Today I’m doing an honest Romwe review. Romwe has been on my radar for a few years now but I haven’t ever tried them out for myself. I finally broke down and dropped about $150 on a range of items so I could test them out!
Is Romwe legit?
In this haul and review, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on if Romwe makes clothing that is good quality, as pictured, share sizing thoughts and order time.
This NOT a sponsored or gifted in any way, my Romwe reviews are 100% honest! Let’s go!
This is everything I wore in the video!
- Green Romwe dress (size Large)
- Green two-piece skirt & top (size Large)
- Yellow Skirt (size Large)
- Shoes (size 9.5)
- White off the shoulder top (size Large)
- Black Jumpsuit (size Large)
- PJ Set (size large)
- Watermelon Swimsuit (size Large)
- Black crop top (size Large)
How Did Things Last?
Between time filming this video and publishing (about 2 weeks) I’ve had to chance to wear many of these pieces out as I kept some.
The earrings pictured here fell apart on the very first day I wore them out. Like, within hours. I had a feeling this would happen, as the exact same thing happened with my Shein pieces.
The shoes were very poorly made and didn’t last. All the other clothing pieces started to fray or fall apart. The only thing that I still have now is that green dress. It’s held up great.
That was a true winner but literally, everything else was a fail.
Better Business Bureau Rating
Romwe has no rating by the BBB (which isn’t good) and 55 complaints. Also not good for a Romwe clothing review.
I’m not surprised, but Romwer size charts and size guides are kinda all over the place. There is no standard size and I found items to run really small. So, size up.
It took about a month for my Romwe shopping online order to arrive. They came in one order, but remember: they came in Shein bags so it was clear my Romwer clothes were actually just from Shein. LOL.
At the time of this article, Romwe offers free shipping on orders over $50 which is nice but when you remember all the pieces are very low price so you do have to buy a lot to make that threshold.
My order took about 8 business days to arrive.
Is Romwe Worth It? My Romwe Reviews 2022
My general Romwe review: they are the exact same company as Shein. As I go over in my Shein haul, I wasn’t happy at all with my order. All the clothes were really poor quality and fell apart instantly.
So, as you can imagine, I’m super wary of Romwe and if other people should actually go shopping there. Everything came in a Shein bag for god sake!
That being said, my Romwe order WAS a little better than Shein. The clothes felt like they are made better and I’m keeping more pieces than I did with Shein. But I am still unsure if they are going to hold together in the long term.
For fast fashion retailer they are garbage. I still think places like Target or even Amazon Prime will be a safer bet, at least they have better customer service!
Is Romwe or Shein Better?
Wondering why is Romwe so cheap? And Why is Shein so cheap as well?
They’re both based overseas and use sweatshop labor to make their clothes. Neither of them are ethical companies to shop from so I wouldn’t encourage you to do either.
Romwe clothes are poor quality, please don’t shop here. I don’t care how many cute clothes they have stocked or how many influencers hawk their stuff. They aren’t giving an honest review.
If you’re still wondering: is Romwe ethical? Obvi no.
UPDATE – Romwer Return Policy Sucks
I’m still waiting to get my refund from them as well. I tried to contact customer service but haven’t heard back about the return process. I had to just keep the stuff since they never replied to me. My credit card company is on it though.
(for my hard of hearing readers!)
This company is just a whole facade, and I don’t know who they think they’re fooling.
Hi guys. Welcome back to the Whimsy Soul Channel. Today, we’re going to be talking about Romwe. I’m excited to dive into this one for you. They just make me laugh, like who do they think they’re pulling one on here? This company is just a whole façade, and I don’t know who they think they’re fooling, but I just think it’s funny.
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, hop onto the Romwe site and then pull open shein.com as well, and literally like the same site, same UX, same popups, different logos, basically the same inventory. So, they’re the same company. To prove it, this says “SHEIN.” This was in my Romwe order. More on that in a little bit.
Why Romwe? For the longest time, I had followers asked me about SHEIN, so I did a whole nother review about them. I’ll put the link below. You can also find it on my channel. The long story short there is I loved the prices, but everything was just crap from SHEIN. They all fell apart instantly. So, my readers was like, “Kara, yes, I see this stuff all the time on Facebook. It looks so enticing to order. It looks so cheap. It looks so cute.”
I investigated SHEIN, and my answer is no. So, I wanted to try Romwe for the first time out as well because I kept getting ads from them too. I figured a lot of you are probably wondering, “Are they actually good? Should I order from them?” I thought I could take the hit and find out for you, so you don’t have to waste $100 and find out that they might be crap. So, let’s get started. Before I dive in and show you all the things I got, I will quickly note this free express shipping shipment issue.
So, I ordered this, and then within a couple of days, I got a dress from them. At first, I was like, “Hell, yeah. My order came so quickly. This is amazing.” But then I realized it was just one piece of a 10-piece order, so I had to wait another two weeks to get the rest of my order. So, you might be waiting a while, and your orders might be split up into two just as a warning. They don’t get an A-plus for shipping because it was so sporadic.
