Sunday, 25 November 2012

ASOS Curve Review

I recently bought a few things from ASOS Curve as they had 25% and had some lovely things in. However i was rather disappointed. The models used on the website are just too small and don't really show how the clothes will look on my size 20 body, leaving me feeling like i'm the failure for not looking as good in them. Also the sizing is beyond erratic. 

So lets begin:

First up is the skater dress with lace top and polka dot skirt, Available here for £35. The slip is actually sewn in and isn't very well fitted making the dress not really fit that well, the size 22 was baggy in my waist. 



As you can see, it doesn't look that good on my body, it doesn't flatter my curves in anyway and it just looks bulky on my hips. The lace is quite stiff and scratchy, at £35 i think this is massively overpriced. 

Second: Mini Lace Dress, Available here for £38. 
When i seen this i fell in love with it, it is just so pretty, the lace and colour just make this perfect. It is a really nice material, the underslip is again attached to the lace which makes me feel a bit safer incase of wind. 



This is the 22 and it seems a but small, you can see my belly making a bid for freedom (but there is no button here and it just seems it is the way the fabric is) but it also pulls on my bust a bit, meaning i might have to size up (which is a mad really) but this dress really is stunning and worth it. 

Finally The Bodycon spot and floral dress, Available here for £30.
I have a dress similar to this already but i love polka dot and floral so much i wanted another one. Sadly it was not meant to be, this dress comes up huge, this is a size 20 and they don't do anything smaller, the arms are massive and the length is really long on my 5'4 body and is not tight round my knees, leaving it looking baggy and like i've stretched it. 




So all in all i'm pretty disappointed, nothing in this order can be kept, mostly because of crazy sizing (either too small or too big) do you find ASOS is a bit hit and miss in its sizing?

14 comments:

  1. If you even needed an example of Asos using a non-curve size dress to advertise curve, that floral / polka dot bodycon dress is it! Asos are so sneaky sometimes! Thanks for the review though, I think that as I'm a bit taller than you and a size or 2 bigger that the 20 might work for me - I know it will show up all my lumps and bumps, but I do so love the pattern! What if the fabric like? I would be hoping for stretch jersey! x

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    1. it is a stretch jersey, i am so sad, i loved the dress but it was just huge on me.x

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  2. Asos sizing is crazy! Although for me stuff usually comes up small I don't buy now unless its in the sale xx

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    1. i often buy 2 sizes in what i want to find the right one.x

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  3. I don't think I would have picked any of these dresses for a plus sized person period. The blue dress has a button up.. which is so hit and miss for plus size chests that I don't even bother trying unless I'm in the store. The polka dot dress is skin tight.. enough said.The cream and polka dot combo dress has a banded arm sleeve and needs to be worn with a strapless bra. Again not a great choice for plus size.

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  4. i love the blue lacy dress, not sure about the other ones.

    and i'm shocked your 5'4! i had you pegged as 5'9 or taller! wow sorry not that it matters how tall you are but you look like you have a long body


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    1. i follow your blog, no i am tiny at 5'4 i just have really long legs.x

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  5. Shame about that last dress as its a gorgeous print.

    I find asos curve to be wildly inconsistent in its sizing. I have 18-24s and would have had to go up to a 26 in one item if I'd kept it. Its why i haven't ordered much in a while. I can't be bothered sending thinsg back when I'm busy with college.

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  6. Aww that's such a shame nothing felt good enough to keep. I've been admiring the first two dresses myself but was doubtful they'd look right on me. I think that second one suits you, it's just a shame the sizing is so off.

    The problem with ASOS Curve is not only how small those models are, but because they're so tall the length and cut is never the same on us average height-plus size ladies. I'm about 5'6'' and most are still so long. I find most pieces come up large (except most waisted dresses which I usually size up with), and I wish they started at a size 18 as I'm generally an 18-20 so I could buy the smaller size. xx

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  7. I wear a US size 16-18 its really difficult for me to get ASOS sizing right
    I can wear some of their size 14 tops which is in no way shape or form true to real life as I have really broad shoulders and for jackets and such usually have to size up to 20 or 22 so it odd when I order a 20 and its just huge on me. for the most part i find ASOS runs really big and the length is sketchy some times is like photo and some times its super short or long.
    I still like their cloths though

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  8. I am glad I cam across your blog!! I am plus-size and have been eyeing the spotted floral for quite some time; though I have never order from asos. I don't think i will get this dress. Thanks again!

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  9. hey hi! im sorry to ask this but could you tell me how much do you weigth? its just that im new in this "buying things from the internet" thing and in my country the sizing is very different so, i don't understand how the sizing works, i just followed the size chart and i just bought the first dresss and now that i saw it in an actual plus size lady ow i think i made a huuge mistake and the dress will be big on me :( thank you for your help

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  10. What size do you usually wear in US clothing? This will help me determine what size dress I need in the bodycon polka dot/floral dress?

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