Double Thumbs Dresses #60

Welcome back to another dress roundup courtesy of Double Thumbs Dresses #60! SIXTY! How did that happen, eh? But let’s not dwell on all the pounds we’ve (I’ve) no doubt collectively spent on frocks over the past couple of years and let’s crack on with the dresses we’ve deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval.

Linea Lace Shift Dress £150 from French Connection
Linea Lace Shift Dress £150 from French Connection

We start the week with this yellow and pink scalloped-lace wonderfrock from French Connection. I really think this dress is just perfection and will no doubt be furious when I wait for it to go in the sale and then it sells out immediately in my size. First World Problems indeed. That aside, how adorable is that little bow? SWOON.

Floral Print Ruffle Dress £48 from Topshop
Floral Print Ruffle Dress £48 from Topshop

I get to write about this pink Topshop beauty from the smug position of someone who already owns it. Hooray for me. It really is a little gem of a dress with a super lovely 70s floral print and beautiful ruffle details. I also enjoy that it’s chiffon so never needs an iron! I’m so rock and roll.

Floral Lace Shirt Dress £49.50 from Marks and Spencer
Floral Lace Shirt Dress £49.50 from Marks and Spencer

My never ending love affair with M&S continues with this white lace shirt dress. It’s basically a net curtain in dress form and I love it. Look at those little cuffs! Look at those sleeves! Look at those pockets! It also looks so gorgeous to wear. Go on, treat yourself to the little video of it on the website and tell me I’m wrong.

Ineesha Dress £55 by Louche at Joy
Ineesha Dress £55 by Louche at Joy

If your wardrobe is currently missing a cockatiel print dress then you’ll no doubt be relieved to discover that Joy have just the frock for you! I could parrot on all day about how lovely those cap sleeves are or how pretty the box pleat skirt is but I think I’ll just let the birds do the talking.

Building Block Print Day Dress £60 from Yumi
Building Block Print Day Dress £60 from Yumi

I think there’s something quite wonderful about this new apartment print from Yumi. There’s a lot going on behind those windows! This dress also comes in grey but I really like the slightly unusual combination of the blues and browns together. Perhaps this particular building block would look good paired with some skyscraper heels? (sorry).

'Marlene' Tropical Banana Leaf Day Dress £27.99 (sale price) from Lindy Bop
‘Marlene’ Tropical Banana Leaf Day Dress £27.99 (sale price) from Lindy Bop

I’m a big fan of this tropical print from Lindy Bop. I really like the simple style of the day dress but those big beautiful leaves are surely the star of the show. Who doesn’t love a discreet banana?

Lace Insert Swing Dress in Print £30 from ASOS
Lace Insert Swing Dress in Print £30 from ASOS

My lace love is back again with this floral print swing dress from ASOS. I already really love the style and shape of this frock but the embroidered lace inserts really make it something quite special. I really want to waft around with those flared sleeves!

Eliza Dress £95 from Deadly is the Female
Eliza Dress £95 from Deadly is the Female

Last but not least is this playful dress from Frome based Deadly is the Female. How charming is the flower cart print? So cute! I’m also a massive fan of the red straps, the green trim, and the yellow belt! There’s just so much to love.

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #45

Hello hello and welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses! Our weekly(ish) roundup of the frocks deemed to be worthy of the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs seal of approval. Let’s crack on. 

Aurora Dress in Blue Castle Print $144 (or £120)
Aurora Dress in Blue Castle Print $144 (or £120) by Pinup Girl Clothing available from Deadly is the Female

It’s not often that I am rendered speechless by a dress but that’s what momentarily happened when I spied this fit-for-a-princess frock by Pinup Girl Clothing. The enchanted castle print is simply stunning and combined with that perfect shape and colour it’s just begging to be worn on a jolly jaunt around Disneyland. Thankfully for us Brits, this American brand is also available from Frome based (West Country REPRESENT!) shop, Deadly is the Female. Magical.

Love Me Not Dress £79
Love Me Not Dress £79 from Coco Fennell

Continuing my dress related joy this week was my discovery of Shoreditch based creator of fun, Coco Fennell! I got a little overexcited on their website and basically ended up wanting everything they have ever made (if anyone knows where I can get a helter skelter print shirt I am yours). I eventually decided that this super cute baby blue dress was my current favourite! Just look at the collar!

Scattered Stars Dress £65
Scattered Stars Dress £65 from Cath Kidston

Oh my starry eyed surprise, this Cath Kidston number is a bit special! CK are really killing it with the great prints and cuts this A/W and quite frankly neither my bank balance or my wardrobe can take much more.

Love Dress £49
Love Dress £49 from Sugarhill Boutique available at House of Fraser

This hearty Sugarhill Boutique number really is the perfect Autumn wear dress with it’s playful print and lovely long sleeves. I am already envisioning black tights, brogues and some leaves to kick. Maybe even a nice hat to really to set it off.

Midi Skater Dress in Tapestry Floral Print £28 from ASOS
Midi Skater Dress in Tapestry Floral Print £28 from ASOS

I always appreciate a good floral and with that gorgeous mustard colour, fab length and the fact it looks so easy to just throw on, this ASOS tapestry dress is ticking all the right boxes for me! I am already eyeing it up as a potential work frock.

Victoriana Lace Dress £46 from Topshop
Victoriana Lace Dress £46 from Topshop

I am rather smitten with this Victoriana dress that appeared on the Topshop website this week. It’s such a beautiful vintage inspired piece and the lace detailing is just wonderful. Good work, Toppers.

Embellished Blossom Dress £15
Embellished Blossom Dress £150 from Needle & Thread at ASOS

This Needle & Thread dress is simply exquisite. The detailing is so intricate and beautiful and SO SPARKLY. The oxblood colour is gorgeous too and would be perfect party wear for this time of year (and dare I say it, Christmas). I keep watching the ASOS catwalk in the hope that one day the model is going to mysteriously hand me £150 through the computer. Seems unlikely though.

REDOSIE  Graphic Print Tunic £139 from Ted Baker
REDOSIE Graphic Print Tunic £139 from Ted Baker

I feel like this Ted Baker number might not be everyone’s cup of tea but personally I adore this graphic print tunic. There’s something about that headless woman and her red outfit that really appeals to me. Plus, it has glitzy embellished shoulders! You go girl.

Jx

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