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Like most girls I love clothes, and I just can't seem to stop myself from placing regular orders with online super-retailer www.ASOS.com. I came across this dress in the sales where it was reduced from the (very reasonable) RRP of £20.00, to just £16.00. This dress is great value for money and I happily snapped it up straight away.
Product description: "T-shirt dress by ASOS Collection. Crafted in a cotton rich jersey with a stretch finish. Featuring a boat neckline, a loosely fitted bodice with a cinched waist, a form fitting, bodycon skirt and short length sleeves. Designed with a short cut length."
This dress is available in UK sizes 6 - 18. It comes in a choice of colours including black, royal blue or a pale mint green. I opted for the black version as the other shades weren't to my taste and I knew that by having it in a plain colour I could make the most of it by matching it to other items I already have in my wardrobe.
The dress has a basic T-shirt design and it's made of a stretchy cotton fabric with a simple shape to it. The fabric is very clingy but the cut has been cleverly designed to really flatter the figure. The dress fits into the current fashion craze for bodycon styles and is tight fitting on the skirt section, with a slightly looser top and neat ruching at the waist line that balances out the tightness of the lower section. This dress is quite revealing as it is so figure hugging, but it is also good at hiding an imperfect tummy thanks to the way the dress looks like it is in sections, and the looser bodice allows room for movement (and any post-cake-binge bloat!). I also really like that it has a straight slashed neckline as having the neck and chest area covered makes the dress a little more casual and demure, and makes it appropriate for wearing in the day. The little sleeves keep the style quite young, and balance out the neckline. I'm 5'10'' and it comes to mid-upper thigh length on me, so it is quite short but not so much so that it's too revealing. It also manages the miracle of expertly skimming my (admittedly minimal) curves and making my backside look darn-near perfect! Any dress that can do that has 5-star review written all over it!
I really like how this dress can be styled up or down to make it look more glamorous or more casual. If I want to wear it in the daytime then I just go with my usual "post-apocalyptic chic" style and wear it with khaki leggings, studded ankle boots and a heavy statement necklace. If I want to go for something more sophisticated for the evening then I will team it with some high heels and glam make-up - simple as that and the look is transformed. It really is versatile as the design is so simple and flattering which means I can wear it at any time for practically any occasion. For once, I'm actually paying attention to the fashion magazines as there are a few current trends that I really like. One of these is described as "sports luxe" and I'm enjoying experimenting with this look, and once again the trusty T-shirt dress comes out on top as this looks fab when paired with a pair of trendy wedge heeled high-top trainers and a colourful handbag. I love that the dress fits in with so many styles and you can still keep your own individual look by selecting your favourite pieces to go with it.
The fabric is made of 95% Cotton, 5% Elastane, and this makes it very stretchy to give that tight fitted look. It is incredibly comfortable to wear and the stretch allows for ease of movement, so even though the dress is clingy it's not restrictive. It's very simple to look after the garment as it is basically the same as a regular t-shirt and can be washed along with everything else in your machine. I always wash on a cool setting of 30 degrees, and this works just fine to get it nice and clean and fresh for wearing again. It is in great condition despite lots of wearing, thanks to the durable nature of the fabric.
I absolutely adore this dress, it is perfect for me and I cannot fault a single thing about it. From the flatering cut, to the versatile design, to the comfort and ease of care, this really is the perfect little black dress. I would thoroughly recommend heading on over to asos.com and buying one straight away - every girl needs a dress like this in their wardrobe!