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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SheIn Fashion Review: Crop Top, Tribal Dress, Lace Dress, + Sheer Maxi Dress

I'm back again with my latest SheIn order! I got four items, including a black cold shoulder crop top, tribal embroidered dress, lace cutout bodycon dress, and white spaghetti strap lace maxi dress. Review ahead!

A review of SheIn's long sleeve cold shoulder crop top, tribal embroidered dress, sheer lace maxi slip dress, and black Three Floor Dunn with That dupe dress, brought to you by Eat My Knee Socks/Mimchikimchi.
Hey guys! Since the fall semester has started and I'm mostly in my dorm now, you'll be seeing some changes in the background/layout/formatting of my photos, especially as I try to solve some lighting and camera issues. Some of the photos here are rather dim, so please bear with me for a while.

Today I'm reviewing my nth SheIn order, including a bunch of items that I've had my eyes set on for a while. The whole ordering, processing, and shipping process took roughly two weeks, fairly quick overall, and all my items arrived in perfect condition.


[1]

The most inexpensive item in this order was the black cold shoulder crop top, currently on sale for $12.54. This top was originally offered in XS-XL, but only the XS is still in stock.

Close-up of the shoulder and neckline cutouts on the black cold shoulder crop top from SheIn.
Close-up of the black cold shoulder long sleeve crop top from SheIn.

This black long sleeve crop top features cutouts at the shoulder and wide, almost bell-like sleeves. It fits loosely, with a flowy hem.

The top, as you can see, is very wrinkled, but the wrinkles aren't too noticeable once you wear it. The material is soft, smooth, and comfortable, and the style looks as pictured.

The differences that I've noticed are: 1) the top is longer than pictured in SheIn's photos and 2) the hem isn't quite as free-flowing. The actual length is actually easier to pull off, though perhaps not as flattering, but I'm fine with it.

A cute, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's black long sleeve cutout cold-shoulder crop top and cream-colored high-waisted lace-up front lace H&M shorts.
A cute, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's black long sleeve cutout cold-shoulder crop top and cream-colored high-waisted lace-up front lace H&M shorts.
A cute, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's black long sleeve cutout cold-shoulder crop top and cream-colored high-waisted lace-up front lace H&M shorts.
A cute, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's black long sleeve cutout cold-shoulder crop top and cream-colored high-waisted lace-up front lace H&M shorts.

Here, I paired this cold shoulder crop top with lace-up high-waisted shorts. The simple style and plain color of this top make it very easy to style; you can wear it with practically any high-waisted shorts, pants, or skirts!

Overall, SheIn's long sleeve cold shoulder crop top is a good piece to have, but a bit overpriced. It's not super accurate to the product photos, but it's nonetheless a versatile, comfortable top that can be worn in many different styles.

A cute, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's black long sleeve cutout cold-shoulder crop top and cream-colored high-waisted lace-up front lace H&M shorts.
A cute, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's black long sleeve cutout cold-shoulder crop top and cream-colored high-waisted lace-up front lace H&M shorts.
A cute, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's black long sleeve cutout cold-shoulder crop top and cream-colored high-waisted lace-up front lace H&M shorts.
A cute, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's black long sleeve cutout cold-shoulder crop top and cream-colored high-waisted lace-up front lace H&M shorts.

[2]

The second item that I got was a tribal embroidered dress, which is now out of stock, but was originally priced at $40.99 and on sale for $26 when I ordered it.

Details on the embroidered spaghetti-strap tribal Free People dress from SheIn.
Details on the embroidered hem of the tribal Free People-esque bohemian dress from SheIn.
Details on the embroidered bodice and sewn details on the tribal-style bohemian Free People-esque dress from SheIn.

This black spaghetti strap dress has a sort of Free People-esque vibe to it, with a boho-chic look and tribal embroidery. There are various sewn designs in red, white, and blue, both at the top and along the hem.

The dress is made of a flowy material, with a hidden back zipper, fully adjustable shoulder straps, and fully lined. It has various other little details, like tiny embroidery along the waist and the top, that give it an extra level of intricacy.

