Another (Gorgeous) Summer Maxi Dress // Choies Review

Downtown Demure x Choies - Splash Print Maxi Dress

Downtown Demure x Choies - White Maxi Dress 3

Downtown Demure x Choie's - White Maxi Dress 4

Downtown Demure x Choies - White Maxi Dress 2

Dress: c/o Choies // Hat: Urban Outfitters // Necklace: Urban Outfitters

Sunglasses: Celine // Shoes: c/o Traffic Shoe // Bracelet: c/o Fashion and Compassion

No joke — I had my eyes on this unique maxi dress for over a year before I finally received it. Something about the splash print and silhouette captivated me instantly. I originally saw this dress on Mode-sty, and I was dismayed when my size sold out (like the penny pincher I am, I waited for it to go on sale). Thankfully, the good folks at Choies offered to let me pick a few items from their site, and I made a digital beeline for this dress. And I’m SO glad I did. If you want to learn more about this beauty, read on for my full review:

Downtown Demure x Choies - White Maxi Dress

Fit

As a huge fan of flowy maxi dresses with defined waists, I LOVE the way this splash print maxi dress fit. Based on the sizing chart, I chose the medium size just to be safe. It fits wonderfully (and it’s not too tight). It’s also easy to get into because of the hidden side zipper.

I continue to believe that maxi dresses with defined waists are flattering on most body shapes, so I’m confident you’ll love the fit of this dress too. I should mention that such maxi dresses aren’t just for tall people. I’m 5’3 and I’m wearing 3″ heels with this dress; not tall by any means. My one piece of advice: If you have a large bust, size up!

Quality

This dress is made of 100% polyester which made me nervous. However, I must say I’m pleasantly surprised with the quality of this dress. The material is sturdy and the stitching throughout the dress was professionally executed. The obvious plus is the unique splash print that is also well done. Both my mom (who’s a seamstress) and I searched for obvious errors and found none.

Price

At $47.90 for the dress with free shipping (Choies offers free shipping on all items), the price for this dress is VERY reasonable. Even better: Choie’s frequently has flash sales and promotions. Right now you can get 15% off your entire purchase when you create a new account on their site.

Where + How to Wear It

With a dress this cool and chic, you don’t have to accessorize much. You can throw on a straw sun hat and sandals for a casual look like I did, or you can dress it up with a statement necklace and chic belt. You can also easily wear this easy breezy maxi to stroll the streets of Venice, CA just as you can wear it to a derby or polo match (you fancy thing, you).

Delivery + Customer Service 

Choies is based in China, and that’s reflective in the shipping period, which is typically 15-20 days with regular shipping. Of course, you can purchase  expedited shipping for $15 to receive your order within 4-10 business days. I chose the regular (and free) shipping option, and my items arrived within  — ahead of schedule! Unfortunately, Choies’ packaging leaves much to be desired as it’s very basic. Aside from those minor issues, I was happy to receive my items before the anticipated delivery date and in great condition.

Another aspect I like about Choies is that the customer service team is very responsive. My emails were answered within 24 hours. The quick response time makes up for the lack of packaging in my book.

Overall, I’m thrilled about my first Choies order and pleasantly surprised with the quality of the items. It’s going to take a lot of restraint to not order TOO frequently. 😉

Here are a few more goodies from Choies I’m currently crushing on (affiliate links ahead):


White Splash Print Shirt Collar Maxi Dress – $47.90


Blue Floral Print Round Collar 3/4 Sleeve High Waist Maxi Dress – $14.90

Peach Pink High Waist Midi Skater Skirt – $14.90

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The Comments

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    Elizabeth Williams
    02/20

    I’ve heard a lot about Choies, but didn’t know if they were any good! I’m always a little iffy about stuff overseas, because I ordered something from a Chinese company before and was so impressed with the price, but realized when I got the item that it was such poor quality 🙁 I’m always iffy about ordering online anyways! lol Oh, and I added my last name to the comment instead of just “Elizabeth” because I didn’t want your readers to be confused with you and me! lol

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Elizabeth Williams
      02/21

      I completely understand the hesitation! I honestly was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this dress (and fully prepared to write a less than favorable review if it didn’t meet my expectations). If you ever purchase from Choies, I suggest paying attention to the reviews on the website (their customers are very vocal). This dress had phenomenal views, so I was pretty confident it would be nice.

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    Leslie
    02/20

    Too cute! I’m only about 5’3″ too but I think I’d have to have it hemmed since I can do heals some but not too much for waltzing around the city. This dress is gorgeous on you.

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Leslie
      02/21

      Thank you so much, sweet Leslie! That’s a great idea! Honestly, if I wasn’t so lazy, I would hem it too. I was also super anxious to wear it. Teehee 🙂

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    Alecz
    02/20

    What a unique, beautiful dress! It almost looks like there are splashes of paint on it!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Alecz
      02/21

      Thanks, Alecz! That’s what I love about it!

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    Erin Rebar
    02/20

    I love, love, love this dress! The blue splatters are so unique! And the white and blue look gorgeous with your skin tone 🙂

    I’ve never heard of Choies before, but wow, those prices are insane!! Love the pink midi skater skirt, and the white sakura skater skirt. In fact, I’m pretty sure I have that pink one floating around on my Pinterest board somewhere. I must get on this (read: someday far in the future when I actually have money). Ha!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Erin Rebar
      02/21

      Haha, I completely understand, Erin! When I first saw this dress on another site, it cost $79, and I was like, “No way. I’ll wait till that goes on sale.”

