Saturday, February 12, 2011

OOTD: ASOS Curve Peter Pan Dress

I've been overwrought with jealousy upon seeing Topshop's array of Peter Pan collared blouses. ASOS had also been coming up with a fair amount of droolworthy Peter Pan tops and dresses but the only one they've made for the Curve nation is the embellished one which I wasn't really interested in. How is that fair? The Curve nation has every right to Peter Pan collars and scallop hem shorts!

When ASOS Curve finally came up with the Peter Pan Collar Jersey Dress, I knew this was the moment - the moment the Curve nation had been waiting for to snatch this up and I did too, in two colours because I simply couldn't decide which!

The funny thing is shortly after I took these pictures with my lace parasol bought from Beijing, I saw ASOS selling the same type of parasol in white! I bought mine at one-fifth its price so I am feeling this odd kind of satisfaction!

Verdict on the ASOS Curve Peter Pan Collar Jersey Dress:

I bought my usual size 22 and the first immediate thought is you can size down! And not just by one size. I am fairly confident of being able to fit 2 sizes down. The blouson sleeves were kind of airy instead of fitted and the waist was simply big for me. If I didn't belt it up, it looked kind of matronly on me. There is a button at the back collar which is there for you to undo if you need to fit your head in and it keeps falling out. However a cute dress is a cute dress, after I made the necessary adjustments to belt it, it looked much better and I love that it is knee-length on me because I can twirl in this! The boss told me I looked 1950s and I educated him on what Peter Pan collars are. Someone told me I looked like a schoolgirl which in his definition is a good thing because men like to think of schoolgirls in the most inappropriate manner. Another someone told me I looked pretty in which I told him "Always", earning a thumbs up for my confidence. The material is very soft and comfortable and I felt really happy in it the entire day.

Bowdicts for the ASOS Curve Peter Pan Collar Jersey Dress:

Half a bow is taken off for the size irregularity and the button that never stays buttoned.

Some other bloggers who have rocked this very dress: Rebecca, Morgaine, Stephanie, Gazel M., Claire, Fat Aus. If I have missed you out, leave me a comment and your link!

Dress: ASOS Curve (here)
Belt: Dorothy Perkins
Creepy Brooch: Topshop
Lace-printed Flats: ASOS
Vintage Cotton Lace Parasol: a street stall in Beijing
Bunny: Bought from a small grocery store for less than £1!

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Blogger Rosie said...

you look BEAUTIFUL. i love peter pan collars, and i love this monochrome one!

February 13, 2011 at 12:29 AM  
Blogger Immer. said...

you are soo cute
the button is horrible... and the size.. no words. I'm a 20 and when I saw the model I though "ok I'm not as she so maybe I have to order a size 22" WRONG.

February 13, 2011 at 12:34 AM  
OpenID theplussideofme said...

You look great! Loveeeee the umbrella!

February 13, 2011 at 12:38 AM  
Blogger Bethamint said...

You are just the cutest thing ever... I'm thinking about trying to do a DIY peterpan collar on one of my shirts because I haven't managed to find the perfect one for me yet.

February 13, 2011 at 12:41 AM  
Blogger Morgaine said...

you look awesome : )
told you if you accessorised right you'd look fab!

i sewed the button up at the back, it annoyed me too much when it was coming undone all the time.xx

February 13, 2011 at 12:53 AM  
Blogger aroselikethis said...

this dress looks so lovely on you! i wished i'd got it when they had it in my size in the black, but nevermind i'll just have to make one :) xx

February 13, 2011 at 12:59 AM  
Blogger Gazel M. said...

You look so beautiful! I love this. <3

February 13, 2011 at 1:03 AM  
Blogger Wise Rabbit Says said...

such a cute dress ! and i love the parasol very pretty
i would love for you to check out my blog and tell me what you think

February 13, 2011 at 1:55 AM  
Blogger מיכל שטרן said...

Oh I've bought the same dress in the regular sizes (16) version!
I love the curve version more as it does not have the waist band which seems a little odd on me. Haven't posted pictured on me yet, so no link here.
Anyway, you look great in it. By the way you describe it you should have definitely got a size smaller.

February 13, 2011 at 2:08 AM  
Blogger Becky-May said...

