Review: City Chic Online

Written by sarahjanereign

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If there’s one thing about me that’s stayed relatively constant throughout the years, it’s certainly not my hair color that I’m a creature of habit. Whether it’s running through the Starbucks drive-thru every morning or sinking into a tub on Sunday nights with a bath bomb from Lush, I find something I like and I tend to stick with it.

This is especially the case when it comes to shopping. As a plus-size woman, it’s difficult for me to find clothing that’s 1) quality 2) cute/on-trend and 3) a comfortable fit. That’s the trifecta of a good brand for me, and I tend to stick to the same places I’ve been shopping for years. But when I saw that City Chic Online was having a clearance sale with tons of items for $5 and $10 (original price $50+), I knew it was time for me to finally try the brand I had heard so many great things about.

I ordered five things including two dresses, a top, a skirt, and a pair of jeans, just to get a well-rounded feel for the brand. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sure to share all of the pieces with you along with my thoughts on fit and style, but I just had to kick things off with this watercolor faux wrap dress (now sold out, sadly).

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It retails for $149, but I snagged it for $10, which makes me feel incredibly lucky. And what a find it was! As you can see, the colors are brilliant. As the weather begins to warm up again in Texas (yes, already), I’ve been itching to add a splash of vibrant color to my wardrobe. This dress was the perfect solution. The painterly hues are just so pretty, and they make me feel even fiercer than usual.

Since we’re not quite into warm weather yet, I decided to slow my roll and balance out the summery palette with my trusty faux leather bomber jacket and some cutout faux suede wedges. And as for the dress, well. It’s an understatement to say that I’m impressed. This dress has adjustable straps, silky smooth fabric, and an incredible fit. You can wear it with or without the sash belt — it looks great either way.

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A few other important takeaways from my first experience with City Chic Online:

-All of the pieces I purchased fit true to their sizing chart.
-It shipped and arrived fairly quickly, which is impressive considering that I ordered in the middle of a huge sale.
-This dress hits me above my knee, which means it may be on the short side for someone taller (I’m only 5’3″). The other pieces seemed to err on the longer side.
-This dress also moves really well. Everything stays in place, which is a must for me, especially when I’m wearing a plunging neckline. I envision it being a fun piece to wear to a patio bar, and I can’t wait to take it for another spin.

Although this dress is sold out, you can find plenty of other wrap dresses at City Chic. And now that I know what a quality product they sell, I look forward to being a loyal fan going forward! So thankful that the winter sale encouraged me to give them a try.

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Dress (sold out, find more faux wrap dresses here) from City Chic Online, necklace (similar) from Sam Moon, jacket (similar) and wedges from Torrid

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