I spotted a page on Facebook a few months ago selling the heavy bandage dresses that are very popular and resemble the designer ones by Hervé Léger. I instantly became a fan of the page and found myself eyeing up the dresses all the time, mentally saving the dresses to basket in my head, to buy in the future. I was delighted to be given the opportunity to review for the store and was sent not one but two stunning dresses.
The first thing I noticed about the dresses was just how heavy and thick they were. They were very clearly a brilliant quality and felt and looked pretty much identical to the designer ones. They arrived in lovely little resealable bags which was a nice touch and the customer service through Facebook was brilliant. Especially when I needed to change the size as I felt I needed a slightly bigger size for my bust area.
I was sent the Diamante Detail Dress in Black which was covered in sparkle and really was unique. I didn’t realise before receiving the dress that between each diamante there is a gap and shows the skin so I decided to wear a black slip underneath it since I was wearing it at a family party and didn’t want to give any elderly members a heart attack.. It did however look lovely with or without the slip underneath but I did feel that the slip made it a little less go-y out-y and worked best for the party. My favourite bit about the dress was actually the back. I loved the straps on the back and loved how the dress gave my bum a lift and made it look a nice shape.
I was also sent the Rose Off Shoulder Midi Dress which was a really elegant style and was longer so it came down passed my knees. This dress was really simple and plain but was so beautiful and still definitely made a statement. I loved how it was an off the shoulder dress and how it gave me the hourglass shape with a small waist and curves. This dress I found a lot more stretchy than the first dress and felt it could fit someone a bigger size also. After posting photos of both dresses on Facebook this is the one that seemed to get the most attention and compliments.
The one thing that really surprised me about the dresses was the cost. They were almost identical to the famous Hervé Léger dresses which you would normally pay hundreds – thousands of pounds for. Even similar dresses (non-designer) would end up costing you around £150 – and that’s usually rather good. These dresses were so so much cheaper than that and actually affordable. The Rose dress was actually £66.99 reduced from £85 and the Diamante one only £59.50 also reduced from £85. There were other popular styles around the £50 mark and most dresses on the site were of a similar price to these two dresses.
I am a huge bandage dress fan, especially since having my little one. It is like wearing spanx…except they actually look good and look designer. I would really recommend the dresses for mummies like myself who maybe aren’t as toned as they would like to be after having a little one. There are so many different styles to choose from in many different colours. I wouldn’t buy a bandage dress from anywhere else now I have discovered this gem of a store. It is definitely up there with one of my favourite online clothing stores. The fact that they are also so lovely and they provide a good customer service too is definitely a reason to shop with them. I also really like the fact that they use their own model for the photos of the dresses on the site. So they are the real dresses and you see them on a real person. It really helps when choosing what to order online and you don’t get any nasty surprises when your order arrives as they look the same as on the site.
If you would like to see the full range of products from this gorgeous on-line store you can visit their site www.shopaholicuk.com (site no longer running)
Check them out on Facebook too www.facebook.com/shopaholicuk (page no longer running)
*Please Note – Not all sizes are in stock for each dress and they are made to order so make sure if you are ordering an item for an event/party that you allow enough time for it to be made.
Obviously it is clear from comments below that a lot of people have had problems with this company. My review was based on my experience with them at the time. I was sent items from them twice and had a brilliant experience. Unfortunately this hasn’t been the case for everyone. Whilst I have reviewed this company I do not have any affiliation with it and I am just a customer who was sent clothes. I do not work with or personally know anyone from the company and don’t even know their names. So please do not associate myself or my blog with any on going problems you have with this company. I am unable to help or to advise on anything and it is clear that both the website and Facebook page have closed down.