Monday, May 18, 2015

Asos Curve and My Casual Conundrum: Review of the Asos Curve Acid Wash Skater Dress

As I have mentioned before, I am constantly in a casual clothing conundrum. From being a bit of a skater girl in uni who always wore jeans and tees, suddenly I seem incapable of finding anything casual to wear ever. I have a million dresses for a special day out, and nothing for those super casual days when you are mooching around or popping to the park.

I am a true believer in the idea that it is better to be over-dressed than under-dressed (an almost religious belief passed on by my mother) so turning up to something a little fancier than everyone else is not a problem. But I am always on the look out for some chilled bits and pieces to supplement my pretty sparse casual collection. 



Big 70s style sunnies - Primark
Brown woven leather belt - Primark
Brown leather boots - Evans

I was overjoyed to find this casual dress on Asos Curve - it looks like acid wash denim but in actual fact is t-shirting. Essentially this is a skater dress - so still has the structure that I like in my clothes, yet looks like a casual item of clothing and is super comfortable. 


You may have noticed, I am not a fan of plain. Where possible, I like a little extra (clearly). And this dress has a few accents that make it a little special, while still not making it dressy. A bardot neckline (yes another one - I am going to be wearing these all summer, I warn you), and that sweet little lace trim means this dress could be a prairie staple or straight out of a 1980s teen film. I can imagine Molly Ringwald wearing it with a little pair of lace gloves and some Madonna jewelery. However, here I decided to style it a little more 70s, with the big glasses and brown leather.



I ordered this dress in my usual 22, and it fit true to size. I styled it here with a skinny belt, but I would like to try it with a wide belt as it might give me a little more waist definition. The dress, including the lace trim, sits just over my knee (I am 5'8") which means this is a good dress for those of you who dont't like to show too much leg. It also means that come proper summer this will be great without leggings or tights. 


The sleeves are comfortable and give a little bit of coverage but I would prefer them to have been a little longer (closer to elbow length) just because I am not a big fan of my arms. The neckline is flattering for the busty among us, but (unless you are uber booby) it's still pretty demure.


All in all this dress is comfortable, casual and pretty. It's a great weekend outfit - great for a picnic, beer garden outing or a music festival (I plan to take it out to all three). Do you have a go to casual outift? What are you wearing on the weekends?  Tell me below...
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  1. I love this dress, very tempted to buy it myself now. You look lovely x

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    1. Thanks lovely :)
      Do it - it's not too pricey and just so easy to wear!

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  2. I absolutely love this dress ... it looks completely fabulous on you!

    C xx
    http://curvygirlthin.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I love this dress and want to get both colour ways. You look fabulous! xx

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    1. It's so easy to wear. The black/grey one isn't really my style but I've seen it on others and it's awesomely 80s :) xxx

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