I kept seeing ads on my sidebar for SheInside pop-up, and one-day clicked through after reading a few bloggers reviews of the brand. I was pleasantly surprised to find a brand similar to ASOS – my favorite online shopping site. SheInside joins the ranks of online retail stores that are selling clothes at a lower market price because they are not saddled with the burdensome overhead charges of a physical store. In fact, this is a trend that may see more stores going online only. The e-commerce industry is growing at almost 20 percent each year, and according to Americommerce, will outpace brick-and-mortar store growth in five years.
Shopping online though takes a little trial and practice and patience. I always review the size chart provided closely because it is the only guidance shoppers will have before purchasing a product. I found SheInside sizing accurate to their chart. Although, they do not have a friendly return policy. Buyers have to pay for the return shipment of any product, and it is their responsibility to contact SheInside customer service to let them know that product has been returned and send the tracking information for the shipment. However, refunds are returned promptly within the five business day policy.
This is SheInside dress was as photographed on-site. I found their photos matched their product closely. However, I ended up returning this dress because I thought the colors would be more vibrant. The floral pattern appeared muted and washed-out, which was not my preference. However, I really like the swing dress cut. I will definitely look for more dresses in this style, but with more of a flare out at the bottom. Here are a few swing dresses that I currently love – Inez Swing Dress Anthropologie, Full Swing Dress Nasty Gal, Dorothy Perkins Lace Swing Dress.
As photographed on the SheInside:
I would recommend SheInside, but I would tell potential shoppers to compare their body measurements with SheInside sizing chart closely. It’s always good to purchase one or two items to determine if the store’s fit will work with your body before going on a shopping spree too. Sometimes, there are tradeoffs to purchasing cheaper clothing, but overall, my experience with SheInside was good.