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Shein Mini Review: Statement Trench

Today I’m talking all about this statement trench coat I ordered from Shein. You can snag all my tips for shopping on Shein in this Shein Review

Mini Shein Review: Statement Trench

One of the best workhorses in my closet is my light trench. I ordered it off of a site like Shein (maybe Shein back when it was Sheinside? Maybe Oasap?) 8 years ago for under $40 and it is STILL going strong. I’ve tried replacing it with everything from Mackage and Burberry to Amazon and Target and nothing fits the same way.

So, when I saw a Shein ad for this statement trench I couldn’t get it out of my head. After seeing on sale for $18 after a few weeks I finally ordered it with very high hopes.

Here’s what I ordered:

Gorgeous right? I love the contrasting colors and the various neutral shades. Here’s how it stacks up:

First impressions: 

What is this color? In the product image the trench accent color is a deep red/brown and in reality it is a true bold orange. The color is NOT my favorite and definitely not something I would have ordered.

Fit: 

This trench runs a little big. I ordered my regular size, an XS and I have plenty of room. Size down if you want it more fitted through the shoulders.

Quality 

The trench is solidly constructed. The material is actually thicker than I would have hoped. It doesn’t drape quite the way my other trench does but it seems decently made and higher quality than I was expecting.

The jacket is not lined.

Conclusion: 

You should ALWAYS, ALWAYS look at the product reviews and photos. I can’t remember if there just weren’t any customer review photos when I ordered or if, in my excitement, I skipped this step.

This looks nothing like the product images which is so disappointing. That said, I really like the unique color block style of this trench and I kept it. I’ve gotten lots of compliments when I’ve worn it (mostly over a dress and tied closed like seen here). I love that it is something you won’t see anyone else wearing (unless they were also duped by the red trench photos on Shein.com).

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, one of my favorite things to buy on Shein are unique statement coats and this fits the bill. If the color doesn’t drive you crazy and you don’t return it just on principle.

P.S. What wasn’t disappointing in that Shein order? The little girl’s trench coat for Adelaide. Insert all the heart eyes.

2 Comments

  1. Margaret Everett says:

    I ordered several items from SHEIN. I thought I went went by the size chart. Evidently the chart is wrong. Everything I ordered was too big. I had to give the items away because they were on clearance and couldn’t be returned. I will never order anything else from SHEIN.

  2. I love your blog! So many good tips and plenty of fashion! I order from Shein quite alot. I agree. You have to read the reviews. So helpful! My shopping at Shein has got so much better since reading reviews. Cheers!

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