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!)
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 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!
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!