Southern Belle in Training

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July 26, 2018

Chicwish Summer Dresses Try-On Session!

     Chicwish has become one of my favorite online retailers in the past year! I've had the opportunity to receive different clothing through their blogger program, and I think it's safe to say now that dresses are one of my favorite things that they sell. They have such cute unique and stylish dresses on their website, with some styles looking really different from things that you'd find at mall stores! I thought it would be fun in today's blog post to share a try-on session with my latest Chicwish package- three dresses and one skirt/top set!

Chicwish Dresses Review

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      I am not one of those bloggers that frequently do "try-on stories" on Instagram by posting selfies or selfie videos of me trying on clothing- either at home or at a store dressing room. Personal opinion- I like to watch interesting and funny Instagram Stories and I don't have a ton of extra time each day just to watch someone try on clothing in live time, lol! But with that said, I think that sometimes taking casual iPhone snaps of outfits is a good way to see how they "really" look- rather than styled and professional blog photos. So I thought I'd try doing a try-on session here on the blog instead of Instagram!! Win win? 😊 (Also forgive me if a couple of the dresses look slightly wrinkled- I was going to steam them but ran out of time with taking these pictures before work! For size reference: I am wearing a M in all items. I am typically a size S, but Chicwish tends to run small. (However I'll discuss how the specific sizing is on each outfit under each set of photos! 

    I realized after reading multiple bloggers' outfit posts this spring and summer about white dresses that I actually didn't have a white dress currently in my closet!! Little black dresses are definitely closet staple, but I think little white dresses are as well. This dress ended up being so super cute and darling in person- however the sizing is way off. I got a M in everything with this order- and this dress is very small in the bust area. In general, I'd say this garment fits more like a S, and the chest area is definitely more like an XS. Body talk for a second: I'm not like *huge* up top, but I'm not flat chested either. I also have broad shoulders for my frame. The top half of this dress was very tight- so tight that a button popped when I tried it on! I can't even imagine how small the smaller sizes are. Final verdict: it's super cute, but unfortunately the sizing is very weird.

     Evergreen Fairyland Wrapped Maxi Dress in White c/o

     This pretty and summery dress makes me think *TROPICAL VACATION ASAP*- haha! I love the print of the fabric- it's unique and cute! For sizing- this probably runs more like a standard S, which is how Chicwish dresses often run, so the M fit me fine. It truly is a wrap dress- it looked like an open bathrobe when I first put it on! The only issue I have was with the chest area. No matter how tight I tied the dress- it's still quite low cut and shows a good deal of cleavage. I tried to hide some of the cleavage with the angles I took these photos... but it's definitely on the sexy side. I'd be fine wearing this on vacation or for like a special summer evening event, but I would never wear this to work or church, since it is a bit low cut. Final verdict: M fits me, and I love the pattern of the fabric! It's a keeper for certain events.

      A Story in Blue Stripe Off-Shoulder Top and Skirt Set c/o

     I think the matching shirt and skirt or shorts trend is kind of fun, and I don't own that many matching sets! This one looked absolutely adorable on the Chicwish website, so I was excited to receive it. Unfortunately, the sizing was a bit off with it. I ordered my standard Chicwish M. Surprisingly with this- the top fit fine!! However, the skirt runs super tiny, I actually had a tough time getting the skirt on just to take this photo! I'd say the skirt fits like an XS or size 0. Final verdict: very cute and trendy look, but the difference in sizing between top and bottom makes it tough to wear.

     Ecstatic Stripe Embroidered Sleeveless Dress in Red c/o

     Please excuse the prominent wrinkles in the dress from shipping- but this is my favorite of the four items!! This actually fits like a true M. It is just a tad loose on me, but feels very comfortable. The embroidery is darling, and is also on the back of the dress! This will be perfect to wear for everything from work to church to date nights for the rest of summer. Final verdict: Loving this cute dress! The M actually fits like an M (To refresh, I typically wear size S from other brands, but Chicwish tends to run small.)

     Here's the link for the shoes that I'm wearing in these pictures, and my nail polish can be found here! Please let me know in the comments if you liked seeing a blog post try-on session, and if you want to see more of them in the future! You can also shop each of these outfits below:

      God Bless,

      xoxo Annaliese 


  1. That greenery print one is my fav! They are all so cute on you!

  2. You're so cute! I love the cami embroidered dress :)

  3. I love that printed dress! How cute :)

    -xo, Azanique |

  4. these are all daRling on you!

  5. The last one is my favorite too! I love fast fashion but sometimes having to order a size up is an ego bruiser haha.

  6. I love that printed dress! It looks so good on you, the white dress is a close second though!

    The Classic Brunette

  7. What a good mail day! That white dress is perfect for summer and I am obsessed with that tropical print one!

  8. I think that white dress is my favorite!

  9. Aww I love all of these dress, but my favorite is the matching set! Shame about the sizing though

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  10. You are the cutest! Love all of these on you!

  11. I've never shopped on this website before but the clothes look really nice and not bad quality either. I love the blue one the best!

  12. Thr floral dress and the blue strips are my fave. The movement of former and the button details of the latter are big wins

  13. All of these outfits are so cute! you look adorable!


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