A cute bohemian outfit featuring SheIn's tribal embroidered Free People-esque spaghetti strap dress.
A cute bohemian outfit featuring SheIn's tribal embroidered Free People-esque spaghetti strap dress.
A cute bohemian outfit featuring SheIn's tribal embroidered Free People-style spaghetti strap dress.
A cute bohemian outfit featuring SheIn's tribal embroidered Free People-style spaghetti strap dress.

Honestly, this dress is probably one of the most intricate and detailed items that I've gotten from SheIn. The material is pretty comfortable, especially with the lining, and it's the perfect thickness to be worn in spring, summer, or early autumn.

I got this dress in size S; it fits as described for the most part, though it's a bit longer in length. This dress doesn't have much stretch to it, so it was a bit difficult zipping it up. I'd recommend measuring yourself carefully before ordering, or sizing up if you're unsure.

I'm usually not a fan of tribal or boho-style clothing, but the patterns on this dress, paired with the simple black bodice, give it a simple yet unique look. The shape isn't very flattering (I personally wish the waist cut off a few inches lower) but it still looks cute.

I'm very happy with this tribal embroidered dress from SheIn. I usually don't expect them to put so much detail into their products, but this dress was quite well made, definitely worth the price of $26.

A cute bohemian outfit featuring SheIn's tribal embroidered Free People-style spaghetti strap dress.
A cute bohemian outfit featuring SheIn's tribal embroidered Free People-style spaghetti strap dress.
A cute bohemian outfit featuring SheIn's tribal embroidered Free People-style spaghetti strap dress.
A cute bohemian outfit featuring SheIn's tribal embroidered Free People-style spaghetti strap dress.

[3]

I took a bit of a risk with the third item and picked a lace bodycon dress that I knew wouldn't fit me too well style-wise. There was only one dress left in stock when I picked it, and SheIn took down the page, so I don't remember the exact details regarding sizing and whatnot.

Details on the lace paneling on SheIn's Three Floor Dunn with That lace bodycon dress dupe.
Close-up photos of the lace overlay and sheer sleeve on SheIn's dupe of the Three Floor Dunn with That bodycon dress.
Close-up on the asymmetrical skirt and geometric hem cutout on SheIn's dupe of the Three Floor Dunn with That lace bodycon dress.

This dress is a style dupe of the Dunn with That dress by Three Floor, which is sold on sites for $278-$323. It features lace sleeves, lace detailing at the top over nude lining, shoulder cutouts, a golden back zipper, and an asymmetric hem with cutout detailing.

The dress isn't an exact copy of the Three Floor original; I've reviewed some Three Floor dupes from SheIn before (latest example here) and they've usually been more accurate than this. The lace at the top is different, the sleeves are slightly shorter, and many of the panels are fully lined, rather than semi-sheer as with the actual product.

On the other hand, the asymmetric hem design and triangular cutout are exactly as expected, and the dress is made of a thick, substantial fabric.

An elegant outfit featuring SheIn's dupe of the black lace Three Floor Dunn with That bodycon dress.
An elegant outfit featuring SheIn's dupe of the black lace Three Floor Dunn with That bodycon dress, with an asymmetrical hem and cutout design.
An elegant outfit featuring SheIn's dupe of the black lace Three Floor Dunn with That bodycon dress, with an asymmetrical hem and cutout design.

The sleeves of the dress come with cute golden buttons (that I didn't button because I was lazy :^]), and the variation of lace and net-like paneling, though not 100% accurate to the Three Floor dress, still creates interesting and unusual detail.

The quality of the dress is pretty good; it's not see-through at all, and since it's pretty much fully lined aside from the sleeves, it's not difficult to figure out what to pair underneath. I love the lace detailing and the top half of this dress; it's sexy, delicate, elegant, and feminine.

My only lasting complaint about this dress is the size, or, in particular, the length. I believe SheIn stated that the length was 78cm, but this dress is definitely longer. It's also rather loose along the waist and hip area for me, which, being that it's supposedly a bodycon dress, is a rather big downfall.

