One of the questions I get asked most on my Instagram/blog is “is Shein legit?”. If you’re unfamiliar, SheIn is a fast fashion online retailer that sells trendy clothing and accessories for very affordable prices. They were probably the first big name I worked with on my blog and have been working with them ever since. I did a post on this about a year ago, but thought I’d re-address this for any new faces around here. I have many pieces in my closet from SheIn, and I’ll be the first to admit that while some have become closet staples, others are a wear-once type of deal. These were the guidelines I gave in the last post on the best way to maximize your shopping experience with SheIn and they still ring true:
1.) Go in with realistic expectations – These items aren’t going to be the highest, designer quality. You will get what you pay for. If you go in with that mentality, you’ll be surprised with how decent the items are!
2.) Read the sizing charts – This is probably the most important rule. Know your measurements, not just size. That will ensure everything will fit you properly. I’d pay particular attention to bust and hip size. *As an update to this point, my advice would be to size up when in doubt. I’ve found most items to run on the smaller size, so sizing up will usually ensure nothing is too tight/small.
3.) Read the reviews / look at the photos – Readers can post reviews and photos of what the item actually looks like. I always look at those before ordering anything. More often than not, it really is what it says and they’ll even provide sizing info. Every now and then, though, someone will post that the item is very different than the stock photo, which is helpful to know. *As an update to this point, I’d definitely look at the photos to see how it looks on. That has helped me tremendously as women with different body shapes post photos so you can see how it will fit.
4.) Utilize the search bar – This will make your experience so much less daunting. If you want a white off-the-shoulder top, you’ll never find it if you just click ‘tops’. Be specific when searching. It’ll narrow down your results and bring up what you actually are looking for.
5.) Use the sort option – Once you’ve searched what you’re looking for, sort by what your needs are. If you’re looking for the cheapest option, sort lowest to highest. If you want to spend a little to ensure there’s some more quality there, sort highest to lowest. I often search by recommended, as that will show me the most relevant to what I’m looking for, regardless of price.
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So overall, my answer is definitely yes, Shein is legit. While I do have some cautionary points (mentioned above) when it comes to shopping the site, I definitely recommend it. It’s a great way to try out trends at an affordable price. As an added bonus, Shein has kindly given me a discount code for you guys, which makes the deal even sweeter! Use code Preetichaulk20 at checkout for 20% off your order! The code is good now through June 30th, so happy shopping!
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Fabian CastanedaApril 20, 2018 at 3:11 am
I have a question, so I order 3 days ago and yesterday Or 2 days ago dont remember but I asked for order status and they reply me telling me that I needed to secure my order by sending a picture of my last four digit number of the card and my id or passport to show my name! For my it was weird but I dont know if I need to do that or is just scam becuase it says that if I dont do that they will cancelled my order tomorrow.
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