ASOS peter pan collar dress.

5.4.13

I have a penchant for pretty dresses and I am partial to a peter pan collar so combine the two and I'm all over it! This particular ASOS swing dress which landed on my doorstep recently, in navy blue with a white peter pan collar, is a snip at just £22. (Psst, they do a long sleeved version of it too which I have my eye on too).

I was recently asked to trial the Style in View website which, after spending a rather long stretch of time on, I decided is a genius idea. It's one website which houses a multitude of brands under one roof, where you can search by dresses (like I did) or coats or whatever it is you're after, or you can search by trend such as "monochrome". The search results can be filtered by price, size, colour etc, and if you see something you like a quick click will take you to the external site where you can complete your order.

ASOS swing dress c/o Style in View

With brands such as Dorothy Perkins (one of my favourites), ASOS, Oasis, Warehouse and French Connection it's a great place to browse for purchases, and potentially find new brands or see garments you wouldn't normally spot. For example, I rarely look in Oasis or Warehouse and only look on their websites occasionally, but after a browse on Style in View I found some really lovely things from both of these stores. Oasis in particular is somewhere that does dresses and smart work clothes, things I'm always on the hunt for, but perhaps is a place I have overlooked in the past.

My only criticism of the website is that when searching by brand, instead of searching by garment, there is currently no option to "view all" which is something I personally would like to be able to do.

Style in View kindly offered to send me an item of my choice in return for sharing my honest thoughts on their website with you. The ASOS dress I picked instantly took my fancy as it's a great colour, good length and I couldn't resist the peter pan collar.

I have found the quality on ASOS to be a little hit and miss in the past but the quality of this dress is lovely. It's a soft cotton and hides a multitude of sins due to the shape of the dress, however I felt it looked better on me with the belt I added to cinch the waist in.

It's not too short, something that bugs me with a lot of nice dresses I see, which means it would be a good option for work if your dress code is smart/casual but for me I'll be wearing it on a weekend with tights or leggings and a cardi or jacket over the top.

Do let me know your thoughts on Style in View and if you agree that it's a really good idea!

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15 comments:

  1. I LOVE the collar on this dress!

    & the brown belt compliments the shade of dress so well.

    You look lovely!

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  2. Oh I know what you mean about dresses being too short, so many seem to be almost indecent without some opaque tights. This one on the other hand is lovely, and looks great on you.
    I'd not heard of Style in View before but will have a look.

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  3. OOOH What a great idea for a website! I too find hidden gems via Oasis, especially their patterned dresses! I think I might have the maternity version of this dress but in black! I loveeeee peter pan dresses, always so flattering and my ideal shape! I had given up on ASOS as I ALWAYS end up returning everything however I actually find their maternity range great and havent returned anything! xxx

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  4. I will have to check out this website, it sounds quite similar to 'Shop Style' which is something i use often!

    This peterpan collar dress it lovely, its work appropriate but also great for the weekend! :-)

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  5. This dress is so cute. Style In View looks like a great idea for when you're looking for a particular item and have no clue which store to start with! x

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  6. Love the dress, so pretty!

    I hadn't heard of this website before now but it sounds good - will definitely have to check it out.

    Katie xx
    thestylinguist.com

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  7. Thank you for the lovely review of the site, and the dress looks great on you! I love peter pan collars too!

    I have a saturday job at Oasis and ever since I've worked there it's become my favourite shop! I quite literally buy everything from there, hence why I have kept on a few hours on a Saturday- just to keep my discount card!

    Rosie x :-)

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  8. Thats such a lovely dress! Really suits you and your style :)

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  9. This is a beautiful dress! I love it xx

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  10. I was going to get this!
    My only reserve was that Asos
    quality can be awful.
    Look great though, really suits you x

    babyorablog.blogspot.com

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  11. I've never heard of Style in View before, but it actually sounds like an incredible idea! Would save me sooo much time in hunting through dozens of online shops looking for that perfect item!

    Love the dress by the way, the collar is just so cute :)

    http://hannahrebekahcampbell.blogspot.com xx

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  12. I love peter pan collars! So cute and they really bring the eye upwards towards your face :) Really cute dress! x

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  13. Totally with you on the quality of ASOS clothes, I actually stopped buying their own brand stuff after too many disasters but I might have to make an exception because this dress is GORGEOUS. I can't resist a lovely Peter Pan collar either!

    Also just popped over to Style In View and it seems like such a great idea. I don't visit all of the high street websites on the regular either so it might be nice to discover new things.

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