I feel like I'm one of the last people on the planet to try SheIn.com, a giant online fast-fashion store that ships worldwide. If you're like me and have been curious about this site but hesitant to shop, I went ahead and placed my first order - here's how it went!
Navigating the site: SheIn.com is huge and you can easily spend hours getting sucked in and browsing endlessly. The search functionality is pretty good, so I would try to approach the site with some items in mind (for example, 'I really want to try the off-the-shoulder top trend, and I want a vintage rose print t-shirt'); that way you won't just go down the rabbit hole and never come back out.
What I Bought: I bought this gingham top, this casual peplum tee, this boho maxi dress, this embroidered peasant top, and this embroidered tunic.
Sizing: DO use their size charts. DO not order up unless you think you must after referring to the sizing details for an item. I went with my normal size for each item and each item fit true to size. I feel like in the past, I would definitely order one or even two sizes up when ordering from international sites, but I feel like they've adjusted to US sizing for the most part. I used a tape measure on myself to make sure each item would fit in the shoulders, bust, and lengthwise.
Shipping: SheIn.com offers "free express shipping" on order $99 and over, so I went for it. DO refer to their shipping details page. I posted my review on Instagram Stories and heard from a lot of you guys that shipping can be all over the place. But to be fair, my order shipped promptly and arrived within the timeframe they promised. I ordered late at night on a Sunday, June 4th, and my package arrived the following Monday morning, June 11th. So, 5 business days.
Quality: Whenever I'm shopping for fast fashion, I try to pick pieces that I think will read "more expensive" and I was very happy with my buys overall. I'd say for the price it's great. Think H&M. My gingham cotton top could pass for J.Crew if you just saw someone wearing it on the street. The embroidery on my tunic top and peasant blouse was very nice and again comparable to items you might buy at Gap or T.J. Maxx. I mean, you get what you pay for, but if you choose well you'll find some really nice pieces!
Style: Did I love how everything looked on me? Nope. The peplum tee is probably going back because it's way too boxy. But was the description accurate? Yes. Is this the 'in' style now? Yes. Does it flatter me? Not at all. Same with the boho top. It looks better with shorts. It's not perfect but I do love the embroidery and the cotton is nice enough, so I'll keep it. But I appreciate that SheIn has some unique pieces that you won't see everyone else wearing.
My best tip: Download the SheIn app! I loved using the app to track my package. In fact it works better than the browser and has more detailed information.
Overall: I'm really glad I gave SheIn.com a try. Items looked like they did in the photos, which was a good thing of course! The fashion landscape is getting more and more competitive, so we have lots of options as shoppers. SheIn has things you might not find at Forever 21. I'm also loving shopping at Target.com lately...shipping has gotten faster, and you can always return things in store which is a definite plus. But it's hard to resist the siren call of rock-bottom prices...I'm already eying a couple more items from SheIn and will not hesitate to shop from them again!