I met some lovely girls in the reception before we were taken down to the room we should spend the day in, we met Pam, Tash and Steph (and others from different departments) who are the buyers and garment fitters for Curve. They were so lovely, really friendly and chatty with us, putting us instantly at ease. We were all measured up and given our first dress, i was measured as wearing a size 26 but the dress just hung off me so i was sized down to my usual 22, telling you straight away there was a problem with their sizing. Afterwards it was decided i should have stayed in my 26 to highlight the problem.
We were lucky enough to have the tights ladies come see us and we got to all try on some fabulous tights, there was even some plus size suspenders being passed around. Accessorizes ladies also came down and we got to try on loads of the belts. I already have a pair of their tights and can say they are actually a good fit, we were also lucky enough to get to keep our tights. We even got to try on an upcoming jewellery range they have coming, it is stunning, sadly my wrists are too small for the bracelets.
There was a recurring theme throughout the day, regarding fit, it was the arm area, they were baggy on all of us ad had excess material, so this is something ASOS are going to address. The team wanted our honest feedback and encouraged us to be truthful about the clothes, material and cost. At one point we were dressed like school girls is a white shirt, skater skirt and blazer, not the best look i must say.
We raised the issued of the models with the Curve team, who told us the models have their own custom made outfits in their size, Bree the blonde model is a size 14 and that is the standard size they use for their curve models as this is plus size in the model world. Tash told us that this was something that came from above them, they still need a girl that fits with ASOS and has the right look, and in the UK there is a lack of models who are bigger that could do this, ASOS shoot new products every week so it does need to be a UK model but she said she hoped in a time the size of the models would creep up and they hope to be using a size 16 at some point in the future, but does understand our frustration at the issue. We also asked about ASOS being as more events, this again is more to do with the marketing team than curve but they hope to be able to start attending events soon.
It was an amazing day, topped off with a goody bag, our choice of garment from the day and a £25 voucher we were really spoiled by the team. Some us went for a drink after to chat and have a laugh, where we ran into some less than savory people, but Callie and Steph dealt with them in an amazing (and funny) way.
All the girls
Callie and I
Each bag was different which was nice.
The dress i got, coming to an OOTD soon.
I would like to thank ASOS for making the day so great and listening to us, they really are a great brand, and we got a sneak peek at the upcoming collection, and let me tell you, it will blow your socks off!