Double Thumbs Dresses #63

Hello dress fans! It’s time for a bit of Double Thumbs festive fun (and some cats). So, without further ado, I present to you the seasonal numbers that we consider worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval. No turkeys here, just crackers!

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | Candy Cane Glitter Organza Dress £180 by Oh My Honey at Not On The Highstreet
Candy Cane Glitter Organza Dress £180 by Oh My Honey at Not On The Highstreet

Well a girl can dream, can’t she? How absolutely stunning is this candy cane print dress from Oh My Honey? It’s the stuff that Christmas dress dreams are made of. There’s beautiful gold organza all over the shop with a perfect sparkly candy cane print to set it off. How perfect would this be for a Christmas wedding? *sigh*. I want to twirl around in it SO MUCH.

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | Striped Fit And Flare Dress £75 from Dickins and Jones at House of Fraser
Striped Fit And Flare Dress £75 from Dickins and Jones at House of Fraser

Back to reality and perhaps I will have to settle for dressing like an actual candy cane instead, with this delightful red striped (in deep wine and blush, red shades fans) fit and flare frock from Dickins and Jones. I do enjoy the contrasting stripes and I find Dickins and Jones always do flattering cuts.

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | Kitten Floral Shirtdress £48 from Topshop
Kitten Floral Shirtdress £48 from Topshop

You’ve got to be kitten me Topshop, this isn’t remotely festive! But hey, I’m not going to miss out a dress that’s festooned with cats purely because it’s December now am I? It just wouldn’t be right! I really love this playful shirt dress (and not just because of the cats) and am already looking forward to counting my post-Christmas chocolate coins in the hopes I’ll be able to buy it.

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | Rose Dress Teal Falling Snowflake £75 from Emily and Fin
Rose Dress Teal Falling Snowflake £75 from Emily and Fin

Emily and Fin always know how to do a perfect print and this delightful falling snowflake affair is really ticking all of my winter dress boxes. I’m really digging the new forties shape, which has gorgeous sleeves and, most importantly, is relaxed at the waist – perfect for eating your way through that second helping of Christmas pudding! The teal colour is simply gorgeous and those falling snowflakes are just dreamy.

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | Sandrina Dress £69 (reduced from £169) from Coast
Sandrina Dress £69 (reduced from £169) from Coast

It’s not often I decide to show the back of a dress but holy moly WHAT. A. BOW. I can’t really cope with it. It’s simply the best bow I have ever seen and I’ve seen a lot of bows let me tell you. It’s also in the most Christmassy shade of red possible meaning you are basically dressed as a Christmas present. What a treat! It’s currently on sale at Coast but only in limited in sizes, however it’s also available in more sizes (but for £135) at House of Fraser.

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | Glitter Blouson Sleeve Skater Dress £48 from ASOS
Glitter Blouson Sleeve Skater Dress £48 from ASOS

This ASOS dress is seriously bringing the party! Look at those sleeves! You could comfortably fit a selection box or two up them and be the most popular girl in town. Not to mention that it’s made out of a gold glitter-embellished fabric, making it pretty dazzling! As Craig Revel-Horwood might say, “Gawwwwwwjus”.

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | Embroidered and Sequined Dress £150 from Warehouse
Embroidered and Sequined Dress £150 from Warehouse

I’ve seen this showstopper of a dress a few times on Twitter/Instagram and was so surprised to discover that it’s from the high-street! Take a bow, Warehouse for creating this absolute stunner. There’s just so much detail with beautiful sheer woven fabric that has a multi-colour floral embellishment and sequin details. It would make the perfect Christmas party dress but, thanks to being blue, you could easily crack this one out any time of year – not that I’m trying to justify the spend or anything *cough*.

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | 'Audrey' Black Cocktail Swing Dress £29.99 from Lindy Bop
‘Audrey’ Black Cocktail Swing Dress £29.99 from Lindy Bop

I’m starting to feel like a one woman Lindy Bop fan-club but seriously, they are so good! (I included a skirt of theirs in our November Favourites video which you should totally watch – subtle plug). The drinks will literally be on you in this super flattering swing dress which has the most super fun cocktail print. Isn’t it fab? Cheers!

She and Hem | Double Thumbs Dresses #63 | Greenwich Rose Contrast Detail Crepe Dress £65 from Cath Kidston
Greenwich Rose Contrast Detail Crepe Dress £65 from Cath Kidston

And last but not least is this new floral print from Cath Kidston! CK have not answered my wish for their super cute Christmas print to be turned into a dress, a missed opportunity I feel! The closest I could find is PJ bottoms, if you’re interested in that sort of thing (I know I am). However, this dress does contain both red and green so I am going to consider it to be a festive effort.

Have you found the perfect festive frock? Let me know!