All in all, this lace cutout asymmetric-hem dress wasn't as perfect as I'd hoped. It's a well-made, high-quality, beautiful piece, but it just doesn't fit too well on me.

An elegant outfit featuring SheIn's dupe of the black lace Three Floor Dunn with That bodycon dress, with an asymmetrical hem and cutout design.
An elegant outfit featuring SheIn's dupe of the black lace Three Floor Dunn with That bodycon dress, with an asymmetrical hem and cutout design.
An elegant outfit featuring SheIn's dupe of the black lace Three Floor Dunn with That bodycon dress, with an asymmetrical hem and cutout design.

[4]

To contrast with all the black-colored clothes that I got, my final item was a white spaghetti strap lace maxi dress. This sheer dress, currently costing $22, is sold in sizes S-L.

Details on the crochet lace hem of SheIn's white spaghetti strap sheer maxi dress.
Close-up details on the sheer spaghetti-strap white lace maxi dress from SheIn, a perfect boho layering slip.

I think I may have mentioned this before in previous reviews, but SheIn recently added catwalk videos for some of their products! I love that they did this, since it really helps to see clothes in video form, where you can get a full 360-degree view of them.

This dress was one of the items with a catwalk video (which may or may not have influenced me to get it :^]). It's unlined and sheer, with adjustable straps and lovely embroidered designs throughout, making it a great layering piece.

A ulzzang-inspired all-white look featuring SheIn's white sheer lace maxi slip dress, layered with a white Japanese Snidel floral sweater and high-waisted lace-up front shorts.
A ulzzang-inspired all-white look featuring SheIn's white sheer lace maxi slip dress, layered with a white Japanese Snidel floral sweater and high-waisted lace-up front shorts.
Front, side, and back views of this ulzzang and goddess-inspired all-white beach boho outfit, featuring a Snidel cropped long sleeve floral sweater, lace up high-waisted shorts, and a sheer slip maxi dress from SheIn.

There are tons of ways to style this dress, and you can wear it pretty much year-round. You can pair it with a swimsuit for the summer, wear it over a simple slip dress underneath, or pull it on over shorts and a crop top for a goddess-y touch. For chillier weather, you can also wear a sweater over it, as I'm doing in these photos.

I haven't noticed any quality issues with this dress, and it's quite good for the price. Sizing-wise, the measurements are pretty accurate, but the dress is too long on me, so I'd have to wear it with really tall heels.

I love this lace maxi dress overall; the embroidery is gorgeous, the thickness is perfect, and there are so many ways you can wear it, though it takes some time and effort to plan outfits with it. Aside from the length, I'm 100% satisfied with this, and even though it's not my usual style, I'm obsessed with it!

A ulzzang-inspired all-white look featuring SheIn's white sheer lace maxi slip dress, layered with a white Japanese Snidel floral sweater and high-waisted lace-up front shorts.
A ulzzang-inspired all-white look featuring SheIn's white sheer lace maxi slip dress, layered with a white Japanese Snidel floral sweater and high-waisted lace-up front shorts.
A ulzzang-inspired all-white look featuring SheIn's white sheer lace maxi slip dress, layered with a white Japanese Snidel floral sweater and high-waisted lace-up front shorts.
A ulzzang-inspired all-white look featuring SheIn's white sheer lace maxi slip dress, layered with a white Japanese Snidel floral sweater and high-waisted lace-up front shorts.

Overall

Most of the items in this time's SheIn order met my expectations, so I'd say it was a pleasant experience overall. The item that I'm least happy with would have to be the lace bodycon dress, only because it's too big and too long for me. The long sleeve cold shoulder crop top was good in general, though it was also a bit too long. I'm especially happy with the tribal dress and the sheer lace maxi dress, both of which were both very well made, accurate to photos, and even prettier than I'd anticipated!

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1 comment:

  1. The black dress is so pretty! I admit that I also like the white dress, but I wouldn't wear because I don't think it would match with my body. >___< Nice review!
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