Buying from sites online, such as dresslily, sammydress, dresslink, lightinthebox, ericdress, tbdress, aliexpress, and other sites similar to such, is indeed a bit questioning especially coming from somewhere far away such as China. So, when I buy from sites like dresslily, lightinthebox, tbdress, and other many sites similar, I look up what people say about them such as reviews and feedback. And usually it's mostly negative feedback. It's either somebody who has had bad experience, bad customer service, package lost, and other such negative things. So after reading the bad reviews I told myself what the heck. Just go for it, and see what happens. And I did.
I've never had any trouble. Never. Guess you could say I'm one of the many lucky ones.
What if those people who claim to have negative experience are people who give negative feedback all the time?
The customer service provided by these websites are indeed over my expectations. They provide the best customer service ever. Once you have any concerns about any items or shipping and handling, they respond to you on live chat rather very quickly. If you send a message, they respond to you the next day or two.
Some certain sites have limits with certain sizes though. Meaning, there are some sites that only have one size, and some sites have from a size small to a large. You rarely are able to find sites that have over a large. Also, keep in mind that when buying from such sites, you might want to get a larger size than your normal/regular size. So make sure the sizing measurements are correct, and a size larger before ordering/making your final decision.
"What you pay for is what you get!" Its a true quote in this life. The material of certain items, depending on how much they cost, is pretty cheap. But if you really take care of the clothes/items then you won't have much trouble. I'm the type to take care of my stuff and things, and they last me for a long, long time.
Also, some certain sites have different prices, but still carry the same item. So make sure to choose whatever pleases your pocket :). Some certain sites give free shipping too, but it takes forever to come to your destination. But not over a month.
Everyday there are sales going on on these websites. So keep that in mind. And they go for many days. And when you buy from certain websites, and have an account with them, they actually give you coupons so you can still save more money xD.
I've been buying clothes from some of these retailers for a year now, and continue to do so. The only thing I dislike about some certain sites is sometimes the shipping and handling costs way more than what you are buying. And way more than what you can afford.
If you buy clothes from these sites, and they are smaller than what your size is, I suggest you give the clothes away or sell them. Because if you try to ship it back and get a refund, you might end up paying more for what you paid for just for shipping.
I have an addiction to fashion ;p.
So without further ado, here are some things I have bought from some of these sites. Also, keep in mind, I am not affiliated whatsoever with any site. I am only a customer!
My dress sizes range from 8-10 which is around Medium. Sometimes I get a large which goes from 12-14 depending if a dress looks too small.
1) http://www.tbdress.com/product/Elegant-Halter-Thick-Dress-10179138.html (Summer).
2) http://www.tbdress.com/product/Carefree-Korean-Style-Slim-Long-Sleeve-Dress-10185125.html (Summer).
3) http://www.tbdress.com/product/New-Korean-Style-Slim-Long-Sleeve-Dress-10409884.html (Fall and Winter).
* DressLily: http://www.dresslily.com/
1) http://www.dresslily.com/solid-color-leggings-product540041.html (Any time of the year).
This pu leather leggings were too tight on me once I've received it. I really wish they had it in different sizes since the design on it is pretty cool. And the material was pretty soft, but you can tell it was cheap. Beware though it only looks like that from the front. From the back it's made out of legging material. It stretches alright, but it's not suitable for women/girls with big thighs, and a big butt. It barely went past my thighs when I tried this on. And when I tried to stretch it from my legs under my knees it was too, too tight. Back in the day, I bought this for $6.77. Now it's $18.56. :/. Prices are so high lately, I wonder why. Since it didn't fit I gave it away to one cousin of mine. Sidenote: only comes in this color, and its one size.
2) http://www.dresslily.com/solid-color-dress-product549473.html (Spring/Summer/Fall).
3) http://www.dresslily.com/stilettlo-heel-and-zipper-design-sandals-for-women-product367171.html (Spring/Summer/Formal/Fall).
I wore these stilettos at a wedding overseas with a matching dress. They were comfortable for a couple of hours, but, me, in my own opinion, I had to take them off to dance properly ;). I'm not much of a dancer in heels lol. But these are cute. The design really makes your feet stand out when wearing an outfit. My feet size are between 7.5 and 8 in American, so I got them in a 39 (8). When it comes to the shoes, you can get them in the proper right size of your foot instead of getting a larger one. I got these for $13.70. Now they're raised for $24.14. Sidenote: Only available in this color, but varies different sizes (make sure to check the sizing chart they have on their website beside the size of the product).
4) http://www.dresslily.com/casual-and-stylish-style-buckle-and-studs-embellished-high-heeled-boots-for-female-product46707.html (Fall/Winter/Depending on night/mood)
5) http://www.dresslily.com/flower-pocket-watch-alloy-necklace-product468564.html (Anytime of the year!).
I love this necklace/clock watch. It has that retro/vintage feel to it. And it's not short. But comes with a long cord. Not sure what the measurements are, but it's long. In fact, I'm wearing it in the picture below:
1) http://www.ericdress.com/product/Well-Made-Deep-V-Neck-Stripe-Print-Lace-Up-Halter-Maxi-Dress-10925300.html (Spring/Summer).
1) http://www.aliexpress.com/snapshot/6065962706.html (Formal/Special Occasions).
I let my husband pick this dress out for a wedding I was attending overseas for a close cousin of mine. I had too many options on this website, so I made him pick, and this one caught his eye as well as mines. It has the satiny feel, and leopard design. Here I am wearing it:
These (and more) websites are adding new things everyday so make sure to stay up to date with them (sign up for their newsletter to get coupons and discounts or simply make an account for free), and enjoy your shopping experience. Because I always enjoy my shopping :3.
Thanks for reading!