Double Thumbs Dresses #48 *Christmas Special*

Hello dress fans! I’ve been a bit Caroline Slack with the old Double Thumbs of late but I couldn’t let Christmas go by without digging them out for a bit of festive fun. 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!

Dolly Bow Prom Dress £85 from ASOS
Dolly Bow Prom Dress £85 from ASOS

I don’t think it’s possible to find a more Christmas appropriate dress than this red organza frock from ASOS. It’s ho ho oh so shiny and if that one bow on the front isn’t jingling your bells then there are THREE more on the back. OF COURSE THERE ARE! Pass the mulled wine over because I am DONE.

Floral Jacquard Dress £70 from Topshop
Floral Jacquard Dress £70 from Topshop

Perhaps a slightly more sensible seasonal option might be this darling floral jacquard dress from Topshop. It’s a lovely print and shape and we all know I am a sucker for a good collar.

Chepston Dress £59 (was £98.50) from Jack Wills
Chepston Dress £59 (was £98.50) from Jack Wills

This lovely floaty number is from Jack Wills who, despite being kept busy outfitting every student in Bristol, always seem to have a great range of party dresses! I really like how this one could easily be dressed up or down and the chiffon detailing is super pretty.

Madam Rage Blue Jacquard Baroque Gem Trim Skater Dress £45 from New Look (Online Exclusive)
Madam Rage Blue Jacquard Baroque Gem Trim Skater Dress £45 from New Look (Online Exclusive)

New Look have got it wrapped up this season and this gorgeous embellished skater dress is the glacé cherry on top the Christmas cake! What a gem.

Dress With Full Skirt £39.99 from Zara
Dress With Full Skirt £39.99 from Zara

Now THAT is a cracker of a collar. This Zara dress is ticking all of the yuletide boxes with its festive colour, full skirt and pleasing pricetag. I also enjoy how their model has taken up my usual party stance. Perhaps she is hiding a big bow under there? We can dream.

Glitter Neoprene Dress £55 from Warehouse
Glitter Neoprene Dress £55 from Warehouse

You’d have to be a real cotton-headed ninnymuggins not to love this full on glittery dress from Warehouse. You might need to watch the video over on their website to get the true dazzling effect but goodness me what a frock!

Spot Jacquard Dress £85 from Pepperberry
Spot Jacquard Dress £85 from Pepperberry

You’ll be easy to spot on the dance floor in this polka-dot print prom dress from Pepperberry (easy for you to say). This is such a great shape and those metallic blue spots are excellent!

Sequin Mini Dress £45 from F&F
Sequin Mini Dress £45 from F&F

Yep, you’ve not been on the brandy butter, this sequin showstopper of a dress is actually from Tesco! With mesh sleeves and all over sparkle, this one would see you dancing right into the New Year.

'Cindy' Popularly Pretty Polka Dot Print Vintage 50's Party Dress £34.99 from Lindy Bop
‘Cindy’ Popularly Pretty Polka Dot Print Vintage 50’s Party Dress £34.99 from Lindy Bop

Chanel your inner princess in this super pretty sage chiffon dress from Lindy Bop. I just want to twirl around in it! Is that really so much to ask?

London Premium Metallic Lace Prom Dress with Bardot Neck £67 by Chi Chi at ASOS
Metallic Lace Prom Dress £67 by Chi Chi London at ASOS

Last but not least, this woven fabric Chi Chi London dress from ASOS is a bit of a stunner isn’t it? The neckline is especially pretty and that blue is the perfect winter hue. It’s also available in pink (with a longer sleeve) for a few pounds extra.

 Have a lovely Christmas everyone!

Jx

Double Thumbs Dresses #26

Howdy dress fans! Can you believe how fast the weeks are going at the moment? I can barely keep up! In fact, I’m actually still thinking about that Lucky Cat dress from last week. But, whatever, it’s totally time to move on and take a gander at this week’s selection of dresses deemed oh-so-worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval. It’s a good job I’ve just been paid as this selection is not particularly budget friendly.

