Shein Review & Haul | Trustworthy or Scam?

Have you ever thought twice about making a purchase from Shein? If so, you are definitely not alone. I have recently gotten many questions on Shein sizing, quality, and shipping so today I will be answering all your questions, sharing my experience, and of course my purchases!

What Is Shein?

Shein, formerly known as Sheinside is an online retailer that is based in Asia. They sell inexpensive and on trend clothing and accessories. Basically they sell really cute clothes at very competitive prices, but their reviews are very mixed!

What Is The Quality Like?

So far I have made multiple purchases from Shein. The first time I ordered only one item, this top. It was what I would call my test order. At $10.99 I would say that the quality of this top is on par with Forever 21. Actually, I would say that every single item I’ve purchased from Shein is comparable to the quality of Forever 21 items. SheIn can be very hit or miss with their items so thank gosh for return policies.

How Do You Figure Out Sizing?

The awesome thing about Shein is that they give points to consumers that leave reviews and photos. The more you do (ex. review, photo, share on social media) the more points you get. Now the great thing isn’t the points in my opinion ($1=1 Shein Point=1 cent,) it’s the fact that it entices people to leave reviews. Whenever I want to purchase an item I read through the reviews and look through the pictures. I look out for reviews of customers with the same measurements as me. My favorite reviews are the ones that have measurements, photos, and the ones where clients specify the size that they purchased and how it fits. In the case that there is an item that doesn’t have a review that is helpful to me, I either do not purchase it OR I size up.

How Long Will It Take For Me To Receive My Items?

This is one of the most popular questions I have gotten. Unfortunately, the answer is it depends. As I mentioned before, my first order contained only one item and it surprisingly arrived within two days. I say surprisingly because 1. Shipping was free and 2. I have heard that shipping takes forever from Shein! However when I placed my second order, which contained 8 items, I didn’t get my items for two weeks.

Do You Recommend Shein?

I’ve personally had a great experience with Shein. Every single item that I’ve received has fit me well and has honestly exceeded expectations. One thing I do want to mention though is that the blouse I am wearing below has buttons on the side of the sleeve so that they can be rolled up and held in place. The blouse I received was missing one of those buttons. Also, Shein will frequently have sales where they advertise a percentage off. For example when I placed my first order I received “40%” off my purchase. I got really excited and put a bunch of items in my cart only to find out that the “40%” was already included in the price that was shown. To clarify, Shein shows the original price of the item ($26.99) and then the price they sell it for ($16.99.) That price is already discounted at 38% so the “40%” actually becomes only 2% off with the discount code.

*EDIT* As I get older, I find myself visiting Shein’s website less and less. I am shifting more towards quality vs. quantity now. With that being said, if you are looking for trendy pieces, you are on a budget, and won’t forget to return items that don’t work out (like me-oops!) then I would recommend SheIn. I occasionally check in myself, because sometimes you will find an awesome piece. For example, this maxi dress (featured in this post) is my favorite maxi ever, I highly recommend it!

If you have any other questions please be sure to leave them in the comment section below so I can answer them for you! Also, I have been away for a little bit because I have been working on a really exciting project that I will be letting you all in on very very soon! With that said, it is time to announce the GIVEAWAY winner! Congratulations to Chandana! You will be contacted through the email you signed up with. Thank you for everyone who entered and remember- signing up to the newsletter gives you an automatic entry into all future blog giveaways. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!


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    • Daisi Ari
      September 1, 2016 / 6:11 PM

      Thank you Kate! I had a lot of fun with these shoots.

  1. Diana
    August 13, 2016 / 4:21 AM

    Great post!

    • Daisi Ari
      September 1, 2016 / 6:12 PM

      Thanks Diana!

  2. August 17, 2016 / 1:18 AM

    I love your colorful style, Daisi. That outfit with the lemon yellow crossbody is awesome! Have a great week! XO, Janea

    • Daisi Ari
      September 1, 2016 / 6:12 PM

      Oh it is definitely one of my favorites! I thought of that outfit as pink lemonade!

  3. Kavya Ede
    August 17, 2016 / 7:50 PM

    Love all the outfits babe! You look lovely. I love Shein too! <3 <3

    • Daisi Ari
      September 1, 2016 / 6:13 PM

      I can tell! I’ve seen the cutest Shein pieces from your blog and instagram!

  4. kenadi
    January 25, 2018 / 10:14 PM

    Hi! Wondering about sheins suits! I know a lot of people say they’re true to size and some say order a size up! I’m 5’8 145 pounds and my bust is average but my butt is Big. Just wondering if you would suggest going and size up or not!

    • Daisi
      January 26, 2018 / 10:23 AM

      Hey Kenadi!

      If you are referring to swimsuits then I would say that it’s iffy. I would definitely check out the reviews because more often than not, people will say if the swimsuit was true to size, too big, too small, etc. I’ve ordered a swimsuit from Shein and I would say that the top was true to size but the bottoms were borderline too small. With that said, on Shein, I would always order a size up if you’re not sure because a lot of items tend to run small. Good luck!

  5. April 24, 2020 / 12:59 PM

    For The girls above, I have ordered from Shein and from my experience they are true to size but maybe a little bit tight. Hope that helps.

  6. James Smith
    February 15, 2021 / 3:34 AM

    Thanks for sharing very nice Information & its really helpful for us. Shein Return Policy

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