Monday, April 4, 2011

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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Blogger laura said...

Dee, that is a beautiful dress. The color looks magnificent on you, as does the cut. It's too bad that the material just was crap. That's probably why I always buy stuff on sale. Hahaha. What can I say? I'm cheap :)

Anyways, you look lovely. Your accessories are gorgeous, and your makeup is super pretty.

hearts, laura♥
the blog of worldly delights

April 4, 2011 at 10:14 AM  
Anonymous Allison said...

The cut and colour are really pretty, it's too bad the quality sucks! I hate it when that happen. Your photos are great - what a view!

April 4, 2011 at 11:10 AM  
Blogger Gazel M. said...

That is SO beautiful, lovely colour -- but jeez, if it's gonna be like that then I won't buy it... maybe on sale, but not at full price. It's too bad. :/

I did notice some of the quality hasn't been so great... oh well.

April 4, 2011 at 11:11 AM  
Blogger LOCA said...

I love this dress, I was considering buying it on asos too...looks really cutey on you! hope the wedding was fun!


April 4, 2011 at 11:15 AM  
Blogger Olivia said...

I don't know if I've ever commented on your blog, but can I just say that I LOVE your reviews. It really makes it easy to not get obsessed with things that really aren't all that (or, vice versa... you really made me want that leopard print dress).

April 4, 2011 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

its such a beautiful dress!
looks lovely on.
such a shame that its bad quality :(
Rosie xo

April 4, 2011 at 6:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i like asos's stuff, but i feel they are a little bit expensive for my taste. i ordered a few things at the beginning of the year when clearance was 70% off, and i like the 3 things i bought. i think they run a little big though.. at least on me, but i can see where you think the quality isn't that great!

the dress looks great on you though :) i love your pictures at the end too!

April 4, 2011 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Gemma D said...

I'm sorry the dress wasn't up to scratch but it does look great on you! The cut is really flattering. And those photographs at the end are beautiful! i love the last one, it could be a postcard. Glad you had a good time at the reception :) xxx

April 4, 2011 at 7:59 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Such a pretty color on you, but sorry the dress quality wasn't what you had hoped :(

April 4, 2011 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger dc said...

Looks great on you, also, the color suits you very well!It's too bad the quality sucks:(

April 4, 2011 at 10:14 PM  
Blogger Alissa said...

That dress looks very pretty on you and those earrigs are wonderful.

April 4, 2011 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Lexy of BeautyFash said...

You look adorable as usual and I love that I can't tell that you were disappointed with the dress!! I love the color on you and those earrings are so great!

April 5, 2011 at 5:00 AM  
Blogger Hannah said...

oh no a shame the pretty dress isn't great quality. you do look lovely though =)

Bow Dream Nation xx

April 5, 2011 at 5:37 AM  
Blogger Mode Plus said...

Such a shame but glad you share this information. Although I still like ASOS Curve, I think their prices are high for what you get. Luckily more and more companies are investing in a plus size range, so they better watch out. I've neve ordered on City Chic, will wait for another review.

April 5, 2011 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger Lovely Curves said...

Très jolie tenue ! J'aime beaucoup. Désolé de t'écrire en français, mais mon anglais est assez limité pour l'instant !


April 5, 2011 at 4:14 PM  
Blogger alison said...

I love the colour on you, but disappointed to hear about the sub-par quality. I definitely like the look of some of ASOS' newer items, but you can kind of see the materials are starting to become cheaper and cheaper. Maybe it's just seasonal? Let's hope so...

April 5, 2011 at 8:01 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Wow, I'm so disappointed to hear about such poor quality! Especially with such a beautiful dress like this one. It does look really nice on you, and you look very pretty, aside from the sadness.

April 5, 2011 at 8:50 PM  
Blogger pearlslaceandruffles said...

That dress is beautiful and the color looks perfect on you, its such a shame that it was made with low quality materials! I love ASOS but they no longer let Irish shoppers use a discount so I won't be shopping there very often in the future. You look gorgeous though! xoxo

April 6, 2011 at 12:46 AM  
Anonymous Bella said...

Dee, another wonderfully descriptive and honest review. I love the way you cover every aspect of a clothes item so that anyone interested in purchasing it will know exactly what they are getting into. It's a shame the dress didn't live up to your expectations--the color is so lovely! I think you look beautiful in these shots and your make up is flawless!

April 6, 2011 at 9:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waw!!! I look beautifull, so gorgeous!!! And this dress is so great!!! Orange color is definitely the color of this summer!!

April 7, 2011 at 3:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry not "I loook" but "You look" lol!!

April 7, 2011 at 3:55 AM  
Blogger Marisa Noelle said...

Orange is definitely your color:) It looks so lovely on you. Hehe...I was actually looking to buy an orange dress at UO earlier today. The dress is gorgeous, but I'm with you on material that easily creases - always a bummer and definitely one of my peeves.

April 7, 2011 at 7:36 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

It is a pretty dress and I like the flattery shape and the lovely handbag you used as an accessory (the earrings are so amazing, too!) But, I'm sorry it fell short of your expectations! Bummer!~

April 8, 2011 at 12:28 AM  
Blogger Erin {Plus Sized Pretty} said...

I'm sorry the quality sucks so much on that dress! If it's any consolation it looks wonderful on you! The cut and the colour is perfect for you!

April 8, 2011 at 12:12 PM  
Blogger Artfully Awear said...

I'm sorry to hear that the dress was not up to par. However, you look lovely and the color is so pretty!

April 8, 2011 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger thomessa said...

You look so great in this dress, too bad the quality is low. I hope Asos gets things together in terms of quality! Hopefully your next purchase gets 5 bows :) & that view of the city is gorgeous!

April 9, 2011 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger Brittany said...

You really style your outfits so well. And I can't get over how cute that dress is despite the low bow score. Have a great weekend pretty!

April 10, 2011 at 5:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You look so beautiful and I absolutely adore the pictures of your city. I wish I lived in a city!

April 11, 2011 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger Anika said...

You look absolutely stunning my dear, so chic, so polished, so beautiful. I adore the dress, the colour is superb on you. Sending you big kisses!

April 13, 2011 at 12:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ugh, sorry to hear about the dress, it looks great on you and in pictures, it's a shame that ASOS got this dress wrong, material-wise.

April 14, 2011 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Crap, that sucks. It's a shame since it looks wonderful on you. I gotta say you're one of the few bloggers who don't rave about everything from ASOS CURVE and I love that!

I bought a tshirt dress in a size 18 from them ans sadly I ripped it at the back on my first day wearing it, I don't know if it's low quality or just my huge ass :P but yea I was a bit argh cuz I spent so much on it!

April 14, 2011 at 8:04 PM  

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