Friday, January 15, 2010

ASOS Curve Review

Anyone who has read this blog long enough knows that the UK retailer, ASOS, is quite possibly my favorite store ever. When they announced that they would be launching a plus size line, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. They were kind enough to send some of us fatshion bloggers items to review before the line launches next week (Jan 22nd), and I don't think I've ever been happier than when the box arrived on my porch this morning. They sent me five items: a white lace dress, a black batwing dress, a blue trench coat, a pair of jeggings, and a slouchy white tee.

1) The white lace dress is simply amazing. It's super flirty and feminine, and it reminds me of the Rodarte for Target dresses that I couldn't fit into! It is perfect for Spring, but paired with tights and a bomber can definitely work through the winter months as well.

2) The batwing dress is every girl's dream. Everyone knows I can never have enough bodycon black dresses. The cool sleeves and slouchy top give it some flair, and I'm certain this will become a staple in my wardrobe. I wish I could have gotten a better picture showing the detail (trust me, I tried), but for some reason the flash and the material of the dress weren't working well together. I'm sure ASOS will be able to capture its magnificence a little more accurately!
3) This blue swing coat is just adorable. Nothing makes my heart flutter like big, gold buttons, and the huge pockets are the icing on the cake!
4) Never in my life have I felt a tee as soft as this one! I cannot even explain how hard it is as a fat girl to find slouchy t-shirts that look fashionable, so I was ecstatic to find out that ASOS has stepped up to the plate. Now that I know how well they fit, I will definitely be purchasing more. The jeggings are equally amazing--much better than any other brand I've tried. They're very thick, so I doubt they'll pill and rip, which is good because I don't think I'll be taking them off for a while.
I cannot say enough about the quality of these clothes; they literally feel like butter. Christina of Musings has also received some items that she will be reviewing in the next few days, and apparently hers are a bit more edgy. I'm extremely happy with the line so far, and cannot wait to see what else is offered when it launches next week!

Sizing: I believe the line will go up to a size UK26. To figure out what size you should order, my best advice is to take your measurements and check their size chart. I usually wear a US 16/18 on top and 18/20 on bottom. All of the ASOS stuff fit perfectly, and I ordered the dresses/tops in size UK20 and the jeggings in UK22.

In case anyone is wondering, all of the accessories and the studded shoes are from Forever21, the faux fur vest is from Target, and the black wedges are BCBG.

70 comments:

  1. OMG!! I love love love the jeggings! Where can I buy those?

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  2. I love it all. I can't wait. I thought it launched today, but it launches on my birthday. Maybe I can spend some birthday money on the line. YES!

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  3. So far, I'm very impressed! But I didn't expect anything less from ASOS. I'm just glad there is now another retailer that gives fashionable plus-size women more options.

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  4. do you know what sizes they'll be going up to? do you feel like the sizing was accurate for you?

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  5. i need everything. i repeat. EVERYTHING. those jeggings look really great, i will be ordering those (as long as they have back pockets)!

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  6. @keena, i meant to put that in the post! thanks for reminding me--i'll edit it now.

    @olivevolving they have back pockets!

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  7. Wow...utterly cute! I usually hate white anything but that lace dress is awesome. As well as that blue coat, so adorable. Clothes never look like that on me though. And I've been scared to order stuff from overseas in fear of bad fits and having to pay to return stuff. Maybe I'll give it a try.And I understand about the camera, I'm still fumbling with mine.

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  8. those are absolutely beautiful! i love ALL OF THEM!! did you get to keep all of the items??

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  9. you look amazing in the blue coat, girl

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  10. That lacedres is amazing, love the coat as well, u look great as usual!x

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  11. gabi you have outdone yourself with how hot it is possible for you to be. i predict people knocking on your door regarding some catalogue work OR SOMETHING amirite people?!?!?!!?

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  12. This is definitely better than the little preview that was going around.

    It just looks like the sizing is on the small size because I usually buy a UK22 and here I think I'd need a 24.

    http://www.blogtobealive.com

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  14. see?! i knew it was a lot better than everyone was griping about! regardless of what the preview showed, asos makes great clothes. hands down. and i love everything that you got. i love the jeggings and the lace dress. as an avid asos buyer myself, i'll sooo be picking up things from that line.

    random question - does anyone who has bought any uk sized clothes find they fit into the same corresponding us size? eg. i wear a 18 on top in the us and a 18 on top in the uk fits me as well? aren't the sizes supposed to be different in some way? or maybe its just me? i dunno.

