit-and-Flare Dress £85 from Banana Republic

Screw you, pineapples! There’s a massive lemon print on the block and it’s brilliant. I often overlook Banana Republic but they have got some fantastic pieces in at the moment!

Bonnie Sun Dress £66 from Weekend Doll
Bonnie Sun Dress £66 from Weekend Doll

Ah, we love a bit of Weekend Doll here at She and Hem so I was very excited to see their new collection pop up this week. This yellow puppy (!) dress, with it’s super cute print, is my favourite. It’s also got a whacking great bow on the back. Winner.

1950s Red Stripe Shirt Dress £98
1950s Red Stripe Shirt Dress £98 from 20th Century Foxy

One of my favourite ever Double Thumbs Dresses is from 20th Century Foxy, so it’s nice to see them back with this bangin’ red stripe shirt dress. It’s even got hidden pockets. Dreamy.

 Floral Print Sun Dress £10
Floral Print Sun Dress £10 from Matalan

My goodness, Matalan can be totally amazing. This perfect pastel pink floral shift dress is a tenner! A tenner!

Womens Tea Dress £16 from Peacocks
Womens Tea Dress £16 from Peacocks

Last up this week is this lovely floral tea dress from Peacocks. I love the shape and the pattern but the thing that truly seals the deal for me is that adorable Peter-Pan collar. You can’t really argue with that price-tag either.

That’s your lot!


Double Thumbs Dresses #4

Blimey! It’s only time for our weekly round-up of all those lovely dresses that receive the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs Up seal of approval. Let’s get started!

Beatrice Dress Sweet shop Capped Sleeve £119 from Poppy

If you have read our recent Height of Fashion blog post you will remember that I made a wondrous discovery in Poppy, who essentially make beautiful little girls dresses but for big girls too. Each of their designs are based around the adventures of a little girl called Poppy and her dog Fred, and your dress even comes with its own storybook for you to read. It really is as great as it sounds and ideally I would like to own everything they sell. Of all of their dresses this 1950’s inspired sweet shop dress is at the top of my list. It features row upon row of illustrated sweet jars, making you look good enough to eat.

Fruity Prom Dress £58 by Sugarhill Boutique from Oliver Bonas

This fruity little number from Sugarhill Boutique will really get your mouth watering. It is made out of a lovely silky fabric making it perfect for summer and that gathered waist will be super flattering, hurrah! If that wasn’t enough to get your juices flowing it also has a very very fun lattice design on the back, which is something you can remind yourself when you are justifying the £58 price tag. Sugarhill Boutique have a slightly different version of this dress on their own website (here) but this particular number, complete with fun lattice, is another brilliant Oliver Bonas exclusive.

Lucy Dress Blue Boat Print £59 by Emily and Fin from Kiki’s Boutique

There will be no need to fish for compliments in this boat print number by Emily and Fin from Kiki’s Boutique. This a-line dress is gathered at the waist and has a concealed zip for maximum flattery potential. Like all great dresses it also has pockets so that you can safely stowaway your Fisherman’s Friend or, more likely, your Vaseline.

Miss Real Blue and Gold Floral Jacquard Bow Dress £29.99 from New Look

Well hello there shiny new party dress! This vintage inspired beauty from New Look is a real gem. It’s just gorgeous and looks so much more expensive than £29.99, dontchathink? It has a beautiful print and shape, plus it has a great big bow on the neckline.  Throw on some heels and gold jewelry and you, my dear reader, are the best dressed gal in the room. Don’t go looking for it in store though, you’ll look like a right wally, as it’s only available online. 

Time for Tea 1950’s Day Dress £85 from 20th Century Foxy

Before you start a stampede for this stunning tea themed tea dress I would like to point out that it is currently sold out. Please don’t hurt me! I couldn’t resist sharing it with you as it has possibly the most darling print I have ever seen! With it’s classic 50’s shape and cross over neckline it would be the perfect dress for swooshing around in. Perhaps if we all think positive thoughts the nice people at 20th Century Foxy might make some more just for us and then we can all sit around and be fabulous together. 

Oasis Rose Print Dress £75 exclusive to ASOS

Oasis really are on a roll at the moment! It’s just beautiful dress after beautiful dress, I can barely keep up! This blooming marvelous rose print dress is exclusive to ASOS and despite being big on the florals it isn’t too chintzy. It has an underwear friendly cut out detail on the back and a low, but not too low, neckline.  As usual the only thorny issue is the price as at £75, being an Oasis fan isn’t exactly fun for the finances. The good news is that both ASOS and Oasis know how to throw a killer sale, so hopefully with their powers combined, we will be able to go on a dress frenzy in the near future.

Lace Skater Dress £48 from Oasis

See what I mean? Another beautiful Oasis number. This simple skater dress is just so pretty and easy to wear. Oh how I do love a dress that can just be thrown on anytime and will look great. It is also the colour of sunshine meaning you will cheer up everyone you encounter, guaranteed.

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