Double Thumbs Dresses #88

Hello hello! Welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses, our roundup of the frocks we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted double thumbs seal of approval! You can blame pregnancy for the reason it has been a while since our last DT but I’ve seen so many AMAZING dresses this week that it felt rude not to dust off the old keyboard. Apologies in advance to your bank balance! Let’s crack on…

Dogs Viscose Twill £75 from Cath Kidston
Dogs Viscose Twill £75 from Cath Kidston
Mono Cats Viscose Piped Shirt £75 from Cath Kidston
Mono Cats Viscose Piped Shirt £75 from Cath Kidston

It’s raining cats and dogs at Cath Kidston HQ and this novelty print lover couldn’t be happier! Those colourful pups are perfection and are sure to leave people hounding you for style tips whenever you wear it! And how cute are those kitties? The retro collar is just puuurrrfect and I love the blue and white combo. The only bone I’ve got to pick is how I’m going to afford both!

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Ornamental Lights £70 from Emily and Fin
Ornamental Lights £70 from Emily and Fin

Spoiler alert! This gorgeous Emily and Fin frock is going to be appearing in an upcoming style post but I simply couldn’t leave my favourite festive frock out of Double Thumbs. I absolutely adore this dress! Who doesn’t want to be festooned with festoon lights? Gorgeous!

Floral Print Long Sleeve Shift Dress
Floral Print Long Sleeve Shift Dress £49.50 from M&S

Yes to absolutely everything about this M&S dress! It’s gold, it’s shiny, it’s got sleeves, ruffles and a big ol’ Christmas bow. I am sold!

Martha Library Book Print Dress £35 from Joanie
Martha Library Book Print Dress £35 from Joanie

As a librarian, I was always going to need this novel frock from Joanie and despite being 38 weeks pregnant I may have made a cheeky purchase! I look forward to fitting into it one day! I just couldn’t resist those glorious book shelves. What a fab print.

Magic Tree Shift Dress £55 from Warehouse
Magic Tree Shift Dress £55 from Warehouse

Hooray! It’s an enchanted forest in dress form! Isn’t it just lovely? This Warehouse number is rather magical and I for one am pining for it.

Javah Telephone Print Shift Dress £149 from Ted Baker at House of Fraser
Javah Telephone Print Shift Dress £149 from Ted Baker at House of Fraser

Ring ring – it’s your bank manager on the phone. He wants to know why you’ve spent a small fortune on novelty dresses. Oops! How is one supposed to resist such marvelous prints though? These Ted Baker telephones are calling my name! It’s also available in navy blue if you, like me, are prone to spilling mulled wine down everything.

Long Sleeve Christmas Dress in Red £160 from Palava
Long Sleeve Christmas Dress in Red £160 from Palava

Masters of the perfect print, Palava, have totally nailed the ultimate Christmas day frock with this ravishing red number. How beautiful are those illustrated Christmas trees? It’s the most lovely festive scene and I want to twirl around it immediately.

'Holly' Space Dog Print Blue Swing Dress £35 from Lindy Bop
‘Holly’ Space Dog Print Blue Swing Dress £35 from Lindy Bop

And finally, courtesy of Lindy Bop, a dress perfect for all seasons! Who doesn’t want to wear a space scene featuring dogs in flying saucers? A BORING PERSON, THAT’S WHO.

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #81

Hello hello! Welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses, our roundup of the frocks we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted double thumbs seal of approval! Let’s crack on….

She and Hem | Candy Stripe Dress £59.99 from Fever
Candy Stripe Dress £59.99 from Fever

I don’t usually appear on Double Thumbs but seeing as this dress has since disappeared from the Sainsbury’s website I was left with little choice as I couldn’t not feature the stripey supermarket stunner that has stolen my heart! If you live near a Sainsbury’s that stocks TU then you may be able to get your hands on this little beaut. If not, I thought this little deckchair inspired number from Fever was a more than adequate substitute. Gotta love a candy stripe!