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #38

Hello! It’s Double Thumbs time again! Our weekly roundup of the fabulous frocks that have won our seal of approval. I hope you’ve taken your hayfever meds as things are about to get real floral.

Louella Print Sun Dress £59 by Poem from Oliver Bonas
Louella Print Sun Dress £59 by Poem from Oliver Bonas

Floral fancy number one comes courtesy of Poem at Oliver Bonas. It has got a lot of things going for it such as that super feminine pleated skirt, a perfect-for-summer cool light-weight fabric and, to cap it off, capped sleeves.

Invitation Audley Dress £199 from Hobbs
Invitation Audley Dress £199 from Hobbs at House of Fraser

Yeah, alright, I know I can dream on but this Hobbs dress is so gorgeous.  I love the shape, the colours and, most importantly, the collar! They rather marvelously describe this dress as “billowing”. I will happily billow for Hobbs.

Floral Neoprene Dress £28 from Dorothy Perkins
Floral Neoprene Dress £28 from Dorothy Perkins

Back on budget now with this blooming lovely dress from Dorothy Perkins. This dress is also a great shape and the colours look so pretty together.

Flamingo Print Dress £75 from Coast
Flamingo Print Dress £75 from Coast

FlamingWOAH what have we got going on here? This Coast scenic print dress is delightfully bonkers. I love it though and it’s nice to see them bringing the crazy.

Floral Blossom Bandeau Dress
Floral Blossom Bandeau Dress £35 from Oasis

Oasis are always a good bet for a nice summer dress and this one would certainly take you from garden parties to the beach with little trouble. The straps are adjustable too, which is handy.

Pineapple Print Dress £12 from George at Asda
Pineapple Print Dress £12 from George at Asda

Yep, it’s happened again! I believe this George dress to be the third pineapple print dress featured on Double Thumbs in as many weeks. The pineapple is clearly running rings around its fruity competition, eh?

Dahlia Dress £55 from White Stuff
Dahlia Dress £55 from White Stuff

White Stuff continue to impress with their gorgeous new collection of dresses. This dahlia print is so pretty and prim! It looks a decent length for work too, if that’s a deal breaker for you.

Until next time!

Jx

 

Double Thumbs Dresses #35

Hooray! It’s time once again for our weekly round up of the lovely dresses that receive the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs Up seal of approval.

Bella Dress £55 from White Stuff
Bella Dress £55 from White Stuff

The top spot this week goes to this gorgeous geometric floral print dress from White Stuff. I love everything about it!

Limelight Dress £250 from Coast
Limelight Dress £250 from Coast

I think Coast are under the false impression that we all secret live in a Disney movie. Why else would they make possibly the most Disney Princess worthy dress I have ever seen? It’s so sparkly and BIG and I really really wish I had somewhere to wear it.

Rajaa Dress £49 by Louche from Fox and Feather
Rajaa Dress £49 by Louche from Fox and Feather

Lovely Louche have done it again with this sweet woodland print dress, which you can order online from Bristol Based Fox + Feather. It’s such a cute 50s shape, with great big buttons and a lovely pastel tree print.

Rock n Rollers Dress in Red Deckchairs £55 from Trollied Dolly
Rock n Rollers Dress in Red Deckchairs £55 from Trollied Dolly

Wahey! It’s another deckchair print dress! The She and Hem print of 2014 and my new favourite! There’s really a lot to love about this Trollied Dolly frock but, aside from those deckchairs, look at that whopping great bow!

Sweet Embroidery Sweetheart Dress £45 by Nishe from ASOS
Sweet Embroidery Sweetheart Dress £45 by Nishe from ASOS

I’ve been waiting for this Nishe dress to hit the ASOS website! I adore those little sweets, although I do wish there were more of them. Such is life.

Charlie Cat Dress £69 from NW3 at Hobbs
Charlie Cat Dress £69 from NW3 at Hobbs

I think we all know by now that I am a sucker for a cat print! I love the simplicity of this Hobbs dress, which is covered in lots of little black cats. I’d probably swap the belt for something a bit brighter and a bit less ropey though. But that’s just me.

Stamp Print Linen Fit Flare Dress £63.75 (was £85) from Laura Ashley
Stamp Print Linen Fit Flare Dress £63.75 (was £85) from Laura Ashley

I feel it is my duty to show you this stamp print dress!! I love the retro vibe and, as always, Laura Ashley have channeled the 50s to perfection.

Floral Sateen Dress £36.95 from Gap
Floral Sateen Dress £36.95 from Gap

Last up this week is this lovely dress which I spotted whilst in Gap. I was drawn to it because it has pockets but it’s so much more than that. It’s floral too.

Jx

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Double Thumbs Dresses #34

Hello hello! It’s time for another roundup of the dresses we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval. This week even includes two of your recommended seven a day. You are very welcome.

