How To Shop Shein

How To Shop From Shein - Chasing Cinderella

A common question that I get asked pretty regularly is whether or not to trust overseas stores like Shein. My answer is: it depends! They have a huge selection of items and prices are amazing, but there are a few cons as well. Sizing is always tricky, shipping takes awhile, and returns can be difficult. I have had huge success with Shein, as well as some disappointments. Because of this, I wanted to share some tips with you so that you can have the best experience shopping with Shein.

How To Shop Shein

1. Read the Reviews 

For almost all of the items there will be customer reviews! Read them very carefully! They will give you tons of insight on how the item looks, fits, etc! Honestly if an item doesn't have any reviews, I wouldn't risk it. Some of the reviews sometimes have photos attached too!

2. Find Photos

Photos of someone wearing the actual item is a huge help when deciding if the item is legit! Whether seeing it on a blogger, a friend, or photos within the reviews, it can tell you what the item really looks like in person! You can ask what size their wearing/ how it fits, etc! Some items even have a "Style Gallery" that may be filled with bloggers wearing said item. You can see me wearing a dress from Shein under the Style Gallery here.

3. Be Careful with "One Size Fits All"

Some of the items will be "one size fits all." I would be careful with that because honestly one size will not fit all! And I have learned that when it says one size fits all, it's usually on the smaller size! If you are really in love with a one size fits all item, follow tips 1 and 2 before purchasing.

4. Pay for Expedited Shipping

Oversees shops can take forever (about three weeks) for you to get your order. You're already getting a huge discount on these clothes, so it will be worth it to spend a little extra money on shipping!
Coming from experience, when it comes to handbags, you're usually in the clear and what you see is what you get! When purchasing clothing or bathing suits, I would definitely use my above tips before purchasing! I hope this was helpful, and if you have any other questions, feel free to send me a DM on Instagram for the quickest response! 

Thanks so much for reading! xo



  1. I love that sweater!! That color is so perfect. I have been wanting to try Shein for such a long time now, but was always weary. Love to hear your side and tips!

    Kendal / Life With Kendal

  2. I love that Shein has such affordable pieces! This sweater looks super cute on you.

  3. I've never bought anything from Shein because I have heard some questionable things but these are great tips!

  4. They definitely have affordable pieces, but the quality is so hit or miss! Plus after watching a documentary about fast fashion and their *terrible* practices, I try not to shop from places like that anymore!

  5. I love shopping Shein .. the hunt of finding something really great is so fun to me!

    How 2 Wear It []

  6. I agree with all of these tips! Sizing and quality are definitely hit or miss!

  7. SheIn is a hit or miss but you can find really good stuff!


  8. That last tip about expedited shipping is MAJOR KEY. They often take their sweet time delivering your goods haha.

  9. I love SheIn pieces! I just read the reviews before I get anything, it can be tricky!

  10. I have a few pieces from Shein and have had good experiences so far! Reading the reviews helped a LOT!

    cute & little

  11. These are great tips! There are some great pieces on SheIn but you definitely have to do your homework!

  12. This post is SUPER helpful! I have always been too nervous to shop on SheIn but feel more confident now.

    xo Laura Leigh