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She and Hem | Boskerris Dress £55 from Seasalt
Boskerris Dress £55 from Seasalt
She and Hem | Gwendreath Dress £55 from Seasalt
Gwendreath Dress £55 from Seasalt

I love these two summery prints from Seasalt. The vintage inspired shell number is perfect seaside attire and I really like the nice simple shape – plus it has pockets! Win. I am also totally obsessed with the beach umbrella print, that’s one packed beach! It’s all so lovely and fun – perfect for the warmer weather. Even in the rain we must parasol-dier on.

She and Hem | Cherries on Cream Emily Dress £45 from Lady V
Cherries on Cream Emily Dress £45 from Lady V

Who doesn’t love a cherry on top of their frock? This fruity number from Lady V is a real delight. I’ve been a fan of their 1950s inspired dresses for many a year now but this is my favourite print for some time. The neckline is super cute!

She and Hem | London Tulle Midi Dress with Frill Waist
London Tulle Midi Dress with Frill Waist £62 from Chi Chi at ASOS

The princess inside of me desperately wants to prance about in this Chi Chi dress. It’s tulley scrumptious! Look at that frill waist! The whole thing is outrageously pretty and if you invite me to your wedding, I will turn up in this.

She and Hem | Floral Ruffle Mini Shift Dress With Neck Tie £52 from ASOS
Floral Ruffle Mini Shift Dress With Neck Tie £52 from ASOS

OK so this ASOS ruffle dress looks a little short but I think you all know me well enough by now to know that I’m always going to be a total sucker for a massive bow, not that she’s bothered to tie it properly. FOR SHAME, MODEL.

She and Hem | Venice print swing dress £55 from Lindy Bop at Aspire Style
Venice print swing dress £55 from Lindy Bop at Aspire Style

Speaking of big bows, this Lindy Bop dress has a rather splendid yellow one on display. How gorgeous is that Venice print? The whole thing is just smashing! Some extra good news is that Aspire Style who stock this dress are still offering our readers a 10% discount if you enter the code ‘sheandhem’ as you check out. You are welcome!

She and Hem | Pixie Dress £89.50 from Boden
Pixie Dress £89.50 from Boden

Last but not least we have this lovely sixties yellow number from Boden. I love the classic shift shape but it’s that knockout geometric print that really makes this one special. I really love the contrasting white and yellow – good work, everyone.

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #78

Hello hello! Welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses, our roundup of the frocks we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted double thumbs seal of approval! Let’s crack on….

Double Thumbs Dresses #78 | Deckchair Print Dress £65 by Emily and Fin at Aspire Style
Deckchair Print Dress £65 by Emily and Fin at Aspire Style

I think you all know how much we love Emily and Fin by now (a quick glance at their website will reveal we even have our own edit right now) so it’s no surprise to see them sitting pretty in the top spot this week. This divine deckchair print is oh so summery and I love the colour! So pretty! I’ve really been favouring their Scarlett shape (which you can find on Aspire Style) recently with the lovely button down detail, I find it really flattering and easy to wear. American readers (or those who just hate buttons) can find the same print in the Claudia shape over on Modcloth.

Double Thumbs Dresses #78 | 'Carmela' Blue Swimmer Print Swing Dress £32 from Lindy Bop
‘Carmela’ Blue Swimmer Print Swing Dress £32 from Lindy Bop
Double Thumbs Dresses #78 | 'Bernice' Paris Border Swing Dress £45 from Lindy Bop
‘Bernice’ Paris Border Swing Dress £45 from Lindy Bop

Lovely Lindy Bop have also been adding fab new prints, like my bank account stands a chance of coping. I don’t know what it is with me and ‘swimmer’ prints recently but I seem to be spotting them left right and centre – clearly SS16s unsung trend. I’m loving them though so keep them coming! I’m also seriously swooning over that Parisian border. What an Eiffel!

