.... or my name for it which is "Buffet Dress".
I popped a picture of it on IG today and had a few enquiries about it. I guess there's quite a few of you who like a dress with no discernible shape or waistline like me.
I spotted this in January on the ASOS website and was quick to nab it. Just as well as it disappeared from the site not long after. Sold out in a blink of an eye. Every now and then, it makes a fleeting appearance in the odd size and then "Poof" it's gone again.
What drew me to it - I love the print and colour and the shape. This is going to be such an easy throw it on dress in the summer - it's loose and baggy and covers up the wobbly bits and it's also not so short as to draw comments such as "Not at her age!". But wait, I have to mention the side slits. The side slits are high - almost knicker high if you have short legs like me, so I've put in a couple of stitches to make it more wearable and socially acceptable. If you're tall - it's probably not a problem. #smallpeopleproblems
Talking of tall people in this dress, this would be fab over a pair of skinnies. It's quite a modern shape and with a pair of block heels like these, this would look fab. I can't do this, there's not enough leg length on my short pins. #smallpeopleproblemsagain
Oh yes, when you receive it, do not recoil in horror and wonder if you did bought the right size. You did and yes it does look like a tent. But get your head round it and you're on to a winner :)
Last Note :
- For reference, I'm roughly 5ft 1" and wearing a size small hence the fact it comes down past my knee. I'm a UK 10.
- The navy version which I have is actually a polyester mix and looks like a crepe. It doesn't crumple and has a bit of weight to it which gives the dress a nice "hang". They also do it in black here which is reduced and in the sale and made of viscose. They also do a floral print here again in a different poly mix.
- I love that the print looks like the night sky hence it's called "Total Eclipse".