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Sunday, February 28, 2016

SheIn Fashion Review: Lace-Up Dresses

Here's part 2 of my back-to-back SheIn fashion reviews! I decided to go with a lace-up dress theme this time, so I picked out three items to review, including a black long sleeve lace-up dress, a white flared lace-up cutout dress, and a blue velvet lace-up bodycon dress. Details ahead!

Here's part 2 of my back-to-back SheIn fashion reviews! I decided to go with a lace-up dress theme this time, so I picked out three items to review, including a black long sleeve lace-up dress, a white flared lace-up cutout dress, and a blue velvet lace-up bodycon dress. -Eat My Knee Socks/Mimchikimchi


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The first of the three lace-up dresses that I got was a simple black long sleeve lace-up dress. This dress, offered in sizes XS-L, currently costs just $14.29!

Details on the all-black lace-up long sleeve cotton bodycon shift flared dress from SheIn.
Details on the all-black lace-up long sleeve cotton bodycon shift flared dress from SheIn.
Details on the all-black lace-up long sleeve cotton bodycon shift flared dress from SheIn.

This simple dress features a lace-up front, long sleeves, a form-fitting silhouette, and a slightly flared hem. It's constructed from a smooth, soft, lightweight cotton blend that's thin and breathable, but not see-through.

Like I mentioned, the material is pretty thin, but super stretchy and comfortable. The dress is figure-hugging through the top and waist, but has just a tiny bit of a flare at the hem, giving it that unique edge over regular bodycon dresses. The cut is form-fitting and the color is slimming, but the fabric and shape also makes it not so great for hiding fat. So, in order words, I'd have to be careful not to eat too much when wearing it :')

I got the dress in XS and it's pretty true to size; the length is great, and it fits wonderfully for the most part, though the sleeves could be a bit smaller. I love that this dress has a bit of extra fabric at the top, which saves you the stress of trying to figure out what to wear underneath the lace-up design without having your bra show. I also love that it's not really an 100% bodycon fit all the way down, and the slightly-flowy hem gives it a more casual vibe.

All in all, I think this dress is definitely worth the price if you love the style! It's simple yet unique, sexy yet understated, and extremely comfortable to wear!

A casual-chic all-black outfit featuring SheIn's lace-up form-fitting long sleeve bodycon shift flared-hem dress, worn with over-the-knee faux suede wedge boots.
A casual-chic all-black outfit featuring SheIn's lace-up form-fitting long sleeve bodycon shift flared-hem dress, worn with over-the-knee faux suede wedge boots.
A casual-chic all-black outfit featuring SheIn's lace-up form-fitting long sleeve bodycon shift flared-hem dress, worn with over-the-knee faux suede wedge boots.
A casual-chic all-black outfit featuring SheIn's lace-up form-fitting long sleeve bodycon shift flared-hem dress, worn with over-the-knee faux suede wedge boots.
A casual-chic all-black outfit featuring SheIn's lace-up form-fitting long sleeve bodycon shift flared-hem dress, worn with over-the-knee faux suede wedge boots.

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Next up is a dress that's great for anyone who wants to try out the lace-up trend without being limited to form-fitting, bodycon fits. This white flared lace-up cutout dress, sold in sizes S-L, is a great pick for $29.46.

Details on the cream white three-quarter sleeve lace crochet lace-up front cutout flared skater dress from SheIn.
Details on the cream white three-quarter sleeve lace crochet lace-up front cutout flared skater dress from SheIn.
Details on the cream white three-quarter sleeve lace crochet lace-up front cutout flared skater dress from SheIn.

This flared, skater-style dress is made from a white crochet lace, with a criss-crossed lace-up design up the front, unlined three-quarter sleeves, a deep and narrow neckline, a hidden back zipper, and two rows of cutouts around the waist. It's partially lined, with a fitted top and flared skirt.

Quality-wise, the dress is fairly well-made; the zipper works fine, the fabric is good, and the design looks accurate to SheIn's photos. The lined parts are comfortable, though the sleeves, which are unlined, are made of a crochet lace fabric that feels a bit rough.

I absolutely love the shape of this dress, which highlights your figure by hugging your waist and flaring out at the hem. The back of the skirt is a bit more flared than the front, though, which looks a bit odd from the side, but otherwise the shape is great.

The neckline cuts fairly deep, but not too deep that it's difficult to figure out what to wear underneath. A simple plunging bra works wonderfully; I even just wore a regular nude-colored bra, and it's pretty much invisible.

This dress is great for spring, summer, or even early autumn, and it's one of the most unique twists on the lace-up trend that I've seen so far. My only real suggestion for improvement would be to make the fabric softer and more comfortable, but otherwise I'm very pleased with this dress.