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  15. It's better than the preview on Asos website. I was afraid...

    I love your lipstick !

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  16. It is so unfair that even though you are fat your face is so beautiful and thin! NO DOUBLE CHIN! AH, UNFAIR :(

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  17. Beautifull, loved. PS: Sorry my english, don´t speak very well ... kiss

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  18. They should have got you to model these clothes 'cause this has me way or excited than the sneak peak! What's the length of the jeggings like? As most shops seem to think that plus size=short size.

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  19. ahh the lace dress is amazing
    are the leggings denim or just...blue?

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  20. Very cute. I am glad you put your sizes on there, it helped with perspective. (I am a 14/16 on top 10/20 on bottom also).

    How do you take such great pics? Do you have a tripod or someone taking the pics for you? (I think I recall you mentioning a tripod but just wanted to check). I haven't been able to take any pics on my blog because they never come out looking right.

    Anyway, beautiful as always. Definently gets me excited for Asos. I normally order from Dorothy Perkins (if I order overseas) but Asos may get my business as well.

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  21. Ah, this is definitely better than the preview! Will save some pennies for when it launches :)

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  22. Oh gabi. i just loved the jeggins! They had the perfect fit on you! After read this post, i went see the models wearing that. And i can sure you: their do not look that great!

    xo xo.

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  23. Much better than the previews. Now if it weren't for the spending freeze currently under way at my house...

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  24. That white lace dress is beyond stunning.

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  25. The white lace dress is beyond beautiful. A friend bought me a white lace dress from the thrift store late last year. I was stumped as to how to dress it during this season. But seeing you in the black tights, black shoes & black bomber jacket just inspired me. Thanks, Gabi!

    Um, I'm getting that coat. Like, yesterday.

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  26. OMG...I love it all...and I love that slouchy tee the best! LOVE!!

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  27. I love it all so far! Especially that white dress, it's wonderful. I saw the sneek peek on Musings and didn't think much of it, however now seeing some of the items on you (and hopefully Christina of Musings soon aswell) I'm starting to think that ASOS has the right idea!

    Devon
    fat-nurse.com

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  28. OMG I love it cant wait for this line to drop!

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  29. I'm SO happy to hear about this! Might have to order at least the jeggins... :) Do you have any idea on the pricing of the line?

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  30. I cant wait to find out the pricing on that coat OH MY I NEED THAT COAT !!!

    http://aplussizeprincess.blogspot.com/

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  31. OMG, that coat!!! I'm in love! :)

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  32. wow, very cute- love the coat, tee and jeggings

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  33. Ahh this gives me much more confidence in the line! The preview pics definately weren't very inspiring! I love the white lace dress, and that coat is amazing.

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  34. I love the jeggings and the coat is really cute I'm officially excited again about this line.

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  35. O and I could do so much with that Tee (lOVE IT).

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  36. Okay now I feel better about the line...this stuff looks awesome!

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  37. i'm so excited for that black dress. plus-size bodycon is so hard to find.

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  38. Soooo in love with that lace dress! It's so great to see that decent labels are actually making plus size clothing these days!

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  39. Thanks everyone!

    @kia, yes i get to keep the items :) one of the perks of being a blogger!

    @madamemango usually you're supposed to order 1-2 sizes up for UK sizing

    @cecilia oh i definitely have a double chin, believe me!

    @stephanie im not sure about the length of the jeggings, but they fit me well. i'm 5'5 and there is a little extra fabric scrunched at the ankles (which i like). i would say they would fit anyone from 5'3-5'7 fine.

    @AVLStyle the leggings are denim

    @LiteralGemini I just set my camera on the table and use the self timer...I'm saving up for a tripod!

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  40. The white dress look so great, I love how you styled it.

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  41. the blue coat and the jeggings are just beautiful. do you know if they will be shipping to canada?

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  42. Hi ya,

    i just came across this blog and all I can say is wow. I used to be of the mindset that after I lost weight I would be able to buy trendy clothes/look sexy and so I haven't made much of an effort. After going through your blog, I see so many plus size stores listed I am inspired to dress to flaunt what i've got, not hide it. Thanks for your awesome blog, we need more like it!

    http://mypantsfit.blogspot.com/

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  43. I wish I had know about your blog a couple of years ago. I used to be a lot bigger than I am now which resulted in years of wearing big baggy boy's clothes because I got so frustrated with change rooms. To think I could of looked as amazing as you do all those years. The coat is definitely my favourite, but everything looks amazing on you.