That being said, that first dress that I got, we’ll start with that one. I’m in love with this dress, you guys. Make sure you subscribe. Follow me on Instagram. I post daily over there, and I also put out, Monday and Friday, IGTVs, so make sure to give me a follow if you are looking for more content. I’m also going to be linking all the pieces I talked about below and my blog posts, so you can find everything there as well.
As a Kirby girl, I really like things that hit me at my waist and are flowy, just flatters my curves well. So, this type of dress usually flatters me. Usually, it’s comfy, and it arrived, and I put it on, and I have this moment where I was just like, “Ah. I want to live in this dress.” Considering that it’s from Romwe/SHEIN, this one was not in a SHEIN bag. So, I will say this one didn’t come with SHEIN branding.
It was actually decent quality. It feels like something I would get at Target. So, the stitching wasn’t all over the place. Fit really well. The fabric feels nice and soft. It just looks really nice, and it was only $16, so I did a little happy dance, and I started wearing this immediately. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen me wear it a lot in Stories and some posts on Instagram already, because I really like this dress.
I think that this could fit a lot of different body types really well because it’s just so stretchy, and it really molds to what you got. If you like that style, give it a whirl. All right, so let’s dive into my second order. So, that was the one that came first, and then everything else is in the second order. First, we’re going to look at this two-piece set, which again has that big old SHEIN logo there, so I don’t know who they’re trying to trick, but clearly this is all from SHEIN, just under the Romwe name too.
I have a feeling it’s for profit margins. You trick people into buying SHEIN, and then you trick them into buying Romwe because you think it’s a different company. So, you’re just really tapping out the same customers twice. I think that’s probably what that is. All right, so I really liked this design. I’m trying to push my comfort zone and wear more two-pieces and short things, which aren’t always my go-to because I’m curvy, and it’s just like sometimes things just don’t feel good, or I don’t necessarily feel the most confident in them.
But this one looked nice, so I tried it on. It’s a two-piece. It has a very similar pattern to that other dress I showed you, but they are different. It’s a different quality fabric. It’s a little less soft, a little more plasticky. As you can see, it fits all right. The bottom skirt doesn’t hit me at my high waist, which is where I like to wear things. It rides a little low. It has a little bit of that 2000 low-rider jean style. Other than that, it fits well.
I’m personally going to return it just because it’s a little too loose around my bottom. Also, the inside stitching, you can tell on this that it’s not quite the best. It’s like a little sloppy. I don’t know if my camera’s going to pick that up, but it’s pretty cute, and I think it was cheap. So, if you’re still looking for some summer things, it’s not a bad option. I guess real quick… God, my phone’s blowing up. Let me silence that.
Real quick. It’s important to note that for my SHEIN review, all this stuff for that came right before I was going on a one-week trip, so I took it with me. I just don’t want it sitting downstairs in our lobby. I literally grabbed it as we walked out the door, and I actually wore some of the pieces out and tried them out in real life, and that’s when I realized that SHEIN things, almost every single thing I ordered, held together enough for one wear, but by the time I wore it again, it started falling apart . So, do keep that in mind.
That’s my 2 year old cat rolling around in her toy over there. Overall, things seem to be made better than SHEIN. I will say from a quick glance, the quality does seem to be a little bit better. That being said, I haven’t worn these out. I haven’t actually tested them out in real life. Other than the dress, I have tested the dress out. I can say that’s been holding up, just something to keep in mind. I didn’t have the opportunity to do that on this time.
Next up is this yellow skirt. Yellow is my favorite color. So, I was super pumped to try this out. Then I got this, and as you can see, it’s very yellow. It didn’t look quite this vibrant online. This one is just like Big Bird yellow. It’s a little much. The color’s a little much. Also, you can see through it. That was my other main issue. So, I have the tattoo on my butt, and my test is always that. If I can see my tattoo, the fabric is too sheer, so I could see my tattoo through this one.
The color was a little much for me, but I think if you maybe have a different skin tone, this could actually look super baller on you. So, something to consider. I also tried some shoes. Overall, shoes from places other than Target and DSW usually don’t fit me very well. I got big German feet, but these are just too narrow, so I ordered… What size? I got 40, which usually fits me, but they’re just too narrow on the top, so I won’t be able to keep these.
That being said, I think this is a good quality I find at Target. So, it’s not too bad. Granted I haven’t taken these out for an actual stroll yet, but it seems fine for a $15 shoe. It’s a little scuffed up. But again, I think I could go into Target and find something just like this, but this is the cheaper version of it.
Next up is a top, again, ordered from Romwe, comes om a SHEIN bag. Let’s see. So, this was another one that is just too sheer to wear, like straight up could see those nipples, and when it’s an off-the-shoulder like this, I would refuse to wear a bra, which is just me. You could wear a cute bandeau with this and be fine, but it was a little too sheer in my opinion.
That being said, I thought this is a super cute, and it’d go super well with high-waisted jeans and skirts that you can wear in the summer and the fall and probably even pair these with a coat or a blazer in the winter. So, I thought it was nice. The stitching’s fine. It is a little frayed on the ends here. But again, as I mentioned, all this stuff seems to be made a lot better than my first order from SHEIN a couple of months ago. So, maybe even though that they have this label, maybe they switched manufacturers. Maybe I just really got really bad pieces that last time. I don’t know, but it does seem to be a little bit better.
