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Closet or ASOS dress?

(26 Posts)
AvacadoSalad Fri 13-Jan-17 20:13:32

Hello - newbie here!

I'm adding to my wardrobe a new flared / swishy dress for work. I tend to suit darker shades as pale colours wash my face out and make me look pasty and ill. sad

I work in a fairly smart office environment, but not overly restrictive on skirt length (knee-length is the norm).

I've found two I love which are perfect for my shape (hourglass). I love the navy blue, turn-up sleeves and slight high-low skirt of the Closet dress and the gentle A-line skirt, kimono sleeves and lace design of the ASOS dress.


burnishedsilver Fri 13-Jan-17 20:16:17

Any chance you could buy both?

HowDoYouDrinkYourTea Fri 13-Jan-17 20:16:55

For work I'd say the closet one

Fuzzypeggy Fri 13-Jan-17 20:22:31

I much prefer the Asos one, the closet one is nice but a bit conservative. But then again, it is for work so the closet one might be better.

HowDoYouDrinkYourTea Fri 13-Jan-17 20:25:39

Oh yes I agree theASOS one is nicer. But for work the closet one is better. It depends on your work I suppose

AvacadoSalad Fri 13-Jan-17 20:26:22

I'd love to buy both but would rather buy just the one.

hecallsmebunny Fri 13-Jan-17 20:51:39

Love the ASOS one! Could you share a link please?! grin

AvacadoSalad Fri 13-Jan-17 21:02:48

If you click on the blue link (ASOS) in the post, it'll take you there.

AvacadoSalad Fri 13-Jan-17 21:04:54


JournosAreLazy Fri 13-Jan-17 21:54:37

I much prefer the Asos however I work in a corporate environment but it would seem a bit too 'dressy' for me. Maybe it's the lace. Depends on your workplace though as ironically the Closet one looks a bit casual and more like a summer dress. Both are nice though.

Mawsymoo Fri 13-Jan-17 22:05:12

I agree the Closet one would be more appropriate for work. I have a few Closet dresses and they're nice quality.

Love the Asos one but none left in my size sad

SantaClausMortificado Fri 13-Jan-17 22:12:21

Both nice - I too prefer the Asos dress but agree not really suitable for work - although that may depend on where you work!

The Closet one though has the look of a dress that may be fine on the model but when you put it on reveals a bit too much clevage on a normal human - but again that may depend on your body type.

If you really want it for work, I'd keep looking tbh.

SantaClausMortificado Fri 13-Jan-17 22:14:08

Btw - I just looked and the ASOS skater dress is rather randomly only available in size 8 or size 18!

AvacadoSalad Mon 16-Jan-17 09:22:15

Discovered in online reviews that the Closet dress has hip pockets! grin

plimsolls Mon 16-Jan-17 09:24:43

Hooray for pockets on a dress!

I think the Closet one for work. The lace on the ASOS doesn't look right for work, I think it's too "going outy".

CanarySong Mon 16-Jan-17 09:26:23

The Closet one of its for work. You may find you'll neee a vest underneath.

KatharinaRosalie Mon 16-Jan-17 09:29:39

Can I say neither? Pretty dresses both, but Asos is too much lace for office environment, and the Closet one has too low neckline.

BitOutOfPractice Mon 16-Jan-17 09:48:09

I love the closet one. ASOS one too dressy for work I think

BreatheDeep Mon 16-Jan-17 10:04:05

I love the closet one! Might just go and have a look for myself....!

BitOutOfPractice Mon 16-Jan-17 11:45:18

What's closet sizing like?

AvacadoSalad Mon 16-Jan-17 13:13:32

Online reviews would suggest that they run a size small; I'm a 10 so a 12 should be OK...

AvacadoSalad Mon 16-Jan-17 13:16:31

12s are out of stock, so it's either a tight fit (10) or a more relaxed / loose fit (14)

FashionMommy Tue 17-Jan-17 14:57:57

Love the ASOS one.

AvacadoSalad Tue 17-Jan-17 18:00:14

I've plumped for the Closet one in a size 14 - around an actual size 12 considering online reviews - a relaxed fit rather than running the risk of squeezing breasts in with a size 10 blush.

BitOutOfPractice Tue 17-Jan-17 19:11:36

I'd be really interested to hear what it's like op. I love it

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