Double Thumbs Dresses #23

Howdy Hemsters!

It’s Double Thumbs time! Our round up of the dresses we have deemed worthy of the highly coveted Double Thumbs Dresses seal of approval. If you’re a fan of a good collar then this, dear reader, is the post for you as not since Usher has one person popped so many in one place.

Teatime Dress with Collar
Teatime Dress with Collar £70 from Cath Kidston
Teacups Jersey Dress with Loop Detail Collar
Teacups Jersey Dress with Loop Detail Collar £55 from Cath Kidston

I have a feeling Cath Kidston and I are going to fall out. I mean, seriously, how is one person supposed to afford all of the pretty, all of the time? I can’t cope. They have been on an absolute novelty print roll over the past year with the trains, horses, mushrooms and cottages all taking up She and Hem wardrobe space. SS14 looks set to be even better with the safari and brighten up prints already looking dreamy. However, I’m going to kick off the CK loving with these two tea cup print frocks. The top one being my absolute dress crush of the week. I love the colour, the length, the print and the pockets. It’s an all round winner really. The second dress took me by surprise as I simply wasn’t expecting a dress like this to appear this season. It’s really rather lovely though, with another great print and a very pretty collar. I’m really looking forward to seeing both dresses in store. My bank balance, less so.

Retro Print Dress £23.00 from Ever Ours

If you haven’t already checked out Ever Ours then you are in for a treat. This site always has wonderfully interesting pieces, especially when it comes to dresses. This retro print dress is slightly bonkers in the best possible way. It’s like looking at your Grandma’s carpet through a kaleidoscope. I don’t think I can give a higher compliment than that really.

Let it Rain Tie-Waist Dress £27.50 (was £55) from Great Plains

If you’re tired of forgetting your umbrella then perhaps wearing 700 of them on your frock will help jog your memory. This lovely (and on sale!) dress from Great Plains is  the perfect shirt dress shape. I adore those long sleeves and the flattering tie belt. You can thank @dinoprincesschr (who may well be my dress soul mate) for this one as I must admit to not being familiar with Great Plains before they popped up on her Twitter feed. Turns out the Great in their name is well deserved.

Black Pattern (Black) Monochrome Baroque Print Contrast Collar Tunic Dress | 302759709 | New Look
Monochrome Baroque Print Contrast Collar Tunic Dress £22.99 from New Look

New Look have a few dresses in this 60s shift style on their website at the moment and I must say, I’m rather partial to it. The chunky white collar and sleeves are just great and the price is pretty peachy too.

Vivaldi Dress £59.80 from Miss Patina

Another gorgeous 60s inspired dress from Miss Patina. This frock has such beautiful detailing, from the stitching on the cuffs and collar to the beautiful baroque print. Stunning.

 Daisy Print Long Sleeve Swing Dress
Daisy Print Long Sleeve Swing Dress £12 from Matalan

But WHERE is the collar I hear you cry? Well hush now. Dresses make it onto this list for more than just collars you know. Just whack a blouse under it OK? Anyway, Matalan are so good at producing great value dresses (SS14 looks set to be brilliant) and this long sleeve daisy number is just so versatile and fabulous.

Hearts & Bows Navy Sawchuck Shift Dress main image
Navy Sawchuck Shift Dress £25.99 by Hearts & Bows from Ark

And last but not least is yet another 60s shift but wait! this one is sleeveless! Curve ball.  This great frock is from Hearts & Bows at Ark and I was completely drawn in by that pretty blue and white print. I would love to team it with one of the many pretty pastel coats that are currently on the high street.

That’s it for this week! If you spot a great frock feel free to link us up in the comments below or tweet us over at @sheandhem



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