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)
(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.
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!
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+!
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!