A while back ASOS contacted me and asked if I would be interested in reviewing a couple of pieces from their Curve line, so of course I jumped at the chance! I'm a massive fan of ASOS (check out my ASOS tag!) and I have been buying clothes from their website for many years.
As a size UK 16-18 I don't quite fall into the size bracket for ASOS Curve which starts at UK 20 but I have been curious about the line since it launched. I picked out 3 items that I would actually wear, I have quite a few pictures so I will make a new post for each item.
The first item I am reviewing is the ASOS CURVE Ruched Sleeve Drapey Jacket which retails at £75
Why I chose this item: I have quite a few blazers already but most are very basic and this one had a little oomph! to it. The asymmetrical hemline (dip, waterfall, whatever-you-want-to-call-it!) really made this jacket stand out for me. I have wanted a navy jacket/blazer for quite a while so it seemed perfect.
First thought when I received the jacket: WOW! - Followed by a "please let this fit me!".
Overall thoughts & how it fits: I ordered the jacket in a size UK 20, i'm size 16-18 on top so I had some worries about the fit initially. Once I tried on the jacket I was happy to discover it didn't look too obvious that it's a size too big on me! It doesn't button up the front which I think could be why the sizing wasn't too noticeable.
The jacket fits like a standard size 20 but you can tell ASOS modeled it on a real plus sized body. When I buy blazers in stores like New Look (their regular line), Topshop, etc. it feels like they just added a couple of inches of fabric instead of making it to fit a curvy body, ASOS definitely kept our lumps n' bumps in mind when making this jacket.
I have quite large upper arms and one problem I have with buying jackets is that the upper arm area can feel too tight - I am happy to report that I didn't have that problem with this jacket! There was extra arm space so for that reason I would say this jacket is definitely a true size 20 (they make it in smaller sizes for their regular line too - hurray!)
The jacket is made from a very high quality material and its fully lined inside. The sleeves have puffball detail which I really love. It has shoulder pads which I am not a fan of but then again I know a lot of girls love them so I will overlook that! I think the shape is very flattering to curvy bodies.
I have to say that when I first discovered this jacket on their website I thought "£75?! Really?!" but upon wearing the jacket and seeing the lovely fabric up close I think it is a bargain for that price. £75 is a lot of money (to me, at least!) but it can be worn in so many different ways and its a perfect basic yet incredibly chic piece to have in your closet!
Pros and Cons: Pros: Incredibly versatile - can be dressed up or down for most occasions. Cons: None! I absolutely love this item.
Have any of you girls ordered from the ASOS Curve collection? What do you think of it?
Please note that I was not paid for this review! I was sent the 3 pieces by ASOS. The dress i'm wearing under the blazer is also from ASOS curve, how pretty is the print?!