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!

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  1. Unknown wrote:

    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!

    Posted 3.14.16 Reply
  2. Lillian wrote:

    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!

    Posted 8.7.15 Reply
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    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.

    Posted 7.31.15 Reply
  4. Anonymous wrote:

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

    Posted 6.19.15 Reply
  5. Jay Volok wrote:

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

    Posted 6.17.15 Reply
  6. chi ou wrote:

    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)

    Posted 6.2.15 Reply
  7. Courtney wrote:

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

    Posted 5.27.15 Reply
  8. Love the two dresses, especially the lace one. It looks much more expensive than it is. Great finds, Jean!


    Posted 5.27.15 Reply
  9. Elle C. wrote:

    That lace white dress fits u like a glove — it's so pretty!!

    Posted 5.27.15 Reply
  10. These dresses are so pretty! I love the tulip floral dress. And those sandals are just too gorgeous!

    xx, Diane ||

    Posted 5.26.15 Reply
  11. Jean wrote:

    Hello – I wear a strapless bra with it

    Posted 5.26.15 Reply
  12. Jean wrote:

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

    Posted 5.26.15 Reply
  13. Jean wrote:

    Hi there – it was a memorial day weekend sale and ended yesterday, unfortunately!

    Posted 5.26.15 Reply
  14. Anonymous wrote:

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

    Posted 5.26.15 Reply
  15. Love love the ASOS dress. Would love to wear this after baby is born!


    Posted 5.25.15 Reply
  16. Question: what kind of bra do you wear underneath strappy tops (like that tulip dress)?

    Posted 5.25.15 Reply
  17. Paola wrote:

    I love the floral dress and the jeweled sandals!

    Posted 5.25.15 Reply
  18. J like!! Ciao ciao

    Posted 5.25.15 Reply
  19. Love those dresses!


    Posted 5.25.15 Reply
  20. Love the tulip print dress, it's such a pretty piece! Very elegant white lace dress too, thanks for sharing!


    Posted 5.25.15 Reply
  21. Sasa Zoe wrote:

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

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 5.25.15 Reply
  22. coffeeslag wrote:

    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: DAILY ELITE REVIEW

    Posted 5.24.15 Reply
  23. Elle wrote:

    Oh my gosh Jean! That white dress is stunning on you! Thanks for sharing this sale recap!

    Posted 5.24.15 Reply
  24. 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

    Posted 5.24.15 Reply
  25. Angela wrote:

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

    Posted 5.24.15 Reply
  26. Nancy wrote:

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

    The Artistically Challenged

    Posted 5.24.15 Reply
  27. What size do you wear in M. Gemi?

    Posted 5.24.15 Reply
  28. Olyvia wrote:

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

    Posted 5.24.15 Reply
  29. BReese1010 wrote:

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

    Posted 5.24.15 Reply
  30. mybeautrip wrote:

    Two dresses are awesome!

    Posted 5.24.15 Reply
  31. 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

    Posted 5.24.15 Reply
  32. Eden Mint wrote:

    Love the floral dress, so pretty for spring! Have a nice weekend 🙂

    Posted 5.24.15 Reply

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