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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

SheIn Fashion Review: Dresses x 3

Hey guys! It's almost Christmas and I thought I'd crank out another review before I get too distracted by all the Christmas movies and gift-giving, so I'm back with a review of three dresses from SheIn. I got a sleeveless red lace dress and purple printed cutout bodycon dress, both dupes of Free People dresses, along with a white beaded crochet lantern-sleeve dress, one of SheIn's bestsellers. Review ahead!



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The first item that I got was a sleeveless red lace dress, costing $15.99 currently and sold in sizes XS-L.

This red lace sleeveless dress from SheIn is a style dupe of the Cross My Heart in Lace tunic from Free People.
This red lace sleeveless dress from SheIn is a style dupe of the Cross My Heart in Lace tunic from Free People.
This red lace sleeveless dress from SheIn is a style dupe of the Cross My Heart in Lace tunic from Free People.
This red lace sleeveless dress from SheIn is a style dupe of the Cross My Heart in Lace tunic from Free People.
This red lace sleeveless dress from SheIn is a style dupe of the Cross My Heart in Lace tunic from Free People.

This dress is a style dupe of the Cross My Heart in Lace tunic from Free People, which costs $108. I'm a huge fan of Free People, but their prices are a bit pricey and they don't have big sales often, so I haven't actually bought much from them. SheIn sells quite a few Free People style dupes, and even though they're not perfect, they're still quite pretty.

This red lace dress is also a sleeveless version of the long sleeve version, which is a style dupe of the Pierced Origins tunic dress from Free People (SheIn dupe reviewed here). I really liked the long sleeve dress, so when SheIn got the new sleeveless version in a bright, eye-catching red, I knew I had to try it out!

A bright, bold, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's red dress, a dupe of the Free People Cross My Heart in Lace Tunic, a Brandy Melville Jeanne Bralet-inspired vest, and spiked black Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties dupes.
A bright, bold, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's red dress, a dupe of the Free People Cross My Heart in Lace Tunic, a Brandy Melville Jeanne Bralet-inspired vest, and spiked black Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties dupes.
A bright, bold, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's red dress, a dupe of the Free People Cross My Heart in Lace Tunic, a Brandy Melville Jeanne Bralet-inspired vest, and spiked black Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties dupes.
A bright, bold, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's red dress, a dupe of the Free People Cross My Heart in Lace Tunic, a Brandy Melville Jeanne Bralet-inspired vest, and spiked black Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties dupes.

As pictured, this tunic-style dress features a lace top, asymmetric hem, scalloped keyhole cutout, and button closure at the back. The fabric of the bottom portion is lightweight and flowy, and the lace at the top is sheer. The combination of keyhole design and see-through lace panels also makes it the perfect layering piece, so you can wear it alone as a dress, or show off your favorite bralette underneath!

Like the long sleeve version that I reviewed a while back, this dress runs on the long side. I think this sleeveless version is actually even longer than the long sleeve one, so it's not a great fit for my height. I got the dress in XS and it still has a loose, oversized fit, which gives it that flowy boho look.

The actual dress is a bright, bold red, not the more wine red/burgundy-esque color that's pictured in SheIn's photos. Other than the color difference, though, the style looks just as described and expected.

Overall, this dress is a decent buy for the price, and it's much cheaper than the $108 Free People original. It's rather long, though, so I think it'd look better on taller people. I really wish that it fit me better, because the style is cute, the material is comfortable, and the color is fun, bright, and bold; I don't have many red dresses, and this would've been a wonderful addition to my closet if the length was shorter.

