About a month or so ago I purchased this dress from Chic Star. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I fell for the colour, the cut and more importantly, the fact that it was available in my size. I bought it on a whim and impatiently awaited its arrival. After a few weeks, I received an empty package from Chic Star and I was devastated, to say the least. Somehow the package had gotten damaged in the mail and the dress was nowhere to be found. Fortunately for me, the dress turned up a week or so later in perfect condition.
At first glance, I was a bit disappointed with the shape of the dress. The dress is cut with no shape and the fabric feels a bit tough. To be honest, it looked and felt a bit like costume fabric. I put on with high hopes anyway but I was a bit disappointed to find it was too large around my bust and gave me little to no shape. While I do adore this dress and really appreciate the way it makes me feel, I’m a bit disappointed with how many alterations I will need to make to it. Maybe I should have ordered a size down or its really just not meant to be very form fitting but I definitely expected something a bit different.
Even though I was disappointed with my first purchase, I still have high hopes for Chic Star. Would I order from them again? Definitely. The site offers me a wide selection of plus size pinup clothing with an extremely reasonable price. Do I think I didn’t take into consideration the sizing and cut of the dress when placing my order? Yes. I will be the first to admit that I bought on a whim and I didn’t ask myself the usual questions when I make an online purchase. A dress like this will always be hit or miss and I probably should have expected that it would need a few alterations.
I really do appreciate what Chic Star is about. Its a community based fashion website that allows the users to pick and choose the content that make it onto their site. Its extremely interactive and even gives you the chance to have your design on the website! I’m also a big fan of the rewards you receive simply for uploading a photo of yourself wearing their clothing. I am excited to order more from Chic Star, I’m excited to see what other articles of clothing make it on to the website and I couldn’t be more pleased to know they offer my style in my size!
In conclusion, I really do like Chic Star and give them a 3.5/5. The site is great, with a wide selection and reasonable priced clothing.