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Monday, May 30, 2016

Dresslink Fashion Review: Athletic Shorts, Crop Tops, OTK Socks + More!

Hi everyone, and happy Memorial Day! I've been shopping nonstop these days, especially with all the holiday promotions going around. While this isn't something I got from Memorial Day sales, here's a review of a package I recently received from Dresslink, including contrast trim athletic shorts, a lace-up pink bralette, a white sheer floral appliqué crop top, a faux suede lace-up tie-waist crop top, lace-trim garter lingerie, and over-the-knee socks. Full review ahead, along with some discount codes!

Here's a review of a package I recently received from Dresslink, including contrast trim athletic shorts, a lace-up pink bralette, a white sheer floral appliqué crop top, a faux suede lace-up tie-waist crop top, lace-trim garter lingerie, and over-the-knee socks. The amazing part? All six items in total, including shipping, added up to just about $20! Full review ahead! - Eat My Knee Socks / Mimchikimchi


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First up in today's Dresslink review is a pair of contrast trim athletic shorts, sold in sizes S-L and offered in a variety of colors, including black, pink, gray, green, red, blue, and black/green combo.

Details on Dresslink's contrast trim running shorts, a dupe of the American Apparel interlock shorts.
Details on Dresslink's contrast trim running shorts, a dupe of the American Apparel interlock shorts.

These shorts are made from a soft cotton blend, with an elastic drawstring waist and allover stretch. I got them in black, which feature a contrast white trim. They're true to Dresslink's measurements, but can stretch to fit bigger sizes because of the fabric.

Whether you need a pair of shorts for the gym or just as casual loungewear, these are perfect, and the price is amazing given the quality! The ends of the drawstring ties at the waist are frayed rather than stitched, but they don't really pose any problem, and the shorts are otherwise accurate to the store photos. They have a form-fitting cut, and the stretchy waistband allows you to wear them as high or as low on your waist as you'd prefer.

A sporty athletic outfit featuring Dresslink's contrast trim running shorts, a dupe of the American Apparel interlock shorts, worn with a white mesh striped sheer bomber jacket and criss-crossed Brandy Melville style black cropped bralette.
A sporty athletic outfit featuring Dresslink's contrast trim running shorts, a dupe of the American Apparel interlock shorts, worn with a white mesh striped sheer bomber jacket and criss-crossed Brandy Melville style black cropped bralette.

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Next up is lace-up pink bralette, sold in sizes S-XL and offered also in white and black.

Details on the lace-up lattice front v-neckline cropped pastel pink bralette from Dresslink.
Details on the lace-up lattice front v-neckline cropped pastel pink bralette from Dresslink.

This sleeveless cropped halter bralette features a deep V-neckline with a lace-up accent, adjustable ties at the waist, and an elastic band at the back. It's unlined and unpadded, constructed from a smooth polyester fabric with a good amount of stretch.

The top is very comfortable and looks exactly as pictured. I love the light pastel pink tone and the lace-up lattice front design, though I wish the bralette was padded so that it could easily be worn on its own. Overall a great buy for the price, with practically no loose threads and a style that looks identical to the store photos! 

A sporty cute pastel outfit featuring a lace-up lattice front pink bralette crop top from Dresslink, paired with a white pleated American Apparel style tennis skirt and sheer mesh bomber jacket.
A sporty cute pastel outfit featuring a lace-up lattice front pink bralette crop top from Dresslink, paired with a white pleated American Apparel style tennis skirt and sheer mesh bomber jacket.
A sporty cute pastel outfit featuring a lace-up lattice front pink bralette crop top from Dresslink, paired with a white pleated American Apparel style tennis skirt and sheer mesh bomber jacket.
A sporty cute pastel outfit featuring a lace-up lattice front pink bralette crop top from Dresslink, paired with a white pleated American Apparel style tennis skirt and sheer mesh bomber jacket.

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Another crop top/bralette that I got was a white sheer floral appliqué crop top, sold in sizes S-XL.

Details on the white mesh floral applique embroidered halterneck crop top from Dresslink (a dupe of the For Love and Lemons Secret Garden bra).
Details on the white mesh floral applique embroidered halterneck crop top from Dresslink (a dupe of the For Love and Lemons Secret Garden bra).

For some reason, the photos of this that Dresslink put on their product page aren't loading now, but from what I remember, the top looks pretty accurate to their photos. This white mesh crop top features a partially adjustable strappy open back design, halterneck fit, and allover floral embroidery across the front.

This top is actually a style dupe of the For Love and Lemons Secret Garden Bra, which retailed for around $103 and now sold out everywhere. The style is similar from afar, though Dresslink's version has much more embroidered floral accents and a looser, longer fit.

The top came with a pretty strong factory scent, and there are a lot of loose threads along the front, connected to the 3D floral accents. I got it in size S, but unfortunately it runs big and fits me too loosely. I had to constantly pull it up for the pictures since it was too loose around the neckline. Definitely not the best piece quality-wise, though considering the price it's not that bad; I only wish that it looked right on me.

