Recently I was contacted by Shinesty to do a product review, and when I visited their website, I was wowed by their fantastically outrageous variety of prints offered. With a brand new winter holiday collection that just launched, I chose a handful of items, and they arrived just in time for me to wear one of the items to Disneyland, which officially kicked off the holiday season last Friday.
I’m always on the hunt for fun holiday wear, and if you are too, but want something a little more unique than the cute, but everyone already has it, stuff from Target, then Shinesty is your answer. And when I say “holiday wear” I mean all of the holidays actually. While I’m focusing on their new winter holiday collection, you should check them out for outlandish items for Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Fourth of July, and more for both men and women, with a handful of items for kids. Additionally, many of their prints come in a variety of cuts, styles, and items, so you’re bound to find a style you like, even things like pajamas, swimsuits and underwear! Some of their items, like the ones I chose, have a great 70s vibe, while other items, such as their skater cut dresses lean a bit more modern.
I opted for their wrap dress in two prints and a pair of Thanksgiving 70s inspired pants. Since Thanksgiving is in a couple of weeks, let’s take a gander at the pants first, shall we?
I’ve been searching for good repro, 70s style pants for awhile, and I can say I really dig these. They are super comfy and I know I can pair them with a lot of stuff for fall. They feature front pockets of a decent size, but no back pockets, close with an invisible side zipper, and are made of (sadly) 94% polyester, and 6% spandex.
I often have a terrible time finding pants that fit both my waist and hips. Often, pants that say they will fit my waist, but I can’t get them over my hips! And if they fit in the hips, they are too big in the waist! This is pretty much why I wear almost strictly wide leg pants. Based off Shinesty’s size chart, I opted for a size 6, knowing they would be an inch off in the waist, but good in the hips, and they fit as expected; perfect in the hips, and a smidge loose in the waist, but still totally wearable. Now, let’s talk about the length…these pants are looong. I’m 5′ 6″, and I am wearing some pretty tall shoes to try an accommodate the 33 inch inseam, so I’ll be hemming these in the near future. You can turn these pants into a suit with a matching blazer too!
Next up, their “Peppermint Pimp” wrap dress. I love this wrap dress because the cut gives off some great vintage vibes, and I’ve always loved how a wrap dress can be dressed up or down. I paired this with some silver accessories, which I think glammed it up a little for a day at Disneyland to check out the holiday decorations. And because of this fantastic print, I already plan on wearing this to Logan’s this year to pick up my batch of candy canes.
I love the decision to have the background for this dress be blue, because it makes the candy canes pop without being garish, like they would on a traditional green background.
The wrap dresses close with a simple wrap around tie, feature pockets large enough for your phone, come to an elastic cuffs, and are made of polyester. However, it’s a decently thick although, once again, sadly, polyester (not late 60s or early 70s thick, but it’s not paper thin like many dresses you’ll find at regular stores.) The dress was super comfy to wear around the park too, and there is a great amount of fabric overlap on the skirt, so I wasn’t struggling to stay decent when we walked around. With a 38 inch bust, but a 27 and a half inch waist, I opted for the medium, knowing I was a little over the prescribed 34-36 inch bust of the medium, which meant at times, the under layer of the dress would sometimes slip under my right boob, but it’s nothing a snap or two can’t fix. The wrap dresses were also too low in the neck, and too short in the skirt to wear with a full slip, so I wore a short half slip with these. And, yes, the skirt is on the short side, coming it at 18 and a half inches, with no hem to let out if you want something longer.
I also received their “Pine Tree Playgirl” wrap dress, and this print is just so much fun! I was instantly reminded of the Christmas tree lot in A Charlie Brown Christmas and of Whoville in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, so I totally plan to wear this to Universal Studios for Grinchmas.
Shinesty’s items, or at least the ones I selected, run from XS to 2XL, and size 0 to 16, but be sure to double check measurements before ordering, additionally, the items I received were made in China.
Overall, I’m really impressed with Shinesty’s quality, comfort, and style. In fact, I received three compliments while in the Peppermint Pimp dress at the park!
Now that I’m fully in the mood for Christmas, it’s time to haul out the decorations and blast some Christmas music!
Disclosure: I received these garments free of charge from Shinesty in exchange for an honest review of their items.