I am in full vacay mode – countdown begins! I have a ton of dresses in the back of my closet but I never end up wearing them because I feel too “dressed up” on the weekend (which is why I end up in athlesiure wear – my favorite). Of course, instead of bringing dresses I already own, it’s a vacation which means it’s justifiable to go shopping for new clothes right?
I was at a friend’s beach wedding when I spotted another wedding guest wearing this Hibiscus Floral V-neck Backless Maxi Dress from SheIn.com (yes, I asked her where her dress was from). I loved the simplicity of the style but it was beautiful and was PERFECT for a beach wedding/summer event. I loved the floral print because it reminded me of Japanese cherry blossoms, which reminds me of my hubby (that’s another story).
Honestly, I was skeptical with this website because I don’t normally purchase from websites I’m not familiar with. Like I mentioned in previous posts, most of my wardrobe is from Nordstrom Rack. I decided to bite the bullet and try it since the maxi was under $25.
Recommendation #1: USE the website’s measurement chart! I typically wear size M in U.S. clothes and according to this chart, I was a size XL in the pink floral and a size L in the black (CRAZY, right?!). I was hesitant but I’m really glad I followed the chart. For some reason, the black option didn’t have an XL option but honestly, the fit of the both are the same on me. As you can see in the photos, both the black and pink floral maxi dresses fit like a GLOVE.
Recommendation #2: Keep in mind that this maxi’s length is pretty long. For reference, I am 5’5″ and I still had to get this tailored for it to perfectly hit the floor (luckily, I have Nordstrom Rack alteration credit so that wasn’t an issue).
Overall: I love both and am so glad I got both the black and floral options. The black is simple but you can never go wrong with a black dress and the floral one just screams summer. I love how the style is more covered in the front but has a backless side.
Of course, it’s hard not to look around when you’re on a clothes site right? I ended up searching “palm leaf dress” and found this next dress.
Same recommendation as above, follow the measurement chart. I ordered a size L in both the white and navy blue version and it fits me well.
Overall, I love the palm leaf print because it is perfect for any tropical vacation. It’s double lined and the fabric is very nice. The maxi dress is a lightweight, chiffon like material. As you can see in the photos, the dress fit is looser/flowy.
I think I got lucky on my first order because I’m typically a picky person and rarely love everything in an order. It would be sad if I didn’t because I literally bought doubles of two styles.