SHEIN has been spoken about a lot lately, it’s all over TikTok and people have been praising the cute clothes at a small price. In this haul, I’ll be reviewing the items I got. By the end, I’ll be able to tell you if SHEIN is legit or not!
Disclaimer: recently shein has come under fire for a lot of unethical and insensitive products and choices. I do not support any of these things. These items were purchased before I discovered these things. The purpose of this post is to simply review shein. From now on, I will be taking more consideration in the places in which I purchase my clothes.
Ruched drawstring cropped top
This is very cute. It is very thing but with a plain bra beneath, you’re fine. I love the drawstring aspect and the spots are all different sizes which I believe makes it cuter.
The drawstring does enable it to be styled in a few different ways. I can see myself wearing this top on both a night out but also a picnic in the park.
This top should be £7.99 and it is very affordable. However, due to the recent discoveries, it’s cheap due to SHEIN underpaying their employees. It is very unfortunate of these circumstances as the clothes are cute.
Paper bag denim shorts
Now, I wouldn’t say that these are denim. They are very comfortable though. I’ve wanted paper bag style shorts for ages and these are cute. The high waist makes these also very flattering.
The inside is elasticated so they do stretch. I could have gotten away with sizing down in these. The sizes on SHEIN for me are so awkward. A medium is 10 and a large is 12-14. I’m between a 10 and a 12 so I opted for large to be safe. Some of the items fit fine, some are a little big. In this case, I could have sized down.
These shorts cost £12.99. Again, it’s cheap but it’s a better option to pay more for some better quality, more ethically made shorts.
Scallop trim cropped top
Now I’m not sure if you can tell, but this top is very see-through. When looking at reviews of several products on the SHEIN app, it’s a common problem that the brand has.
It’s a simple top that does match with everything. Again, this is something common with SHEIN. The straps are also adjustable which isn’t seen often with cheaper brands.
I do like the knot in the middle, however, I’m not sure about the cut-out beneath. It’s unnecessary and it shows my bra. It’s not exactly what I want since I opted for the strapless bra. However, like other features of the top, strange features are common among SHEIN items.
This item was £5.49.
I’ve been needing a new pair of mom jeans for ages now and was very skeptical about ordering jeans from SHEIN.
When reading reviews, you’ll see that many items from SHEIN, are very hit-or-miss. There weren’t many reviews at all on these jeans. So, I took the plunge.
This one actually paid off. They’re very comfy and the rips actually sit on my knees. This is difficult as I’m quite tall, “for a girl”. (5’7).
One problem I do have, is that the denim is very thin. Therefore, it may wear pretty easily. The thin denim, it seems, is another SHEIN problem. Both the shorts and jeans have been made of thin denim.
These jeans cost £18.49.
Polka dot co-ord
Co-ords are definitely what threw SHEIN into the limelight. I haven’t seen a single negative review of a co-ord set while scouring the site.
Now, I will admit, this one is very cute. It’s also not see-through! HOWEVER, you may notice that my hand is holding the top closed!
The top is one that should be worn without a bra, however, I hadn’t took mine off. Therefore, I wanted to keep the post PG and covered it up.
Unfortunately, the top is also a little complicated. You tie the top up behind your back which looks cute but is very difficult to master! It also only takes one person to tug the knot/bow and your whole top flies off!
As for the shorts, there’s not much to say, they are cute and flowy.
This co-ord cost £12.49. It has 440 reviews with an average review score of 4.6/5. (This was just to show that the reviews are always praising co-ords).
Green blazer co-ord
I have ordered from SHEIN before and I wanted this one. After looking at reviews, it seemed that this one just seemed best. However, when I came to purchasing, the green was out of stock so I went for pink instead.
It was actually a good choice and I wear that set often. They are very flattering and I’m glad that I went for green too. I really wish that it wasn’t SHEIN and that it was a different brand that made these as I do love them.
Realistically, when looking at the reviews, I could have sized down on these. But, when I look at it on, I like that I went for the large. It gives the blazer an oversized look which I often opt for.
Like pretty much everything else in this SHEIN haul, the material is thin. In this case, it works as it means you can wear the whole set in Summer without getting too warm.
This set cost £17.99. It has 3909 reviews and the average review score is 4.8/5.
This came in a pack of 4 and I’m not impressed.
First of all, they’re very poorly made, this is probably the only product in this haul where you can feel how cheap they are. It has padding in which is quite lumpy and mis-shaped.
Secondly, they only come in one size. This fully excludes the larger-chested girls which is incredibly unfair. They deserve to have cute bras too!
They do look cute though and I think that’s why the reviews are so good. The other colours included in this pack are: black, maroon and pink.
These cost £18.99.
Overall, I was impressed by these clothes and I was all ready to give them all a good review on the SHEIN app.
However, after seeing all the news, I will no longer be giving these reviews and will no longer be purchasing from the site.
As for delivery, do not get something that you’ll be needing that week! Delivery takes about 2 weeks! I just feel that for a company that has blown up so much, they’d be able to do next-day delivery by now.
And that, was my fully uncensored and honest review of SHEIN! Have you tried it out and what did you think?