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Friday, April 8, 2016

SheIn Fashion Review: Buttoned Skirt, Romper, Bomber Jacket + FLL Dupe Dress

It's been a while since my previous SheIn fashion review, but today I'm back with four new items from SheIn, including a blue button-front denim skirt, burgundy lace-up front romper, pastel pink bomber jacket, and black crochet cutout For Love & Lemons dupe dress. As always, catch the full details after the jump!

It's been a while since my previous SheIn fashion review, but today I'm back with four new items from SheIn, including a blue button-front denim skirt, burgundy lace-up front romper, pastel pink bomber jacket, and black crochet cutout For Love & Lemons dupe dress. As always, catch the full details after the jump!


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The first item that I got from SheIn this time around was a blue button-front denim skirt, currently sold for $13.99 (originally $22) in sizes S-XL.

Details on the button-front denim A-line skirt from SheIn, similar to the American Apparel and Brandy Melville skirts.
Details on the button-front denim A-line skirt from SheIn, similar to the American Apparel and Brandy Melville skirts.

Button-front denim skirts have been super popular lately, so I decided it was finally time for me to try one out! SheIn offers many other similar styles, including buttoned skirts in denim, suede, corduroy and more (check out their skirt selection here), but I picked this specific one since the measurements seemed to fit me best.

Speaking of measurements, I got this skirt in size S, which ended up fitting fairly well, though it's a bit loose on the waist. The waist measurement is listed as 60cm, but I think it's closer to 64cm or so. The length is true to measurements, but I would've preferred if it was a bit shorter. Overall not a perfect fit, but definitely still cute and wearable!

Details on the button-front denim A-line skirt from SheIn, similar to the American Apparel and Brandy Melville skirts, paired with an off-shoulder knit top for a Japanese Snidel-esque look.
Details on the button-front denim A-line skirt from SheIn, similar to the American Apparel and Brandy Melville skirts, paired with an off-shoulder knit top for a Japanese Snidel-esque look.

This skirt comes in a medium denim wash with six buttons down the front and stitching at the sides. When it first arrived, some of the holes for the buttons weren't cut completely. It was an easy fix with a pair of scissors, but I do wish that SheIn would make sure that their products were 100% finished/completed before they were shipped to customers. Similarly, it has a bit of a factory scent, though I'm sure that'd go away with a wash.

The design is cute, simple, and versatile, making this skirt a wonderful year-round fashion staple. I especially like the symmetrical stitching at the front, which adds a subtle accent. Style-wise, the skirt looks exactly as I'd expected from SheIn's store photos, and it's a great take on the button-down skirt trend!

Details on the button-front denim A-line skirt from SheIn, similar to the American Apparel and Brandy Melville skirts, paired with an off-shoulder knit top for a Japanese Snidel-esque look.
Details on the button-front denim A-line skirt from SheIn, similar to the American Apparel and Brandy Melville skirts, paired with an off-shoulder knit top for a Japanese Snidel-esque look.

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Next up is a summer-ready burgundy lace-up front romper, sold in sizes XS-L and on sale right now for $26.39.

Details on the wine red burgundy long sleeve romper from SheIn, featuring a lace-up plunging front lattice neckline, flared sleeves, and crochet trim.
Details on the wine red burgundy long sleeve romper from SheIn, featuring a lace-up plunging front lattice neckline, flared sleeves, and crochet trim.

This long sleeve romper features a lace-up lattice-style neckline, slightly flared sleeves, drawstring waist, flowy shorts, and crochet-trim. It's made of a thin, lightweight fabric, giving it breathability and comfort, perfect for hot spring or summer days!

The style of this romper looks pretty accurate to the model photos, though the actual color is much brighter and redder than the muted, purple-ish color in the site photos. Although I would've preferred the grape color, the actual color is still quite pretty, with a vibrant and eye-catching tone.

Details on the wine red burgundy long sleeve romper from SheIn, featuring a lace-up plunging front lattice neckline, flared sleeves, and crochet trim.
Details on the wine red burgundy long sleeve romper from SheIn, featuring a lace-up plunging front lattice neckline, flared sleeves, and crochet trim.

The material wrinkles a bit easily, but is otherwise great for a piece like this, with a flowy and comfortable feel. I got this romper in size XS, which fits wonderfully for a loose, boho-chic vibe.

The dress is adjustable as well; the drawstring waist allows it to stretch to accommodate a range of sizes, and the lace-up ties at the front can be loosened or tightened to reveal as much or as little as you'd like. I tied the strings tighter just to provide an idea of what it'd look like (as opposed to the looser ties on the model); either way it's pretty cute, and the crochet trim gives it an added summery touch.

I can't say I'm 100% satisfied with this romper, only because it varies from SheIn's site photos in its color and fabric. Looking at it as its own piece, though, I'm pretty happy with it; it's easy to wear, comfortable, and cute.

Details on the wine red burgundy long sleeve romper from SheIn, featuring a lace-up plunging front lattice neckline, flared sleeves, and crochet trim.
Details on the wine red burgundy long sleeve romper from SheIn, featuring a lace-up plunging front lattice neckline, flared sleeves, and crochet trim.

