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What’s in My Closet? Zulily.com – 08/06/2014

Dynasty Fashions Black & Optic White Botanical Surplice Maxi Dress - Plus

Dynasty Fashions – Black & Optic White Botanical Surplice Maxi Dress – Plus

I thought this dress looked like the fashion find of the summer at $17.99. It looked incredibly similar to a more formal dress with virtually the same print I had ordered from Igigi.com. The anticipation of it’s arrival about drove me crazy as I waited. I love the print and having a casual version to wear everyday seemed almost too good to be dream. Turns out, it was too good to be true.

When the dress arrived, I eagerly opened it to find the the print was in fact, virtually identical to the Igigi dress, with one major exception. This dress from Dynasty Fashions is made of the cheapest material and is mostly see through. There will be no wearing it out and about. With the super cheap price, I should have known better than to get my expectations up. The cut was also not very good, but it does fit (not great, but ok), so I’ve reassigned it to the nightgown category. As a nightgown, it works alright, though it’s definitely not something I would have purchased intentionally in that category either. I really wish Zulily.com would do a better job providing sizing and fabric information. This is getting to be a frustrating trend.

Dynasty Fashions Black & Optic White Botanical Surplice Maxi Dress - Plus

Dynasty Fashions – Black & Optic White Botanical Surplice Maxi Dress – Plus

I think it’s time to re-examine my love of Zulily.com overall. This is far from the first piece I’ve ordered from them that had bad sizing or fabric information. I’d estimate that about 1/2 of the things I’ve ordered from the site have been unwearable, another 1/4 fit pretty poorly, and 1/4 I am very happy with. Even at a 70% discount, that turns my bargains into pretty expensive buys. So I knock this up to another bargain lesson. Sometimes bargains are not bargains, in fact, they are really expensive trash.