Hello all! If you’ve been following the blog the last few days then you may be aware that I received several items from the team at ASOS to try and provide feedback. I received five pieces: two of which I have already reviewed here and here. The third item I am reviewing and featuring today is the ASOS TALL Midi Dress with Obi Belt in Red.
This dress comes in two color options, red and black. It is offered from a U.S. size 0 to a U.S. size 14.
I normally wear a 12/14 Tall or Large Tall in dresses depending on the cut and I am wearing a size 14 Tall in this dress and probably could get away with wearing a size 12, so I would say if you’re in between sizes like I am, to downsize on this one. The fit of this dress is roomy, but not overwhelmingly so. It drapes nicely and has a blousy feel. The cut and sizing I would say is spot on for talls. The obi style belt which is attached to the dress hits and ties right at the smallest part of the torso, which is super flattering on all body types, but especially so for those of us who’s problem area is the midsection. Do you see how tiny my waist looks?! Love it!
I also love how this dress is roomy, but not boxy and the extra fabric gathered in the front helps to minimize a tummy as well. The neckline is a deep V which you can control with how much you want to show or not, which I like. If you look at the model on the website, you can see the deep V. But for my modest ways and much larger bosom, the deep V just wouldn’t be appropriate for me…lol So I loved the fact that I could play around with the top for more coverage. The dress hits me right at the knees, the same spot as it does on the model and I’m 6’4″ tall folks, so that tells you right there, this ASOS TALL dress is truly meant for us tall girls. The knee length also makes this dress very flattering to the legs and versatile. This dress can be worn for date night, a night out with the girls, to a wedding and even a cocktail party. By just changing up the accessories and shoes I can see it being appropriate for many types of social occasions during the warmer months, especially the black version. But the real kicker is how comfortable this dress is and how the fabric feels on. It is 100% Viscose, which is sturdy, but not stiff. It is a mid weight material, woven and breathable fabric which is true to its description on the sight. I’m not wearing a slip underneath as you can see it isn’t transparent. The color is a beautiful bright and vibrant coral red hue, which I love because you all know I love color.
It’s funny, because I had just ordered and received a pair of low heel wedge suede sandals in ‘fresh strawberry’ a couple of weeks ago from J.Crew during an amazing online sale they were having and they are the exact same color as this dress. I didn’t pick this dress out myself, it was chosen for and sent to me by ASOS, amazing how things seem to work out perfectly. So that is another option for me with this dress for a monochromatic look this summer. This dress also gets the hubby’s two thumbs up. I showed it to him on the website before I put it on and he said he really liked it. When I put it on he said it would be a dress that he would have picked out for me himself as well.
My only con about this dress would be that it does wrinkle. When I took it out of the packaging it was quite wrinkled, but it ironed out quite easily. After ironing it and hanging it in my closet I had to iron it again before the pics because I noticed where it was squished in between the other clothes it wrinkled right back up. So that is something to take into consideration. When wearing this dress it does feel like you’re wearing a robe, its that comfortable and looking at my pictures it really has that chic kimono robe type vibe. This ASOS TALL Midi Dress retails for $75.28 and because of the comfortableness, the way it makes my waist look tiny, the tummy camouflage factor and perfect knee length this dress gets a nod of approval.
What I’m Wearing:
Dress: ASOS TALL
Shoes: Vince Camuto (size 12) via Nordstrom
Clutch: Jean Wearhouse
Thank you for reading!