These photos are from a few weeks ago so my little baby bump is much smaller : ) I was only about 13 weeks at this point! Anyway, I’m doing something a little different today! I recently discovered an online brand called SheIn.com after watching a YouTube review by Gerry (she’s an awesome Canadian YouTuber)! SheIn.com is an asian brand that has super affordable and trendy clothing that’s very similar to Forever 21 or H&M. I decided to order a few things to review the shipping/delivery process and see what the quality of the clothing is like.
I was inspired by my blogger friend Nancy to do an expectation vs reality post. She has been doing similar posts on her Ebay hauls for years (seriously check them out, they are awesome!) and I love seeing how the products compare to the photos online!
First let’s start with the shipping. I got standard shipping which was free because my order was over $30. It says to expect your order within 10-25 business days so I figured it would take 3 weeks at least. I am happy to say that I got my order exactly two weeks after placing my order which is much faster than I thought! It was held at customs in Vancouver for a few days but it still made it to me in a timely fashion. However, I think that is because I chose items that were labelled “Ships in 24 Hours”. I would suggest looking for items with this label, otherwise processing can take an additional week or more!
Please do not judge my pasty white legs. They have not seen much sun this summer so compared to my face they look super ghostly. I need to get my hands on some self tanner STAT. On to the review!
Black White V Neck Striped Slim Dress, Size Medium ($10.19 USD)
This dress is almost exactly what I expected. After reading many reviews I sized up and got a medium instead of a small. I’m glad I did because a small would have been way too tight in the hips and stomach. It’s a little baggy in the back but overall it fits well and the fabric is a nice thick cotton.
Downside? I’m only 5″2 and this dress was very short on me. I had to wear shorts underneath in order to feel comfortable wearing it! However if I wear it over leggings it’s the perfect length. It started to pill quite a bit after only 2 washes so I’d suggest hand washing this if you order it. Also, you can also see my little baby bump in this photo – I was only around 13 weeks when I took these photos but already my belly was growing : )
Verdict: I’m very happy with this dress!
Grey Long Sleeve Casual Dress, Size Medium ($12.33 USD)
The fit is flattering (once again I sized up to a medium) and it’s flowy without looking like a mumu. The colour is also exactly what’s shown in the photo which is nice.
Downside? The fabric of this dress is much thinner than the website photo suggests. The website photo make it look it it’s almost a thick wool-type fabric but in person it’s quite thin. It’s not see through or anything, but if you are expecting this to be warm you’ll be disappointed.
Verdict: The fabric was a bit deceiving but overall I love the colour and fit.
Navy Short Sleeve Shift Dress, Size Small ($16.99 USD)
This was the biggest curve ball. I originally ordered this because I saw a review from a pregnant woman and it looked so cute with her belly! In person this dress is HUGE and I ordered a small (reviews said it ran large and they were right – this is a small!) It’s totally see through and you need to wear a slip or shorts underneath for it to be appropriate. It’s sort of a crepe-like material that’s not very soft and very translucent.
Downside? Everything I just stated, plus it’s definitely on the shorter side. If you are taller than 5″4 you might not even be able to wear this as a dress! It clings to my chest area and then just hangs. It makes me look much wider than I actually am, which is never a good thing. I need to play around with it more and see if I can belt it or pin it in the back to make the shape more flattering until my baby bump starts to show more. Meh, I’m lukewarm on this one.
Verdict: I’m unsure if this was worth the purchase but I’m going to try to make it work!
I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know if you’d like to see more of these types of reviews and I’ll keep ’em coming : )