Some of you may remember this bright pink floral number which was one of my favorite purchases from last year. The quality is very nice in-person, and the silhouette is just one that makes you feel good once you put it on. Either I liked my clothes a lot tighter though in the past or I've put on some lbs, as that dress is now too snug and short for comfort! Nevertheless I can't bear to part with it so it's hanging pretty in my closet. I was thrilled to see the same style come back this year in a new, beautiful iris print and softer color palette. I went one size up which turned out to be a more comfy fit on me throughout.
A tip about shopping on ASOS - I often see sold-out sizes come back in stock, likely due to their brands' inconsistent sizing (runs about 1 to 2 sizes small compared to American brands) and easy returns policy. If you really like something that's currently gone in your size, it doesn't hurt to check back in the mornings when their inventory refreshes.
The construction of this dress is exactly the same as last year, with medium-weight, sturdy sateen-like fabric with very minimal sheen. I absolutely love the pieced, curved construction which gives it that flirty, flattering shape. The skirt is kept full by a half layer of tulle underneath, sandwiched in between the outer layer and the full inner cotton lining. The only fit issue I have with this dress in a size up is slight gapping at the V-neckline, which can be mitigated with double-sided fashion tape. And similar to last year, I wouldn't recommend this dress for someone who is very busty (material is non-stretch and there's not a lot of give at the chest) or much taller, since the waist placement hits on the higher side.
Measurements of a 2P: 15.5" across armpits, 12.75" across waist, 13.5" across shoulders, and 32" total length. For reference I usually wear a 00P in American brands. Please keep in mind the thickness of the fabric and the lining account for some of the width in measurements. You can read my old review on the 0P here.
I'm in San Francisco this week for work, and always appreciate a chance to catch up with friends & further explore this beautiful city. Nick is super jealous as he loves SF and I've been tormenting him with food pics over the phone. The other morning I stopped by the city hall, which is just stunning (and immaculately maintained!) from every floor and angle. The feeling inside reminds me a lot of the Boston Public Library where we got married, and I saw my fair share of weddings taking place during my short visit!
I also wanted to show how this dress looks with navy tights as well as nude flats for transitioning in between seasons. The color scheme of this print is great for dabbling in spring style while the temps outside may still call for hosiery. The tights look really dark in this picture, but are a true navy blue in-person which I thought complemented the colors well.