Saturday, 12 July 2014

Online Purchase - Hit or Miss?

I constantly order online and I'm always either really happy with what I get or disappointed therefore I though that a series of posts showing what online garments look like in real life is needed. Hopefully I can help someone out by showing them a really good piece of clothing...or stop them from buying a bad one. Please remember though, these are just my opinions!



VERDICT: HIT

I am in love with this dress and the best part is that it was only £10.32 from Sheinside! The pattern is gorgeous and so is the material, it really does not feel like a cheaply made dress. Sorry for the bad lighting, the sun just would not cooperate! The colours are as exactly pictured on the website though. However I have not actually worn it yet (except to try on for photos) as although the dress has an under layer it is still so sheer. I do not currently own anything to wear under this, hence why I have a black bandeau on in the photo. To be honest I do not actually know what to use. The under layer is also very short at the front!. Once I find something this dress will be perfect! Sheinside is actually an American site so shipping does take a couple of weeks but it is still decently priced at around £2.90 for an order under £18 and free for orders over this amount. I definitely recommend purchasing this dress!



VERDICT: MISS


This dress looked perfect on the Missguided website, when it turned out to be £14.99 I bought it straight away. I even had gorgeous light pink shoes picked out to wear with it. However when it arrived the colours were actually neon! Is it just me or does it not look like this in the picture? Nevertheless I ignored this and went to try it on anyway but the material was not stretchy at all, it wouldn't even go past my boobs! Maybe its just my body shape that doesn't fit this dress but I do not recommend purchasing it. Sorry about the lack of picture, I returned the dress before I could take one.




Has an online purchase ever disappointed you?

6 comments:

  1. I wouldn't say they're neon but I get why it was a miss for you. The first dress looks superb on you though!! I can't remember of anything that disappointed me right now, just products that NEVER arrived.... :(((

    www.definitelymycupoftea.com

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    1. it was definitely neon in person:( awh thank you! How annoying, I have yet to experience that!

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  2. I purchase a lot of clothing online and I do find it a bit hit and miss - particularly where sizing/how it fits is concerned, if I can I try to order two sizes in the hope that one is fine but even then you can be faced with having to return both. Luckily some companies like ASOS offer free delivery and returns which is always a bonus - nothing more annoying than when you have to pay to return the item!

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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    1. I sometimes order two sizes too! Yeah free delivery is great, I really grudge spending money on it

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  3. I've heard so many people being disappointed with misguided purchases recently, especially that they're not the colour they look online! This is such a great idea for a series I love it :) I've only started ordering online recently and only really order from Boohoo but I've loved all the bits I've ordered :)
    Love Holly x

    pamperpreenperfect.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. oh I havent ordered from Boohoo in ages! Ill go check it out now ha ha

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