Ever ordered an item that you loved, but when you received it, the fit just wasn’t perfect? That happened to me with this pearl embellished sweatshirt dress that SHEIN sent me. But, I re-purposed it, and I might just love it even more.
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I think it’s time to admit that I may or may not have a pearl embellishment addiction. I just can’t get enough. If you’re loving this trend as much as I am, you should definitely check out these pieces that I posted about here and here and here as well. 😉
So, here’s the story about this hoodie dress turned sweatshirt. I always preach about checking all measurements when ordering from SHEIN. Well, I thought I had checked all the measurements I needed to before ordering this dress. However, I did not even notice that on this particular item, there were no waist/hip measurements. I ordered the small, and didn’t think twice about it.
I often have trouble wearing things like rompers and fitted dresses because I have a small waist, but larger hips/butt/thighs. (Sigh). I am normally a 4-6, and this dress did fit my hips/butt/waist. It was just not a cute, oversized fit like on the model. Since this pearl embellished sweatshirt dress is a hoodie dress, I felt that the fit should be a little oversized. So instead of wearing it as a fitted dress, I decided to re-purpose it into a sweatshirt. I just rolled up the bottom of the dress and made sure it was laying flat. I thought about cutting the bottom off, but decided against it because I like having options. And to be honest, I liked the dress just as much as a sweatshirt.
If you’re lower body measurements are like mine, I would suggest sizing up in this dress. If I was ordering again, which I totally might because it comes in 4 colors and is only $17, I’m going to size up to a medium. I think the fit on the medium would be perfect for me. But until then, I’m going to keep wearing the small as a sweatshirt because it really was super cute.
Have you ever re-purposed something that didn’t fit the way you wanted?
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