Thursday, 20 September 2012

Isolation?

As Laura is busy sunning herself by the pool on holiday, I thought I would use this as a good opportunity to hijack her blog for the day. You may have seen me on Laura's blog before however for all formalities I will introduce myself properly- my name is Ray and I have a blog called Who is She. I met Laura about 18 months ago and its scary how similiar we both are!
 
Anyway onto the point of todays post- Laura asked me to do a fashion post for her, and I thought that as something a bit different I thought we could have a bit of a discussion. Initally I was going to pick some items of clothing however when looking on Asos I was shocked to see how the plus size range is completely seperate to the normal range even though they both contain items of the same clothing.
 
Images from www.asos.com
On a side note (you will notice I like to go off topic a lot), how fabulous is this sequinned kimono? I actually can't wait to get my student discount card so I can order this. As you can see both the kimono and the shirt are avaliable in both the normal and curve range- question, why can't Asos not combine both and have the one item of clothing listed and include how it would look on a range of sizes? Onto another point, I'm 5'10 and I find some Asos dresses really short even though they claim that the model is the same height as myself. Do you plus size ladies find that when you order clothing from Asos it fits/looks completely different from how it is on the site? Or do you even consider these models plus size and reflective of a real plus sized woman??
 
Images from www.asos.com
However what I will applaud Asos with is the fact that they actually get the styling with the Curve range spot on. Take a look at the mustard pussy bow blouse you have to admit the pencil skirt looks fab with it, however as for the petite version- Thelma has been on the phone and asked for the underlay of he Gypsy wedding dresses back. I'm sorry but that skirt is horrid and does nothing to sell the blouse to me. I sometimes wonder if the stylists at Asos have been sniffing something prior to styling as I find that they often get it so so wrong, yet with the Curve range everything is spot on. When your shopping for items of clothing do you look at how its styled for your own inspiration, or do you ignore how its been styled and purely look at the item of clothing itself??
 
I'd love to know your opinions on the matter, and if you ever want some dire bedtime reading make sure to check out my blog.
 
Ray xxx
 

3 comments:

  1. I love asos curve but i really wish they'd make their shirts longer! The first shirt pictured i think the normal range one would look better on bigger girls and the shorter length on smaller girls! :( x

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  2. Everything on ASOS is too short for me - always! I swear they must have a different, decent length dress that they put on the model from what they actually send to the customers. Usually their dresses won't even cover my arse (which is big, to be fair, but other brands manage it).

    Unless it's a dress labelled as 'midi' length I don't even bother anymore.

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  3. Love your picks Ray, especially that kimono and mustard shirt.. a sneaky purchase may be in order. I agree about that skirt too .. awful .. fab post xx

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