Oh wow! I love this, you look so cute! Great props :)

The Flower Girl

February 13, 2011 at 2:08 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

Love the dress on you and the colourful belt really adds a nice details and not only is practical! I have this dress too and the bloody button at the back never stays together which is so annoying because I don't think it would fit over my head if it was sewn up! Love the umbrella and nice work for getting it so much cheaper! I've gone mad for Peter Pan collars, I have at least 4 of them from Topshop and 3 from ASOS plus I imagine a few other dotted about. Topshop have the scallop hem shorts in their boutique section, they have a stretchy waist so always worth a try =)

Bow Dream Nation xx

February 13, 2011 at 2:46 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

You look amazing.

I want a lace parasol so much! Love this set of pictures - you are so cute.

February 13, 2011 at 2:46 AM  
Blogger Elegantesque said...

you look so cute, like the dollish spirit


February 13, 2011 at 2:59 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

I love it! The blue belt looks perfect with it too! You're right about the button though, I am going to sew a larger one on in its place.

Also, that first picture of you with the bunny is sultry and adorable all at once - rawr!

February 13, 2011 at 3:30 AM  
Blogger Le blog de Letilor said...

Sooo cute ! love rabbit. Dress is really great.

February 13, 2011 at 4:06 AM  
Anonymous Eryn said...

You look great in the ASOS dress, the little blue belt is perfect! I love love love that lace parisol, and good on you for finding yours for a steal!

February 13, 2011 at 4:11 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

I though I was already kind of bored by peter pan dresses but you made me love them again :) I love how cute it looks on you! The brooch matches it perfectly! xx

February 13, 2011 at 5:39 AM  
Anonymous Bella said...

Aw, you look beautiful in this dress! And the parasol is breathtaking! I also like how you've used this bright, little blue belt. It not only serves the purpose of adjusting the dress to your liking, but it also gives it an unexpected little bite of color. You brilliant fashionista, you! :)

February 13, 2011 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Between Nous said...

I luv the pictures!!!

February 13, 2011 at 6:00 PM  
OpenID amonkeyfatshionista said...

You are the epitome of cute! Was the fabric ok for Singapore? You weren't too hot?

February 13, 2011 at 6:04 PM  
Blogger Charleston said...

i love peter pan collars so much on both guys and girls, its such a magical look

February 13, 2011 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger IcedGem said...

You styled this so differently to everyone else, really pretty and unique!! xx

February 13, 2011 at 8:10 PM  
Blogger Marisa Noelle said...

These photos are incredibly darling. I love the peter pan dress and that parasol is gorgeous. The turquoise belt is the perfect icing on the cake for this outfit:)

February 14, 2011 at 12:17 AM  
Blogger DaniellaBella said...

That dress is the cutest! But not as cute as your photos!!!

February 14, 2011 at 12:54 AM  
Blogger maggeygrace said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWW. Well, aren't you just a DOLL. I love your smile- I think you've won me over :) I love how happy you look and how your confidence radiates in these pictures. This dress is GORGEOUS on you and looks like it was made for you and only you.

February 14, 2011 at 1:47 AM  
Blogger laura said...

what an adorable bunny! and woman, you are sooooo beautiful! your smile is just super radiant and cute. I ♥ your peter pan dress! What's the other color you got?

February 14, 2011 at 4:47 AM  
Blogger The Notorious ZAG said...

How naughty school girl of you, lol!! I love this dress, and it fits perfectly on you. I wish I could have one *sad face* the Peter Pan collar is so retro and adorable

February 14, 2011 at 10:25 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

Beautiful photographs, as always! I love how soft and muted they look. And, your turquoise belt is just wonderful with this outfit.

February 14, 2011 at 12:38 PM  
Blogger REBEQUITA ROSE : Rebequita Rose´s XL Fashion Blog (In English and Español) said...

Stunning! I want this dress! Can you believe I don´t have any peter pan collar bouses or dresses? :(

Rebequita Rose xxx

February 14, 2011 at 4:38 PM  
Blogger Fat Aus said...

cute! i like how you accessorized it! i have this dress also and i have same problem with the button on mine constantly coming undone too.

