Asos Wish List

So what do you do when you are a student, short on cash, but big on wardrobe dreaming?

Compile a wishlist.

This is my current Asos wishlist. I’m already thinking about what I’ll wear to work once my PhD is handed in and I’m back in the workforce, so some of the items below are potential workwear, and some are here just because they’re pretty.

TFNC Knee Length Sleeveless Pleat Cross Over Dress was £38.00 now £20.00

This is such a classic, flattering cut. I really like the 50s neckline and the broad straps.

Asos Square Neck Cap Sleeve Bodycon Dress £40.00

I’ll be up front and say that the Asos own label clothes are not as high quality as the other labels on the site, but dayum, someone at Asos HQ knows how to cut a dress. Case in point, this dress I bought in red (in the longer length) some months ago is a showstopper. Elegant and very flattering. The jersey material is cheap, and I am forever getting the stitching at the top of the kicksplit resewn, but it’s worth it. I get so many compliments on it.

The black dress above is exactly the same cut, but with short sleeves. Great for the warmer months!

Mango Wool Mix Lurex Knit Dress was £49.90 now £20.00

This is a ‘ships to the UK only’ number, so you’ll need a UK friend or package forwarding service to secure this one. It would be great for the office in winter, with just a hint of sparkly glam.

Mango Tea Dress £49.90

Anther basic, but well cut dress.

Reiss Leah Frill Skirt Dress £159.00

This dress is so cute! Feminine and elegant.

River Island 1950s Embroidered Prom Dress £44.99

For me, this would be a weekend dress, and excellent in the height of the Australian summer. It demands icecream.

Karen Millen Lace Detail Contrast Satin Dress £190.00

I really have nowhere to wear a dress like this, but it’s so hot! Knowing the infamous Karen Millen cut, it would look amazing on pretty much everyone too.

Asos Oversized 70s Orange Stripe Floppy Straw Hat was £25.00 now £10.00

Sun protection is a big priority for me at the moment, so I’ve taken more of an interest in hats lately. I love the large-brimmed, floppy versions, like the one above. Very chic.

Asos Midi Dress with Frill Waist £40.00

I have a feeling that this might end up looking a bit ‘baby-doll’ on me, but I like it regardless. The shoulders are strong without being too 80s.

Asos Polo Neck Dress with Paisely Print £35.00

This 70s inspired dress is like nothing else in my wardrobe. Great for work and looks super comfortable too.

Asos Midi Dress with Contrast Belt £55.00

I’m not sure how much of the awesomeness of this dress is down to the model’s killer body, but I’d like to think this dress would look equally awesome on me *crosses fingers*. Anyway, love the fit and flare, and the belt detail just makes the whole thing look very put together.

Asos Midi Dress with Pussybow £40.00

Gorgeous colour, and I love that bow around the neck. The empire waistline is very forgiving, and would be great for hiding a full belly after lunch!

Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Croco Buckle Detail Heeled Shoes £150.00

These ones are on sale for £90

I absolutely adore these Vivienne Westwood for Melissa shoes. The buckle, the colour, the heel, all fantastic. The down side? The price and the materials. Very expensive, and it’s a completely synthetic shoe. I used to work in a shoe store, and it didn’t take me much time to work out that they stinkiest of feet came out of synthetic shoes. Be warned.

Asos Straw 70s Floppy Hat was £20.00 now £12

And lastly, another hat. This would be more versatile than the orange one, and the broad brim would offer some decent sun protection. Great price too!

 

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14 Responses to Asos Wish List

  1. Suzanne says:

    Aaaaawwwesome. I love these posts! my pick are the first two and the two midi dress, I know they’d look great on you. And I’m hearing you on the Melissas. I have two pairs – some wedges and slipons – and whilst they dont get as stinky as you might expect (Melissa shoes are scented!) they do result in some slippy, sweaty feet due to lack of ventilation.

    that said I would happily get all over any of the vivienne westwood crossovers, they are dreamy.

  2. There are so much eye candy on Asos!

    My favourite is the Midi Dress with Contrast Belt, so classy. If it is in a breathable material (somehow the website doesn’t say) I’ll be tempted to get one too.

  3. Dempeaux says:

    @Suzanne You have great taste! I wish I could wear those Melissas. I bet they’re super comfy, but I think I’d need a fairly serious foot deodorant. Even with the stinky problem, I can’t rule out buying them in future. They’re so sweet! :D

  4. Dempeaux says:

    @MsCurious I’m guessing that the Midi Dress with the Contrast Belt is in that jersey fabric too, which is *okay* as far as breathability goes. Looks so lovely! Still love Asos!

  5. Right now my wallet hates you, because I LOVE every single thing on this wishlist, and I’ve been on the hunt for THE black dress for..uh… a lifetime. So now I need to go check these!
    (They look a bit grown up, though, but at some point I need to integrate that at 34, I’m not a teenage girl anymore and I CAN wear those things without looking like I play dress up).

  6. Dempeaux says:

    @Musing Oh no! ;) Yes, they are a bit grown up. I find myself always going for the librarian-with-attitude look ;) Good luck!

  7. Jessica says:

    The second dress complete with shoes 100% reminds me of your style. Gorgeous. I really want that red dress now…

  8. Dempeaux says:

    @Jess Yay! I really want that black dress. So easy to wear! Red is such a great colour too. It’s my favourite I think :)

  9. Nat says:

    I love the Reiss black cocktail frock. With a brooch it would be very Mad Men. I love ASOS too but have been burnt many times by their own brand, which as you point out is not often high on quality yet the cuts are fantastic.

  10. Dempeaux says:

    @Nat The Reiss looks gorgeous! Yes, I love my red Asos dress, but the quality isn’t great. I’m so tempted to take it to a dressmaker and have it made in a better fabric. One day…

  11. I was SO close to buying that 70s style paisley dress last week! It would be perfect for my Winter wardrobe and easily worn to either work or socially.

    I love that pretty much all the dresses you’ve posted are knee length – I cannot wear mini hemlines and love the demure look that the knee lengthy hem gives.

  12. Dempeaux says:

    @Julia It looks great! Knee-length dresses are so classic and versatile. I wear longer and shorter lengths, but not as often :)

  13. Alright I have now added several things from your wishlist to my own wishlist haha! I think we have very similar tastes in those classic body con styles, so great to see your suggestions here. I am a big fan of the Reiss dress (um obviously) but actually when I tried it on I found the slightly dropped waist was not so flattering so I would say not sure about this one. That midi dress from Asos, yes the model looks amazing in it but the dress is still beautiful. And pussy bows – I think we’ll be seeing a lot of this come Fall/Winter so might be a good investment piece. Hope the PhD is coming along well!

    http://www.styleonthecouch.com

  14. Dempeaux says:

    @StyleOnTheCouch Very interesting about the Reiss dress! Quite wonderful to hear that you validate my choices :)

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