Lemon Print Dress £18 from Tu Clothing At Sainsbury's
Lemon Print Dress £18 from Tu Clothing at Sainsbury’s

Fruity frock number one comes courtesy of TU at Sainsbury’s! I spotted this one over on A Million Dresses blog and quickly fell for its vintage charm and that pricetag. Hello! I then proceeded to have a slight dress meltdown when I discovered that you can no longer order TU items online (it’s 2014 Sainsbury’s. I expect to at least be able to click + collect) but I needn’t have worried as my lovely Mum (Hi Mum) came to my rescue and picked one up for me. Apparently they are running quite low on certain sizes so GO NOW. RIGHT NOW.

Ditta Pineapple Dress £49 by Louche from Joy
Ditta Pineapple Dress £49 by Louche from Joy

But, hey, if you can’t be bothered to go to Sainsbury’s or you simply don’t fancy being a right lemon, Louche are here with some delightful pineapples. Available from wonder store, Joy, this lovely dress is just begging to be worn in the sunshine.  Perhaps whilst holding an outlandish cocktail.

Dress in Alice in Wonderland Print £205 by Paul & Joe Sister Exclusive to ASOS
Dress in Alice in Wonderland Print £205 by Paul & Joe Sister Exclusive to ASOS

I can’t afford this Alice in Wonderland (!!!) print Paul & Joe Sister dress but that hasn’t stopped me from adding it to my ASOS saved list in some ridiculous hope that one day it might be 75% off and I’ll have a discount code. A girl can dream.

Florida Bloom Mesh Dress £150 from French Connection
Florida Bloom Mesh Dress £150 from French Connection

The new French Connection collection is something to behold but I instantly fell for this super floaty fit and flare dress. What a hot mesh.

Daisy Jacquard Dress £70 from Oasis
Daisy Jacquard Dress £70 from Oasis

You might have already spotted this lovely daisy dress from Oasis on Taylor Swift as she was pictured wearing it whilst swanning around New York. It must have been high fives and back slaps ahoy at Oasis HQ this week, eh? Anyhoo, Old Swifto went for the navy version but I am personally rather partial to this peachy colour.

*Correction* Taylor was actually wearing this Oasis dress. They are pretty similar though.

Ribbon Detailed Flared Dress £65.00 from Warehouse
Ribbon Detailed Flared Dress £65 from Warehouse

I’ve got a lot of love for this ribbon detailed dress from Warehouse. it sort of reminds me of a May-pole! That’s a good thing. The colours are lovely too.

Macie Dress £85 from Coast
Macie Dress £85 from Coast

There are some lovely dresses on the Coast website at the moment but I was drawn to the beautiful scenic print featured on this Macie dress. I love those almost spooky looking trees! It’s all rather enchanting.

Bow Back Denim Smock Dress £42 from ASOS
Bow Back Denim Smock Dress £42 from ASOS

And we finish on this fantastic denim bow back dress from ASOS. It looks like it might give you some serious underwear dilemmas but crikey, look at it. It’s got a massive bow on the back! Yes please.

Jx

PS If you love reading Double Thumbs Dresses then do please consider nominating us for the Company Style Blogger Awards 2014 in the Best Duo category. Imagine how big my double thumbs will be if we get shortlisted. PRETTY BIG is the answer.

Double Thumbs Dresses #28

Merry Friday, happy Valentine’s Day and a glorious London Fashion Week to one and all! And if that wasn’t excitement enough it’s also DT time! Woohoo! So without further ado, here is this week’s roundup of dresses deemed worthy of the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs seal of approval. Snazzy.

Ice Cream Dress by Emily & Fin
Ice Cream Dress by Emily & Fin

Break out your sundae best, this heart meltingly beautiful dress is part of Emily & Fin’s Spring/Summer collection. It’s actually a bit of a naughty Double Thumbs entry as it won’t be out until the first week of April. BUT I JUST CAN’T WAIT THAT LONG. At least we’ll all have plenty of time to save up, eh? The print comes in a choice of two styles which I’m assured will both be available from Aspire Style. Don’t worry, I’ll remind you when the time comes. In the meantime, just feast your eyes.

Duckie Dress £55 from Sugarhill Boutique

Another week, another brilliant dress from Sugarill Boutique. I just love all of their prints and these cute little ducks are no exception. It’s also nice to see a tulip shape as I can’t say I own much in this style. I wasn’t sure about the black lace side panels at first but I’ve decided now that I love them. Also: great sleeve.

Buy Almari Multi Print Band Skater Dress, Multi, 8 Online at johnlewis.com
Multi Print Band Skater Dress £65 by Almari from John Lewis

I’m becoming a big fan of Almari (available from John Lewis). They have some really interesting prints and shapes going on. I love the wintery floral pattern on this one and, as I own an Almari dress in this shape, I can vouch for how awesome the full skirt is.

ALBERTA DRESS
Alberta Dress £135 from Coast

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