Monday, 29 October 2012

George At Asda Moda Floral Jersey Wrap Dress

I've made no secret of being a huge fan of George at Asda clothing and in particular their Moda range.  It suits my tastes so well - simple, stylish, feminine and flattering.

I was over the moon when I discovered that they had brought out a new fabric design in their classic Moda Jersey Wrap Dress - this time heading in a floral direction!


Image courtesy of George at Asda

The Moda Floral Jersey Wrap Dress.  Such a lovely combination of colours - and perfect for autumn!

I tried ordering some of these dresses online but the 10 was consistently sold out.  Instead, I checked my local stores and eventually managed to get my hands on two of them.






You'll notice from the photos above that this dress is slightly more see-through than the Moda Printed Jersey Dress I already own (and the dyed versions).  The material is very slightly thinner and has a hint of a sheen to it.  However it is barely noticeable in real life and is only picked up here in these photos thanks to my camera flash.

I love this new colourway!  The navy (yes, navy; not black!), burnt orange and off-white hues blend so perfectly together to create an elegant but everyday wearable dress to die for.

I found the size 10 to be slightly snugger than the previous Moda wrap dresses I've tried so I gave it a whirl in a 12 as well but it felt like I'd gone up two dress sizes!  So do bear in mind that the 10 is a bit smaller but the 12 fits like usual.

The fibre content is 97% polyester and 3% elastane, meaning that it can stretch to fit your curves.  As you can see, I choose the size which fits my waist best, but that means it's a little too small across the bust.  I need to get my hands on a nice navy vest to wear underneath for modesty - I don't think this amount of cleavage would be appropriate at my workplace!

I love how these dresses wrap over and shape themselves around my body.  This style suits hourglass figures so well and can easily be dressed up or down.  If I want a bit of extra va-va-voom I can add a chunky waist belt; if I want to hide my shape I can add a long cardigan.

I had wondered if this dress might be worth dyeing but it would be wrong to introduce another colour to this beauty.  So, instead, I have two of these dresses and I know I will get heaps of wear out of them, both at work and on social occasions.

Before posting this review I had a quick peek on the George at Asda website and was sorry to see that somehow I'd missed out on this beauty:

Image courtesy of George at Asda

I LOVE this!  It's not quite the same shape as my other Moda wrap dresses but is very similar.  And I adore the pattern...need I add that it's crying out to be dyed?!  It's still available on the George website in larger sizes so if you see your size make sure you grab it while you can.

And what about this:

Image courtesy of George at Asda

I actually did a little scream when I saw this one.  Eeeeee!  Just GORGEOUS!!  Again, it's sadly not available in a size 10 online (note to George at Asda - please sort this out asap!!) but I will be stalking my local stores to find one to review as soon as possible.

George at Asda: you have made a real winner with this dress shape.  Please keep reproducing it (perhaps with long sleeves for winter and short sleeves and sleeveless for summer...?) for many years to come.  And how about a competition for us to design new fabric patterns?  Now that would be fun!

8 comments:

  1. When I spotted the two new colour ways (navy/rust/off-white and black/burgandy), I immediately thought of CurvyWordy. Sadly, I'm just really not a fan of first colourway and my intial thrill of there being another dress in this shape/cut was very much diminished. *fingers crossed* that George does more colours/patterns.

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    1. Hi Nichola, thanks for thinking of me! I really hope that George continue to bring out more editions of this dress as it works so well on so many figures :-)

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  2. Ah another inspiring blog love all three of these dresses just need to wait for payday now! P.S. You look fab in those colours :D

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    1. Aww thank you Kath! I do so love these dresses ;-)

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  3. Is that bratki I see peaking through? :)
    I do love all your reviews, but I started following you mostly for the bras :)
    For me it would be helpful if you stated also which bra you paired with a dress you tried on :)
    Also, cant wait to see you in some of the new ewas pl's :)

    Xoxo Vlatka

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    1. Vlatka you're good! Yes, it is indeed the Bratki :-)

      This blog is about lingerie AND fashion/style that works for me so there is a mixture of reviews and posts.

      Thank you for your suggestion but I always wear EM PLs in my photos so I don't think it would be particularly useful to state that every time. The fit on the PLs does not vary on me so it makes no difference which one I wear with any outfit (except occasionally perhaps for colour).

      And I hope to try some of the new PLs soon so do keep an eye on the blog :-)

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