Monday, 7 May 2012

A Little bit of Leopard....

We visited my home town for the bank holiday, its always nice to catch up with friends, spend time with family and probably most enjoyably this time it coincided with the bi-monthly Cats Pyjamas Burlesque Show. I used to stage manage for the troupe, and miss them all dearly, so when we get the chance to go its always a complete pleasure.

I ordered this little number from ASOS, with trepidation it has to be said, I have not had the best buying experience with Curve range.



I've found sizing to be inconsistent and the garments haven't always lived up to the image on the website. There's been much talk of late in the plus size blogosphere about this very issue and I think the plus size community are in agreement that in essence the range is amazing, but when the product arrives it doesn't always live up to expectations.

I am afraid to say this dress was no exception. The sizing was pretty true to size, I ordered the 22UK which I found pretty true, but I was a little disappointed at the quality, the dress is a pretty thin jersey I was expecting something maybe a bit thicker, for something that proclaims to be "body con" I thought it would hug the figure a bit more it just kind of clung instead. This is probably just my issue or understanding of the "body con" dress trend.

Insanely pale legs
 
Dress - ASOS Curve
Belt - Evans 
Shoes - Miss L Fire
Hair Piece - Homemade 

I've banged on about it before, but I was worried how I would make the short do work for vintage, I'm still working on it but I think the side roll and hair piece worked ok, and I think in fear of it not looking right I felt the need to wear red lipstick... I never wear red lipstick! I was a bit nervous but the lovely folk of twitter encouraged me with their kind comments! Thanks guys!! 

Pouty McPouty

16 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous !
    Dress really suite you !
    I too have had the same problem with asos curve :(
    Hopefully the quality will improve as their range is great !

    www.launainponderland.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Launa!! So frustrating isn't it? I love their stuff, just wish there was more consistency in sizing and quality :(

      xx

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  2. I love leopard print so this dress is a winner and I must say I think you look stunning with red lips x

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    1. Thanks Danielle, I'm learning to love lippie!! xx

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  3. Bloody love this on you - and your hair / your make up / your styling xx

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    1. Thanks my little vintage vixen xxx

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  4. You rock that dress! And the vintage look is just wow. I agree with you about Asos about 90% of the stuff i order goes back, but there is the odd gem xx

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    1. Thanks Preya, I love the vintage look, I feel very comfortable in it! xx

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  5. Wow, you look fabulous, the dress might not be up to much but it looks amaze and you do look stunning! I love it!

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    1. Aww thanks Laura! despite the disappointing quality, I do love it and can totally see me wearing it with flats and my denim jacket or knee high boots and a chunky cardi in the winter! xxx

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    2. I bet you could do alot with it. Loving how you had your hair too :)

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  6. The dress looks amazing and I love what you've done with your hair xx

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  7. Despite your issues with ASOS, you totally transformed this dress! I love the vintage feel of your outfit. You should wear red lipstick more, you look divine!

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    1. AWw thank you so much!! I'm definitely going to start wearing more lipstick! xx

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