ASOS CURVE review part two: Embellished Smock Dress

December 9, 2010

Last month I posted part one of my ASOS Curve review, this post is part two and I will be writing part 3 in the coming days. Incase you haven't read my other review - my favorite online clothing store ASOS asked me to review 3 pieces from their "Curve" range and of course I said yes! ASOS Curve caters to plus size gals (UK size 20-26) and is both trendy and affordable!

The second item I am reviewing is the ASOS CURVE Embellished Smock Dress which is priced at £65. (ASOS describe the dress as: Soft jersey smock dress * Sequin embellishment at neckline and cuffs * Loose fitting mid length smock, with keyhole neck, also available in main range)

ASOS Curve Review
ASOS Curve Review
(Not the most flattering picture of my face - whoops!)

Why I chose this item: I originally picked out this dress in the pretty light pink color you see on the site however it wasn't available in the size I wanted so ASOS sent me the blue one instead. I was a little disappointed, the gorgeous color was a huge part of what initially stood out to me! A few days later when the dress arrived I was VERY impressed.

ASOS Curve Review
ASOS Curve Review
ASOS Curve Review

Quality: The dress is 100% polyester. A lot of people (myself included) don't like polyester for many reasons - Most of the time its uncomfortable, makes you feel hot and drapes awkwardly over your body - not the case with this dress! It feels very luxurious and the sequin detail is even more stunning in person.
I thought the embellishment detailing along the neckline and cuffs would be actual sequins however they are little metal discs which are sewn on! This really makes the dress stand out. You can probably tell how much I love them from all of the close up pictures!

ASOS Curve Review


Sizing/fit: I'm actually a size UK 16-18 but since the smallest size in the Curve line is UK 20 I ordered that. I would say the dress is true to size. Its a little big on me around the bust and shoulders as to be expected!
The length was a letdown for me. On the model its above her knee but as you can see from the pictures it ends in a really unflattering place below my knee - I felt a little like Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act! To be fair, ASOS do give the measurements on their website (Size 20 length measures 37in (94cm) – Side neck to hem) so its not something I can fault them for. I'm short (about 5'3") and I regularly have to alter the length of my dresses. Plus I often forget that the models on clothing sites are probably 5'9+!

ASOS Curve Review
ASOS Curve Review


Overall thoughts: I didn't expect to like this dress at all but once it arrived I couldn't put it down. Its a very high quality piece and apart from the length issue I love it. I'll definitely be digging out my sewing machine to alter it so I can wear it more often!


xoxo

28 comments:

  1. i love the detail on the sleeves and neckline.
    & that colour really suits you.

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  2. You look wonderful. Sometimes it's nice to see you in different colours than pastel. Blue is really nice!

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  3. Hello! Wow, I never gave this piece a second look on the website because it looks so shapeless and unflattering on the model. It was literally hanging off her and i think they should use a form-fitting model. But that being said, I think the blue is nicer than the pink! You look good and I think we can belt up the piece to give it a shape. I think i have to re-look this piece on the website!

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  4. I've just wrote a post about feeling so upset with my body today. I went to go try on a pair of jeans today and had a moment of unhappiness. Thank you for posting this, I am going to the website right now to indulge and not have a care in the world about having a little more lovin on my bones. I adore this post, and your dress.

    -Ash xx
    http://lashesanyone.blogspot.com/

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  5. Gorgeous dress and the color is just stunning!:D

    Thanks for the review, you look lovely!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  6. It's not my cup of tea but you do look lovely as per usual c: xx

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  7. love your dress
    it's really party-like)
    and these cute things on the neckline and sleeves...metal disc-sequins I should say?)
    Anyway you look adorable in this dress, the color is perfect for you!
    follow me, I'll tell&show you lots of interesting stuff)
    Stacey from Ukraine
    http://owlsareawesome-uliss.blogspot.com/

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  8. Love the dress! It looks amazing, and that colour really suits you x

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  9. You look so cute in this dress! I like it! :)

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  10. this dress looks very nice! esp on u. well, sumtimes we just need to loose them up a bit. its more comfortable rather than wearing a very tight dress ;)

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  11. I've boughten 1 thing from ASOS (before it turned American lol) and while I love the dress it was like at LEAST a size too big - and I chose using the size chart. Oh well... you look gorgeous girl! And I'm sure you could take up the hem line... think I saw this dress on ASOS wish I could buy more but they are so expensive.

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  12. i love the little mini disks! such a cool detail. i would probably just mess around with them the entire time i had the dress on. XD its such a pretty colour too! <3

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  13. Cute blog!
    I would appreciate if you pass me by and participate in the giveaway on my blog! :)
    kiss katy

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  14. thanks for your comment :) like your dress!

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  15. This dress looks great on you! I love all the details :) I totally adore your blog, and what camera do you use? X

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  16. that colour really suits you! great post and review

    BM

    thebohemiangoods.blogspot.com

    x

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  17. thanks :)
    like your dress, it really suits you!

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  18. this is such a gorgeous dress for the holidays! it really does look great on you!

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  19. i love the keyhole neckline, look great on you :) xoxo avs

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  20. I love pink in the background and blue on you :)!

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  21. nice one! the colour and cut look amazing on you to be honest!"

    londonviennacologne.blogspot.com

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  22. The dress looks great, love the blue and it definitely suits you perfectly :)

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  23. I love the dress, you're such a pretty girl! :) xx

    http://throughtheeyesoflaura.blogspot.com/

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  24. Hey girl, you are so cute! Also, I love your blog look. Found you via VIXPO - am your newest follower x

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  25. I LOVE IT ! it's so cute ! i want it too! :D

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