So I purchase from the popular site / app “SHEIN” frequently. As many photos as I take, if I were to spend $100 on each outfit per post.. I would be BROKE. While there is something to be said for brands putting in an effort to make sure the quality is perfect and the piece will last a long time, hence, more expensive, there is also something to be said for a brand making their items affordable to get a similar look (in my opinion) For the times that I just want a trendy outfit or swimsuit for a photo but I’m not as worried about it lasting forever (aka. My feelings won’t be hurt if I wash it and it’s gone forever) Shein is great. I will say I was honestly shocked as how impressed I was with the last few items I’ve ordered from them and have worn a couple of the tops multiple times already. (The white cardigan top specifically in the below try on video)
Some things I’ve found to be surprisingly good quality on the site are anything along the lines of swimwear or a stretch material. So many of my swimsuits I post in are from Shein and I always get complimented on them (again, when you’re spending 10 dollars on a swimsuit if you ruin it, you don’t feel bad – and you can look cute doing so). Living in Miami I love a FABULOUS quality swimsuit as much as anyone, but if I’m not going to be doing any activity other than laying out in the sunshine, a cheaper option is perfect.
I’ve been ordering from them for a few years now and I do have to say the quality has only improved. (The dress in the above video felt AMAZING) So overall if you’re looking for clothes for an upcoming photoshoot, vacation, party, etc.. I really would recommend the site. If you’re looking for a piece that’s going to last you a long time and “feel” amazing or high quality on, opt for a more expensive option.
There are so many amazing clothing options and you really can find a trendy outfit on any budget right now, it really just depends on what’s important to you. For me I swing back and forth. I like some things to feel expensive, to have higher quality fabric and to know that there was a lot of thought put into the way it fits my body. Other days, I don’t care as much, I just want something cute for a photo and that’s that.
I hope this helped in your future purchases.