K/R: ASOS Photofloral Dress

I ordered Ceit's awesome marble print dress from ASOS (not a k/r, to debut soon!), and this one fell into my cart for good measure. Great price, great comfy fabric for work, fits well. Would be a total keep, except I'm unsure about the pattern placement of the red roses. Are they too weirdly smack-dab-in-the-center?


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  • lyn* replied 8 years ago

    Hmm, I liked it, then I noticed the roses... I think the bottom one in the middle bothers me.

  • replied 8 years ago

    Thumbs up from me, I don't think any are too weirdly placed.

  • Mona replied 8 years ago

    Love this dress on you, Rae. Rose placement does not bother me at all. The neckline, sleeves and length is so flattering on you.

  • replied 8 years ago

    Is it a River Island one too? I am finding too many dresses on ASOS from that brand that I like :)

  • replied 8 years ago

    I like this on you, Rae, and I don't see a problem with the pattern.  I vote keep.

  • Joy replied 8 years ago

    Looking Fab! I don't see a problem with the rose placement, but if it bothers you, you should return.

  • shevia replied 8 years ago

    I think it looks great and pattern placement doesn't bother me at all.

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    I like it a lot and do not see the pattern placement issue. What I see is a nice diagonal line in the pattern that both emphasizes a gentle curve and makes you look long and lean. 

  • Janet replied 8 years ago

    I love it on you and see no problem with that pattern placement, even though pattern placement bugs me in a lot of things.

    So now you, Ceit and I are dress triplets -- too funny! (Even though I'm more hip-endowed than either of you, somehow that marbled dress really worked on me -- it's a miracle!)

  • texstyle replied 8 years ago

    I didn't notice the pattern placement on this until you mentioned it so I'm not sure it's a problem but you could always order another to see if it's different. The fit and style looks great on you!

  • missvee replied 8 years ago

    I think the front view of the pattern is just fine. What's the back view like. I wouldn't want one of those big roses you know where :-).
    Oh, and the dress is a great fit.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 8 years ago

    I think this dress is stunning on you Rae and the rose placement isn't a problem IMHO. I swear you look fab in everything!

  • Sara L. replied 8 years ago

    I think the roses in the pattern look fine. If one was on your tummy or crotch I would feel differently, but they seem to be in non-offensive places.  The dress looks great on you!

  • Mary Beth (formerly LBD) replied 8 years ago

    I really love this dress on you, and I don't see anything amiss with the roses!

  • Thistle replied 8 years ago

    Love this dress on you! I second Sara on no bad rose placement.

    It is so pretty on you, so feminine and a bit classic.  Are you okay with that? Are your style goals okay with that?

  • Nadya replied 8 years ago


    I'm pretty sensitive to pattern placement; patterns that other fabbers think are fine are definite no's for me. And I think the pattern placement here is FINE.
    Hope you keep it and love it.

  • replied 8 years ago

    Yeah! I can't wait to see it on you Janet and Rae! It is a great dress. I am going to keep y eye out for more like that from them.

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    Well, I guess the pattern is NBD! Leaning toward keep - I am a little too lazy to wait for another one, so it must not bother me all that much. 

    Ceit, this style works really nicely, right? I got hooked after the B44/Cha Cha Vente style dress I got last year. River Island makes a lot of them. I hope they do some more prints for Fall!

    Janet, I may not need it in the hip, but I love the wider cut bottom for my caboose. Yay for no pulling!

  • catgirl replied 8 years ago

    Really fab!  The neckline is too high for me, but I will admire it fiercely on the three of you.  I see no pattern issues.

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    I love the dress but would like to see a photo of the sleeves with your arms down. That cap sleeve shape can be tricky.

    I adore the pattern and have no problem with its placement. Fab with your cinnamon trench and moto :)

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    Here you go, Angie! I generally don't mind cap sleeves on myself, but let me know if I am missing something!

    (Sidebar: can you believe I no longer have the cinnamon colored trench? I sold it after leaving the bank... still kicking myself hard for that one!)

  • Janet replied 8 years ago

    You have such nice slim arms I can't see anything wrong with that sleeve on you! Looks great.

  • rachylou replied 8 years ago

    I love the shape of this dress on you. The roses did hit me as gigantic, not misplaced; but I think that was a wide choice on the part of the designer. I think it would be ho-hum otherwise.

  • CocoLion replied 8 years ago

    I love it; I vote keep.  And I like the cap sleeves, but then again, I find them flattering if the wearer has nice, toned arms (which you do).  

    Also -- you look teeny tiny!  But with some shape.  This dress shows off your fab, ideal figure.

  • ElleH replied 8 years ago

    I love it! You have a gorgeous body & arms. I'm still interested to hear what Angie has to say though. She is so helpful with all her tips.

  • Vicki replied 8 years ago

    Rae, you look SO MUCH BETTER than the ASOS model!  This is a huge keep and the fabric pattern placement looks fine to me.  Made for you!

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    Thanks, Rae! I've been out with a client and only just got back, but thanks for promptly providing pix :)

    You wear cap sleeves really well. KILLER frock. I am in love with the pattern. xo

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    Yay! It's staying. Can't wait to try it with some BOOTS this fall. :D

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