Buckle up for my brutally honest Reviews of SHEIN
After 2 years of buying Shein, placing a total of 8 orders in those 2 years. I really wanted to share answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. Also, I will share some tips how to get huge discounts on Shein.
People usually ask me is Shein legit? Why is Shein so cheap? How to buy smart and save money? All answers are here.
My Shein reviews will include Fashion products like clothes, jewelry, shoes, etc, and household items like organizers, decorative material, etc…
I know what are the questions in your mind related to their quality, size, delivery time, stores, etc. Here, I am gonna talk about it all.
Just FYI, none of the products I am reviewing is sponsored. My Shein reviews are my personal experiences.
Do you know SHEIN products are available on Amazon too? In case you don’t feel like using your credit card on SHEIN, you can always use it on Amazon. Here are the links to my FAVORITE pieces of Shein on Amazon.
Let’s Talk About Shein Quality
Questions like Are Shein Clothes Good Quality? are so common and justified too. The thing is, we never imagined getting cheap clothes that are stylish and trendy too. We have been caught up in brands for a long time that it becomes difficult to trust a non-branded item or online shopping store.
We also live with a mindset that Chinese quality is always cheap and is not reliable. Let me tell you the truth about manufacturers in China. They only give you a product for the price you pay for it. Give them 1$ and you will get the quality that can come under 1$. Give them 10$ and the quality of the same item will increase. Keeping in mind, most high-end brands like Micheal Kors and Kate Spade are made in China too. (Shocking, isn’t it).
In terms of Women Clothes, the quality of Shein is surprising. You would spend 8-10$ on a Shein Shirt thinking it will be good for a year or so. And then maybe you have to get rid of it.
But that DOES NOT happen. I have a Shein bottom for almost two years now. I still wear it for hangouts. It doesn’t look old but also doesn’t look still new. Let’s be honest, that never happens even if you buy a branded 100$ bottom. It’s still in its amazing form and quality that I can easily wear it outside.
For Men, I was amazed to see the quality of Shein. For instance, I bought a T-shirt for my husband, he is using it for 2 years now. And I can swear that the color did not fade. However, we bought a “branded” 50$ Tee (Can’t disclose the name of the brand unless you ask me for it). The collar of the branded shirt faded and looks so old by its appearance.
This particular review of Shein is quite surprising to me as I never had issues with my Shein orders. Yes, I had disappointments related to quality or my own dumb choices of selecting useless items. But in terms of their service and prices, Shein is not a scam.
Completely telling you the truth, I am not happy with the quality of Shein accessories. I have a few belts from Shein and they look cheap by appearance. That is something I don’t want. I have four belts from Shein and I don’t use any of it. Jewelry items are not very durable either. But for the price you are paying, using a 1$ pendant for 2-3 months isn’t a bad deal.
But to be very honest, it’s not environment-friendly to buy something that you cannot use for a very long time. Burdening the earth with unused, useless and used stuff will only make it polluted. Something I do not approve of.
That’s why I will be sharing some tips on what not to buy from Shein that might turn out useless or disappointing.
I also have some earnings from Shein that I ADORE. Picture below:
This jumpsuit and earrings from Shein are with me for two years and I can swear by the quality of the Jumpsuit. It still looks new.
Another Question which is very interesting, Are Shein Shoes Good quality? My answer is No. Why no you ask? Well, here’s why:
The only thing that disappointed me quality-wise was Shein Heels and Shein sneakers. I have 2 high heels from Shein. And I cannot wear them for one minute because they are freaking unstable. I also have a pair of Shein sneakers. They look so beautiful by appearance. But they are utterly uncomfortable. However, their sandals are very comfortable if you buy the correct size. And I got their long boots which turned out great.
But the Ratio of bad to the good of Shein Shoes Quality, it’s 90:10. Because you can only rely on their Flat sandals. Knowing they won’t be ankle-biting venoms.
