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:
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!
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.
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):