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Monday, September 19, 2016

Dresslink Fashion Review: Crop Tops, Black Dresses + More

I've returned today with a fashion haul and review of seven items from Dresslink. I chose a varied range of clothes, including a strappy black bodycon dressnurse costume set, lace bridal glovesoff-shoulder ruffled crop topsatin choker dressoff-shoulder lace blouse, and faux suede lace-up top. Details ahead!

I've returned today with a fashion haul and review of seven items from Dresslink. I chose a varied range of clothes, including a strappy black bodycon dress, nurse costume set, lace bridal gloves, off-shoulder ruffled crop top, satin slip choker dress, off-shoulder lace blouse, and faux suede lace-up top. - Eat My Knee Socks / Mimchikimchi

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First of the seven items in this Dresslink mini fashion haul is a strappy black bodycon dress with lace cutouts.

Black strappy lace bodycon dress with semi-sheer lace cutout paneling from Dresslink.
Black strappy lace bodycon dress with semi-sheer lace cutout paneling from Dresslink.

This simple-yet-sexy LBD features a padded bust, back zip closure, and sheer lace paneling at the front and the sides. It's made of a stretchy, form-fitting material and a slimming black fabric, with a sweetheart neckline and adjustable shoulder straps.

I love the design of this dress more than I'd expected from the site photos; it's so flattering, and surprisingly comfortable as well. The fabric isn't the highest quality but is certainly great for the price, and the style is lovely!

Black strappy lace bodycon dress with semi-sheer lace cutout paneling from Dresslink.
Black strappy lace bodycon dress with semi-sheer lace cutout paneling from Dresslink.
Black strappy lace bodycon dress with semi-sheer lace cutout paneling from Dresslink.
Black strappy lace bodycon dress with semi-sheer lace cutout paneling from Dresslink.

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Next is an outfit featuring two products from Dresslink, including a nurse costume set and set of red lace bridal gloves.

White lace-trim satin nurse costume set and red ruffled lace gloves from Dresslink.
White lace-trim satin nurse costume set and red ruffled lace gloves from Dresslink.
White lace-trim satin nurse costume set and red ruffled lace gloves from Dresslink.
White lace-trim satin nurse costume set and red ruffled lace gloves from Dresslink.

The 3-piece nurse costume set includes an apron-style dress, a headband/mask, and underwear, since it's meant to be a lingerie set. It's available in both white and pink, made of a smooth, satin-y fabric with ruffled side accents.

The lace bridal gloves are also sold in white, black, and pink, but red is the only color available currently. These delicate, feminine pieces are constructed from a sheer, lightweight lace fabric, with a loop for your finger, bow-and-rhinestone accents, and ruffled ends.

Although the quality of these pieces isn't top-notch, it's definitely more than what you'd expect given the super-inexpensive prices. I really wish the lace gloves were available in the other colors; the red is gorgeous, but it'd be much more versatile in white or black. And even though the nurse costume is designed as lingerie, it works great as a regular costume over regular clothes.

White lace-trim satin nurse costume set and red ruffled lace gloves from Dresslink.
White lace-trim satin nurse costume set and red ruffled lace gloves from Dresslink.
White lace-trim satin nurse costume set and red ruffled lace gloves from Dresslink.
White lace-trim satin nurse costume set and red ruffled lace gloves from Dresslink.

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The third piece of clothing that I got was a navy blue off-shoulder ruffled crop top.

Navy blue ruffled off-shoulder lace-trim crop top from Dresslink.
Navy blue ruffled off-shoulder lace-trim crop top from Dresslink.

Although this top is described as black, it's actually a dark blue, accurate to the model photos. It's constructed from a super soft, stretchy fabric, with an elastic neckline, ruffled accent, and scalloped lace trim at the hem.

This crop top is sold in sizes S-XL; I got the S, which fits more like an XS but has a ton of stretch to it. Because of the elastic neckline, it can be worn both as a regular top or an off-shoulder top, and the solid color makes it a very versatile piece.

Style-wise, this piece looks exactly as pictured on Dresslink's site, and it's both cute and comfortable. The only issue I have with it is that the fabric is on the thinner side, but since the color's dark it's not a major problem.