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The third item that I got was a pastel pink bomber jacket, currently sold out but originally $52.33 and discounted to $24.99. 

Details on the oversized pastel pink bomber jacket from SheIn, featuring front pockets and a badge/patch embellishment for a cute streetwear look.
Details on the oversized pastel pink bomber jacket from SheIn, featuring front pockets and a badge/patch embellishment for a cute streetwear look.

Although the light pink version is sold out at the moment, this bomber jacket is also offered in an army green color, which you can check out here. Both colors are gorgeous and give off very different vibes; I picked the pink simply because I don't have any pink jackets, and the color reminds me of spring!

Ignore the color differences between my photos and SheIn's photos, which are due to the lighting and filters that I used; this pastel pink bomber jacket looks exactly as pictured on the site, with a ribbed hem and sleeve cuffs, two slanted flap front pockets, a golden zipper, and a decorative patch on the sleeve.

Details on the oversized pastel pink bomber jacket from SheIn, featuring front pockets and a badge/patch embellishment for a cute streetwear look.
Details on the oversized pastel pink bomber jacket from SheIn, featuring front pockets and a badge/patch embellishment for a cute streetwear look.

This jacket is made of a thin and light material. It's obviously not the best for providing warmth in chillier months, but it's great for warmer days, like the upcoming spring and summer seasons.

I like the baggy, oversized fit, although, since it's one-size, I do feel like I'm drowning in it a bit. It's such an easy piece to wear and goes great over a ton of outfits. The jacket is casual and cute, and it's a very comfortable piece too!

Details on the oversized pastel pink bomber jacket from SheIn, featuring front pockets and a badge/patch embellishment for a cute streetwear look.
Details on the oversized pastel pink bomber jacket from SheIn, featuring front pockets and a badge/patch embellishment for a cute streetwear look.

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The last item, which was also my most anticipated item, was a black crochet cutout For Love & Lemons dupe dress. This dress was sold in sizes XS-L, originally priced at $71.82.

Details on the boho-chic flowy black crochet cutout flared dress from SheIn, a dupe of the Penelope mini dress by For Love and Lemons.
Details on the boho-chic flowy black crochet cutout flared dress from SheIn, a dupe of the Penelope mini dress by For Love and Lemons.

This dress is a style dupe of the Penelope mini dress by For Love and Lemons, one of my favorite brands. The FLL original is sold for around $288 as opposed to SheIn's much cheaper dupe. I have a few original pieces from FLL, but as much as I love the brand, I just don't have the money to buy a ton of their pieces, which is why I've actually gotten quite a few FLL-inspired pieces from SheIn. (Previous reviews of FLL dupes: 1 2 3 4)

I've had varying levels of success with For Love and Lemons dupes from SheIn and similar sites, but this Penelope dupe is probably one of the best! This long sleeve dress features a hidden back zipper, unique crochet cutout detailing, flowy hem, fit-and-flare silhouette, and lantern-style bell sleeves with adjustable ties at the ends.

Details on the boho-chic flowy black crochet cutout flared dress from SheIn, a dupe of the Penelope mini dress by For Love and Lemons.
Details on the boho-chic flowy black crochet cutout flared dress from SheIn, a dupe of the Penelope mini dress by For Love and Lemons.

I got this dress in size XS and it fits wonderfully! The length, waist, sleeves, etc. are all the perfect fit for me, and this is undoubtedly my favorite piece of the four.

Style-wise, this boho-influenced little black dress is a very close copy of the For Love and Lemons Penelope dress. The shape of the sleeves, placement of the cutouts, and overall fit is very similar, though if you look more closely at the smaller details (like the cutouts at the bust) you can see some slight differences in the design, and the SheIn version obviously isn't as intricately-made as the $288 original. I personally don't mind, since I love the look of the dress either way.

I was afraid that this dress would be very difficult to wear given the unique crochet cutouts at the chest, but I paired it with a nude bra and it works well, though you have other options too! Given that this dress didn't have many reviews or actual photos, I was scared that it'd be ill-fitting or look completely different from the pictures, but SheIn surprised me with the quality, comfort, fit, and style of this! 

Details on the boho-chic flowy black crochet cutout flared dress from SheIn, a dupe of the Penelope mini dress by For Love and Lemons.
Details on the boho-chic flowy black crochet cutout flared dress from SheIn, a dupe of the Penelope mini dress by For Love and Lemons.
Details on the boho-chic flowy black crochet cutout flared dress from SheIn, a dupe of the Penelope mini dress by For Love and Lemons.

Overall

These items from SheIn met my expectations for the most part, though there were some slight differences between the actual products and the store photos, and I really wish SheIn would take their own photos of the actual items. Nonetheless, all four pieces are cute style-wise, and the black dress is honestly one of my favorite SheIn picks ever! (P.S. I'm selling a bunch of my clothes (including stuff seen here on this blog!!!) on my Depop shop (@fichellemu), so give it a glance if you haven't already!

xoxo,


1 comment:

  1. I was wondering for the first photo where did you get that top?

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