ASOS petite lace dress review + Dune jeweled sandals

ASOS is one of my go-to brands for items that fit without alterations, plus they offer free international shipping for orders over $40 & free returns which is awesome. Quality can be hit or miss and sizing can be tricky (can run 1-2 sizes small compared to American brands). What adds to the confusion is ASOS sells both their in-house brand (ASOS regular, petites, tall, plus, etc), as well as tons of other brands, so sizing and quality will differ across all of these brands. However, when you do find winners, they tend to be gems that you won't see on everyone else.
asos little white lace petite dress

Instagram friends have already seen this lace dress, which is one of my favorite pieces ever from ASOS...Untitled
I'm wearing a US size 1 and it fits like a glove (every time I see the word "bodycon" I automatically order a size up than I would for other ASOS items). For fit reference, my measurements are 32-24-32 with a 30A-32A bust size. It feels smaller than a 00 petite in American brands and similar to an H&M size 2. Here are a few other adorable dress options available in all petite sizing:

Another department I love at ASOS is their swimwear - I have never seen such an extensive array of sizing, starting at 30A to 30H (look for the styles labeled "fuller bust")! The best way to navigate the selection is to filter for your size on the left hand navigation bar. I have one of their bikinis in 32A which fit great (UPDATE: see my ASOS swim review).

Lastly, I recently discovered a British shoe brand, Dune, and am in love with my jeweled sandals. The crystals aren't everyone's cup of tea, but I must've gotten a dozen compliments and inquiries the day I broke these out. I initially discovered this brand out at an industry conference and thought the products on display were nice quality. You can find these same shoes on their website in a number of colors (just type "Harah" in their site search box - the international language conversion doesn't allow me to link to the specific product). Screen shot 2015-05-24 at 3.43.47 PMUnfortunately for small-footed ladies, the smallest size they make is a EUR36 which they say translates into a US 5, but I do find that it fits more like a US 6 or generous 5.5. These are a little loose on me, not bad because I usually straddle 5-5.5, but would be too roomy for someone who is a true size 5. I also wanted to mention that ASOS carries a few of their styles, including a very similar version of these sandals!

32 comments:

  1. Love the floral dress, so pretty for spring! Have a nice weekend :)

    http://www.mintnotion.com

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  2. Now I'm a bit sad that dresses with straps don't look good on me because your floral dress is a paragon on beauty! I think even the length goes perfect for you, it is not necessary to shorten it in my opinion. Happy Pentecost!
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  3. Two dresses are awesome!
    xx

    www.mybeautrip.com

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  4. I am wondering if you had to wear a strapless bra or are their cups in the dress?

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    1. Hello - I wear a strapless bra with it

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  5. wowy, that ASOS lace dress looks like it was made for you! Perfection! Thanks for sharing your great finds!

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  6. What size do you wear in M. Gemi?

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  7. you have such a great figure! I love the tulip dress

    The Artistically Challenged

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  8. I love your picture of the dress + real flowers. So cute! And the dress looks lovely on you! I'm a sucker for florals.
    www.girlonbalcony.com

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  9. That floral dress is gorgeous. I just love it. Looks so flattering on you. It looks very similar to a dress that I have.

    Diary of Elegance
    http://diaryofelegance.blogspot.ca/

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  10. Oh my gosh Jean! That white dress is stunning on you! Thanks for sharing this sale recap!
    ~Elle
    www.ellesequations.com

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  11. That white dress looks phenomenal on you. Perfect fit. I'd totally buy this but my body has been fluctuating recently and I have a feeling it would be super tight on me haha.

    coffeeslag

    coffeeslag: DAILY ELITE REVIEW

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  12. wow, I really love the white lace dress on you! Gorgeous! XO

    Shall We Sasa

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  13. Love the tulip print dress, it's such a pretty piece! Very elegant white lace dress too, thanks for sharing!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.com

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  14. Love those dresses!

    Tamara
    www.archiwardrobe.com

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  15. I love the floral dress and the jeweled sandals!

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  16. Question: what kind of bra do you wear underneath strappy tops (like that tulip dress)?

    http://blog.jessicapei.com

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    1. I wore just a regular strapless bra! Mine's the Sascha from the little bra company.

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  17. Love love the ASOS dress. Would love to wear this after baby is born!

    Candace
    www.themintedmama.com

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  18. i love Dune shoes, but code 'LONGWKD' is invalid after i tried it?

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    1. Hi there - it was a memorial day weekend sale and ended yesterday, unfortunately!

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  19. These dresses are so pretty! I love the tulip floral dress. And those sandals are just too gorgeous!

    xx, Diane || http://www.modernisticphoenix.blogspot.com

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  20. That lace white dress fits u like a glove -- it's so pretty!!

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  21. Love the two dresses, especially the lace one. It looks much more expensive than it is. Great finds, Jean!

    xx
    Yvonne
    http://tellmeyblog.com

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  22. I'm DYING for that tulip dress, it's so cute & twirl-worthy!
    XO Color Me Courtney
    www.colormecourtney.com

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  23. Really love the white dress!!! but I haven't bought ASOS petite before.
    I am wondering what size is right for me.... (mine: 101 lbs 5.2 feet)

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  24. Can you give a quick review on your M Gemi shoes as far as sizing goes? I love these!

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  25. I love your M Gemi shoes! I couldn't find them on the website though :( What was the name of the shoes?

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  26. Hello!
    Can I check with you which uk size did you order for the asos lace dress?
    They don't seem to have us size 1 on the size chart.

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  27. Hi Jean, first time leaving you a message, I've been a long time follower from Hong Kong!

    I've bought clothes from ASOS before, but almost everytime I've gotten the sizing wrong :(

    I'm a 32-26-?? (not sure), 5'1", what size would you recommend for the ASOS white lace dress? I love it!!

    Thanks so much for your help!

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  28. Hi Jean, long time follower, first time messenger :-). I have started following you in Belgium (my home country) and I live in the US now, which makes it easier to access some brands. I love all that you do so continue!! You mentioned you were a US size 1 in this dress, did you mean US 0? I want to order it now and there is no US size 1. Thanks!

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