Navy blue ruffled off-shoulder lace-trim crop top from Dresslink.
Navy blue ruffled off-shoulder lace-trim crop top from Dresslink.
Navy blue ruffled off-shoulder lace-trim crop top from Dresslink.
Navy blue ruffled off-shoulder lace-trim crop top from Dresslink.

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Next up is a super trendy piece: a silky black choker satin slip dress.

Black v-neck silky satin slip dress with matching choker from Dresslink.
Black v-neck silky satin slip dress with matching choker from Dresslink.

This satin-smooth dress is made of a silky, textured fabric, featuring a v-neck design, adjustable straps, hidden back zip, and matching choker necktie.

The quality of this dress is great, better than silk-like dresses I've gotten for much higher prices. The fabric is thicker than regular silk or satin, with a bit of stretch to it, giving this dress a flattering silhouette.

I got this dress in black, though it's also sold in gold and dark red. I absolutely love the fit of it, though I've realized that the piece I got has a slightly asymmetric hem. It's not a particularly big problem since the dress is still stunning and super comfortable.

Black v-neck silky satin slip dress with matching choker from Dresslink.
Black v-neck silky satin slip dress with matching choker from Dresslink.
Black v-neck silky satin slip dress with matching choker from Dresslink.
Black v-neck silky satin slip dress with matching choker from Dresslink.
Black v-neck silky satin slip dress with matching choker from Dresslink.

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The fifth piece I got was an off-shoulder long sleeve lace blouse, sold in one size only.

Black semi-sheer floral lace off-shoulder long sleeve top from Dresslink.
Black semi-sheer floral lace off-shoulder long sleeve top from Dresslink.

Quality-wise, this top is constructed from a stretchy semi-sheer lace fabric, with a scalloped lace neckline and adjustable shoulder straps. It's meant to be worn as lingerie and comes with black underwear, but I bought it to wear as a cover-up for the beach or a regular outfit instead.

This all-lace top goes great over a simple black bralette/crop-top-and-skirt combo, or over a slip dress. The quality's not bad; it's not the most well-made and the fabric is rather delicate, but it looks as described and surpasses my expectations for the price.

I only wish that the neckline was elastic, so it'd fit better and be more comfortable. The actual neckline has no stretch and runs small in the shoulders, so size-wise I'd recommend this top only to those who wear size XS-S.

Black semi-sheer floral lace off-shoulder long sleeve top from Dresslink.
Black semi-sheer floral lace off-shoulder long sleeve top from Dresslink.
Black semi-sheer floral lace off-shoulder long sleeve top from Dresslink.


And last but not least, the final item I got was a brown faux suede lace-up crop top.

Brown faux suede lace-up bustier bralette crop top from Dresslink.
Brown faux suede lace-up bustier bralette crop top from Dresslink.

This lace-up crop top is made of a tan-colored faux suede fabric, with a bustier-style design and back zip closure. It comes unlaced, so you have to lace it up yourself, but I do like that the laces are adjustable, so you can tighten the top if you'd like.

Style-wise, this top looks super accurate to photos, and the sizing is exactly as described. I typically prefer cooler colors or black-and-white pieces, but this brown bustier is surprisingly easy to incorporate into outfits. Plus, I'm a big fan of suede and faux suede, and the fabric is so soft.

Aside from a few loose threads, the quality of this piece is great. It's lightweight and well-stitched, perfect on its own in the summer, or layered for autumn.

Brown faux suede lace-up bustier bralette crop top from Dresslink.
Brown faux suede lace-up bustier bralette crop top from Dresslink.
Brown faux suede lace-up bustier bralette crop top from Dresslink.

Overall

Dresslink's items are often hit-and-miss, which is to be expected considering their super-low and affordable prices. Out of this time's fashion haul, the black strappy lace bodycon dress, navy off-shoulder crop top, black satin choker slip dress, and faux suede bustier are definite hits. Considering that the entire order of seven items was less than $30 including shipping, I'm satisfied overall with the items I got.

xoxo,

ig: @mimchikimchi

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