Guys, guess what? I have found an awesome new site where I can shop to my heart’s content without breaking the bank. Dream come true, right?
Now, I’ve started working full time so I knew I had to get more office appropriate clothes. My two blazer and dress pants can get old really quick since I work the traditional five days a week. I wanted to get something that was perfect for summer and could easily transition in to the fall. So, I got this amazing sheer navy trench-coat style cardigan and a classic white top.
New Dress is very similar to many other fashion sites. They have a HUGE selection of clothes that does not cost an arm and a leg. You can probably buy a whole wardrobe with a hundred dollars. (I’m not joking, you seriously could.) The quality of their clothes is pretty good for the price you pay. I got a top and a cardigan for $20 including shipping. The shipping I chose was the China Post with tracking number. The package got here in about two weeks, which is pretty fast. I have ordered from other sites before and got my package a month later. To save some money, you can always order without a tracking number. I would recommend ordering with the tracking number in case your package gets lost in transit.
If you really want to save some money and score some of their awesome deals, you can check out their “Free Shipping” section, where they have a HUGE selection of accessories and clothes that will ship to you for FREE!
When my package arrived, the pieces were individually wrapped and folded. The trench-coat style cardigan had some loose threads, but after I cut them off it was good as new! The cardigan is made of a material that frays really easily, so be careful and try not to snag the fabric on sharp corners or objects. I ordered the cardigan in an XL and it was a bit snug around the shoulders and arms. I am usually a small in most US brands. They have the cardigan in an XXL, but I thought the XL would fit since I usually order a L on most Chinese or Korean sites.
For the top, I ordered it in an XL also. The top has a slightly oversized fit, so it fits perfectly. From the picture, I thought the sleeves on the top were slightly longer. But after I played around with folding the cuff, the sleeves look great folded to a three-quarter length. This top was less than $10 and is honestly quite well made. I love how light it is. This breathable cotton material is perfect for the hot summer months and will layer perfectly under a sweater without feeling too bulky in the fall and winter.
Lesson to learn from this is to ALWAYS:
- Check the measurements
- Know your body measurements
- Read up on reviews (to check for size references and quality measurements)
You should always follow these tips when shopping online. Because what looks right on the model, may not look right on you. Online shopping is fun, but when the pieces don’t fit, it could be really frustrating. So always do some research before you buy! For more detailed online shopping tips, be on the lookout for my next blog post, coming out Monday @3PM EST