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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

SheIn Review: Maxi Dresses + Leather-Trim Blouse

By the time you read this, I'll be off on vacation, but here's a scheduled post with a review of my newest SheIn mini fashion haul! I decided to try out two maxi dresses, including a pink floral maxi dress and a white eyelash-lace maxi dress, along with a leather-trim cutout blouse. Review ahead!

A review of a leather-trim cold-shoulder V-neck top, eyelash lace maxi dress, and For Love & Lemons Rosita dupe maxi dress from SheIn, brought to you by Eat My Knee Socks/Mimchikimchi.

Three posts in one day? I'm pretty sure that's a new record for me :'D Anywho, I recently got three more items from SheIn, including two maxi dresses and one blouse. The items that I got were a pink floral maxi dress, a white lace maxi dress, and a leather-trim long-sleeve cutout top.

My order came in two shipments this time. The first package, containing the two maxi dresses, arrived in just five days! The second package, containing the long-sleeve blouse, arrived another five days later, which was fairly quick as well.

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Though I usually go for short dresses, I've been interested in maxi dresses lately, so I got two of them this time from SheIn. One of the two maxi dresses that I got was a pink floral maxi dress, sold in one-size and currently on sale for a mindblowing $9!

Details on the pink spaghetti-strap floral print maxi dress from SheIn, a dupe of the For Love and Lemons Rosita dress.
The major flaw with SheIn's pink floral maxi dress was that it only came with one strap to tie along the waist.
SheIn's pink floral maxi dress is a dupe of the Rosita dress by For Love and Lemons, with an all-over rose print and a slit in the middle.

The photos of this pink maxi dress from SheIn are actually photos of the Rosita maxi dress by For Love & Lemons. The FLL original, costing around $268, has a light pink color with bright pink velvet floral detailing, a front slit, and a tie at the waist in the back.

Sadly, the SheIn dupe is a lot different. The dress is made of a chiffon material, with a purple-and-red floral print rather than 3D velvet flowers. There's a hot-pink underlay, along with pink spaghetti straps, a concealed side zipper, and the front slit design. There was major flaw that I found: the dress only had one strap around the waist though, so I couldn't tie it at the back as pictured on SheIn's site.

Though the dress is nothing like the For Love & Lemons original, it still ended up looking alright. I tied a thin black leather belt around the waist to give it more shape, since the waist fits loosely on me.

SheIn's pink floral maxi dress, a dupe of the For Love and Lemons Rosita dress, features an allover flower print, low-back design, front-slit, and sheer skirt.
A summer beach outfit, featuring the pink floral maxi dress from SheIn.
Close-up of the rosy pink floral detailing on the spaghetti-strap For Love and Lemons dupe from SheIn.

The actual color is brighter than shown in my photos (I messed up the camera settings and everything looks dull now ^^;), and I like the colorful, cheerful summer vibe of this dress.

Sizing-wise, I'd say it's pretty true to SheIn's descriptions. It's rather long for me, so I have to wear heeled shoes with it. The straps are adjustable, though I haven't quite figured out the best length to adjust them to. The fabric doesn't have any stretch to it, so be sure to pay attention to the measurements.

I think it was silly of me to expect that a $9 dress would be equal to a $268+ one, and if I treat this dress as its own rather than as a dupe, it's really not bad for such a cheap price. I do wish that the dress had two straps around the waist so that I could actually tie it, but it doesn't look bad with a simple belt.

SheIn's pink floral maxi dress, overall, isn't what I expected. The colors are bright, the fabric is light, and it's a fun choice for a day at the beach. The quality and craftsmanship isn't amazing, and it doesn't fit me perfectly, but for $9 I'm not too disappointed, and with a few tweaks it could work.

SheIn's pink floral maxi dress, a dupe of the For Love and Lemons Rosita dress, features an allover flower print, low-back design, front-slit, and sheer skirt.
SheIn's pink floral maxi dress, a dupe of the For Love and Lemons Rosita dress, features an allover flower print, low-back design, front-slit, and sheer skirt.
Front, side, and back views of the low-back spaghetti-strap floral maxi dress from SheIn, a dupe of the For Love and Lemons Rosita dress.
SheIn's pink floral maxi dress, a dupe of the For Love and Lemons Rosita dress, features an allover flower print, low-back design, front-slit, and sheer skirt.

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I got another maxi dress from SheIn this time, and it was a white/beige lace maxi dress, currently on sale for $19.99 and sold in sizes S-L. This dress is a dupe of the Tiger Mist eyelash lace maxi dress, which costs around $54.

SheIn's white lace maxi dress has an interesting double-slit design on the front.
SheIn's eyelash lace maxi dress has padded beige cups, adjustable spaghetti-straps, and unique lace cutouts.
Close-up of the lace-trim bustier-style top on the padded white lace maxi dress from SheIn.

This spaghetti-strap maxi dress has a lot of unique style points, like the irregular cutout at the waist, the sheer eyelash lace paneling, the padded cups, and the two front slits. The underlay fits like a bodycon dress, while the lower part of the outer skirt is flowy and light.

I got this dress in size S; it's slightly too long and big for me, but runs true to SheIn's measurements.

Unlike the pink maxi dress, this white lace maxi dress looks nearly exactly as pictured. The only difference that I've noticed is that the beige padding is a bit different in size, shape, and color.

