This is not a paid review, the items have been bought as a normal purchase. I just thought it would be nice to review my very first Shein purchase!
Shein are everywhere right now, you may have seen their ads on Facebook, twitter, the general internet. They are everywhere! At first, I was bit sceptical about them, I’ve been burnt a few times buying cheaper clothes online and I didn’t want to get caught out again. However, the website looked clean and easy to use and the prices were reasonable without entering ‘too good to be true’ territory. I must have spent about 4 hours on the website, browsing through so many different items and my saved items is about 6 pages long! My lovely other half decided to buy two things as a trial run and I am surprised how they turned out.
We’d been warned that delivery could take a while and we’d be waiting up to 18 days + but it was much quicker than that – I’m guessing it depends what you’ve ordered as to which warehouse it comes from as they have three; one in the USA, one in Europe and one in China and from ordering to arrival was about a week, which is pretty standard if you buy something from a UK shop/site.
We also had no idea regarding sizing, we seen mixed reviews on sizing and how different some pieces could be so we decided to stay safe and stick to medium. I’m a 12, trying to lose weight so even if a tight fit to begin with, it would hopefully fit better once I get my running routine back up.
We bought the Shein Bow Front Box Pleated Skirt in Navy, medium size and the Shein Contrast Buttoned Bow Collar Neck Blouse in pink, again in medium. I’ve just realised, whilst searching for these two items just how many pieces have bows involved, no wonder I love this site.
So, outfit ordered and delivered within about a week and it was time for the try on! I must just quickly say that the garments were packaged really nicely in their own zip lock bag (which i loved, so much easier to return if needed) with tissue paper in the clothes.
Firstly the skirt, this is an absolutely gorgeous colour and will go with so much that I already own in the wardrobe, its versatile and could be dressed up for a date night or out for cocktails with the girls or be dressed down with some trainers and a cute logo tee for a day shopping. The material is really thick and the skirt is hemmed properly and looks well made. It fits perfectly, not too tight and not massive and is long enough even though it fit on my waist which never happens with this type of skirt. All in all, a lovely piece which will become a new staple piece in my wardrobe.
The blouse seems a little thin and flimsy and I will admit, I was a bit scared about wearing it for work. It’s a bit short to wear with trousers but will fit perfectly with a skirt. The buttons could be sewn on better but they are mock pearl so I’ll forgive them as they are just so lovely! Now, the collar. It really really confused me and I had to dig out the picture again this morning to figure out how to put it on. It had an extra button bit and I wasn’t sure where it went but you crossed the collar over, and buttoned the extra bit back on itself. Very 1950’s which is what I am all about!
The outfit actually looks perfect together and I got a lot of compliments from colleagues and even the ladies at my son’s nursery so I am extremely happy with these and will definitely be shopping again. Was I just lucky, or is it worth the hype? For me, worth every penny.