When Sheinside got in touch with me recently I wasn't too pushed. They don't carry plus size and I wasn't sure on the quality of the clothing, so I thought about it for a few days. I decided to give them a go and if I like the items I'd feature them and if I didn't I wouldn't - simple. Nothing lost, nothing gained. When my parcel arrived I was quite impressed. I went for the larger sized items and I'm glad I gave them a go..
Now it is on the short side- there's not denying that! If I was to wear it again I'd wear it with over the knee boots and tights for the Winter months! For $24 it's really good quality. It's nice and loose and would look nice both loose and cinched in with a belt. I think the print is great as it's not too Wintery and not too Summery! I love the keyhole detail at the front, it gives a nice flattering cut - especially for larger busts!
I only have one complaint and that's probably me.. the arms are quite snug - even with the elasticated bands. My arms wouldn't be disproportionate to my body so if you've larger arms I'd definitely give this dress a miss! If your arms are slim and you've a wider torso this dress will accommodate as it's nice and free flowing! If you're worried about the arm size I'd measure your arms just to be on the safe side! I ordered the size L and I'm a UK14/16 for reference.
Over all I love this dress, the sizing issue is nothing to do with the quality of the garment. I just prefer a looser sleeve. I'd love to see Sheinside expand and do larger sizes as they're a pretty cool website. I especially like their bags and accessories! If you're after cheap fast fashion check them out!
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