Double Thumbs Dresses #78 | Apples and Pears Cotton Pleat Front Dress £75 from Cath Kidston
Apples and Pears Cotton Pleat Front Dress £75 from Cath Kidston

We always love a fruity number from Cath Kidston and this apples and pears number is no exception. How lovely are those yellows and reds together? It makes me feel all nostalgic as I’m sure I had a similar print dress when I was a child. I really like the look of this new shape too, with a sweet cotton pleat-front style.

Double Thumbs Dresses #78 | Floral Smocked Shift Dress £39.50 from Marks and Spencer
Floral Smocked Shift Dress £39.50 from Marks and Spencer

I am totally obsessed with this floral print from Marks and Spencer! I think the pops of yellow and blue along with that delightful lace waistband really make this dress stand out. Loving the long sleeves too! It’s just a bit pretty isn’t it?

Double Thumbs Dresses #78 | Hartley Beach Scene Cotton Dress £49 from Sugarhill Boutique at John Lewis
Hartley Beach Scene Cotton Dress £49 from Sugarhill Boutique at John Lewis

An excellent novelty print from Sugarhill Boutique who have come over all seaside chic with this deckchair and seagull festooned frock. There are even some cheeky beach huts to be found! So adorable.

Double Thumbs Dresses #78 | Ombre Ditsy Skater Dress £55 from Oasis
Ombre Ditsy Skater Dress £55 from Oasis

Last but not least we have this beautiful ombre floral affair from Oasis. I really love the sweet high neckline and the pleats are fab too. The print is really rather special and I am seriously swooning over the ombre detailing. It’s absolutely stunning.

Jx

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

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Double Thumbs Dresses Halloween Special

Frock horror! Welcome to a spooktacular edition of Double Thumbs Dresses! Our roundup of the frocks deemed worthy of the highly horrific coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval. Read on….if you dare!

(insert moderately evil cackle here)

1950’s Style Glow in the Dark Ghost Dress with Sleeve £84 from Silly Old Sea Dog
1950’s Style Glow in the Dark Ghost Dress with Sleeve £52.50 (reduced from £105) from Silly Old Sea Dog
1950’s Style Zombie Movie Poster Dress £95 from Silly Old Sea Dog
1950’s Style Zombie Movie Poster Dress £95 from Silly Old Sea Dog

First up we have these two ghoulish delights from the wonderful Silly Old Sea Dog! Both dresses are 1950s in style with lovely full circular skirts – perfect for popping a petticoat underneath and having a good twirl. The first frock features a rather adorable ghost print which, hold the lantern, actually glows in the dark! Amazing. More dresses should be visible in the darkness. The second features a fine display of terrifying zombie posters, sure to give the shivers to all you see.

Spirit in the Fright dress $53.99 from Modcloth
Spirit in the Fright dress $53.99 or £35 from Modcloth

You can always trust Modcloth to get on board with a theme and this Halloweentastic dress is no exception! With a thrilling selection of pumpkins, ghosts, cobwebs, and ermm kittens, you’ll look more treat than trick! Also, purple and orange! What a fabulous combination.

'Audrey' Retro Black Cat Print Swing Dress £29.99 from Lindy Bop
‘Audrey’ Retro Black Cat Print Swing Dress £29.99 from Lindy Bop

This ameowsing Lindy Bop frock has a touch of the Bewitched about it, dontcha think? That retro black cat print is truly wicked and set against that gorgeous blue the whole thing is rather stunning.

