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Monday, February 29, 2016

Dresslink Fashion Review: Crop Tops, Florals, Chokers + More!

Hi everyone! Today I'll be reviewing six new items from Dresslink, including a strappy black V-neck bralette, floral longline bra, sheer floral blouse, multi-way plunge bra, red cold-shoulder lace-trim crop top, and 3-piece choker necklace set. The best part? All six items, in total, costed less than $25! Details ahead!

Today I'll be reviewing six new items from Dresslink, including a strappy black V-neck bralette, floral longline bra, sheer floral blouse, multi-way plunge bra, red cold-shoulder lace-trim crop top, and 3-piece choker necklace set. The best part? All six items, in total, costed less than $25!


In case you haven't read any of my previous Dresslink reviews, Dresslink is an online fashion store, based in China, that sells clothes, accessories, shoes, and more for incredibly cheap prices. The six items that I got this time added up to just under $25 excluding shipping! I've ordered from them several times before, usually picking the cheapest option (China Post without a tracking number), and each time everything arrived as expected.

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The first item that I got was strappy black V-neck bralette, sold in sizes S-L for just $4.13.

Details on Dresslink's strappy V-neck cropped black bralette top.
Details on Dresslink's strappy V-neck cropped black bralette top.

This crop top/bralette is constructed from a thin, smooth cotton blend, with slightly adjustable straps and hook closures at the back.

Style-wise, it looks fairly accurate to the model photos. Size-wise, however, it fits rather awkwardly. The straps are too short, so it sits higher than pictured on the model. It's also not padded at all, so I wouldn't say it's a particularly practical piece.

This piece didn't really live up to my expectations in terms of fit and quality. Given the cheap price, though, it's still a decent style pick, great for wearing under sheer tops or with flowy kimonos and high-waisted bottoms for a festival look. The style really has a lot of potential, I just wish the straps were more adjustable and the top was padded.

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The second item I got was a floral longline bra, offered in five different sizes for only $3.90.

Details on Dresslink's longline bustier-style floral embroidered push-up bra.
Details on Dresslink's longline bustier-style floral embroidered push-up bra.
Details on Dresslink's longline bustier-style floral embroidered push-up bra.
Details on Dresslink's longline bustier-style floral embroidered push-up bra.
Details on Dresslink's longline bustier-style floral embroidered push-up bra.

This bustier-style bra is sold in black, pink, blue, nude, and gray. Dresslink sells it in three sizes: 34 (which, according to their size chart, translates to 75B), 36 (80C), and 38 (85C). There are also bust measurements given on the product page for a better idea of how they fit.

I picked the black one; the colors look exactly as pictured, and it fits pretty true to size. It's quite comfortable and well-made, with a four-hook closure at the back and fully adjustable straps. While it's described as a push-up bra and it offers a good amount of support, there's no push-up padding, and the fabric could be softer for a more comfortable fit. 

Nonetheless, it's absolutely amazing quality-wise, came with brand tags, and could easily rival any $20-$30+ bra. The embroidery is gorgeous, with a very unique and different style. There's a lot of detail put into them, and even the straps have a subtle floral design on them! This is no doubt an amazing steal for the price.

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Next up is an item that's perfect for spring: a sheer floral buttoned blouse. This blouse is offered in sizes S-XL, costing $5.81.

Details on Dresslink's sheer white flowy chiffon long sleeve vibrant floral blouse, the perfect shirt for spring.
Details on Dresslink's sheer white flowy chiffon long sleeve vibrant floral blouse, the perfect shirt for spring.

The blouse is made from a flowy, semi-sheer white chiffon fabric, with a gorgeously vibrant floral print at the top. It features a fold-over collar, hidden gold buttons, and long sleeves that can be rolled and buttoned up for two different looks.

While the fabric is quite thin and not the highest of quality, it serves its purpose well, giving this shirt a lightweight, flowy, comfortable, and breathable feeling. I got the blouse in size S and it fits perfectly, with a slightly loose fit, subtle high-low cut, and sleeves that hit at just the right length! 

Be aware though, that the colors and print differ from the exact one featured on the model. Dresslink's actual product is a lot brighter and bolder than the toned-down, almost pastel-like design sported by the model, which, depending on the look you're going for, could be a good or bad thing. Though I thought I'd prefer the pastel tones, I'm actually in love with the vibrancy of the colors on the actual product, and it certainly gives off that spring-summer vibe.

This is such an easy yet cute piece to wear, and I'd definitely recommend it to anyone who loves the style.

A cute spring outfit featuring Dresslink's sheer long sleeve floral blouse, modeled with Jeffrey Campbell Lita Spike platform booties dupes and black leggings.
A cute spring outfit featuring Dresslink's sheer long sleeve floral blouse, modeled with Jeffrey Campbell Lita Spike platform booties dupes and black leggings.
A cute spring outfit featuring Dresslink's sheer long sleeve floral blouse, modeled with Jeffrey Campbell Lita Spike platform booties dupes and black leggings.
A cute spring outfit featuring Dresslink's sheer long sleeve floral blouse, modeled with Jeffrey Campbell Lita Spike platform booties dupes and black leggings.
A cute spring outfit featuring Dresslink's sheer long sleeve floral blouse, modeled with Jeffrey Campbell Lita Spike platform booties dupes and black leggings.

