If you’re like me you love seeing what items look like in real life before purchasing from an online retailer. I will hunt for reviews on websites like SheIn.com to see how these super affordable clothes really look in person, and sometimes the results are surprising. I shared another “Expectation vs Reality” post a few years back and had a lot of fun sharing my experience. So here we are with another one! Also I wanted to note that I am 5″2 and ordered a size Small in all of these items. I wanted to mention this so you can judge the lengths and consider how it may differ on you if you’re shorter or (more likely) taller than me 🙂
I was inspired to try this kind of review by my blogger friend Nancy. 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!
Here we go!
This is the Rainbow Paint Babydoll Dress which sells for $11. I wasn’t kidding when I said their clothes are super cost-friendly! It’s 100% polyester so while it’s not very breathable but it is super flowy and comfortable. If you like oversized dresses this is a great affordable option. I really like the print and it looks exactly like it does on the website. This was definitely a win!
This romper which they call “Pocket Side Overall Pants” were the dud of the batch. They were much slimmer than advertised and the colour was way off. In person they are more of an olive green which is a pretty big difference from the lighter, brighter green shown on the website. While I could get away with wearing this romper, it clings in all the wrong places and * full disclosure * I’m sucking in my tummy in these photos because it made me look like I’m about 5 months pregnant. Not really the look I’m going for!
The fabric has no stretch at all, which isn’t going to work for my job as a professional toddler-chaser. I looked on the website and it does in fact state that it has no stretch, so that oversight is on me.
This Frill Cuff Polka Dot Dress retails for $15 and is my favourite of the bunch. It looks exactly like the photos and the length is great even though I’m on the shorter side. The flounce sleeve is a cute detail and it’s slightly oversized so you could totally get away with this as a maternity-friendly dress.
That’s it for this edition! Let me know if you’d like to see more posts like this. Have you ever shopped at SheIn? Let me know in the comments!