An all-white summer festival outfit featuring the white mesh floral applique embroidered halterneck crop top from Dresslink (a dupe of the For Love and Lemons Secret Garden bra), worn with an American Apparel style white pleated tennis skirt.
An all-white summer festival outfit featuring the white mesh floral applique embroidered halterneck crop top from Dresslink (a dupe of the For Love and Lemons Secret Garden bra), worn with an American Apparel style white pleated tennis skirt.
An all-white summer festival outfit featuring the white mesh floral applique embroidered halterneck crop top from Dresslink (a dupe of the For Love and Lemons Secret Garden bra), worn with an American Apparel style white pleated tennis skirt.
An all-white summer festival outfit featuring the white mesh floral applique embroidered halterneck crop top from Dresslink (a dupe of the For Love and Lemons Secret Garden bra), worn with an American Apparel style white pleated tennis skirt.

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The fourth piece I got from Dresslink was faux suede lace-up tie-waist crop top, sold in black and khaki and offered in sizes S-XL.

Details on Dresslink's faux suede lace-up cutout tie-waist black crop top.
Details on Dresslink's faux suede lace-up cutout tie-waist black crop top.

This sleeveless crop top features a lace-up accent on the front, long straps that you can tie around your waist, and zipper closure at the back. The outside feels somewhat like faux suede, but the fabric overall is lighter and thinner, and the inside is lined with a polyester-type material.

The sizing is accurate to Dresslink's description, and the top fits great for the most part, though the straps at the neckline are a bit short, so I wouldn't recommend this piece for taller people. It's a very versatile top, and it goes great with high-waisted skirts and denim shorts for a festival-ready summer ensemble. After trying it out I found that the black dye transfers a tiny bit, but otherwise the quality is great for the price! I actually bought the same style top a few months back, which was sold for around $20, yet the quality was exactly the same as Dresslink's much more affordable version!

A festival and beach-ready summer outfit featuring Dresslink's faux suede lace-up cutout tie-waist black crop top and a ruffled tiered floral mini skirt from the H&M Coachella collection.
A festival and beach-ready summer outfit featuring Dresslink's faux suede lace-up cutout tie-waist black crop top and a ruffled tiered floral mini skirt from the H&M Coachella collection.
A festival and beach-ready summer outfit featuring Dresslink's faux suede lace-up cutout tie-waist black crop top and a ruffled tiered floral mini skirt from the H&M Coachella collection.
A festival and beach-ready summer outfit featuring Dresslink's faux suede lace-up cutout tie-waist black crop top and a ruffled tiered floral mini skirt from the H&M Coachella collection.

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The fifth item I got was a pair of lace-trim garter thong panties, offered in black and red for less than $2.

Details on the lace-trim black thong garter panties from Dresslink, perfect for adding a sexy accent under a skirt or dress.
Details on the lace-trim black thong garter panties from Dresslink, perfect for adding a sexy accent under a skirt or dress.
Details on the lace-trim black thong garter panties from Dresslink, perfect for adding a sexy accent under a skirt or dress.

Featuring a scalloped lace trim and four garter straps, this piece is great for pairing with sheer socks and can be layered under clothing to add a sexy flair. They fit true to size and have a lot of stretch to them. The lace trim is rather delicate and the garter straps work only with thinner socks, but these are fairly well-constructed considering the price, and definitely worth the buy. 


The sixth and final piece that I got was a pair of over-the-knee socks, sold in black, white, gray, blue, and purple for just $1.18 per pair!

Details on the solid black over the knee socks from Dresslink.
Details on the solid black over the knee socks from Dresslink.

These tall, solid-colored over-the-knee socks are made from a cotton blend. They're very stretchy, and the ribbed top fits a bit tighter, helping them stay up even while you move around.

The cotton is on the thinner side, making these perfect for spring and autumn. For less than $1.20, these socks are honestly 100% worth the price! The fabric isn't the softest or highest quality, but they get the job done and look great!

A monochromatic grunge-inspired outfit featuring the black and white ombre pleated American Apparel tennis skirt, garter lingerie and over-the-knee socks from Dresslink, a cropped faux suede lace-up top, and spiked leather black booties.
A monochromatic grunge-inspired outfit featuring the black and white ombre pleated American Apparel tennis skirt, garter lingerie and over-the-knee socks from Dresslink, a cropped faux suede lace-up top, and spiked leather black booties.
A monochromatic grunge-inspired outfit featuring the black and white ombre pleated American Apparel tennis skirt, garter lingerie and over-the-knee socks from Dresslink, a cropped faux suede lace-up top, and spiked leather black booties.
A monochromatic grunge-inspired outfit featuring the black and white ombre pleated American Apparel tennis skirt, garter lingerie and over-the-knee socks from Dresslink, a cropped faux suede lace-up top, and spiked leather black booties.
A monochromatic grunge-inspired outfit featuring the black and white ombre pleated American Apparel tennis skirt, garter lingerie and over-the-knee socks from Dresslink, a cropped faux suede lace-up top, and spiked leather black booties.

Overall

Considering how all six items added up to just a bit over $20 including shipping costs (which are determined by weight), I'm really satisfied with this Dresslink package! Obviously, you can't expect super high quality for items on sale for less than $5 each, but most, if not all of these items proved to be worth the price.

Plus, here are some discount codes you can use to save even more money!

Get $5 off purchases of $59+ with the code DLblog5
- or- 
Get $10 off purchases of $99+ with the code DLblog10

Thanks for reading!

3 comments:

  1. Hello,
    Do you have info from where you got that beautiful ombre tennis skirt (grey to black) ? Love the looks

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    1. It's the American Apparel Tennis Skirt in Ombre Print! Super super cute.

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  2. OMG I absolutely love this look of the Ombre AA Tennis Skirt with the black thigh high socks especially with the garter straps holding them up!! Straight fire tbh!

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