OOTD: The Orange Tangerine
This is not technically an outfit of the day. I wore it to a wedding lunch reception and I also wanted to do a review of the dress of course.
I must have gone through the wardrobe, pulling out clothes, trying them on and then discarding them in a bunch in a bid to find a suitable dress that wasn't dark coloured but still appropriate enough for the wedding reception. Finally I settled on the ASOS Curve Cross Over Dress With Frill Detail
. Review of the ASOS Curve Cross Over Dress With Frill Detail:
The success of my ASOS Curve Exclusive Leopard Wrap Dress
made me understand what is flattering to my body shape so when this Cross Over Dress with Frill Detail made its appearance, I knew I had to have it. Afterall, I begged for the Leopard Wrap Dress to be made in solid colours right? It would be hypocritical of me not to buy a piece and do a review on it.
I was disappointed.
This dress has a great shape for my body, that we concur. However, it wasn't made of a good material which is one of my peeves. The Leopard Wrap Dress was slinky and smooth to the touch and while I don't expect this dress to be of the same material, I did expect it to be a little more solid than this. The dress is soft to the touch but its discrepancy was quick to notice. It creases easily which means you have to iron it everytime you want to wear it. It was low cut and I have no problem with that, just had to sew up a little bit on the neckline to make it decent but the needle gets caught up in the strands of thread and almost made runs
on the dress! I had to be extremely careful, distangling the threads when they got caught which is like 90% of the time. But my ultimate horror came when I was having dinner and accidentally dirtied myself. I took a napkin, dip it in some water and attempted to clear up the spots of mess and to my chagrin, the dress started balling
! And when I mean balling, it means little bits of threads come together to form minuscule balls, most unsightly and I spent the rest of the night miserable because it embarrassed me on how low quality this dress is. It would have been well if this happened because you have overworn the dress but this is my first wear. The positive notes are that a. it has a great shape b. the frill detail was cute and feminine c. it has a good length for a dress. Would I buy it at full price? Absolutely not
. Wait for a really good sale. Bows for the ASOS Curve Cross Over Dress With Frill Detail:
I tend to be a bit harsh on this dress because I had high expectations of it from my wonderful time with the ASOS Curve Leopard Wrap Dress.
I find myself quite disappointed with ASOS Curve items recently. Almost a lot of their dresses are not what I wanted else it is lacking in something. Their quality had been appalling of late. I also found awesome stuff with good structure and material from other online shops like City Chic. If ASOS continues their crusade towards providing substandard items, this fangirl will one day lose her faith.
After the wedding lunch reception, we went to New Asia Bar which is located on the 70th level of Swissotel. We went about evening time so we had the best of both worlds - the evening and night view of the city.Dress: ASOS Curve Cross Over Dress With Frill Detail
Bow Belt: Marks & Spencer
Bolero: Marks & Spencer
Lace Flats: ASOS
Chandelier Earrings: Dorothy Perkins
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