Double Thumbs Dresses #17

Hey Hemsters!

In need of a mid week pick me up? Well look no further than this week’s round up of the dresses deemed deserving of the highly coveted Double Thumbs seal of approval. Warning: this week may contain sparkle.

Floral Jacquard Dress
Floral Jacquard Dress £85 by ‘Loved by Mollie’ for Oasis

I’m not usually one for a celebrity fashion line but I’ll admit my interest was piqued when glossy haired purveyor of short shorts, and Victoria’s style crush, Mollie King threw her fashionable hat into the ring this week with the launch of her Oasis edit. Personally, I was expecting a lot of the aforementioned short shorts plus maybe a nice blazer or two. What I was not expecting was this incredible vintage inspired floral jacquared dress. Holy Moly Mollie, what are you trying to do to me? I just love love LOVE everything about this dress. The  winter floral colours are divine and it looks like it would fit like a dream. Have I mentioned the sleeves? Look at those sleeves! And I’ve managed to get through this entire paragraph without making a single Saturdays joke! Things are looking Up…

Textured Fit and Flare Dress £45 by Poem from Oliver Bonas

You’ll cut the mustard in this, errr, mustard dress from Oliver Bonas‘ in-house collection, Poem. This is the sort of dress that I would wear at least once a week. It’s an absolute A/W staple and I can already think of at least 507 ways I could wear it. Bonus points to Bonas who have teamed it on the website with a lovely big necklace and silver shiny dancing shoes. I think it would look equally as special with big boots and a long chunky cardy.

Limited Edition No Peep™ Faux Pearl Embellished Collar Spotted Shirt Dress - Marks & Spencer
Faux Pearl Embellished Collar Spotted Shirt Dress £45 from Marks and Spencers

You may remember last week that I was dribbling with desire over a rather lovely polka-dot dress that Victoria had pinned over on a Pinterest board (subtle come follow us on Pinterest plug). Well, imagine what happened when I spied this little stunner from M&S? EVEN MORE DRIBBLE THAT’S WHAT. It has a pearl collar for goodness sake! What a triumph. It’s a lovely shape and M&S even promise to maintain your modesty with ‘concealed extra buttons’. However if you read the reviews it apparently comes up rather short. Modesty: unmaintained.

Cross Embellished Skater Dress £85.00 from Topshop

I genuinely thought someone famous was in my local Topshop when I walked in over the weekend. Such was the size of the crowd gathered around the above dress. The website doesn’t even do it justice, it’s simply beautiful and oh so sparkly! Can I mention New Years Eve in October? Probably not.

Celia Dress £140 from Tommy Hilfiger

This is a rather lovely number from Tommy Hilfiger, who I believe are making their Double Thumbs debut. Congrats, guys! I’m sure it will be high fives and back slaps all around the office tomorrow. I’m a big fan of the autumnal colours, or ‘earthy tones’ as they describe, of the dress combined with the vibrancy of the orange ribbon belt and sleeves. It also ticks the pocket box, the most important box of them all.

Mesh dress £14.99 from H&M

I’ve got a bit of a thing about black polka- dots and mesh. I mean, who doesn’t? I just think it always looks so great and most definitely livens up a LBD. The polka-dots are velvet, the skirt is flared and the price is £14.99. That’s all I’m prepared to say on the matter. Good job, H&M.

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Dainty Tulle Dress £240 by Needle & Thread from John Lewis

What was that I said about New Years? This absolute stunner of a dress is by Needle & Thread, the label created by former All Saints director Hannah Coffin and is available from John Lewis. It’s just so stunning. so glamorous. so intricately detailed. It’s truly jaw droppingly beautiful which is, naturally, reflected in its price-tag.  Oh, swoon.

I Heart Travel Dress $74.99 from Modcloth

Back down to earth now for this super fun dress by the super fun experts, Modcloth. I love the bold vibrant colours and the graphic print. It also looks like a versatile as I would most certainly carry this one through the seasons. It also has an underwear friendly cutout on the back, snazzy.



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