My preferred style of dress is something tight, below the knee, longer sleeved and slightly cleavagey. Enter the bargainously priced peplum hem dress from ASOS.


I ordered this dress in a 16 (my current size) initially, but found it pretty stretchy and spacious, and so due to my steady weight loss decided to try a 12 in both colourways – and they fit like a spray on glove.


The dress is made out of a stretchy thin cotton like fabric, and naturally I wanted smooth lines underneath it. I created this using a Freya Deco bra and some Maidenform shorts. The shorts I use are actually from TK Maxx where you can strike lucky every so often and find cheap shapewear. They are not as fitted as they could be, and I use them more to smooth and stop chafing.


No dress would be complete without a belt, and my current favourite is one I snagged in a sale at H&M – click here for a similar one from ASOS. I think the gold is perfect with both colourways, and these Simply Be heels really pull the look together.


I am 5’7 and this dress is a great length on me, bordering on almost being too long. Despite the extreme tightness it isn’t see through anywhere, and the neckline and sleeves are great. It does show up every lump and bump and of course my bra and shapewear are slightly apparent, but personally I don’t mind that.


The ‘red’ dress is more of a burnt orange, which I was not expecting but I am quite happy with as I have several red dresses. The navy blue is nice and dark and gives it a different and, in my opinion, more sophisticated look.


The dress keeps it’s shape really well and doesn’t need ironing, and the peplum hem is made out of the same fabric and so hangs nicely. The dress has no zip and so needs to be pulled on – a winner in my eyes!

What do you think of the peplum hem dresses from ASOS? Will it be making it’s way into your wardrobe?


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