Unfortunately, this ruffled dress, like Chicwish in general, is great in theory (and a couple fun blog photos). In reality, it falls short in both quality and wearability. I had avoided ordering from Chicwish because I knew it was going to be cheaply made and poorly cut. But I kept seeing bloggers in Chicwish dresses and skirts looking great. I was also in Italy and desperately searching for feminine dresses.
At my low point, and despite my better judgement, I scrolled through their site and stumbled upon this ruffle-shoulder dress. This dress is a great idea. Who doesn’t love a ruffled, off-the-shoulder dress? But sadly it’s a cheap cotton poplin, which arrived super wrinkled (I had to steam it four times). On top of the poor fabric, the dress has zero shape (and don’t get me started on the weird boob seam, you would have to be positively flat chested for it to lay right). Basically the dress is a sack with a tie around the waist, which is fine if you are a tall and straight model/blogger. When you are a “hanger” (as I like to say) getting dressed is easy, everything looks good so you can get away with cheaper clothing. Sure, I can make the dress look cute for some blog photos, but the reality is that it’s too short and ill fitting on me to wear as anything more than a cover-up in some tropical destination.
This will be the last item I order from Chicwish. As much as I wish I could wear anything, the reality is that I just can’t. I still love the ruffled shoulder and off-the-shoulder silhouettes, I just need to invest in a higher-quality version. I have linked some of the other styles that I have my eye on below.
Has anyone had better luck with Chicwish?