Double Thumbs Dresses #46

Hello dress fans!

Welcome back to Double Thumbs Dresses, our selection of the top frocks on the block and, according to Rife Magazine, “the ultimate round-up of dresses to die for.” You can’t say fairer than that!

Double Thumbs Dresses | Hartland Dress in Porridge Squirrel £79
Hartland Dress in Porridge Squirrel £79 from Boden

We begin by going slightly nuts over this squirrel print dress from Boden. Oh, where to start with how perfect it is? Could it be that super flattering shape? Or the lovely long sleeves? Or perhaps it’s those front pockets? Or, just maybe, it’s all of the above plus the fact it’s COVERED IN SQUIRRELS (I mean it’s that one, obviously). Personally, I am rather partial to this ‘porridge’ colour scheme but there are two other options available, delightfully dubbed ‘navy squirrel’ and ‘faded fatigue squirrel’. I feel bad for not realising squirrels could get fatigued.

Double Thumbs Dresses | Squirrel Dress £55
Squirrel Dress £55 from There’s Only One Amy Laws

I hope you’ve, errrm, squirreled some money away as the cute critters are slowly taking over Double Thumbs! Just LOOK HOW CUTE THEY ARE! Amy Laws has done it again with this perfect print set against the most gorgeous full skirted emerald green frock.

Laura-May Dress £60 by Look Magazine for Little Mistress
Laura-May Dress £60 by Look Magazine for Little Mistress

Right, enough with the a-corny jokes. It’s time to get down to serious partaaay dress buisness courtesy of this little stonker from Little Mistress. Just look how super shiny it is! And the dogtooth herringbone print is a lovely touch too.

Double Thumbs Dresses | Off Shoulder Jewel Jacquard Bardot Prom Dress £85
Off Shoulder Jewel Jacquard Bardot Prom Dress £85 from ASOS

Sticking with the sparkles, how about this glitzy ASOS dress? I am still loving their off the shoulder bardot style frocks and the heavyweight jacquard material looks simply stunning. The whole look is set off by some pretty substantial looking jewel detailing, making it the *whispers* perfect Christmas party frock!

Double Thumbs Dresses | Juliette Cat Dress £90
Juliette Cat Dress £90 from People Tree at John Lewis

Meowsers tousers, I am really digging this cat print dress from People Tree! The teal colour is fab and I am really feline the size and simplicity of those sitting white kitties! Puuurfect.

Double Thumbs Dresses | Katnis £49.99
Katnis £49.99 from Voodoo Vixen

It’s raining cats and even more cats in this outrageously fun frock from Voodoo Vixen! The colour is wonderful and the black looks absolutely sublime against it! The scallop detailing on the neckline and pockets is the stuff my dress dreams are made of.

Double Thumbs Dresses | Susie Meow £49.95
Susie Meow £49.95 from Voodoo Vixen

And the Voodoo Vixen fun doesn’t stop there as they have also brought out the most perfect winter dress! Behold this vintage inspired wool frock which has the most marvelous butterfly collar. What a triumph!

Double Thumbs Dresses | Folk Bear Skater £55
Folk Bear Skater £55 from Sugarhill Boutique

Last but not least is this lovely folk bear print dress from Sugarhill Boutique. I can bear-ly contain my excitement for that super flattering square neckline! The stellar combination of those sleeves, that shape and the cuteness of the print makes this dress a bare wardrobe necessity!

 Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #37 * Prom Dress Special *

Hello and welcome to our roundup of the dresses deemed worthy of the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs seal of approval. As promised, this week we have an all singing, all dancing double Double Thumbs with this second installment being a prom dress special! Wahoo! We shall go to the ball!

Sparkle & Fade Dress £90
Sparkle & Fade Dress £90 by Rivers and Roads

We begin with this beautiful pastel and metallic (two trends in one you say? tick tick!) Fever dress which is available from Rivers and Roads. This particular beauty has actually just arrived through my letter box so will no doubt be appearing in a post soon! I couldn’t wait to share it with you though as it’s just so pretty! The pastel hues combined with the sparkly fabric gives a lovely shimmery effect and one which is perfect for spring/summer parties.

Mala Dress £50.00
Mala Dress £50 by Louche from Joy

You could inject a bit of floral fancy into your prom with this big bold and beautiful dress from the ever wonderful Louche, from Joy. This capped sleeve dress is gorgeous and is a decent length too. It would also look bloomin’ marvelous with a petticoat!

Organza Floral Prom Dress £85 from ASOS Salon
Organza Floral Prom Dress £85 from ASOS Salon

I’m not sure if I can adequately describe how much I love this ASOS* dress and I’m clearly not alone as it keeps whizzing in and out of stock (at the time of writing it’s currently unavailable but persevere if you’ve got you heart set on it). I want to twirl in it and I want to twirl in it now.

Pink and White Stripe Bandeau Prom Dress £80.00 from River Island
Pink and White Stripe Bandeau Prom Dress £80.00 from River Island

I’m not usually one to fall for a strapless dress but there’s just something so classic and pretty about this River Island* number. I love the large stripes and how the pink and white complement one another. It’s all just a bit dreamy.

Ice Blossom Bow Detail Lace Prom Dress £40
Ice Blossom Bow Detail Lace Prom Dress £40 from F&F at Tesco

Oh my, this is pretty much pink perfection. Will you just look at that bow!? I don’t even care that I don’t have a ball to go to, this F&F* dress shall me mine! They currently appear to have knocked 30% off the £30 pricetag which makes it a total bargain! It would also make a pretty great bridesmaid dress, dontchathink?

Vintage Peach and Navy Floral Tea Dress £50
Vintage Peach and Navy Floral Tea Dress £50

We love a bit of Lady V London around here, so there was much cooing when they announced their new collection. I found it near impossible to choose a favourite but have plumped for this vintage peach and navy tea dress. LOVE.

Mariam Dress £55
Mariam Dress £55 by Hell Bunny from Aspire Style

This Hell Bunny dress from Aspire Style is super duper fun! The colour is fabulous, the spots are genius and the shape and style scream TO THE DANCE FLOOR.

Shannon Fit And Flare Dress £99
Shannon Fit And Flare Dress £99 from Phase Eight

I love this silhouette of this cotton Phase Eight dress. The colour and pattern are simply divine and who doesn’t love a tie belt?

Girls on Film Nude Low Back Lace Overlay Maxi Dress £45 from Little Mistress
Girls on Film Nude Low Back Lace Overlay Maxi Dress £45 from Little Mistress

And finally, if you’re looking for length then this stunning lace overlay dress from Little Mistress could well be the one. There’s so much beautiful detailing and the cowl back is quite frankly breathtaking. Plus it’s £45. As the kids say, Little Mistress you cray cray.

That’s all for this week! However, before I go I would like to say a massive MASSIVE thank you for nominating us for the Company Style Blogger Awards 2014. We have now officially been shortlisted in the Best Blogging Duo or Team category and it’s honestly a dream come true for us both. We are against some truly inspirational bloggers but if you would like to vote for us to win, please click the image below!

Jx