A cute spring/autumn outfit featuring SheIn's white crochet three-quarter sleeve deep-V neckline lace-up front cutout flared skater dress, worn with black over-the-knee suede boots.
A cute spring/autumn outfit featuring SheIn's white crochet three-quarter sleeve deep-V neckline lace-up front cutout flared skater dress, worn with black over-the-knee suede boots.
A cute spring/autumn outfit featuring SheIn's white crochet three-quarter sleeve deep-V neckline lace-up front cutout flared skater dress, worn with black over-the-knee suede boots.
A cute spring/autumn outfit featuring SheIn's white crochet three-quarter sleeve deep-V neckline lace-up front cutout flared skater dress, worn with black over-the-knee suede boots.
A cute spring/autumn outfit featuring SheIn's white crochet three-quarter sleeve deep-V neckline lace-up front cutout flared skater dress, worn with black over-the-knee suede boots.

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And, last but not least, is the most daring lace-up dress that I picked out: a blue velvet lace-up bodycon dress. This is also the most affordable option of the three, costing just $13.19 and offered in sizes XS-L.

Details on SheIn's dark blue velvet deep-V neckline plunging lace-up bodycon dress.
Details on SheIn's dark blue velvet deep-V neckline plunging lace-up bodycon dress.
Details on SheIn's dark blue velvet deep-V neckline plunging lace-up bodycon dress.

Velvet is one of my favorite fabrics, so needless to say, when SheIn released this dress, I had my eyes set on it. This dress boasts a form-fitting, bodycon shape and deep, plunging lace-up front neckline, all constructed with a soft, stretchy, fairly-thick dark blue velvet.

This is the perfect party dress, and the subtle sheen of the velvet fabric adds an elegant touch to the sexy cut. It's super comfortable, with a lot of stretch, and, despite the bodycon fit, isn't too tight to the point where it's annoying to wear.

My main issue with this dress is that it was too long on me. It's a bit longer than described on SheIn's site, and since I'm relatively short, the length isn't very flattering on me. In the pictures below, I included two photos of how it actually looks (see the first two pictures), but rolled it up for the rest. I'm sure the length would be great on taller or curvier girls though, and even if you're shorter, it's easy to just roll up the hem and pin it to the desired length.

Unlike the other two lace-up dresses that I reviewed, this one has a deep, wide V neckline. It's very sexy but also quite revealing, which makes it a bit of a hassle to find what to wear underneath.

All that being said, I love the ultra-flattering shape of this dress as well as the gorgeous dark blue velvet, and though I don't think I can pull it off, it's really a stunning piece, and sold for a very appealing price!

A sexy holiday party outfit featuring SheIn's dark blue velvet deep-V neckline plunging lace-up bodycon dress, worn with black suede over-the-knee wedge boots.
A sexy holiday party outfit featuring SheIn's dark blue velvet deep-V neckline plunging lace-up bodycon dress, worn with black suede over-the-knee wedge boots.
A sexy holiday party outfit featuring SheIn's dark blue velvet deep-V neckline plunging lace-up bodycon dress, worn with black suede over-the-knee wedge boots.
A sexy holiday party outfit featuring SheIn's dark blue velvet deep-V neckline plunging lace-up bodycon dress, worn with black suede over-the-knee wedge boots.
A sexy holiday party outfit featuring SheIn's dark blue velvet deep-V neckline plunging lace-up bodycon dress, worn with black suede over-the-knee wedge boots.
A sexy holiday party outfit featuring SheIn's dark blue velvet deep-V neckline plunging lace-up bodycon dress, worn with black suede over-the-knee wedge boots.
A sexy holiday party outfit featuring SheIn's dark blue velvet deep-V neckline plunging lace-up bodycon dress, worn with black suede over-the-knee wedge boots.
A sexy holiday party outfit featuring SheIn's dark blue velvet deep-V neckline plunging lace-up bodycon dress, worn with black suede over-the-knee wedge boots.

Overall

It's safe to say that my quest for lace-up dresses from SheIn was a success! All three dresses ended up being good buys for the price, and they all have very distinct and different styles, despite featuring the same trend. If you're loving this trend as much as I am, there are also tons of other lace-up items (tops, bodysuits, etc.) on SheIn's site, so be sure to give them a look!

xoxo,

1 comment:

  1. I love all of the three looks! My favorite would be the velvet one just because you don't see a lot of those often! I also like how you can casually wear all of these without worrying about whether it would clash or not!

    Jessie @ bijou-heart

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