Sharing my tips and tricks for shopping online at SHEIN.
I frequently get asked by readers about my experience shopping at SHEIN. I recently did a ask me anything on Instagram and everyone submitted all of their questions, so today I am here to share my tips and tricks for shopping online from SHEIN. Before I start let me say in full disclosure, I was introduced to SHEIN when they reached out to me directly to let me pick out items to try. I have received items as gifts from the brand as well have purchased items myself. Any item that has been gifted to me by the brand, or any brand, is always disclosed with c/o (courtesy of).
The quality of the item is reflected in the price. The clothing is offered at such low prices for a reason, therefore don’t expect super high quality items. The fabric and design of the clothing are reflected in the price. I have been pleasantly surprised with the quality of some of the items, such as this dress, this kaftan, this pearl sweater, tweed blazer, this pleated skirt, this ruffle coat, and this leopard number. The only issue I have run into is when I wash the items, they lose a bit of their luster and quality when machine washed.
Size & Fit
Each item has it’s own specific sizing. I have ordered items from an XS to a L from SHEIN, it all depends on the specific item. One thing that I have noticed is that when you hover your mouse over the size of each item, the measurements are listed. Additionally in the Size & Fit tab the measurements of the model wearing the item is listed for reference. Additionally since I prefer a more looser fit I generally size up and haven’t had any issues.
Check the Style Gallery
The style gallery for each item is extremely helpful! It gives you an idea about the fit, length, and material. I generally don’t order an item is there are no images in the style gallery. I once ordered an item and it was an epic fail.
Read the Reviews
The customer reviews are extremely helpful!! I read through all of them to get a sense of the quality and fit of the item. Sometimes the customers upload photos which are close-ups of the item and are really helpful.
Shipping & Delivery
Be patient with orders from SHEIN. It does take some time for orders to arrive, usually 2-3 weeks. Therefore don’t expect a quick delivery. Be sure to place your oder well in advance of a trip or event in order to have the items arrive in time.
If you have any further questions feel free to comment below!