Tights: Leona Edmiston
This is the Much Anticipated Asos dress from my last order.
I caved and put the order through irrespective of the lack of discount codes (damn you, Asos) because I was so terrified it would sell out in the meanwhile. Then I traded that terror for the worry that it wouldn’t fit/would be made of shoddy material/would be too short.
I am pleased to report that it is NONE of these things, and not only that, but it’s still in stock in most sizes so if you like what you see go, go, go!
The dress is fully lined, and made of a kind of suiting material that barely crushes, but does attract cat hair like nobody’s business. Of some surprise was the fact that it has an attached petticoat with a frill of tulle, so you get a most satisfactory fouf in the skirt. And the skirt is the perfect length, hitting just at the knees.
Look, it’s not perfect. The slash neckline constantly flips open, so next time I’ll wear it pinned with a brooch. The armholes are a bit too generous, and there’s a peek of bra from the side. The bodice itself is a bit loose in the shoulders but I’ve got a surprisingly narrow upper-half if you don’t take into account my big knockers, so that could be a fit quirk particular to me.
I really wanted to wear it out today, but it was chilly. After a bit of trial and error I decided to embrace the full-skirted look, and donned my rarely-worn City Chic ruffle jacket.
Jacket: City Chic
It’s totally Gothic Lolita, isn’t it?
oohhh i’ve been looking at that one. I would have been sold if it was in a red or navy but i’m contemplating the black.
ps wallis has a 20% off code of ww0411. that marimekko print dress you linked will be mine (mwhahhahahah)
Oh! Do let us know how it goes, Rebecca! They just sold out of the 18, but I’m going to keep my eyes out and hope it comes back into stock!
Such a cute dress! You look great 🙂
Thanks, Ashley 🙂
Thanks Ashley 🙂
Would you mind saying what size is it?
I want to buy a dress from Asos, but I’m worried about being too loose/tight. And I pretty much think we are the same size… lol
Hi Mari – certainly! I bought it in the 18… I might have been able to size down, actually, but at least it’s comfortable!
I too have had a panic about the impending arrival of an Asos package. Everything looks so short. But it came today and looks fab. Phew.
That’s great, Danya – What did you get?
It was a midi length navy dress. I must scamper to find the link. The fit and fabric is terrific. I do like a lot of their frocks but I think many of them are more am tunic length than a dress length.
How does the sizing run on asos? Do you size up or down?
I go by the size chart, more or less. I find the sizing a bit inconsistent, sadly, but I’ve been buying 18’s from them
That looks amazing on you. ^_^ The problems you listed sound like they should be an easy fix.
Yeah, I might have a chat to a dressmaker and see what they say 🙂
And it is perfect with the jacket! I remember you saying that that is a difficult one to match.
It is, actually – It can be a little OTT so I usually dress it down with jeans, but it works well with this dress.
Ooo I have been very tempted to buy that dress but although I’m the same size as you, my arms are not my best feature so I try to avoid cap sleeves.
Today I bought those tights! And I also bought this GORGEOUS cream chiffon skirt with beautiful ribbon detailing from Forever New in Bourke St. It was very much your style and it was only 60 bucks, you should go see!
Although Forever New is one of those irritating stores in which I fit into their size 16 in some clothes and not in others. Very annoying.
P.S- You are one of very few people who can pull off tons of black without looking funeral. You just look ‘Melbourne.’
Aw, thanks Jess. I don’t wear that much of it, but sometimes you just gotta go black, don’t you 🙂
Oooh – I might try to hit up Forever New this weekend. Sounds gorgeous 🙂
Perfect! I actually like the flap open.
I got another ASOs shipment yesteryday (the orange and blue stripped dress you linked to) and the black and white striped dress from the Curve collection. The striped skirt is perfect for all shapes, so if anyone is um-ing and ahh-ing about buying it, I highly recommend.
The belts I ordered were another story. I ordered the same size as the pants I ordered but the belt won’t fit me. Irritating.
Hiya, Kat! Oh – I’ve been eyeing up that chiffon striped skirt. And the dress! Do you like the dress?
I love this on you. You know what would look great with it? Some steampunk jewelry to capitalize on the Evo-Victorian look of the outfit.
I like that idea! And I like the idea of an excuse to buy some steampunk jewelery, too!
If you ever need a discount code for ASOS youre more than welcome to use my student discount code next time (just eamil me and i’ll send you the numbers n name etc) it’ll mean 10% off, and occasionally 20%!
I think you’ve persuaded me to buy that same dress, its absolutely gorgeous, and it’d be a great addition to my wardrobe! xx
Thanks, Rebecca! That’s so generous!
Beautiful – such a shame its not in the curve range. Alas. Glad to see you are feeling better (unless you are just putting on a brave face then poor you!) XX
Thanks Claire – It’s frustrating that it’s not in Curve, but Leah May does a similar one, custom sized, here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/57413201/custom-made-dress-with-fitted-bodice-and
Love it – it looks stunning on you, Lily. I think it looks great with the jacket and shows off you waist 🙂
I just bought this dress in cream from ASOS:http://www.asos.com/Asos/Asos-Soft-Skirt-Midi-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1552722&SearchQuery=miidi%20dress&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=-1&sort=-1&clr=Blue
It is also in the CURVE range: http://www.asos.com/Asos/Asos-Curve-Midi-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1569678&SearchQuery=miidi%20dress&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=-1&sort=-1&clr=Blue
Whilst not lined it looks and feels fab. I wore it this week with thick, black tights, black boots and a fitted black blazer and had more compliments and questions about where my dress was from than I had in a long time (maybe ever). Even a girl on the bus on the way to work told me I looked great (and that rarely happens in Sydney!). It would also be perfect for warmer months.
Oooh – I had my eye on that dress – You’re liking it? Maybe I should snap it up in the blue since the cream’s gone 🙂
Thanks Amy 🙂
Swishy lovely dress!
Thanks Mitzi! It’s a pretty satisfactory skirt 🙂
I love it! Especially paired with that sassy jacket! The only thing that would irritate me a bit would be the flopping neckline and you’ve provided the perfect solution for that little problem. 🙂
Yeah – I’m hoping the floppy neckline might be just because it’s got a bit of leftover crease from when it was packed & posted. Maybe after the first was that’ll diminish a little :-/
love this, hunny.
It would look awesome with your red crochet necklace.
Have a fab easter! x
Thanks Cilla – you too!
J’adore ce look, la robe, la veste… et vous très jolie!
Love the whole outfit, especially with the jacket.