ASOS Curve review part three: Leopard 2 in 1 Dress

January 30, 2011

This review is long overdue! I took the pictures a couple of weeks ago but never got around to writing up a post about it, better late than never, right?
I have to say this dress was my favorite item from the three I picked out. I loved all of them in their own way but I fell in love with this dress as soon as I laid eyes on it. I struggle with looking my age sometimes, a lot of people tell me I still look about sixteen. This dress makes me feel like a grown up but its still very fun and flirty. The tailored pencil skirt gives the perfect mixture of class and maturity while the leopard print ruffled blouse keeps the dress sexy and playful!

The item: ASOS CURVE Leopard 2 in 1 Dress £40 (its on sale for £32 right now, or £22 in the main range! Get it quick!)

asos curve review

What ASOS say: Two-in-one pencil dress from ASOS CURVE. Featuring a ruffle front blouse in an animal print finish, with ruffled cap sleeves and a contrast pencil skirt with single vent to the back. (Blouse: 100% Polyester *** Skirt: 97% Cotton, 3% Elastane)

This dress was not one of the original items I had picked out. The dress I chose was out of stock so I had to pick another but this confirms the old saying "everything happens for a reason" for me! I love leopard print so that was the first thing that appealed to me, then I noticed the pretty ruffles on the bust and of course I couldn't say no!

asos curve review


ASOS Curve caters for ladies up to size UK 26. I ordered this dress in a size UK 20, which is the smallest size in the Curve collection. (Its also available in their main range too for any of you slimmer ladies who would like to own it!) I thought the dress was very true to size in the waist. There was some extra space, which I expected as i'm a size 16-18. But overall the dress was very fitted. One thing that wasn't-so-great about the sizing was the fact that it was gaping on the bust. I have a 38D chest so my boobs aren't exceptionally large for my size, considering the dress is a size 20 I was a little disappointed that there was gaping. The waist and belly area had more than enough room and it was definitely a true size UK 20 in those places. I have a lot of belly so I was worried that it would not zip up the side or that it would hug my body too tightly but that wasn't a problem at all!

asos curve review

The dress length is 41.75in (taken from the ASOS site) and came to just below my knee. This is not a fault of ASOS but rather my short height! At 5'3, I have this problem with dresses very often. If you're short like me and want to wear this dress how the model does, its very simple and quick to fix the length with a sewing machine! Personally, I quite like the longer length of the dress on me. Usually I assume anything below the knee is "old lady clothes" but I feel it adds to the sophisticated feel of this dress. I love that the skirt is made from cotton, one of my favorite fabrics to wear. Its very soft and feels much more expensive than the low £32 price tag! The blouse is made from polyester which I usually try to avoid but ASOS Curve have changed my mind.

Overall, I love this dress. If any of you girls are looking for a classy, inexpensive dress that will make you feel a million dollars and flatter your curves I would definitely recommend this one. It hugs all of the right places!

If you have been following my outfit posts you are probably thinking this dress isn't very "me" - but that's what I love most about it. One of the most exciting things about fashion is trying new things and taking risks!

xoxo

37 comments:

  1. you look fantastic!! i love this dress on you it fits perfect :)

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  2. I think you suit it better than the model! x

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  3. This looks amazing, I still don't believe your are the size you say you are missy x

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  4. Thanks girls! ♥

    @Jemmalouise I definitely am! My body just has very weird proportions hehe.

    xoxo

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  5. the dress is fantastic and you look nice :D

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  6. this looks amazing, much better than on the model!x

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  7. Actually curve caters up to a UK 26, haha.
    But you look really cute in that dress.

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  8. this looks really fab on you!! you look so vampish im sure you'd turn a few heads on the town in this :) adore
    Scrapbook de la Emma

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  9. the dress is gorgeous and looks amazing on you!

