Tuesday, August 31

Review: Clothing at Tesco

So my order from tesco emerged at last, and I thought I'd try a few bits on so I could review them for others. It was a bit of a mixed bag really, fit wise, and quality wise - I was impressed with some bits but then some ended up straight in the return pile.

This was the spot print playsuit, which with a 25% off code, cost me £6.00. This was definitely a small fitting 22 and very tight with little room for boobs (I'm only a B cup and barely fit into the cups!. For fear of unsightly camel toe action, I decided this one was heading back. I think tailored rompers may well not be for me given my gangly-ness.

Wolf jumper, £6.00 with 25% discount code. This is supposed to be a dress?! I'm debating this one, as I had hopes for it as a casual winter jumper dress. Whilst it still could work over leggings and boots with a nice blazer, it's definitely not a dress...

Gathered jumper, £3.75, and silk skirt £9.37 with discount. Both hits I think - the jumpers are comfortable and practical, and the skirt is a great piece for colour clashing. Plus, pockets!

Floral shift dress, £5.25. This is a definite keeper, and a definite contender for first day outfit with this short sleeved jacket I scored in a dorothy perkins sale a while back for £7.

Orange linen peplum dress, £6. This is fantastic! Really tailored and fits me like a glove. I am just pondering how to dress it up before I decide definitely (suggestions?).

Dogtooth jersey pencil skirt, £5.62. This is exactly what I was hoping for when I ordered - stretchy, comfortable and still professional looking. The perfect skirt to chuck on during a dark winter morning when I'm not yet ready to surface.

Winter coat, £16.50! I feel this was definitely the most bargainous item - it's comfortable with good room for bulky jumpers beneath. Whilst I reckon the buttons will need resewing on to make them more sturdy, it's definitely worth at least what I paid, and I reckon will stop the excessive spending a winter coat normally requires.

I didn't photograph two items for sheer decency reasons! The velvet body and the lace body - both of which were too short for my frame. It's sad times because I've been on the hunt for both for a good while. However, they were both generously stretchy so worth considering if you're a shorter size 22/24-ish.


  1. Styling for the Orange linen peplum dress... I think it would look fantastic with some patterned tights & booties! Maybe even a blazer?

  2. Ooh yes, I can see that! Patterned tights are a wonderful idea, thank you :)

  3. i bloody love Tesco clothes!
    i have the peplum dress in black ( i was thinking of jazzing up the shoulders, but i'm a bit wary of ruining it!
    you look lovely :) xxx

  4. You look absolutely fantastic, particularly the final four photos! I just discovered your blog through a recommendation from a friend of mine, and I've really enjoyed reading through your posts. I hope you keep this blog going!

  5. colourlesshero - embellished shoulders sound amazing for the black, I was considering going for that too but decided that I have far too many black dresses as it is :) but it looks amazing on you! and I'm following your blog now also...

    ricedreamgirl - thank you! I hope I manage to keep it going too ;)

  6. The peplum dress and the coat are both dreamy.
    I love that you took pictures of both the keepers and the returners, too! I am LOVING your blog and your style, you're definitely a new entry on my list of fashion heroes.

  7. the red jumper and the coat are fabolous! *_*

  8. this velvet body i want one! how much was it? im like a size 20 but i like things to be comfy and im 5.2 so its probably the right length for me :)


  9. rose, it's here:

    it's £7.50, but I googled for tesco discount codes and found lots of 25% off codes, so can be made even cheaper than that! :)

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