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The fourth item that I got was a multi-way convertible plunge bra, sold in five colors for $2.55.

Details on Dresslink's convertible multi-way plunge white bra, the ultimate styling essential that works for racerback, regular, halter-neck, strapless, and deep-cut clothing.
Details on Dresslink's convertible multi-way plunge white bra, the ultimate styling essential that works for racerback, regular, halter-neck, strapless, and deep-cut clothing.
Details on Dresslink's convertible multi-way plunge white bra, the ultimate styling essential that works for racerback, regular, halter-neck, strapless, and deep-cut clothing.
Details on Dresslink's convertible multi-way plunge white bra, the ultimate styling essential.

This bra is sold in white, black, red, purple, and nude, giving you a variety of color options. The sizes are limited, though; it only comes in 32B/70B, 34B/75B, and 36B/80B.

I got the bra in white and it looks exactly as I expected. The fabric is very comfortable (more comfortable than the other bra I reviewed), and there's a good amount of padding. You can wear it a ton of ways to pair under all sorts of tops and dresses, from halter neck pieces to strapless pieces, racerback to regular.

This is really a must-have piece for pairing with difficult clothing, and though it doesn't offer the best support or push-up effect, it's still quite a steal for $2.55!

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The fifth item that I picked out was a red cold-shoulder lace-trim crop top, sold in S-XL for $7.19, making it the priciest item of the six (although it's still incredibly cheap).

Details on Dresslink's sexy Finejo red cold-shoulder lace-trim bell-sleeve flowy crop top.
Details on Dresslink's sexy red cold-shoulder lace-trim bell-sleeve flowy crop top.

This super-cropped top features an off-shoulder neckline with thin straps, slightly-flared bell sleeves, a draped high-low hem, and a black lace trim. The fabric is an ultra-soft and stretchy polyester, making it comfortable and flowy.

I love the bold red color of this crop top and how it's contrasted with the delicate and feminine lace trim. The draped, asymmetric hem and flared sleeves give it an extra romantic vibe, and it's quite flattering from the front.

That being said, this top is extremely short in the front, so short that I'd be afraid to lift my arms in it. It could certainly be used as a cover-up or worn as a top if you're daring enough, but I'm gonna stick to using it as a layering piece. Here, I wore it over a black bodycon mesh-accented dress, but it also looks great when layered over skater dresses and other cuts.

Although this top isn't the easiest piece to wear, it's super comfortable, unusual, and cute, and I'm in love with it!

A night outfit featuring Dresslink's red cold-shoulder lace-trim bell-sleeve flowy crop top, modeled with a black garter mesh-cutout bodycon dress from Tobi.
A night outfit featuring Dresslink's red cold-shoulder lace-trim bell-sleeve flowy crop top, modeled with a black garter mesh-cutout bodycon dress from Tobi.
A night outfit featuring Dresslink's red cold-shoulder lace-trim bell-sleeve flowy crop top, modeled with a black garter mesh-cutout bodycon dress from Tobi.
A night outfit featuring Dresslink's red cold-shoulder lace-trim bell-sleeve flowy crop top, modeled with a black garter mesh-cutout bodycon dress from Tobi.
A night outfit featuring Dresslink's red cold-shoulder lace-trim bell-sleeve flowy crop top, modeled with a black garter mesh-cutout bodycon dress from Tobi.
A night outfit featuring Dresslink's red cold-shoulder lace-trim bell-sleeve flowy crop top, modeled with a black garter mesh-cutout bodycon dress from Tobi.


The last item that I got this time from Dresslink was a 3-piece choker necklace set, costing $2.03.

Details on the 3-piece 90's-grunge inspired choker set from Dresslink, including a tattoo ying yang choker, black quartz pendant necklace, and silver sun pendant cord necklace.
Details on the 3-piece 90's-grunge inspired choker set from Dresslink, including a tattoo ying yang choker, black quartz pendant necklace, and silver sun pendant cord necklace.
Details on the 3-piece 90's-grunge inspired choker set, including a tattoo ying yang choker, black quartz pendant necklace, and silver sun pendant cord necklace.

This was the most inexpensive item of the six, yet the quality is great! This 3-piece set includes a black '90s-grunge-esque tattoo choker with a silver ying yang pendant, a silver chain necklace with a black quartz-shaped pendant, and a black cord necklace with a dangling sun pendant.

The three pieces can be worn separately or apart, so you're really getting three different necklaces for just about $2 in total! A set like this could easily cost $7-$15 in stores, so it's quite the bargain.

There are no flaws with any of the necklaces, and they look amazing whether you style them separately or combine them for an edgy layered look. The length and details on the necklaces, however, differ slightly from the modeled photos but match up with Dresslink's product description and unmodeled product photos. The choker is stretchy and can fit most sizes, while the other two necklaces are much longer than pictured on the model, but cute nonetheless.

Overall

I'm really satisfied with most of the items in this time's Dresslink haul. Though the black bralette was a bit of disappointment, items like the floral blouse, longline bustier bra, and 3-piece necklace set were even better than I'd anticipated. Sites like Dresslink tend to be hit-and-miss in terms of quality, and most of what I received was a hit!

xoxo,

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