February 14, 2011 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Rona S. said...

omg,youre adorable! this suits you really well! thank you for visiting my blog as well! xxx Rona

February 14, 2011 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Kirstin Marie said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! I love this dress. In fact, I am waiting for mine to arrive (except I got the camel color). I'm a little nervous regarding the fit, since you say to size down quite considerably, so I'm hoping it will be OK once it arrives. I got my usual size, and I couldn't size down b/c they don't offer it in the regular section :P

I LOVE your umbrella/parasol! It's absolutely gorgeous!!!!!

February 15, 2011 at 4:04 AM  
Blogger Nnenna said...

The dress looks so great on you! Also, I love your lace parasol and your cute bunny hunny! :D

February 15, 2011 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger BBM said...

thats so funny cuz when i saw these two dresses from asos, i immediately thought of you and gazel! im so glad that you bought both colors cuz this dress is definitely made for you. looking adorable as always. ;-)

February 16, 2011 at 2:31 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

You look awesome! I think I remember seeing this dress at and was thinking about buying it...I'm currently browsing through the website right now. I know I'm going to have to buy SOMETHING! I'm not crazy about the Peter Pan collar trend, but I like it on other people. Still, I'm intrigued to purchase a dress similar to this and style it differently than everyone else!

February 16, 2011 at 2:52 AM  
Blogger Asia said...

I'm loving that dress on you, and I'm not sure how it would look without the belt, but the belt is really great on it, I'm jealous of the belt actually. I can't find any fun colorful skinny belts in my size around here :( You look great, though I've never seen anyone holding a stuffed rabbit look so sad. perk up sunflower!

February 16, 2011 at 3:41 AM  
Blogger Coco L. said...

Oh. My goodness. I am loving this dress on you! It has this sort of vintage flare and makes you look like one of those sexy Mad Men secretaries! You look so adorable and so chic. I think this is my favorite so far!

I feel you on the button on the back. I have a dress with a keyhole back like that and the button is ALWAYS falling out. What's worse is when it gets wrapped/tangled in my curls XD DX lolol

Great dress. Definitely a winner! (I want one now! :D hehe)

xoxo coco

February 16, 2011 at 4:23 AM  
Blogger Casee Marie said...

OH, you look absolutely darling. I've always loved Peter Pan collars but I was never sure that I could really wear them. I've always thought that any sort of high neckline makes me look awkward. I'm inspired to try, though. Yours is just so cute!

And I have to tell you, I love your blog's design and especially your taste in music. Sia Furler is my lady hero and Ellie Goulding is one of my favorites. And Feist and Imogen and Adele and Priscilla and She & Him, etc etc.

February 16, 2011 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger Shey said...

Oh merry traveler what a beautiful dress! I totally agree with you on the peter pan collars, I'm a size 10/12 so it's difficult to find the cutesy stuff in my size because even the "large" sizes are too small for me, I guess them mean large as in junior sizes, anyways this dress is adorable and you look totally so pretty in it!

February 16, 2011 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Teenysparkles said...

Wow! What an awesome review. SUCH a gorgeous dress and it looks fabulous on you. Keep smiling, you clever very cute lady!

February 16, 2011 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger An Engineer's Closet said...

You are so adorable! I love that lace umbrella and your cute bows too :)

February 16, 2011 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Mode Plus said...

Your reviews are so helpful D! I missed-purchased a couple a times at ASOS, so I'm a bit hesitant to order again. The sizing is so whimsical. I'm wondering how the other color will look on you. Hopefully you'll show us soon.

February 16, 2011 at 8:29 PM  
Blogger Ginger Snap'♥ said...

Oh that dress is just adorable! Im obbsessed with them at the moment i love the playsuit you have aswell im going to go mad on them this summer lol.
Thankyou for the lovely comment on my blog il follow you.

February 19, 2011 at 5:39 AM  
Blogger Jeniese said...

You look so cute!!! I love this dress, I can't believe I didn't buy it!

February 19, 2011 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger LOCA said...

OOhhh I've been thinking about buying this dress and this post has sealed the deal for me! It looks adorable on you by the way!

March 20, 2011 at 4:26 AM  
Blogger IanKR said...

You look gorgeous! That dress is wonderful - I love Peter Pan collars, and the rounded 'stand' collars on my men's shirts.

June 17, 2011 at 4:10 PM  

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