SheIn's white lace bustier-style slit-hem maxi dress is a gorgeous dress for the beach or for parties.
A gorgeous all-white summer outfit, with the eyelash lace cutout maxi dress from SheIn, along with white studded booties.
Make yourself look like a Greek goddess with this all-white eyelash-lace trim and cutout-detailed bustier-style maxi dress from SheIn.
A gorgeous all-white summer outfit, with the eyelash lace cutout maxi dress from SheIn, along with white studded booties.

Quality-wise, this dress is alright for $20. The skirt is a bit see-through, so you can't wear any dark or bright-colored undergarments with it. The built-in padded cups make it really easy to wear without a bra, though, which I love! 

The eyelash lace paneling is delicate, so I try to be careful when handling it. It's easy to wear; there's a hidden side zipper, and the straps are adjustable too!

I'd say that this lace maxi dress doesn't suit me too well, but it definitely does look gorgeous. It's a sexy and elegant dress, perfect for the beach, but you can also add some golden jewelry and dress it up for a party! The cutouts and sheer lace paneling are super pretty, and the dress as a whole gives off a sort of goddess-y vibe, with the scalloped lace trimming, the flowing skirt, and the all-white color.

Front, side, and back views of the eyelash lace trim bustier-style maxi dress from SheIn, a perfect elegant boho beach gown.
A gorgeous all-white summer outfit, with the eyelash lace cutout maxi dress from SheIn, along with white studded booties.
A gorgeous all-white summer outfit, with the eyelash lace cutout maxi dress from SheIn, along with white studded booties.
A gorgeous all-white summer outfit, with the eyelash lace cutout maxi dress from SheIn, along with white studded booties.
A gorgeous all-white summer outfit, with the eyelash lace cutout maxi dress from SheIn, along with white studded booties.

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The third item that I got was a leather-trim top with deep cutouts and a cold-shoulder design. This top is sold in XS-XXL for $17.83.

SheIn's leather-trim cold shoulder blouse is made of a soft and comfortable white cotton fabric, with a flowy hem and cutout details.
The leather-trim blouse from SheIn has a faux-leather choker-style collar and a keyhole cutout along the neckline.

I have a love for clothes with cutout designs, especially shoulder cutouts like the ones on this white blouse. This top fits loosely, with a simple faux-leather button-closure neckband and keyhole cutouts on the front and the back.

The slight sheerness of this shirt makes it a great layering top; you can wear all sorts of bralettes, tank tops, bandeaus, or bustiers underneath for different styles. Here, I'm wearing it with a strappy bralette, black harness shorts, and spiked leather booties.

An edgy, grunge-style outfit with the leather-trim cold shoulder SheIn top, a strappy bralette, Harajuku-style frayed harness shorts, and spiked high-heel booties.
Front, side, and back views of the leather-trim cold shoulder top from SheIn, modeled with a caged bralette and harness shorts.
Close-up of the cold shoulder keyhole cutout leather-trim choker-style blouse from SheIn, modeled with a caged strappy bralette.
Close-up of the flowy white cold shoulder SheIn top, modeled with garter-style leather harness UNIF dupe shorts.

When it comes to ordering long-sleeve clothing, I'm rather hesitant to order online from China-based stores, because the sleeves often end up being too short for my liking. Thankfully, the sleeves on this leather-trim top are quite long and stretchy.

Quality-wise, there aren't any major issues, though the trimming around the keyhole cutouts tends to flip inside out sometimes. The material was very wrinkled when it came, but it should be fine after a wash. 

The color is a bit of an off-white rather than pure white, and the material is cotton rather than chiffon as described. I'm glad it's cotton, because it's super stretchy, soft, and comfortable!

This top is simple, but the combination of the cutouts and the leather collar add some eye-catching style. It pairs really well with skinny jeans or shorts, and you can add a lace bralette or strappy bustier underneath and let it show through the keyhole cutout.

I love SheIn's leather-trim cutout top because it's very comfortable, but still stylish. It can be dressed up to create all sorts of styles, or even just worn as an everyday pizza-and-Netflix top.

An edgy, grunge-style outfit with the leather-trim cold shoulder SheIn top, a strappy bralette, Harajuku-style frayed harness shorts, and spiked high-heel Jeffrey Campbell Lita dupe booties.
An edgy, grunge-style outfit with the leather-trim cold shoulder SheIn top, a strappy bralette, Harajuku-style frayed harness shorts, and spiked high-heel booties.
An edgy, grunge-style outfit with the leather-trim cold shoulder SheIn top, a strappy bralette, Harajuku-style frayed harness shorts, and spiked high-heel booties.
An edgy, grunge-style outfit with the leather-trim cold shoulder SheIn top, a strappy bralette, Harajuku-style black harness shorts, and spiked high-heel booties.
An edgy, grunge-rock outfit with the leather-trim choker-style cold shoulder SheIn top, a strappy bralette, Harajuku-style frayed harness shorts, and spiked high-heel booties.

Overall

I've reviewed so many items from SheIn, and for the most part, I've been really satisfied with their affordably-priced, trendy-and-stylish clothes. This time, my experience was mixed, because the pink floral maxi dress wasn't what I'd hoped it'd be. The white lace maxi dress, on the other hand, was accurate to photos and beautiful in person, and the leather-trim cutout top is simple but super cool.

xoxo,
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