ASOS Petite Peterpan Collar Open Back Dress + Blog Award

December 18, 2010

Today was a minor success. I finally gift wrapped everyone's presents after a 2 week delay during which I procrastinated college style. I also received the second part of my Petite Secret Santa present (thank you E. I love it...though I don't know if I can resist eating my present before the big reveal).

In any case, today was also a good day for me because I received the ASOS order that I placed only last week. It was a huge improvement from my last experience (my packages took over 2 months to arrive last time). I had ordered because I was so in love with this Peter Pan Collar Open Back dress and the ASOS TOBAGO Lace & Bow Shoe Boot I had been lusting after came back in stock (no more pink/nude/blush shoes after this). I have to commend ASOS for their vast shipping improvement, I think they heard me (and other disgruntled instant gratification shoppers) loud and clear.

This dress ended up on my radar by accident. I had been casually reading new fashion blogs when I came upon posts about ASOS's spring collection and was intrigued by the designs. I ended up on the ASOS website even though the Spring material isn't available yet. I stumbled upon this dress by accident and fell in love. I have been on a major Peter Pan Collar kick lately (though this dress pretty much satiated that craving) and this dress couldn't have been more perfect.

I ordered this in a petite size 4 because neither the 6 nor 8 were in stock. I didn't want to risk ordering this dress from their main range because I think this dress is meant to be above the knee.

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The size 4 fit because it's open back (I took some pictures of the back but they didn't turn out very well)...if the dress had zippers any higher than the waist my proportionally large rib cage wouldn't have allowed it to zip up.

I have to say...after looking at the pictures I am slightly disappointed by how it looks on me. I am average chested and even that was too much for this dress. If you are completely flat this dress is for you. The model pulled it off seamlessly.

It's $65.51, which isn't too bad for a cute and unique dress like this. I am keeping it because I don't have anything like it.


I was recently awarded the Stylish Blogger Award by incredibly sweet blogger Jessy of The Little Dust Princess. I wasn't sure if I wanted to do a post about this because I am in shock that Jessy finds me stylish - I am so flattered. Thank you Jessy, I ♥ you too.

I feel so blessed to have found such a welcoming and helpful group of bloggers having only been around for a few short months. Thank you for your support.

I want to pass this award to the following ladies

Hanna of Evolving Style/Banhannas - Hanna is NOT afraid of colors and at first she struck me as having a classic modern chic style but I quickly found out that she harbors a truly funky side that occasionally shines through. Aside from having impeccable and quirky taste, Hanna is also extremely nice. When I was a green blogger who would spend hours trying to figure out how to link websites to pictures for easy navigation, she must have sensed my desperation and ignorance with blogger because she wrote me a detailed e-mail (unprompted too!) explaining how shopstyle works. My blogging life has become infinitely easier since that introduction. Thank you Hanna.

Callandra of Petite Early Morning Style - Callandra has a way of mixing prints and belting things and combining conventionally contradictory elements and making them work. It's like magic...I can't even explain it. You just have to read her blog to get what I mean.

Jean of Extra Petite - I am sure Jean has received this award multiple times but I just feel compelled to tag her again because she is the first blogger I followed with any interest. I stalked her blog for many many months before gathering enough courage to comment. My professional wardrobe blossomed because of her recommendations and if ever anyone (petite or not) ever needs fashion advice, I would direct them to Jean's site without hesitation.

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  1. The shoes are so pretty! The dress is cute! I dig the collar. Do you have a link to it? I wanna see how it looks on their model. haha and does it come in other colours?

    The award - Aww you're welcome!! ^_^ I do find you stylish! Keep those WIFW posts cominnn'. haha I also love your taste in dresses : )

    xx The Little Dust Princess

  2. Your legs look fantastic!!! I'm so jealous I don't think I could pull anything like that off. I think it's very different and unique, I don't know exactly how it's supposed to look but I know you'll find a way to make it loook fabulous :)

    Congrats on the award!!!!!!

  3. absolutely love this colour and style! i think it could fit even tighter but it has that cute young feel.

  4. Jessy - added the link :) It comes in black too!

    Curls & Angie - thanks :)

  5. This is a cute dress! I can't tell that the dress fits tight across chest. No fabric strains as far as I can see. I'm glad ASOS is improving their customer service. Now I'm more inclined to order from them :)

    Congrats on the award, Elle! You're always on top of new trends and brands and I love reading your reviews.

  6. Congrats on the blogger award! You are super stylish and I love how you put things together. Cute dress - how does it look from the side? Does the top flare out?

  7. This dress looks great on you, Elle! I agree with Cee that I can't really tell that it's too tight in the chest area? Hopefully it's not uncomfortably too tight (I def own a dress that's like that and hate how that feels). Love the red for the season, though so it's good that you're keeping it! I was just doing some shopping on ASOS for a NYE dress and really wanted to try this dress because it's so different from anything I own either. Unfortunately, they were already out of sizes. :(

  8. That dress is adorable! I've been looking for something with a peter pan collar and this is both classy and modern. Great buy :)

  9. I love the bright red color of this dress and it fits surprisingly well!

    Congrats on the award :)

  10. I still think the dress looks nice on you. The color is especially flattering.

  11. That's definitely an interesting cut on the dress! I can't tell that the chest is too tight on you either. Although $65 is usually more than I'd pay for a dress unless I happen to love it... but that's just me :) Congrats on the award!

  12. Oh, I've been obsessed with anything peter pan collar and this dress is simply stunning!


  13. So glad you received your order in such a timely manner. I have been nervous to order after hearing about your poor shipping experience!

    Red is a great color on you! I think the size is just fine on your chest! Glad it's a keeper!

    Congratulations on your award! :)

  14. This dress looks cute on you!!

  15. Thanks ladies.

    Michelle - I think ASOS really outdid themselves this time!

    Sands - me too!

  16. That dress is fabulous!! (And I LOVE those shoes you linked too!) And congrats on the award, you really are such a fantastically stylish blogger! (Hehe, and yay for getting your presents wrapped... we still have a pile in need of attention! :) ).

  17. That dress is really unique...but I'm liking it and the back too. I had to go see what it looks like on the model and now I see what you mean...she does look a little different in it because the top part lies flat. Imagine that, something that may look better on flatter chests lol.

    Wow, thanks so much for the award tag! I feel so special : D I've thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your unique outfits. I also love the other two that you tagged. Blogging is so much fun now that our community has blossomed.

  18. Jessy - link added, sorry about that. :)

    Curls - thanks for the compliment, but I think you can totally pull it off but your style always leans more classic (so hoochy mini skirts/dresses are out of the question) :)

    SPG - it does flare out a bit because I have some boob...on the model it laid completely flat which was what I thought would look on me since I am not very blessed in the chest department.

    Mich - I am sorry to hear that. If you still want it let me know and I can sell it to you for what I got it for. I would hate to deprive someone of a dress they liked.

    Liane - it's a little pricey for something trendy but I like to try different styles so I guess that's a small price to pay to fulfill my weird taste.

    Matt - thanks (I know you'd like the shoes). I had to get the presents wrapped because today is apparently one of the last days where USPS will guarantee delivery.

    Jean - I know, I never thought I'd want even flatter chests. :)

  19. That dress is one of the rare occassions where I get to utilize my flat chested-ness. Even though it has a mini length, I think I would only wear it only in the winter time. For some reason it looks like a holiday dress to me. Lol.

    Congratulations for the award, very much deserved. You have such a wide range of posts and so fresh, updated with new high designer sales. Thank you so much for tagging me and your kind words. Too sweet Elle!

  20. i love the peter pan collar and the red color really suits you! and congrats on your award!


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