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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Romwe Fashion Review: Ruffled Trapeze Slip + Mesh Maxi Dress

Coming up in my latest fashion review are two summer-ready styles from Romwe, including a ruffled lace-paneled trapeze dress and black sheer mesh maxi dress. These affordably-priced designs are both dupes of popular, more expensive brands, including Free People and For Love & Lemons. Full review ahead!

Coming up in my latest fashion review are two summer-ready styles from Romwe, including a ruffled lace-paneled trapeze dress and black sheer mesh maxi dress. These affordably-priced designs are both dupes of popular, more expensive brands, including Free People and For Love & Lemons. - Eat My Knee Socks / Mimchikimchi

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The first dress I'll be reviewing today is a ruffled lace-paneled trapeze dress, sold in sizes S-XL.

Details on the Free People Intimately Voile and Lace Trapeze Slip lace-paneled ruffled dress dupe from Romwe.
Details on the Free People Intimately Voile and Lace Trapeze Slip lace-paneled ruffled dress dupe from Romwe.

This flowy sleeveless dress is constructed from a soft coffee-brown fabric with an allover polka dot design, featuring a deep scoop neckline, ruffled asymmetric hem, and paneled sheer white lace accents. It's a style dupe of the Intimately Voile & Lace Trapeze Slip by Free People, which retails for $88. 

The dress looks similar to how it is pictured in Romwe's modeled photos, but not the same. It has the same color, fit, and pattern, but the white lace inserts on the actual dress are sheer and unlined, whereas the site photos make it seem like the lace is stitched atop a brown fabric. I actually like how the real dress looks better than the one pictured in the photos; the sheer lace paneling is also more similar to the actual Free People dress.

A boho-chic summer outfit featuring the Free People Intimately Voile and Lace Trapeze Slip lace-paneled ruffled dress dupe from Romwe, paired with a layered chain necklace and taupe platform booties.
A boho-chic summer outfit featuring the Free People Intimately Voile and Lace Trapeze Slip lace-paneled ruffled dress dupe from Romwe, paired with a layered chain necklace and taupe platform booties.
A boho-chic summer outfit featuring the Free People Intimately Voile and Lace Trapeze Slip lace-paneled ruffled dress dupe from Romwe, paired with a layered chain necklace and taupe platform booties.

The material is a bit wrinkled from delivery, but it's nothing a wash couldn't fix, and it's otherwise a very comfortable, lightweight fabric with a nice amount of stretch to it! The lace paneling is also crafted nicely, though I noticed that some of the stitching is rather carelessly done, especially around the neckline. There were quite a few loose threads throughout, but nothing that really affects the look of the dress.

I got this dress in size S, which gives a nice, loose fit, though I think the length is a bit too long for me, and the neckline is rather low. This dress is fairly true to Romwe's measurements, and would look great on someone taller.

If you love bohemian-inspired clothing like that of Free People, then this dress is perfect for you! It's honestly an adorable style, and it can be worn year-round, whether you layer it over a lacy bralette and add some heels or wedges for a spring-summer look, wear it over knee-high socks and booties for autumn, or add a warm oversized sweater and suede over-the-knee boots for a winter-ready outfit. The quality could be improved, but overall it's a great style for the price.

A boho-chic summer outfit featuring the Free People Intimately Voile and Lace Trapeze Slip lace-paneled ruffled dress dupe from Romwe, paired with a layered chain necklace and taupe platform booties.
A boho-chic summer outfit featuring the Free People Intimately Voile and Lace Trapeze Slip lace-paneled ruffled dress dupe from Romwe, paired with a layered chain necklace and taupe platform booties.
A boho-chic summer outfit featuring the Free People Intimately Voile and Lace Trapeze Slip lace-paneled ruffled dress dupe from Romwe, paired with a layered chain necklace and taupe platform booties.
A boho-chic summer outfit featuring the Free People Intimately Voile and Lace Trapeze Slip lace-paneled ruffled dress dupe from Romwe, paired with a layered chain necklace and taupe platform booties.

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The second of the two Romwe dresses that I got was a black sheer mesh maxi dress, sold in one size.

Details on the For Love and Lemons Orchid maxi dress dupe mesh floral dress from Romwe.
Details on the For Love and Lemons Orchid maxi dress dupe mesh floral dress from Romwe.

This sheer mesh maxi dress features half-length sleeves, a raw-cut hem, and black floral/leaf-shaped embellishments that are made of a felt-like fabric. It's a style dupe of the For Love and Lemons Orchid maxi dress, which retailed for around $300 on sites like Dollskill.

The look and sizing of the dress is accurate to Romwe's product info page, though I wish Romwe included photos of the actual dress rather than just taking photos from other sources online. Quality-wise, it's good for the price; mesh is a more delicate fabric in general, but this mesh material is very soft, thin, and slightly stretchy, unlike scratchy and uncomfortable low-quality fabric.

An all-black boho-style summer outfit featuring the For Love and Lemons Orchid maxi dress dupe mesh floral dress from Romwe, paired with a Forever 21 body chain, bodycon skirt, Brandy Melville-style cross-front bralette, and platform booties.
An all-black boho-style summer outfit featuring the For Love and Lemons Orchid maxi dress dupe mesh floral dress from Romwe, paired with a Forever 21 body chain, bodycon skirt, Brandy Melville-style cross-front bralette, and platform booties.
An all-black boho-style summer outfit featuring the For Love and Lemons Orchid maxi dress dupe mesh floral dress from Romwe, paired with a Forever 21 body chain, bodycon skirt, Brandy Melville-style cross-front bralette, and platform booties.

Length-wise, this dress first perfectly, so that I can wear it with or without heels. It fits as expected, and even though there aren't any zippers, it's easy to slip on because of the stretchy in the fabric.

Since it's completely sheer, you can use it for a ton of different looks. Layer it over a black bodycon slip dress, a crop-top-and-skirt ensemble, a swimsuit or more!

An all-black boho-style summer outfit featuring the For Love and Lemons Orchid maxi dress dupe mesh floral dress from Romwe, paired with a Forever 21 body chain, bodycon skirt, Brandy Melville-style cross-front bralette, and platform booties.
An all-black boho-style summer outfit featuring the For Love and Lemons Orchid maxi dress dupe mesh floral dress from Romwe, paired with a Forever 21 body chain, bodycon skirt, Brandy Melville-style cross-front bralette, and platform booties.
An all-black boho-style summer outfit featuring the For Love and Lemons Orchid maxi dress dupe mesh floral dress from Romwe, paired with a Forever 21 body chain, bodycon skirt, Brandy Melville-style cross-front bralette, and platform booties.

Overall

I'm fairly pleased with these two dresse from Romwe, both of which turned out looking pretty accurate to the photos and are certainly great pieces if you want to get the style of pricier brands (Free People and For Love and Lemons, respectively) for a much more affordable price!

xoxo,

ig: @mimchikimchi

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