Strawberry Fields Sash Dress £65 by Great Plains

First up is this berry nice dress from Great Plains. It’s a lovely length, so perfect for wearing to work, and it ticks the very important sleeves and pockets boxes. It has a lovely big sash to nip your waist in, which is flattering but also means you can have a nice big fun bow. Woo! I’ve gone for the traditional red strawberry but if you’re a fruity renegade, it also comes in yellow.

MAE CAT PRINT FLARED DRESS IN BLACK
Mae Cat Dress in Black £85 from People Tree
Elizabeth Dress in Bow Print £78 from People Tree
Elizabeth Dress in Bow Print £78 from People Tree

People Tree have done the double this week with two fabulous dresses. I think we’ve established that I like anything with a cat on so it’s no surprise that the vintage style Mae Cat dress floats my boat. I love the colours and the fact that People Tree have nailed the evil glare cats give you when you’ve disturbed their day. It’s also a fab fit and flare shape with a tie belt and pockets.

Next up is the pretty bow print dress. I’m not usually one for predominantly black dresses but this one really appeals to me. The sleeves are simply divine and the shape is another vintage inspired affair. It looks a little Blair Waldorf to me, which is perhaps why I want it so much.

Right as rain dress £135 from Nadinoo
Right as rain dress £135 from Nadinoo

I have no idea how I stumbled across Nadinoo (I’m inclined to blame Pinterest) but oh my what a pretty label this is. I’m pretty obsessed with their about page which describes their style as whimsical and enchanting whilst each piece is designed ‘for three fictional characters Pixie, Fleur and Lula’. My favourite is this ladder print dress which has one of the most whopping great bows I’ve ever seen. Gorgeous. Continue reading Double Thumbs Dresses #26

All Hail the Sale: Double Thumbs Dresses Special

Well hello there, readers! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas! But enough about the festivities, it’s sale time and I, for one, am ready for some bargains! I decided to have a cheeky look through our  previous Double Thumbs Dresses posts in the hope of finding some tasty reductions. It turns out that LOADS of them are now on offer so it seemed only fair to share this glorious news with you. So, without further ado, here is a list of frocks that have previously been deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval but have now been deemed worthy enough to go in the sale. Enjoy!

ASOS

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River Island Printed Shirt Dress £22 (was £32)
Nishe Dress In Violin Print £45.50 (was £65)
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Midi Dress In Vintage Floral Print With Pleated Skirt £28 (was £40)
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Minkpink Smock Dress In Kaleidoscope Print £22 (was £55)

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Double Thumbs Dresses #13

It’s that time again! I’m back with another round-up of the dresses worthy of the highly coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs Up seal of approval. Let’s see what’s been tickling my fancy this week….

1950s Style Dress £16 from Peacocks
1950s Style Dress £16 from Peacocks

Sometimes putting these lists together can be ridiculously bad news for my bank balance but, dear reader, every so often I discover a budget friendly wonder! Just LOOK at this beautiful dress from Peacocks. I adore anything 1950s and this dress ticks all the right boxes, including being slightly reminiscent of a pair of old curtains. Sold.

*at the time of writing Peacocks are also offering 20% off dresses AND 99p delivery. Umm, amazing?*

Midi Dress In Vintage Floral Print With Pleated Skirt £40 from ASOS

Here we have another lovely vintage inspired affair from ASOS‘s own brand. I was drawn to this one because of that gorgeous midi length, a style which I like but have yet to fully embrace. I really enjoy the contrasting prints and the unusual choice of colours they have used. It just looks effortlessly cool and definitely one which I could also wear to work.

Betty Collared Dress in Floral Love £40 from Motel
Betty Collared Dress in Floral Love £40 from Motel

Ooooh Betty! I do so enjoy that lovely Peter Pan collar! The fashion for smock dresses shows no signs of abating, which I know isn’t great news for everyone, but if you have yet to embrace it then this very pretty floral print number from Motel could be the one to change your mind. Smock it to ’em!

Navy Peter Jensen Rabbit Dress £54.50 (Was £68) from People Tree
Navy Peter Jensen Rabbit Dress £54.50 (Was £68) from People Tree

People Tree are really great at getting top designers in and their new A/W collection is no exception with both Peter Jensen and Continue reading Double Thumbs Dresses #13