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  44. @marisela yeahurite!

    haha, my best friend is the dopest. im impressed they nailed your style with the items sent. guessing good research on their part mixed with your natural ability to look fab in anything.

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  45. Such a fantastic post! I am looking forward to this collection so much and now I def know I will be buying some things from the line--starting w/ a new pair of jeggings!

    xo J.

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  46. Ciao Gabi , la tua bellezza è splendente come il Sole di Sicilia ...Complimenti !
    Hi Gabi, Hi there in US !
    I'm Aurè a sicilian naive Artist, I visited your Blog and I must say, I adore It, I love it ! ..Cheers!
    and..your look is wonderful,Fatboluos!...Cheers!

    Do you like also Italian/Sicilian Fashion?
    hope to see you wearing also something Italian made soon ..

    Greetings from Italy/Sicily by a fellow naive Artist who love painting only Plus-sized Women and to celebrate their sparkling Beauty.
    Happy day & Best Wishes to all Plus sized women that read this message, ciao a Tutte Voi !
    Viva la Vita ! W les Rondes ! W the Plus-size Beauty ! W the the joy of curves!
    Aurè
    http://spazioinwind.libero.it/aureart/index.html

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  47. you are GORGEOUS and you have incredible style and also a great connection to your body and how to show it off. how fun that they sent you stuff!!

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  48. i had no idea asos was expanding their line until i read this post. that's amazing. i've actually had tons of luck with their clothes in the past (with the exception of one polyester dress that has no give). i've definitely learned the art of shopping on asos, carefully reading materials to see which ones will work with my body. the swing jacket looks AMAZING on you.

    xo.

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  49. These styles are gorgeous! Can't wait for the line to be launched. Never bought from Asos before as thought sizes wouldn't fit me, but I will definitely give these a go. And I agree with all the above, you have a fantastic sense of style!

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  50. You are absolutely gorge!!!!!

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  51. I'm really looking forward to this on Friday - the first dress looks AMAZING and would be a very welcome addition to my wardrobe...!

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  52. The white lace dress looks stunning on you! And the blue swing coat is just to die for - it fits you so well too! :-)

    xoxo
    irmiana


    http://idressforme.blogspot.com

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  53. I want everything!!! You look freakin FANTASTIC in everything. The blue coat is amazing!

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  55. Whoa, that whole collection is so adorable! I honestly want it all, your figure makes everything look that much better. When I saw the blue coat on the site, I wasn't too sure about it but on you (who is my size), it looks fantastic!

    I'm going to be poor by the time I finish shopping at ASOS now!

    (http://fashionthatfits.blogspot.com/)

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  56. You are fantastic! I think I will get addicted to your blog and maybe even start my own.

    xxxx

    Teer Wayde

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  57. You are fantastic! I think I will get addicted to your blog and maybe even start my own.

    xxxx

    Teer Wayde

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  58. These clothes are gorgeous!!! I am totally IN LOVE with that white lace dress!!! :)

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  59. Is the coat still available on the website? I can't seem to find it and I NEED it!! Atlanta is having freakishly cold weather of late and I love LOVE that blue and gold combination!!!

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  60. I love Asos now! They're collection of plus size clothes is right on the mark with the style of clothing that I've been waiting for. I love, love, love that blue swing coat. I wish I had enough money to get it cause it's on sale now. >__< lol. And those jeggings look good too.

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  61. I like those jeggings! Do they have a specific name/style number? Or do their jeggings all fit the same?

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  62. I totally just purchased the swing coat from ASOS. Free shipping and it was on sale. You inspire me, lady. Thanks for being you.

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  64. love the thighs with open toe shoes, finally someone that is not scared of being sensual and feminine

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  65. You look really amazing in every single outfit. Props.

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  66. i just found your blog trying to find a review on how asos curve clothing fit. i discovered asos about a month or two ago and i cannot stay away from the site and all of their beautiful clothing! i am so appreciative of you mentioning that the clothes fit true to size!! you and i share the same sizes on top and bottom and now i know i have to buy me some asos curve this very moment cause it'll fit!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

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