4 TIPS FOR SHOPPING AT SHEIN
i have gotten a lot of questions about shein and whether or not i would recommend shopping there. what i hear mostly is… the clothes are so cute and cheap, but is it the real deal? how is the quality? first and foremost, i only share items on the blog that i love and wear. if i didn’t like something, i wouldn’t share it. but i know you all are still skeptical. i was too! in this post i am sharing with you my tips when shopping at shein. i think with these tips you will be comfortable ordering from shein. if you go in with these expectations, i guarantee you will not be disappointed!
sizing is very inconsistent, and tends to run small. i am usually a medium but i order a large from shein. the measurements are listed in the description. pay close attention to them and use a measuring tape if needed. if the size says ‘one size fits all’ i personally would not order it. everything i have gotten that says that has been too small. when in doubt, size up!
customer photos and reviews
i only order what i have seen on others. either on other bloggers or from photos that customers have uploaded on the site. the shein photos are typically just a photo of the item, not a person. if i can’t see the item on a person, i wouldn’t order it. also, read the customer reviews! this helps to figure out if something runs small or is see-through, etc. i typically won’t order anything if there aren’t any reviews.
the free shipping takes a long time (2-3 weeks). it comes from overseas, so it takes a while to get here. i wouldn’t recommend shopping here when you have a deadline in mind. this is not the place to shop for that last minute vacation or wedding item. fthe shipping is free though, so i don’t mind the wait! you can pay to have faster shipping, but i have only done the free shipping option.
the items are “copies” of designer items. they are NOT designer items, and certainly not designer quality. they are giving you the designer look at a low price point, so be happy that the shirt cost $20 and don’t stress that it’s not the same fabric as the designer one. you only paid $20! an example i noticed recently, this shein dress is $31, and this free people dress is $148. they look almost identical, but obviously the quality of the $31 item will not be the same as the $148.
the dress i am wearing (from shein of course!) is $20 (!!) and i love love love it. i’ve been wearing it on repeat. you may have seen it on my instagram here from our anniversary dinner. this is a size large and i probably could have gotten a medium, but i like the extra room and length, especially for wearing it to work. you have my stamp of approval on this one, so go buy it here! i also have this kimono, this scarf, this dress, this sweater, and this sweater. all work for me and i love them, so i think you will too!
if you have been hesitant about shopping at shein, i hope that this post helped you out. this post is not sponsored by them in any way, i just love shopping here and think you should too!