Monday, 1 April 2013

ASOS Curve Midi Dress with Pleat Skirt


My ASOS Curve Midi Dress with Pleat Skirt arrived just in time for Easter so I could complete my first review!  Excited and nervous.

My initial thoughts on the dress were that it was a little sheer but nothing that some tights wouldn't fix and I bought this as a winter dress so would either be wearing tights or leggings.  This being the first time I have had to take pictures showing the "real" me I felt awkward in the fact that I wasn't used to showcasing my curves, I am used to head shots or group photos where I could sneak in behind or the middle. So hence the awkward smile and stance.


This dress fitted well but sat very much on my "child bearing" hips which showcased them a little, I am not really one for belts that come with dresses, I always find they aren't great quality and I have a trusty H&M belt I always rely on.   This belt wasn't good quality at all, this is how it arrived.

I like the way the pleats sit and it adds a bit more to what is essentially a plain black dress, the sleeves are a great length as well.

The dress did look better on me without the belt and teamed with a long necklace would look great.  I would add the belt if I knew I was going to be wearing a jacket or cardigan.


I also tried the Basque Fuller Figure Pantyhose from MYER they were very comfortable, great fit and no worries about sitting down and slowing being squeezed to death by the top of the tights rolling down your stomach.  I loved the pattern as well.

This dress I will be keeping for winter, I really love the pleats and the sleeve length I think it will be a great wardrobe addition for the winter with my new ankle boots.

I also created a fashion board this weekend which is great fun and I can feel a free time obsession coming along... check it out on my blog archive, Winter work.
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  2. I think it looks great on you with or without the belt.. ps how did you find the sizing.. I ought something from asos 18months ago and it was soooo small!!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I buy a lot of clothes from ASOS Curve as I spent a few years in London and they ship here for free. I usually go for a size 22 but I always watch the catwalk video so I can judge the fabric etc, looking at the picture you can't always tell. Sometimes it is hit and miss but would rather it be a little big than too small :)

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  3. I love this dress! Just gorgeous. I think it works with our without the belt as well. But I do love a good belt!

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    1. Thank you, I have a great leather belt from H&M that I wear with pretty much anything, it is hard to find a good plus size belt!

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  4. cute dress, you look great :)

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  5. Hi,
    Great dress, u look lovely. I am new to ASOS, is it affordable fashion? I am a new mum and back working part time so money isn't free-flowing.
    If this dress is a 22 what would u say ur usual size is?
    Thanku :)

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    1. Hi Annie, yes I think it is affordable fashion, it is cheaper than the plus sizes you get in MYER and David Jones. My whole work wardrobe is from there. From ASOS I always order a size 22 and it is almost always spot on if only a little big. I am usually a size 20-22 in oz, depending on what and where the clothing is from. If your not sure, look at the catwalk video they have for their garments you can tell how the garment will sit and the true look of the fabric, they ship for free and always offer great deals so sign up to receive their emails, you will often get 20% off and receive notifications of sales. If your unsure about sizing maybe try looking on ebay first or buy a sale item to check your size. I hope this helps a little! If I can be of any more assistance please don't hesitate to email me :) x A

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