Dress: Asos Curve
Shoes: Chie Mihara
I saw it a few months ago in Asos’s Plus section “Curve”, and deliberated over whether or not to buy it. I’d wanted a striped tee-dress for some time, but hadn’t had a lot of luck with them in the past. One I’d bought from Dorothy Perkins was just way, way, WAY too short and a thin fabric to boot. Another that I bought from Sportscraft seemed promising in the store, but when I got it home I decided it made me look brick-like in shape.
Neither of them made it onto the blog.
I decided to save my pennies, and hold off buying a third striped tee-dress that I wouldn’t ever wear. But when I started to see other plus-size bloggers wearing the Asos striped bodycon dress, I started to have second thoughts.
Then they emailed me a 20% off code, and just to prove what a hopeless case I am I used it to buy the dress.
By this point Asos was out of stock of my size, so I sized up, and to be honest I actually feel more comfortable in the larger dress. It probably has too much loose fabric to really be “bodycon” and it doesn’t really give me the va-va-voom hourglass shape that I crave, but it’s a nice comfortable piece to wear.
It’s a medium thick jersey – definitely not with the structure of a ponti, but better than a t-shirt. It holds its shape well throughout the day, but I did need to add a slip underneath to feel confident.
As the weather starts to cool, I’m looking forward to teaming it with brightly coloured cardigans and opaque tights, but for now it works well on inbetweenie days with heels and a belt for fancier occasions and over leggings with a scarf or a statement necklace for casual.