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  10. The dress looks great on you, it's good to hear a review. One of my pet hates though is gaping on the bust it seems to happen with so many clothes :s

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  11. i'm glad you went for this dress because you look absolutely gorgeous in it!

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  12. The dress is so pretty ! you look fantastic ! :)

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  13. great dress! it really suits you, a lot different yes but different is good!
    Kyrie x

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  14. this actually looks so so nice on you!

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  15. Gorgeous dress. It looks absolutely fabulous on you x

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  16. Great post! You look great!


    d e g a i n e

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  17. The dress looks really nice, I'm tempted to buy one myself. It's a pity about the gaping blouse, I have that problem a lot with shirts, they don't seem to cater for a larger busts. xx

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  18. @Gazel - whoops, you're right! This is what happens when I write blog entries in the middle of the night :) "size 24" was in my head because the dress is sold out in other sizes!

    xoxo

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  19. You've got lovely hair :)
    And I agree with Adele - I think you do suit better than the model!

    You have a new follower :D
    x

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  20. Just found your blog via VIPXO's blog and have been really enjoying reading back through your older posts. Your last post in particular really struck a chord with me and was very thought provoking, especially when you said life was too short to hate yourself and that you are more than your dress size. I am a size 14 but my friendship group consists of girls who are all size 6-8 and I struggle with being the biggest one when we go out or they're lending each other clothes. I feel like I've been on a diet for the last three or four years of my life!
    Anyway, onto this post - you look absolutely gorgeous and as someone else said, it suits you way better than the model. I hate the gaping bust in clothes, I am an F cup and am always busting out of buttons! Annoying!
    xxx

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  21. Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments ♥

    @ Rosie, I understand how you feel completely. I have always been the "token fat friend", which used to bother me but now I don't even think about it. As I said before, life is far too short. There will always be someone prettier, skinnier, better dressed, etc. so just be happy with what you have.
    When you're out with all of your slimmer friends, just be confident. Don't wish you could wear something that looks great on them or wish you had so and so's legs, just be happy with YOU! Even if you don't feel confident, fake it. I did that for a long time before I had any confidence and it really works. Confidence is sexier than any clubbing dress! And as much as I hate to say it, whats on the inside is what really counts!

    xoxo

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  22. just found your blog from VIPXO. You have a fab dress sense and you look amazing! love your blog x x

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  23. Whoa that dress rocks! Love ASOS :)

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    Adrienne
    http://lolarocksclothing.blogspot.com/

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  24. Found your blog from VIPXO, your seriously stunning, just had a look through your posts I especially love your Ready for Spring OOTD :-) x

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  25. i've just found your blog via victoria and i bloody love it. just had a quick read and you come across and LOVELY: really fun, fashionable and fab. right i clearly sound like i'm in love with you (lolz) so going to add you on twitter (as minielle) :) x

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  26. AHSJHAJHSJHJSKHKAH for some reason bloglovin hadn't followed you when I clicked it. I was wondering why you weren't popping up on my dash. It's okay I had a lot of nice posts to catch up on ;) You look loooovely by the way! xx

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  27. i think you look stunning in that dress!
    asos is looking good at the moment. x

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  28. *Sent by Victoria India/New follower*
    This dress looks WAY better on you then it does in the ASOS photo! xx.

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  29. I think it suits you just great.
    So used to neutral pastel shades nice mix

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  30. It's lovely, would look nice with some patent shoes and a little vest underneath for work or with heels and a clutch for a night out
    xx

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  31. Great outfit - it really suits you! :)

    xx

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  32. amazing dress/outfit and i agree about lengths sometimes they work longer :) xx



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  33. gorgeous dress, you look amazing in it! I love leopard print, it's such a fun print =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  34. Dress looks great! Question, How was your experience with ASOS thus far? I live in the US, and i have read so much negative on this online website store - more negatives than positives and I want to know from someone who really actually ordered, recieved, and is wearing their products. could you let me know a little about your experience? Thanks

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