Shein Review

 

I debated naming this blog “I ordered from Shein, so you don’t have to”. Even though the price of the clothing is dirt cheap and my gut told me it can’t be that great, I still placed an order because people REALLY do love Shein. I’m all about cheap finds and saving. I like to try out a lot of different trends each season and typically only wear trendy pieces a few times. Shein is way cheaper than Forever 21, H&M, etc., and the quality is WAY below. The material of the clothing is not great, however, the fit of everything is what really threw me off. I tried really hard to look at reviews and read the size charts, however, everything seemed just off. The crop tops that imagined should be tight were loose, the romper that is an XS fits like an XL, and the bathing bottoms are too small and top too big. Out of 12 items, I am returning 7.

Don’t get me wrong not EVERYTHING I got was terrible. The bathing suits I actually really really love. If you’re looking for some fun trendy bathing suits, I highly recommend Shein. They have a HUGE selection and the bathing suit quality is pretty decent. Of course, be sure to really do your research – read reviews and check out the sizing charts. Also, keep in mind you can’t return the bathing suits.

I placed my order on 3/13/2019. I got 20% off my order and free express shipping. My order actually arrived a lot faster than I was expecting on 3/18/2019. A lot of people said their orders took WEEKS, so I was really surprised how fast I got mine. You also get free return shipping on your first order, which I will definitely be needing.

Below are pictures and my thoughts on each piece in my order. Leave comments an let me know about your Shein experience!

1. Shein Frilled Trim Knot Dot Bandeau Top & Skirt Set $19.00

Size: Small

Thoughts: This was originally my favorite item in my order. The material of the skirt and top feels good and is substantially better than other items in my order. It is a super fun and flirty look, I really love that the top can be worn two different ways, however, the fit of everything is just off. The top is too big and slides down. The skirt is too small and hits under my butt in a weird sport. I ultimately will not be keeping this because I am too worried I am going to flash someone if I wear it out.

Keep or Return: Return

2. Off Shoulder Single Breasted Crop Top $6.00

Size: Medium

Thoughts: These crop tops were a hard decision for me. They only came out to $4.80 with my discount, so they were super cheap. The spandex and polyester blend is not terrible. However, again, the fit is off. I got a medium based on the reviews. It’s super short, if I raise my arms you can see my whole bra. It is also super super wide an boxy. I would like for it to be more fitted. It is also pretty see-through, you definitely need to wear a bra with the white. The black fits a little nicer because I can wear it without a bra and it doesn’t rid up as much. I decided to keep it ultimately for the price, and because it could make a decent basic for the summer.

Keep or Return: Keep

3. Single Breasted Off The Shoulder Tee $6.00

Size: Medium

Thoughts: See above review for the white version.

Keep or Return: Keep

4. Ruffle Trim Button Front Cami Top With Skirt $19.00

Size: Small

Thoughts: This was my absolute least favorite item in the order. I almost didn’t even include it in this post because it is just so terrible. The fit, color, and material are all totally different than the pictures on the website. As soon as I opened the bag I knew, I wasn’t going to like this piece.

Keep or Return: Return

5. Calico Print Drawstring Waist Strapless Romper $18.00

Size: Small

Thoughts: I ordered this in small and it fits like a large. The material of this romper is decent. There’s really nothing wrong with it. The fit is just too big an I didn’t feel like it did much for me.

Keep or Return: Return

6. Shein Detachable Strap Gingham Pinafore Dress $13.00

Size: XS

Thoughts: For some reason, I imagined that this dress would be denim? I guess that’s just what I think of when I think of a Pinafore dress. I did not read the reviews for this piece, it was a last minute addition to my order. I do not like the material at all, it’s super super cheap. It’s really thin and I can tell will not wash and wear well.

Keep or Return: Return

7. Striped Smocked Bandeau Bikini Set $14.00

Size: Small

Thoughts: This is definitely my favorite bathing suit from my order. It fits perfectly and is super high-quality material. If the shipping was not absurd I would definitely order this swimsuit in more colors. The fit is tad snug, but I think a medium would definitely be too big.

Keep or Return: Keep

8. Flamingos Print Knot Front Bikini Set $12.00

Size: Small

Thoughts: I really love the print of this bathing suit. The fit of this is of course, off. The top is really a weird cut, it bunches under my armpits, it’s a little too short, and it’s hard to tie. The bottoms fit fine. If I could have returned this swimsuit I would have. I will be finding a way to make it work.

Keep or Return: Keep

9. Ruffle Strap Knot Front Crop Top $9.00

Size: Small

Thoughts: I originally tried this on without a bra and I hated it. It’s pretty see-through and it was a little too big. I had this tossed in my no pile ready to be returned. I tried it back on with a strapless bra while I was taking pictures for this post, and it was like a totally different top. With a bra on it fits like a glove and looks super cute on. The polyester and spandex material is also higher quality than other items in my order. If it came in other colors I would order it.

Keep or Return: Keep

10. Shein Striped Dolphin Hem Drawstring Shorts $8.00

Size: Small

Thoughts: These are pretty basic shorts, that I plan on using as pajamas. They fit really well and are super comfy. They feel like a decent quality, and by that I mean I don’t think they are going to fall apart in the wash.

Keep or Return: Keep

11. Shein Off Shoulder Single Breasted Foral Dress $16.00

Size: XS

Thoughts: This was the runner up worst item in the order. The fit on this dress is shockingly fine. The quality is absolutely terrible. It also came a little damp and smells like rubbing alcohol. I can tell it will fall apart immediately when washed. I also hate items that are just a wrinkly mess that I have to steam constantly. This was a 100% no for me.

Keep or Return: Return

12. Leopard Bandeau With High Waist Bikini With Hair Tie $13.00 

Size: Small

Thoughts: I love the print on this bikini also. I think this style of bathing suit comes in tons of different prints. The high-waisted bottoms are super cheeky and a little sexier than I had anticipated, however, I really like the bottom, they fit well. The top is pretty basic and doesn’t do much for me and is a little big. I may see if there’s a way for me to cut it an sew it to be a little tighter. Overall, it’s a great swimsuit.

Keep or Return: Keep

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Hello & welcome to The Girl & The Bag! My name is Taylor Domenica Rascia, I am a 26-year old Chicago Fashion Blogger. I officially launched my blog in February of 2016, as a creative place to share my passion for fashion and beauty. I have a serious handbag addiction, non-matching Mani/Pedi phobia, & obsession with mixing prints.

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