Unfortunately a lot of the lower end/priced Asos clothing does ‘look’ a little lower end with cheaper, more synthetic fabrics dominating most rails. You can however find some neat little bits in amongst these, sometimes it does take some time spent searching. The good news is that Asos now stock a plenty of designer clothing (such as Sass and Bide, Paul and Joe sister, Laura Lees, Firetrap, French Connection, Diesel etc) which is fantastic - especially at sale time when Asos give massive price reductions!
Sass and Bide Cotton Stripe Dress was £185, now £90 (saving £95)
Link to buy item: http://www.asos.com/Mischa-Barton/Asos/Asos-Ring-Detail-Snake-Flat-Sandals/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=261152&clr=Black&SearchQuery=gladiator&sh=0