Kendal Babydoll Dress in Zodiac Glitter Velvet £38 by Motel
Kendal Babydoll Dress in Zodiac Glitter Velvet £38 by Motel

If you’ve been thinking of vamping up your Halloween wardrobe, it could be a sign that this glittery Zodiac print from Motel should be yours! I am loving the glitter against that luxurious velvet and, oh my, I am just bats for those sleeves! If you’re currently reading this and thinking ‘if only they’d slasher the price’ then perhaps have a little look in our sidebar, I see a discount code in your future……

Lazy Oaf Cat Collar Dress £45 from ASOS
Lazy Oaf Cat Collar Dress £45 (reduced from £65) from ASOS

This Lazy Oaf dress from ASOS is surely the cats whiskers with that puuuurfect bit of embroidery! I’m not sure anyone would object to you crossing their path in this number! I love the stretchy velvet material and the exaggerated collar but my favourite thing about this dress is that it has hidden pockets! Perfect for stashing your sweets.

Halloween Cat Print Short Sleeve T-Shirt Dress £20 (reduced from £28) from Brat & Suzie
Halloween Cat Print Short Sleeve T-Shirt Dress £20 (reduced from £28) from Brat & Suzie

It’s almost like I see Halloween as an excuse to wear as many cats as possible! This Brat & Suzie number from ASOS is perfectly fangtastic and those scaredy cats are actually pretty adorable.

50's Zombie Diner Rockabilly Dress Black £44.99 (reduced from £62.99) by Hell Bunny at Tiger Milly
50’s Zombie Diner Rockabilly Dress Black £44.99 (reduced from £62.99) by Hell Bunny at Tiger Milly

This is a fiendishly fun dress from Hell Bunny at Tiger Milly! Set in a 50’s diner, it features a whole host of zombie pin up waitresses holding ice creams with eyeballs, brains and fingers.Oh my! Perfect! Love the shape and halterneck too.

Zombie Apocalypse $150.00 (AUD) or £70 from Pigtails and Pirates
Zombie Apocalypse $150.00 (AUD) or £70 from Pigtails and Pirates

If you are reading this in Australia (and by golly I would love to know if you are) then you should definitely check out the fabulous Pigtails and Pirates! So many great dresses! This Zombie Apocalypse print is just the ticket for Halloween as it features some rather cute zombies (one of them is even wearing a rather fetching green bow) take over their town. They do ship internationally so don’t freak out!

Skeleton Print Mini Dress £28 from Topshop
Skeleton Print Mini Dress £28 from Topshop

Why did the skeleton go to the party alone? Because he had nobody to go with! Well, Topshop have sorted that old conundrum out with this skeleton print midi dress. There’s no bones about it, you would probably only wear this dress once a year but I think you’ll agree it’s head and shoulders above the rest. (sorry).

High School Horror Zombie Prom Queen £36 from Very
High School Horror Zombie Prom Queen £36 from Very

And if you want to go the extra mile this Halloween and dress as me after one too many gins, then Very have got you covered.

Happy Halloween!

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #61

Hello frock fans and welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses. It’s time once again to take a gander at the dresses we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval. Let’s crack on!

'Saphy' Mint Retro TV Print Rockabilly Dress £34.99 from Lindy Bop
‘Saphy’ Mint Retro TV Print Rockabilly Dress £34.99 from Lindy Bop

Channel your inner silver screen star with this TV print dress from Lindy Bop. The print is just totally fabulous and the shape and style gets a rave review from me. It all looks lovely set against the dreamy mint colour and the black detailing contrasts fabulously. I think the chances of me not buying this dress are pretty remote.

'Matilda' Bicycle Rockabilly Shirt Dress £34.99 by Lindy Bop
‘Matilda’ Bicycle Rockabilly Shirt Dress £34.99 by Lindy Bop

Sticking with Lindy Bop, who you might say have switched things up a gear, we have this wheely rather lovely red and blue bicycle print number! Who doesn’t love a flattering v-neck eh? and that wide flared skirt is the stuff of my dreams!

Aristocat Dress £69.80 from Miss Patina
Aristocat Dress £69.80 from Miss Patina

If you can look past the beret and the camera (I need both stat) you will see that this super pretty dress from Miss Patina is covered in instrument playing cats. INSTRUMENT PLAYING CATS! CATS PLAYING INSTRUMENTS! There’s one tinkering the ivories, one appears to be quite the competent cellist and obviously I am all about that tabby playing the accordion. Best print ever? Adorable.

