Saturday, 7 February 2015

Fashion | Sheinside Houndstooth Coat Review

If you're a Sheinside browser then I'm sure you've definitely come across this coat before. I had been eyeing on this coat from tiimmeeee and just love everything about this coat. This coat is with no doubt every OOTD bloggers favorite and one of the top selling product of Sheinside and other Chinese website who sells this coat. 

I always used to go through the pictures of this coat in the website as well as the buyers ootd post submitted in Sheinside wearing this coat. But I always used to end up holding myself back everytime I try ordering due to my dilemma about the sizes. Since its an Asian company I knew that the size charts were different to western size charts and you have to do some conversion to get the right size for you. I have ordered stuff from Chinese websites in the past but never the clothing so this was my first time which is why I literally took sooo long just to decide the right size and also since I'm super fussy about the fits in clothings. Even though I knew that you gotto go certain sizes up to meet your size requirements, but go how many sizes up exactly?, I didn't know. Ugh, yes they do provide the measurement details but god no they are never said to be accurate or even near to correlate the actual measurements in real. Dilemma was made worse when the reviewers suggested different things about the sizes from their experiences. Some would say going one size up is perfect, while others would say going just one size up is not enough and have to go two sizes up and so on. I know that different people have different preferences to how they want their clothing to fit but my dilemma was enough that I didn't want to risk it for the regrets by taking either of the suggestions.

So after waiting and waiting for my mind to make up the decision, I finally hit the Checkout button and ordered the coat while biting my lip and crossing my fingers to hope for good. Then after 3 weeks give or take, the coat finally arrived and I am now gonna say that I am fairly happy with the purchase. I am UK size XS/6 and ordered Medium and I am so happy that the coat fitted nice and decent on me and didn't look crazy like I feared as the consequences could have been anything. So in the end, me going up to two sizes was indeed the right decision I made!
So here is the long awaited coat and below I'll try my best to review about the quality and fit of the coat so that it helps those who are in the same page as I was. (I hated how there wasn't a single blog review about the coat despite of being so popular -_-).

Fit: 
  • The coat fits pretty nicely, and is definitely wearable with enough room inside. It is not tight at all which was the Main fear of mine. 
  • The main body parts we would be fussy about such as bust, shoulder and arms are all pretty much perfect on me. Non of these parts of the coat feel too tight or baggy. 
  • Therefore, if you are UK size 6/8/XS, I recommend to go for Medium! And those who are not UK 6/8, I recommend you going 2 sizes up like I did if you want to have decent room inside. In conclusion, going just one size up is probably not a good idea. 
Quality: 
  • I would rate the quality of this coat to be 7/10. 
  • First of all, about the thickness, it is fairly thick. As shown in the picture below, the coat is padded inside including inside the sleeves which makes the coat fairly warm. A lot of reviewers in Sheinside said the coat is more for autumn and definitely not for winter which obviously depends where they're from, but I live in South East of England and I can say I could wear this coat during winter in up to -1o (just a rough estimate) and stay fairly warm. However, when the temperature gets worse than that (which is very likely) I can't then wear the coat. 
  • One bad side about this coat I noticed straight after wearing it for a day was the coat has too much fluff that comes out way too much. In the picture below, it doesn't look much of a big deal but in real trust me it can be annoying when your scarf and the clothes you're wearing catches the endless fluffs. Plus it also makes the coat look a little cheap.
  • The pockets are fake! When the other customers were moaning about the fake pockets in the reviews I wasn't personally fussed that much about it, probably cuz my concentration was on other main things. But now after getting hold of this coat and having my dilemma all cleared out, I can see that the fake pockets can be quite annoying. 

The coat is padded inside including the sleeves which makes it fairly warm. 

The fluffs of the coat can be annoying and also makes the coat look cheap. 


So Overall, I am happy with the coat. Despite of other flaws, my satisfaction of how the coat's fit turned out was good enough to be making the other flaws minor for me. I think this coat is worth every penny (£30) and does the job very well. This coat is such a nice edition to my closet and gives such a chic sense to my outfit.
I hope I have helped you at some degree about the sizing if you have been planning to get this coat. And those who are considering or want to check out the coat then here is the link. It's sold for £30.37 and is available in size S-XL. Choose wisely :) . If you need to know anything else about the coat that I haven't covered just let me know in the comments below or message me and I'll try my best to help out. xoxo

Sabi x