Double Thumbs Dresses #67

Hello hello! Welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses! It’s time once again for our frocktacular roundup of the dresses deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval….

The Women Are Boss Dress £180 from BOB by Dawn O'Porter
The Women Are Boss Dress £180 from BOB by Dawn O’Porter

If you haven’t already checked out all-round-awesome-female Dawn O’ Porter’s clothing line BOB then you are seriously missing a treat. Her latest collection features three fabulous novelty prints by designer Karen Mabon which each seek to highlight and celebrate sexual equality! How amazing is that?! I love this 80s inspired frock which features women being all badass in the workplace. YES DAWN.

Chevron Stripe Belted Dress £65 from Warehouse
Chevron Stripe Belted Dress £65 from Warehouse

You’d be chev-wrong not to love this delightful Warehouse number! I’m loving those big bold colours and who doesn’t love a good bat-wing to flap around? It also comes with a nifty matching belt to cinch you in at the waist. What a triumph.

Dolly Dress £69.50 from Boden
Dolly Dress £69.50 from Boden

We do like a pop of yellow here at She and Hem so imagine how happy I was to spy this little beauty on the Boden New In page. This frock, much like me, is lightweight and drapey. I am loving that super relaxed (but also super flattering) silhouette with those delightful 3/4 length sleeves.

Floral Babydoll Dress £45 from Warehouse
Floral Babydoll Dress £45 from Warehouse

It’s another sleevey wonder from Warehouse who continue to make my bank balance nervous with this beautiful red floral dress – aren’t those just the dreamiest flute sleeves? I love the cute high neck detail too. Swoon.

Lace skater dress £179 from Ted Baker
Lace skater dress £179 from Ted Baker

This lace skater dress from Ted Baker is simply stunning. Despite looking rather white in pictures, the website assures me it’s actually pink – which is good news if you’re going to be a wedding guest any time soon as this would clearly make for excellent wedding attire. The skirt is pleated too, how trendy.

Tutti Fruity Eliza Dress £45 from Lady Vintage
Tutti Fruity Eliza Dress £45 from Lady Vintage

(Cue 500 fruit puns)

Oooh what a fruity little number this 1950s inspired dress from Lady Vintage is. No need to feel like a melon with this fabulous kitsch frock! I’m going bananas for it!

Contrast Trim Baby Doll Dress £38 from ASOS
Contrast Trim Baby Doll Dress £38 from ASOS

I am in love with this floaty little chiffon affair from ASOS. Those sheer sleeves combined with the contrasting black and white detailing is just divine. Plus look at that high ruffly collar! It’s just all amazing and I need it in my life.

Bow Front Shift Dress £39.50 from M&S
Bow Front Shift Dress £39.50 from M&S

I like big bows and I cannot lie………. which is why this M&S dress is right up my big bow loving street! This classic shift dress is ripe for layering over the top of exciting novelty print shirts, of which I own approximately 461.

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #44

Hello hello and welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses. Our roundup of the frocks we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs seal of approval. I hope your bank balances are suitably prepared….

Cream Cupcake Print Hepburn Dress £50
Cream Cupcake Print Hepburn Dress £50 from Lady Vintage

….because OH MY. This has definitely got to be up there with one of the best ever Double Thumbs Dresses. It is the cake covered dress of my dreams. Sadly it would appear I am not the only one obsessed with this print as Lady Vintage are currently running perilously low on them. Fingers crossed more stock appears soon.

Brushed Prom Skater Dress In Donut Embroidery £65
Brushed Prom Skater Dress In Donut Embroidery £65 from Nishe at ASOS

Who needs cake though when Nishe have come to the rescue with a doughnut embroidered dress. I mean, seriously, it’s like the Internet doesn’t want me to have any money. This dress is ridiculous and I need it. Mmmmm doughnuts.

Jersey Sweetheart Skater Dress With Balloon Embroidery £48
Jersey Sweetheart Skater Dress With Balloon Embroidery £48 from Nishe at ASOS

If food based frocks aren’t your thing then don’t feel too deflated, the new Nishe collection continues to deliver with a balloon dress! It’s so pretty and will surely raise your spirits.

Townhouses Raglan Cap Sleeve Jacquard Dress £70
Townhouses Raglan Cap Sleeve Jacquard Dress £70 from Cath Kidston

This Cath Kidston beauty caused quite a stir at their press day waaaay back in July. It has now finally arrived online and in store and oh boy has it been worth the wait. The Townhouses print is simply gorgeous and, as ever, I adore this dress shape. No window shopping necessary as I’ll be moving in on this one.

Deer Amongst the Flowers Dress £40
Deer Amongst the Flowers Dress £40 from Yumi

It would be fair to say that I’ve been fawning over this Yumi dress. The delightful deer print is one thing but I sure do go doe eyed for a good collar!

Sweatshirt Dress in Puppy Love Print £149
Sweatshirt Dress in Puppy Love Print £149 from Orla Kiely at ASOS

You’d be barking mad not to love this super cute puppy print dress from Orla Kiely. It’s such a fun dress and a great piece to take you through Autumn/Winter. I really love the sweatshirt style and those raglan sleeves are just perfect.

Karen Horse Print Flared Dress £110 from People Tree
Karen Horse Print Flared Dress £110 from People Tree

More animals, this time in the shape of horses from People Tree. I adore the flared shape and elbow length sleeves but really it’s the colours that have got my horse heart racing. I just love the pop of yellow against the grey and black. Dreamy. I wouldn’t bet against this one appearing in my wardrobe.

Sharpen Dress £55
Sharpen Dress £55 from White Stuff at House of Fraser

You can sharpen up your style with this pencil print dress from White Stuff! It’s definitely a perfect work dress and would look fab with a blazer thrown over it. I can’t help but feel they’ve missed a trick in not making a pencil skirt but, hey ho, I’ve got dibs on those nibs!

Fit & Flare Sleeveless Shift Dress £45
Fit & Flare Sleeveless Shift Dress £45 from Limited Edition at Marks and Spencer

At first glance this might not appear an obvious choice for Double Thumbs but I have been searching for the perfect dress to layer over my ever growing collection of jazzy (yes jazzy) shirts and blouses. This nude M&S frock fits the bill perfectly and has the added bonus of massive pockets. You can see it styled over a pretty blouse here.

Jx

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