Review of the ASOS Curve Blossom Print Playsuit
Item in question
You know me. I am like an unofficial ASOS Curve fangirl. Nearly
every piece sent me ooh-ing
and even if they are less than perfect, I live with it, try to make it work as long as it is not disastrous. So far so good.
So I was in a hurry to order last week because it was the end of a workday, I was ordering together with a coworker and we wanted to consolidate our orders and just sent it off. The order arrived yesterday (kudos for the fast shipping though). I brought it home today and wanted to try it on. If I actually want to do a review this fast so much so that I took the photos myself at home, it only means that it is either so good I can't wait to share or so bad I had to stop the world. Yes, it's the heroine streak in me.
First thing I noticed when I took it out of the package - the material. The material is cheap and it is noticeably cheap. It is the kind of material I expect to see from a Bangkok wholesale market where clothes are like £5 a piece, not from ASOS, not at £35. Seriously, I can get this type of material from Chinatown or any textile shop at a low cost.
Second thing I noticed as I was attempting to unzip the side zip for the first time, there was a teeny weeny hole right next to the zipper. Now this is a nightmare. If the hole gets bigger, it will affect the zipping of the playsuit. And what's more, this is its virgin unzip. Can you imagine more unzips to come? Not me.
Next, the sleeves. The sleeves are tight. Even with a bit of elastic, it is still uncomfortably tight. It is the kind of sleeves whereby you expect your blood circulation to be cut off after a while and your arms to turn purple-black and drop off.
Next. You mean there's more?
Discolouration. I have experience with cheap material since I buy from Bangkok ever so often during my shopping trips. I know material like this is prone to discolouration so I scrutinized the playsuit and sure enough, I found a discoloured blossom print. The start of Spring became the end of this playsuit's dream.
How about the fit?
Having owned one playsuit
from ASOS and loving it
, it is hard to conceive that I'll hate this one. This playsuit is short on me and I am no model height at 5'5. I'm positive my granny undies will have its heyday should I bend over. Because it is short and the material is so thin, it keeps riding up my inner thighs which is superbly annoying and I am just prancing around my room
! Comparing it to the Exclusive Vintage Inspired Playsuit
, this fit is far less generous and is the tightest ASOS Size 22 I've ever owned. It also broached on my major pet peeve - clinging to my tummy. The bust area is generous though. The only thing I like about this playsuit which the other one also has is the back of the playsuit. It has a button-on strap over the neck to hold the shoulders in place and I just found it cute.
Would I buy it at a fraction of the price, let's say £9 on a major clearance? Not likely. Hey, how many bows for this piece?
I really find it hard-pressed it to give it even half a bow. So it'll be none. Everything has a first I guess. From the extraordinary six bows
down to this. On the other hand, the other two pieces I have from the same order are quite nice.
Labels: ASOS Curve, Blossom, Bowdicts, Playsuits, Reviews