The UK retailer ASOS has been (and still is!) offering free shipping to US customers, so I finally got curious and ordered this bow combo dress. Since I’ve heard inconsistent info about their sizing, I ordered both a petite 4 (says US 0 on the tag) and a petite 6 (says US 2).
The material was very stretchy so I got it on just fine (pull-over style, no zipper), but it was noticeably tight on me. I am not sure where one can wear this dress…for me it is too hooch for the workplace, yet not hooch enough for going out. Next up, the size 6…
Fit: Stretchy and petite-friendly, but I’m interested in how their more structured items fit. From the photo, I mistakenly thought this would be structured and work-appropriate. On the sz 4, waist measures 12″ across, bust measures 13″ across, and total length is 29.”
Material: Top is 100% viscose, bow is 100% cotton, and skirt is 96% cotton/4% elastane. This is maybe a smidge better quality than what one would find at H&M; or F21.
Value: I personally found this to be expensive for what it was. A similar dress at a retailer like H&M; would probably be $35, $40 max.
Verdict: Return (a little too costly at full price). I have to admit though that ASOS has some designs that are unique, plus the shopping experience was very easy. Free returns are also convenient, so I am definitely open to shopping here again for items that are on sale.
*Note – They have a return center right in the US, so even if they were not offering free return shipping it shouldn’t be too costly to send something back.
Ah, the dreaded “S” shape in the front (from the tummy to the thighs). This happens to me when something is too clingy and/or doesn’t hug right. Sizing up made it look better in the front but still unflatering in the back. The bow also looks awkward and floppy from the side view.
Jen at Frmheadtotoe ordered this wine dotty dress in petite 4 and she says it fits her well. It’s on clearance now for $16.85 and the petite 6 is still available. This tea-party flirty ruched sundress is also on clearance for $20.22 and left in petite 4 and 6.