After going through all the merchandise in five parcels from ASOS (ordered about a month to three weeks ago), I have come to the sad conclusion that I will be more discriminating when browsing ASOS in the future (after my browsing ban). There were some hits (like the shoesand a few dresses) but there were certainly more misses than I had expected.

I didn’t take pictures of many of the items that I returned. They were far from satisfactory because the material is incredibly flimsy and the merchandise looks nothing like what was pictured. I have chosen to highlight a bodysuit that I had rather high expectations of. I think the pictures speak volumes about the quality and the accuracy of ASOS stock photos.

The ASOS Boudoir Power Mesh Cut Out Bodysuit retailed for $37.93, WAS on sale for $10.34 at the time of my order but is now $17.24. For those of you who like ASOS and are on a tight budget, I would recommend recording prices by either noting the price in a word document or saving the item in your wishlist (it will tell you how the price has changed since it was placed in your cart – however, ASOS does change the price quite often so it’s hard to tell if they’ve increased the price in anticipation of a coupon).

I am in disbelief that they would price this bodysuit at $37.93, personally I wouldn’t pay more than $3 for this. On the model it would appear that only the sides were sheer but in real life the entire thing was see through and very uncomfortable to wear. There was no indication or information on the ASOS website that would lead you to think that the stock photos were altered or that the model is wearing very specific undergarments to hide the fact that this bodysuit is entirely sheer.

I am sorry you have to see my bra (I purposefully chose one that covers a lot of area) but I am trying to make a point about the sheerness.


I also ordered it in blue, and I hope this picture is a better representation of what this looks like in real life.

Even if I wasn’t on a ban, I would stay away from ASOS clothing for a while. I might still order shoes and accessories from them because I haven’t encountered issues in those departments but I really really encourage ASOS to use photographs that are more representative of what the products are like in real life. I commend them for offering free shipping and free returns but, as someone who hates doing returns and will only consider returns when things are grossly misrepresented, they are losing quite a bit of money on a customer who would have otherwise been a profitable one.

I do have two more ASOS posts in the works – but those are mostly positive so I thought I’d do a post that highlights the downside too.

And on a higher note, I finally tried KFC Hot Wings today (I keep seeing commercials on TV).

The wings were fairly small and there wasn’t much heat. For those of your with discriminating palates I would stay away. They were only $3 for 5 so no big loss. Pizza Hut has $0.50 wings on Wednesdays (at least in my area) and those are definitely more value for your money.

 And one of my favorites from KFC – the small but cheap KFC Snackers ($0.99 plus tax). They are really great snacks – only takes about three to keep me happy between meals.

Fast food tastes better than they look. Don’t they?!