Leona £49.99 by Voodoo Vixen
Leona £49.99 by Voodoo Vixen

But then again how incredible is this 50’s diner inspired frock from Voodoo Vixen? There’s a lot going on and it’s all so much fun! Just look at those jiving couples! They are simply having the best time ever and the jukeboxes, musical notes and, errrm, burgers all help to create quite the spectacular (and super colourful) print.

Elsie in Mustard Rabbits £129 from Poppy
Elsie in Mustard Rabbits £129 from Poppy

I’ll stop rabbiting on in a minute but first I have to tell you how hopping mad I am about this bunny print dress from Poppy England! As well as being covered in adorable white rabbits, this dress is in such a fabulous shade of mustard AND it has a massive bow! Tripple win!

Blue Winter Trees £75 from Emily and Fin
Blue Winter Trees £75 from Emily and Fin

I almost didn’t see the dress for the trees! The colours of this Emily and Fin dress are just stunning and make me long for wintery days so that I can stomp around the woods in it whilst sporting my big girl boots and woolly tights. I’m also quite obsessed with those sleeves! Dreamy.

Lace and Pleat Detail Mini Dress £48 from ASOS
Lace and Pleat Detail Mini Dress £48 from ASOS

I really don’t know when and where I can get away with wearing this chiffon ASOS dress but by golly I would like to find an occasion. Obviously the colour is to die for but there’s also so much beautiful lace detailing in those sheer sections! Oh to be brave enough…

Festival Sequin Dazzle Shift Dress £48 from ASOS
Festival Sequin Dazzle Shift Dress £48 from ASOS

Last but not least is this little corker from ASOS! I actually bought this dress back in July as a last minute ‘I don’t know what to wear on my birthday’ panic buy. It turned out to be an excellent decision as, despite not being my usual fit and flare kinda style, I’ve received no end of compliments each time I have worn it. It is possibly the most sparkly dress on the planet so if you like the idea of being a human disco ball, this is the dress for you.

Jx

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 #52 * Valentine’s Special *

Merry Monday everyone and welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses, our weekly roundup of the frocks we have fallen head over heels for and deemed worthy of the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs seal of approval. We’re seeing red this week as we prepare for nobody’s everyone’s favourite love-fest, Valentine’s Day. Crack out the violins….

Florence Spotty Dress £62.95 (was £125) from Dickens & Jones at House of Fraser
Florence Spotty Dress £62.95 (was £125) from Dickens & Jones at House of Fraser
Poppy Organza Dress £125 from Dickens & Jones at House of Fraser
Poppy Organza Dress £125 from Dickens & Jones at House of Fraser

We start our quest for the perfect red dress with a couple of hot contenders from Dickens & Jones at House of Fraser. I don’t believe I have stumbled across this brand before (insert your own what the Dickens joke here) but I must say it was love at first sight. Polka dots, bows and organza? Sign me up!

Scuba Debutante Bardot Frill Mini Dress £40 from ASOS
Scuba Debutante Bardot Frill Mini Dress £40 from ASOS

You can always depend on ASOS to set your heart a flutter (and clear out your bank balance in the process) with their seemingly endless supply of gorgeous dresses. This flouncy frock looks like it would be so much fun to wear and will surely provide you with the only cold shoulder you’ll receive on Valentine’s.

'Matilda' Fabulously Flirty 50's Rockabilly Polka Dot Shirt Dress £29.99 from Lindy Bop
‘Matilda’ Fabulously Flirty 50’s Rockabilly Polka Dot Shirt Dress £29.99 from Lindy Bop

You’ll leave little option but to be swept off your feet after twirling the night away in this fab full-skirted fifties number from Lindy Bop, who have quite the red dress selection. Phwoar.