A bright, bold, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's red dress, a dupe of the Free People Cross My Heart in Lace Tunic, a Brandy Melville Jeanne Bralet-inspired vest, and spiked black Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties dupes.
A bright, bold, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's red dress, a dupe of the Free People Cross My Heart in Lace Tunic, a Brandy Melville Jeanne Bralet-inspired vest, and spiked black Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties dupes.
A bright, bold, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's red dress, a dupe of the Free People Cross My Heart in Lace Tunic, a Brandy Melville Jeanne Bralet-inspired vest, and spiked black Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties dupes.
A bright, bold, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's red dress, a dupe of the Free People Cross My Heart in Lace Tunic, a Brandy Melville Jeanne Bralet-inspired vest, and spiked black Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties dupes.
A bright, bold, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's red dress, a dupe of the Free People Cross My Heart in Lace Tunic, a Brandy Melville Jeanne Bralet-inspired vest, and spiked black Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties dupes.
A bright, bold, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's red dress, a dupe of the Free People Cross My Heart in Lace Tunic, a Brandy Melville Jeanne Bralet-inspired vest, and spiked black Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties dupes.
A bright, bold, boho-chic outfit featuring SheIn's red dress, a dupe of the Free People Cross My Heart in Lace Tunic, a Brandy Melville Jeanne Bralet-inspired vest, and spiked black Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties dupes.

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The second dress that I got was another Free People-inspired style: a purple printed cutout bodycon dress, also costing $15.99 and sold in sizes XS-L.

This printed SheIn dress is a style dupe of the Free People Strapping Bodycon dress, which features a unique floral patterned print, shoulder cutouts, and back cutouts, all on a long sleeve bodycon silhouette.
This printed SheIn dress is a style dupe of the Free People Strapping Bodycon dress, which features a unique floral patterned print, shoulder cutouts, and back cutouts, all on a long sleeve bodycon silhouette.
This printed SheIn dress is a style dupe of the Free People Strapping Bodycon dress, which features a unique floral patterned print, shoulder cutouts, and back cutouts, all on a long sleeve bodycon silhouette.

This dress is supposed to be a style dupe of the Free People Strapping Bodycon dress, which features the same cut, style, and print for $88. The dress has a unique floral patterned print, shoulder cutouts, and back cutouts, all on a long sleeve bodycon silhouette.

I accidentally ordered the dress in size S; XS probably would've fit better. Either way, the dress was way too long for me. The fabric is very stretchy, and if I stretch it out, it almost hits my knees.

Another issue that I noticed was the material. The material of the Free People original (though I haven't tried it myself, so this is based on photos and FP's product descriptions) seems to be a thicker, form-fitting cotton, whereas SheIn's dupe is made of a smooth, thin polyester fabric with a cool tough and slight sheen. To be fair, SheIn does state in the product description that the material is polyester, but nevertheless, their product photos are deceptive; they just used the FP photos, rather than taking their own photos of the actual product.

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the polyester. It's very stretchy, cool, and comfortable, but it just doesn't cling tightly like bodycon dresses should. The dress overall is too big for me, and the sleeves run rather wide as well.

SheIn's purple floral tribal boho printed cutout bodycon dress, work with spiked Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.
SheIn's purple floral tribal boho printed cutout bodycon dress, work with spiked Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.
SheIn's purple floral tribal boho printed cutout bodycon dress, work with spiked Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.
SheIn's purple floral tribal boho printed cutout bodycon dress, work with spiked Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.

This purple printed dress from SheIn has a great concept but lacks in execution. The cutouts are cute and the print is pretty much exactly as pictured in the FP original, but the sizing and fabric could use improvement. Admittedly, I wouldn't be too upset about the fabric if the dress fit the way I wanted it to, but unfortunately this dress just fell way short of expectations for me.

SheIn's purple floral tribal boho printed cutout bodycon dress, work with spiked Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.
SheIn's purple floral tribal boho printed cutout bodycon dress, work with spiked Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.
SheIn's purple floral tribal boho printed cutout bodycon dress, work with spiked Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.
SheIn's purple floral tribal boho printed cutout bodycon dress, work with spiked Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.
SheIn's purple floral tribal boho printed cutout bodycon dress, work with spiked Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.