How to select your size on Shein
Shein is manufactured in China. And usually, the misconception is, Chinese sizes do not fit foreigners. But, that is not true about Shein.
Shein uses the same size chart as is used universally. If you are size Small in US, UK or Europe, the size small of Shein will fit you fine.
I am size small and everything that i get from Shein for my size is always in perfecting fitting.
There are some fabrics and styles that might not be as fit for you as your actual size. For those, you have to go one size higher.
1- Always, I repeat always, read reviews before buying your size. Pictures of real people help a lot to decide
2- View size chart which is available under each item
3- Do not settle for medium if you feel your size is 2-3 cm higher than a small size. I wore small when I weighed 52kgs and I wore small perfectly fine when I was 58kg. (ughh quarantine weight)
4- All of the above applies to all the items either clothes, shoes, or intimates
Is it safe to use credit card on Shein?
Coming from someone, who has used her credit/debit card 8 times on Shein. I can safely say, I never had issues with the payment. And never was I scammed after using the cards. I felt absolutely secure to use my cards on Shein.
If you are still reluctant to use your credit or debit cards on Shein. You can always enjoy buying Shein clothes on Amazon
What not to buy from Shein
Everyone tells you what you should get from Shein. To save you from disappointments, I am gonna tell you what not to buy from Shein based on my own experiences.
I have had some pretty amazing shopping experiences with them. But, I had been utterly disappointed with some items too.
And I have learned these few important Rules for placing an order online from Shein or any brand;
1- I am NEVER ordering “High Heels” & “Sneakers” online again. You just don’t know if they would turn out to be ankle-biting snakes. Comfort is the only key for Heels and Sneakers
2- Never ordering a piece of Cloth, Jewelry, or Accessory just because it’s CHEAP. I have so many wasted Jewelry items and tops from Shein that turned useless but I got them cuz they seemed “cheap”
3- Just because it’s on sale, does not mean you need it. I have many clothes that are sitting in my cupboard for a year now unused cuz “SALE”. We don’t need to burden our wardrobes with unnecessary things.
4- If it’s looking good on the model, it’s gonna look the same on you is our biggest mistake we make when buying online.
How to save money on SHEIN:
Of all the orders that I placed on Shein, I have always gained at least 40% discount on each order. I will tell you how;
1- Daily check-in on Shein app that gives you points and later those points can be used for $$$ discount.
2- Pay through your credit or debit card and you get straight 10% off on every order.
3- Reviews your orders on Shein. If you will use only text reviews you will receive some points, but if you will add review with product picture, you get more points.
4- Confirm on Shein app that you have received you order and you can get points.
5- Use discount codes that Shein designates to their fashion bloggers. Check out Shein instagram page and visit their fashion bloggers.
Few Tips on Online Shopping
1- Always read reviews that have pictures with it, pictures of normal ppl like u n me wearing that particular piece. In reviews, you see all kinds of ppl wearing the same shirt, the tall ones, small, fat, thin, chubby, fair, brown, tan, and there you get the perfect idea how it will look on you.
2- Do not wear a loose shirt with loose pants, unless you are victoria’s secret model with 5’10 height and 40 kgs of weight.
3- You might be surprised but what bra you wear also affects a lot on what you are wearing, like a padded bra doesn’t go well with a crop top, gives a very busty look.
4- Always have a plain white and a plain black shirt in your wardrobe, they come in handy when you are indecisive about what to wear, just pull up a black shirt with your denim skin-hugging pants and pair it with any of your jacket, shawl, upper, anything.
These are my honest Shein reviews on each items I got so far. I feel Shein has some pretty stylish clothes that we always imagined wearing. I love Shein prices sepcially when I get huge discounts on my each purchase. But to be very honest, I also get bored of Shein clothes very soon. Probably because of their sharp colors that you can’t repeatedly wear.
I also want to ask the readers to share your ideas, experiences and tips on online shopping. I am a constant learner and would love to read about your experiences.
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