Buckholme Eyelet Dress £98.50 from Jack Wills
Buckholme Eyelet Dress £98.50 from Jack Wills

You’ll be a sight for sore eyelets in this beautiful red dress from Jack Wills! This is such a lovely frock and perfect for daytime wear too. That’s how I am going to justify buying it, anyway.

Gabby Dress £58 from Motel at Topshop
Gabby Dress £58 from Motel at Topshop

Glitter-bomb warning!* I am always in favour of an excuse to shimmy in sparkles and this Motel dress is one blingtastic bodycon showstopper.

*If you recognised this as a poor Theme Hospital joke then congratulations! You’re my new BFF

Isobel dress Yours Truly £76 from Emily and Fin
Isobel dress Yours Truly £76 from Emily and Fin
Dolly Bow Prom Dress £34 (was £85) from ASOS
Dolly Bow Prom Dress £34 (was £85) from ASOS

Finally we have two dresses that have actually previously appeared on Double Thumbs but are both so perfect for Valentine’s I’ve included them again. The Emily and Fin Yours Truly dress from Double Thumbs #49 is romance perfection and I’ve been crushing on that ASOS frock since the Double Thumbs Christmas Special. Now that it has been reduced, perhaps it will finally be mine……

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #51

Merry Friday everyone! It’s time once again for Double Thumbs Dresses, our roundup of the frocks we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs seal of approval!

Rainy Day Dress £55 from There's Only One Amy Laws
Rainy Day Dress £55 from There’s Only One Amy Laws

I always enjoy dressing to my surroundings and at the moment I am surrounded by miserable January weather. I feel this delightful number from There’s Only One Amy Laws would cheer many a grey day. If only rain really was multicoloured. Sigh.

Bark in the Park Dress £47 by Sugarhill Boutique from Thunder Egg
Bark in the Park Dress £47 by Sugarhill Boutique from Thunder Egg

You’d be barking mad not to have puppy dog eyes for this cute dress from Sugarhill Boutique at Thunder Egg. The illustrations are just lovely and will definitely have you looking more lady than tramp (sorry)!

 Noah's Safari Print Tea Dress £65 from Yumi
Noah’s Safari Print Tea Dress £65 from Yumi

Grab your binoculars, we’re going on safari over at Yumi with this floaty frock. Lions and tigers and, errm, massive birds help to form this rather enjoyable print.

Floral Print Midi Dress £57.99 by Chi Chi London at House of Fraser
Floral Print Midi Dress £57.99 by Chi Chi London at House of Fraser

This Chi Chi London dress is more phrwoar-al than floral with a big bold digital print. It’s a stunning take on modern vintage from a brand I am becoming more and more obsessed with!

Dreaming of Hana Printed Prom Dress £40.41 (sale price) from Chicwish
Dreaming of Hana Printed Prom Dress £40.41 (sale price) from Chicwish

Continuing my humongous floral print of dreams theme is Chicwish who have just released this gorgeous poppy dress. It’s so glamorous! If only I had somewhere to wear it. I really need to get myself invited to more weddings.

Daria Dress £29.99 from Lindy Bop
Daria Dress £29.99 from Lindy Bop

How lovely is this Lindy Bop dress? The colours are simply gorgeous but I think it’s the super pretty scalloped neckline that makes it a true top frock.

Paris Floral Pinny Dress £48 from Topshop
Paris Floral Pinny Dress £48 from Topshop

Wahey this is one jazzy pinny! IT’S PRACTICALLY SHOUTING it’s so loud but my goodness it’s fabulous and I just love those blues against the vibrant orange. Top work, Topshop.

Girls On Film Dogtooth Check Collared Dress £45 from Dorothy Perkins
Girls On Film Dogtooth Check Collared Dress £45 from Dorothy Perkins

Last but not least is this dogtooth print from Dorothy Perkins. It really reminds me of one of Victoria’s dresses and if there’s one thing I love, it’s to be reminded of Victoria. I think it’s the delightful contrasting collar which really makes the dress stand out.

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