[3]

The third and final dress that I got this time from SheIn was one of their popular products, a white beaded crochet lantern-sleeve dress costing $33.65 and sold in sizes S-M.

This elegant all-white dress from SheIn features floral crochet lace detailing at the top, pearl accents, a ruffled mock-neck stand-collar design, sheer chiffon lantern sleeves, ruffled cuffs at the wrists, a hidden size zipper, a pleated chiffon skirt, sheer shoulder panels, an open back design, and an empire-waist cut.
This elegant all-white dress from SheIn features floral crochet lace detailing at the top, pearl accents, a ruffled mock-neck stand-collar design, sheer chiffon lantern sleeves, ruffled cuffs at the wrists, a hidden size zipper, a pleated chiffon skirt, sheer shoulder panels, an open back design, and an empire-waist cut.
This elegant all-white dress from SheIn features floral crochet lace detailing at the top, pearl accents, a ruffled mock-neck stand-collar design, sheer chiffon lantern sleeves, ruffled cuffs at the wrists, a hidden size zipper, a pleated chiffon skirt, sheer shoulder panels, an open back design, and an empire-waist cut.

This dress is double the price of the others, but let me say it now: it is worth the price! It's got a bit of weight to it because of the intricate beading, and it looks exactly as expected.

This all-white dress features floral crochet lace detailing at the top, pearl accents, a ruffled mock-neck stand-collar design, sheer chiffon lantern sleeves, ruffled cuffs at the wrists, a hidden size zipper, a pleated chiffon skirt, sheer shoulder panels, an open back design, and an empire-waist cut. The skirt is lined with a smooth, silky, shorter under-layer that adds to the flowy, sweet, pure look.

An elegant, ulzzang-inspired outfit featuring SheIn's white floral lace pleated backless mock-neck crochet dress and spiked white Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.
An elegant, ulzzang-inspired outfit featuring SheIn's white floral lace pleated backless mock-neck crochet dress and spiked white Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.
An elegant, ulzzang-inspired outfit featuring SheIn's white floral lace pleated backless mock-neck crochet dress and spiked white Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.
An elegant, ulzzang-inspired outfit featuring SheIn's white floral lace pleated backless mock-neck crochet dress and spiked white Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.

My only issue with this dress is that it's still a bit too long for my personal preferences, and I really wish I was taller so I could pull it off.

There are quite a few 5-star reviews for this dress on SheIn's site, and I can see why. The quality is great aside from a few loose threads, and the craftsmanship is beyond what I expected for the price. It gives off an innocent, summery, elegant palace-like vibe, and it really looks even more gorgeous that I thought it would. I'm not one to go crazy over this kind of style usually, but SheIn totally impressed me with this one!

An elegant, ulzzang-inspired outfit featuring SheIn's white floral lace pleated backless mock-neck crochet dress and spiked white Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.
An elegant, ulzzang-inspired outfit featuring SheIn's white floral lace pleated backless mock-neck crochet dress and spiked white Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.
An elegant, ulzzang-inspired outfit featuring SheIn's white floral lace pleated backless mock-neck crochet dress and spiked white Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.
An elegant, ulzzang-inspired outfit featuring SheIn's white floral lace pleated backless mock-neck crochet dress and spiked white Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.
An elegant, ulzzang-inspired outfit featuring SheIn's white floral lace pleated backless mock-neck crochet dress and spiked white Jeffrey Campbell Lita platform booties.

Overall

This time, my experience with SheIn was mixed. All three dresses were rather long in length, and the purple dress was a disappointment. The white dress brought my mood back up, though, and I love it! Shipping also took a bit longer this time than usual, maybe because it's the holiday season. Anyway, I hope you enjoyed my review! Happy holidays!

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2 comments:

  1. The third dress really catches my eye and I love the purple dress too!
    Jessie @ bijou-heart

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  2. The white dress looks gorgeous on you! x
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