Somewhere between telling me her wardrobe was a disaster because of all the dresses in it and ordering a new batch of stuff from Sheinside, Mariann told me she couldn’t find enough clothes she liked and kindly let me pick out two garments of my own. Since I’m the worlds foremost advocate for maxi dresses (guess why?), I grabbed these two without hesitation. The first one looked super comfortable and like something that would go great with fringes and cognac leather. In reality… well, it was exactly that. The fabric is soft, the length is perfect and the seams are faultless. WIN!
While the first one seemed like a pretty foolproof pick, choosing the one below was a little riskier. To look as flowy and gorgeous as it did in the product photos it would have to be made of tons and tons of fabric in reality, which kind of sounds like too much to expect from a Sheinside dress. Once it arrived, it was honestly so much more than I could possibly have hoped for. It fits perfectly (except for the cleavage – I have to secure it with a safety pin to not show the girls off in all their glory) and looks more elegant than any dress I’ve ever owned. Compared to Zara dresses, for instance, the correlation between price and quality is far better in these dresses of mine.
I’ve always thought of Sheinside dresses as something people gladly receive for free, but noone would ever buy. I swear to god, had I known how good these maxi dresses looked in real life, I would never have hesitated to buy them. Surprising, isn’t it?
Kui esimene kleit tundus nagu suhteliselt lollikindel valik, oli teise kleidi kasuks otsustamine pisut riskantsem. Et näha välja nii lendlev ja kaunis nagu tootepiltidel pidanuks ta olema valmistatud tervest hunnikust kangast, mis Sheinside’i kohta näis tähendavat pisut liiga kõrgeid ootusi. Kui ta saabus, oli see tõepoolest nii palju parem, kui ma eales loota oleks osanud. See istub ideaalselt (kui dekoltee välja arvata, selle ma pean haaknõelaga fikseerima, et kaksikud täies hiilguses välja ei paistaks) ja näeb välja elegantsem, kui ükski kleit, mis mul eales olnud on. Arvestades näiteks Zara kleitide hinna ja kvaliteedi suhet, on need kleidid küll tuhat korda etemad.
Ma olen alati vaadanud Sheinside’i kleite mõeldes, et need on miski, mida inimesed meeleldi tasuta vastu võtavad, aga mille eest keegi ealeski raha ei maksaks. Ausõna, kui ma oleks enne teadnud, kui head need maksikleidid päriselus välja näevad, oleks ma need hetkegi kahtlemata ära ostnud. Üllatav, kas pole?