ASOS Curve review - Ruched Sleeve Drapey Jacket

November 15, 2010

Hey readers!

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.

ASOS Curve review
ASOS Curve review

The first item I am reviewing is the ASOS CURVE Ruched Sleeve Drapey Jacket which retails at £75

ASOS Curve Review

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.

ASOS Curve review
ASOS Curve review

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.

ASOS Curve review

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.

ASOS Curve review
ASOS Curve review

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?!

ASOS Curve

xoxo

18 comments:

  1. I LOVE Asos curve! I feel that they are one place that listen to what us plus sizes have to say. They aren't sticking to the straight thinking a lot of plus size designs stick to. They aren't affraid to think outside the box & I love that!

    I love that jacket! It's amazing! I could never afford it as it works out to be just over $120au (not including shipping!) I often pick up pieces in the sale section, because when they have sales, boy do they have sales!!

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  2. It looks great on you! I've only ordered from ASOS Curve once, but I'd love to shop there more if I could afford it. US $ is nothing over there! :-p

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  3. The jacket looks lovely on you!

    Also, a side note - I can't believe that Asos shirt fits you like a dress! I have it and it barely goes to my hips, haha. You must be tiny! :P

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  4. Let me just say that this is a splendid review. You have touched upon all the topics I would want to read about before I bought an item, namely the fit and feel of the material. I also love how you inform us regarding the fit of the sleeves. Having the same problem as you do, larger upper arms, I too worry if the sleeves are going to fit or if I'm going to feel too pinched. Personally, I love the cascade on this jacket. I think it makes for both a classy and trendy look and the color is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. That jacket is amazing! I love the waterfall hemline and the cuffs! It is quite expensive but isn't far from topshop prices, and is probably better quality! Are you going to be reviewing the other 2 pieces you received?
    also, do my eyes deceive me or do you have pink in your hair?!

    Kyrie xx

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  6. i love the print of the dress!

    on a side note, how are you liking working at f21? I worked at a store in the states for four years! But I had to quit when I decided to study abroad for a semester. I can't wait to go back and (hopefully) get rehired!

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  7. This jacket is soooo nice!
    Fits you pretty well!
    DC
    xx
    http://dentelleetchocolat.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love that jacket - it's really cute!

    www.adventuresofagirlfromanaki.blogspot.com

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  9. Love the jacket! It looks fabulous on you. I'm not really a prints/colors girl but the pattern on the dress is lovely.

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  10. I love the blazer! It s amazing and u look stunning :D

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  11. I'd never have though this would look as good on but it's really cute! Trec chic laydee :)

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  12. its such a great jacket! lucky you!

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  13. The dress looks great,,, Lovely review

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  14. I love the jacket, it looks great for you :P
    xoxo, Angie

    styleninfa.blogspot.com

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  15. I absolutely love ASOS Curve, I hope they read these comments and keep doing what they do! I remember H&M used to have a plus size range and you can't find that anywhere now (although most of it was ugly so i guess that is kind of a benefit) but I really hope that ASOS keep the range!

    I have the top of the dress you are wearing and absolutely love the print. Think it is really different.

    As a curvier girl, I hate that most places do really boring stuff so its nice that ASOS have catered for what really shouldnt be but unfortunately is a niche market! :)

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  16. Thank you for commenting on my blog today.

    I love your blog and your style, both are lovely.

    Hope to hear from you again,

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