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  • Writer's pictureShelby Higgins

SHEIN Shopping Tips

I am sure you have seen ads for the popular fashion website SHEIN. If not it is a site that sells apparel, accessories, shoes and home décor at very low prices. Yes, all of these items are from China. Yes, sometimes things are poor quality. Yes, it may take a while to get delivered. Yes, it is a great site to utilize! Before I started shopping on SHEIN I had heard a lot of mixed reviews on it, but, as long as you shop smart you will rarely be disappointed!

Check the Size Charts

This is probably the most important thing when it comes to buying clothes on SHEIN! These items come from China so you can expect most things to run small, but not everything, so always look before buying. Their size charts are very helpful and detailed, and even have a diagram for where to measure. Something unique about SHEIN is that once you create an account you can enter your measurement and the site will suggest what size works best!

Here is an example of the size chart for a strappy dress.

Read the Reviews

One of the great things about SHEIN is that it allows customers to review items and add photos. This is helpful because you are getting honest opinions from people who have already bought the item you are looking at. You can get a good idea of the quality, sizing and over all fit from reading reviews. This has saved me from buying something I would regret getting. While everyone is a little different in what they like, this is a great feature to keep in mind when looking to make a purchase.

Check the Product Description

Reading the product description will give you good information on all aspects of the item you are looking at. Some of the best details it gives are the following; hem style, composition, material, stretch, waist line, fit type and if it is sheer. All of these will help you when deciding to purchase a product or not. Here is a good example comparing product details.

These two similar tweed dresses are only $4.00 apart but when looking at the description you can see that the first one is made of 100% polyester and the other is 100% cotton blends. You can also see that the first one is going to have a slim fit as opposed to the regular fit of the second one. Taking the time to look over these details can really make or break the deal when shopping on SHEIN.

Other Things to Note


With these items coming from China they will take about 1-2 weeks to arrive. Normally I receive items in about a week and a half. There is also the option to add shipping insurance for $2.99. I have not personally had any issues with items being damaged or incorrect but I have heard of it happening so it might not be a bad idea.

Some Items Are Not Returnable

SHEIN has an easy return policy, but keep an eye out for items you can not return. I have made that mistake before and was stuck with a couple things I couldn't use. (Made the perfect re-gift though haha)

A Look at Items I Have Bought on SHIEN.

Navy Blue Maxi Dress, Sun Pattern Rattan Bag, Double Circle Belt, ACDC Graphic Tee, Red Floral Cami, Leopard Print Belt. Plus so many more items I've been happy with but don't have photos of. I also just recieved a new order with tons of cute items!

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