      Thank you so much for the love, Erin! You’re always so supportive. I appreciate you, girl!

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    Julia Camenisch
    02/20

    Wow…this dress is a stunner! So want one! And I always love jewelry from Fashion & Compassion. Was hanging out at their store just this week.

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Julia Camenisch
      02/21

      Oh, Fashion & Compassion is the best! I adore their store and team even more so. Such sweet ladies on a wonderful mission. Thank you so much for your kind words, Julia!

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    Sarah @ Bows and Clothes
    02/20

    THAT DRESS!!!! I love it so much! I love your blog as well! I, also, try to dress modestly and live for Christ. Thanks for sharing!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Sarah @ Bows and Clothes
      02/21

      How wonderful! I’m always happy to connect with bloggers on similar missions. Thank you for the love. Let’s definitely stay in touch. 🙂

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    taislany
    02/20

    In love with this maxi dress. Looks amazing on you

    Hope you’re having an amazing Saturday! Kisses,
    BLOG | TAISLANY

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    Barbara
    02/20

    Another beautiful! dress, I love it. Looks like this is where i need to shop. har to find things in the sore taht i really like. especially for Churh. Looking good.

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Barbara
      02/21

      Thanks, Auntie! I do recommend this store for nice dresses that can be worn to church — just pay attention to the sizing because that can be tricky.

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    Kelsey&Kenecha
    02/20

    The dress is gorgeous and you look really lovely!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Kelsey&Kenecha
      02/20

      You’re so sweet! Thank you!

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    Marianna Farese
    02/21

    So chic this dress and you look so pretty! I love Choise…
    Marianna
    http://www.heelsallure.com

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    MVAP Blog
    02/21

    I love Choies! Amazing dress dear!
    Kisses from Spain!
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
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    Shauna
    02/21

    OK, seriously – WOW! What a statement dress on you! Love the splash detailing, and also loving all of the other dress options you linked!

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Shauna
      02/22

      Why thank you, dear! Coming from your stylish self, that truly means a lot!

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    Carly
    02/21

    You looks stunning in that dress! It was well worth the wait and I am glad you finally got it
    Dresses & Denim

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Carly
      02/22

      Thank you, Carly! I’m so happy I (very) patiently waited for this dress too 🙂

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    Sandra - More Style Than Fashion
    02/22

    The dress look so fresh and stunning!

    Have a lovely day!
    X
    Sandra
    http://www.morestylethanfashion.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Sandra – More Style Than Fashion
      02/25

      Thank you, dear!

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    Ashley LaMar
    02/22

    LOVE!!! Do you think it would work for shorties like me? At 5’1″ I really struggle with finding maxi dresses that fit.

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Ashley LaMar
      02/25

      Ah! Forgive me, friend. I just saw your comment! I’m only 5’3, so we’re shorties together. You would have to hem this dress for a proper fit, but it can absolutely work. Another important factor is your body shape. Do you mind I ask what your primary shape is?

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    LORNAH
    02/23

    THIS IS TOOOO GORGEOUS!!!!I LOVE!!

    http://cherriesvineyard.com/

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    Rachel
    02/25

    You look so stunning! Pretty dress!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

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    Sarah @ Bows and Clothes
    02/25

    Hi Elizabeth! I nominated you for the Liebster Award. It is an award to meet new bloggers and get to know them. More details are here: http://bit.ly/1WKUcpw

    Sarah

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Sarah @ Bows and Clothes
      02/25

      You are the sweetest! Thank you, Sarah! <3

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    Elise
    02/26

    I want, no, NEED this dress! Gorgeous!!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Elise
      02/27

      Haha, thank you, Elise! You’d seriously love it!

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    Jodie filogomo
    02/26

    This dress is gorgeous. I’d almost be tempted to take them apart so I’d have both the shirt and skirt to wear separately—since they almost look like separates! jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Jodie filogomo
      02/27

      Oh! That’s a fabulous idea! If I didn’t love this dress as is so much, I’d try that. Maybe one day…

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    Sarah @ Foxy's Domestic Side
    02/26

    I’ve never heard of them, their clothes are gorgeous and at a pretty good price point too! Found you through Lizzie in Lace featuring you. Going to go check them out right now. By the way, how tall are you? Just so I can get a height in mind for length. Fairly certain I’ll have to hem at least 6 inches off, haha! #shortpeopleproblems

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Sarah @ Foxy’s Domestic Side
      02/26

      Hahaha! Your hashtag is great and so real. Thanks for the love, Sarah! I’m 5’3, so I’m definitely a shortie. I had to hem about 4 inches off so I could wear this dress with heels. Thankfully it’s easy to hem! If you do go for it, I’m sure you’ll LOVE it (once it’s hemmed).

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    Teri
    03/12

    I love that hat and the dress is straight FIRE! Makes me glad spring is looming. 🙂

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Teri
      03/12

      Aw, thanks, Teri! You are the sweetest. And YES! So happy spring is near. I’m even looking forward to the time change! 😀