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…
ASOS added a whole host of beautiful occasion frocks to their website this week as part of their Salon collection. It’s basically just my dream come true with pretty pinks, sparkles, lace and tulle all begging to be worn! It’s all just so girly and pretty! Swoon. I need to find several weddings/proms/supermarket openings to attend! I might just have to buy one but I’ve watched all the catwalk videos and I really can’t pick a favourite. First world problems etc.
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I had not heard of Braintree before I stumbled across this dress on the House of Fraser website but my novelty print-o-meter was mighty pleased to discover them! This Parisian print is a true delight with the Moulin Rouge windmill and French cafes surrounded by pretty trees, lamposts and bridges. The shirt dress style is also rather nifty thanks to that full skirt and adjustable tie.
I am loving the vibrant coral colour of this boat print shift dress from Anthropologie. The cut looks ever so flattering and it has pockets! It’s a miracle.
I am flower potty for this new Cath Kidston dress! It’s so so pretty with a lovely spring floral print (plus pots!). The pastel pink colour is a welcome change to the many darker shades I seem to have picked up from CK of late and that adorable white broderie collar is just lovely!
Back to ASOS to finish us off with this aptly named (because it was exactly what it made me think of) picnic dress! This frock is crying out for a big boater hat and a wicker hamper. And an actual picnic with actual friends.
It’s Wish List time again Friday funsters. There is currently a fab competition over at etailPR here, offering a chance to win £200 to spend at Chi Chi. I just could not resist entering as Chi Chi have some absolutely stunning pieces that I would love to get my styling hands on! I’ve decided to do something a little different and pick my favourite dress from each category on the site. Enjoy!
Here is our weekly round up of all the lovely dresses we have spotted that receive the much coveted She and Hem Double Thumbs Up seal of approval.
Printed Cotton Shirt Dress – Sailboat Grey £145 from Lowie
First up is this rather fetching find from Lowie. This dress ticks a lot of boxes! It has proper sleeves, a fabulous collar, it’s nipped in nicely at the waist and has an exciting boat print. I really love the colours too.
Martha’s Air of Adorable dress from Modcloth
After Monday’s post about hot air balloons the lovely @HangingwithHawlie tweeted us this little beauty from Modcloth. The balloons are SMILING AT US! It’s ridiculous and I need it. It’s yours (and mine) for $74.99/£49ish.
Bass Pandemonium Dress from Modcloth
Who says we like a novelty print huh? Check out this fish print dress also from Modcloth. What fabulous fish! You’ll be reeling in the compliments with this one. And it has pockets! I strongly believe all dresses should be required to have pockets. You can hook yourself this beauty for $79.99/£52ish.
Sicilian Knight Dress £55 from Oasis
Toby Sicilian Skater Dress £70 from Oasis
It appears to be that time of year again when Oasis just go completely crazy with the pretty dresses. I actually can’t bring myself to go on their website at the moment for fear of buying everything. The Sicilian inspired collection is particularly swoon worthy with the two dresses above currently at the top of my wish list. I find that Oasis are usually very good at running 20% off promotions so I will be keeping a close eye on my inbox.
50s Prom Dress from Miss Selfridge
Now take a look at how pretty this Miss Selfridge dress with its full skirt and big bow. I can just imagine feeling like a big pastel princess in it, swooshing around at a party. My only concern is the back of the dress which looks very low and call me old fashioned but I’m quite attached to my underwear. The idea of having to go without or faff around with some new-fangled modesty covering device makes me a little uneasy about splashing out £49. Those swooshing dreams might have to hold on for now.
Colourful House Print Dress £45 from Yumi
Last but not least is this super colourful house print dress from Yumi. It’s so cheerful and fun! It could be dressed up or down and although it’s perfect for the summer, I think you could get away with teaming it with tights and a cardigan later in the year.