Again, I could go to Forever 21 and get something like this, but this is the cheaper version. I think it’s super cute. It looked really nice with some red lipstick and some fun earrings. On the note of earrings, I did get a pair. Let me see if I can find them, but I don’t know. I used to work in a jewelry store. I can give you the lowdown on jewelry. The markup for jewelry is huge, you guys. It’s astronomical the markup that this place was.
Literally, like it would cost $10 to make a pair of earrings, and we’d sell them for 120. So, I’m always wary of jewelry because I know that the markup is a lot, and it doesn’t cost them very much to make it. I also like loose earrings, jewelry, like I’m constantly changing up my style. So, unless it’s actual, real metal or gemstones, like real gemstones, I don’t think it’s worth paying more than 15 or $20 for any piece of jewelry, which brings me to why I actually really like getting jewelry from places like Romwe and Target and H&M.
They’re not going to last very long, but by the time they break, my style has changed anyways. Plus you’re only paying $5. I think these are honestly $2. So, in my opinion, it’s better. I also tend to lose jewelry a lot, and that’s just my issue. These are actually not too bad. I’m a little wary that the backs are going to fall off. It looks like they’re just glued on. I don’t know if you can see that, and the earrings are heavy.
That being said, like it seems pretty sturdy. Next up, we have this pajama set, which I’m super bummed out about you, guys. So, we’ve been having a mini heatwave here in San Francisco, so our version of heatwaves. Things are in the 70s, which is a big deal because nobody has air conditioning. So, I’ve been really hot lately, and usually, I wear really long sleeve, cozy, warm PJs at night because it’s so chilly, but I’ve been really craving a cute little short-sleeve shirt set. I got the large.
I don’t know about you. The fact that I can basically fit this on the screen should tell you that this is not a large. It’s so tight. It’s not comfy. It doesn’t fit me well at all. Also, it looks like silk, but the fabric is that weird plastic thing where your skin can’t actually breathe. So, I think it would be really awful to wear this on a hot day at nighttime because I think it’d just stick to your skin. On top of that, there are some loose threads and stuff on it. The stitch work isn’t great, but yeah, I was mostly just really disappointed because guys, this is not a large. I don’t know who you’re fooling. This is not a large. Maybe it’s a large in kids.
Next up is this jumpsuit, which I didn’t think I was going to like at all because jumpsuits are very hard for a curvy woman to wear. It either works or it doesn’t. There’s no in-between. Dark colors have really flatter curves, so even though it’s tight on bottom, and I usually don’t wear things that hug my hips and my stomach like that, I actually really like how this is. Granted I do think if I ate a lot of food, I might look pregnant in this. So, I’m not sure if I’m going to keep it for that reason, but I do feel really confident in this.
I think the top fits nice.It looks different in the online store. There’s room on top if you have larger breasts. I don’t. I wear like a B, but if you don’t, it fits you as well, which is really nice. The stitch working is actually pretty decent. This is something that you could pop into like a Zara bag for me, and I totally would’ve believed that this is from Zara. So, this is a pretty good piece, and it’s for a fraction of the price of Zara, so they definitely get a win on this one.
I think that this would be really fun for fall and especially for the holidays. You can honestly wear them with these earrings, but I don’t know. Just put your hair up in a ponytail, some dainty jewelry, a red lip and red heels. My God, you’re killing it, girl. This is what I think this should be really good for. I feel like this is just never ending. Every time I reach into this bag, there’s just more. As you know, I have an obsession of swimsuits. I just love them. I love swimsuits.
I spent a large time of my life hating being at the pool and hating being in swimsuits. So, now, I have found the confidence to wear them. I’ve just been going all out and wearing them all the time. So, I thought this one was super fun. Looks like a watermelon. I haven’t seen that before. It just seems like something fun to sit by the pool on. My issues with this is it’s small on me. It’s quite a stretch. I’d have to lose some weight to wear this comfortably, but you can’t return some suits to Romwe, so you probably will see this on Instagram.
I will wear this. I will make it work. I would definitely recommend getting swimsuits from them if you’re going on vacation or have a bachelorette party or something, and you just want a one-hit wonder. You just want a cheap, new swimsuit that you might not wear a bunch, but you just want it for a vacation. That’s usually how I tell people for SHEIN and Romwe, like if you were going to be ordering from them. Definitely, just get something that you just want to wear a couple times, like you’re going somewhere new, or you have a special event.
You don’t know how long the clothes are going to hold up, so it’d suck if you were planning on wearing this every single day in the summer. I’m not convinced that you’d be able to, but for something fun or a photoshoot, definitely get this. Then last step, I think we’re finally on the last item, is this crop top, which I’m definitely keeping. It was only $8, and it’s super cute. I’ve been looking for some more crop tops to pair with high-waisted things, because most of my bottoms are high-waisted, all but one.
So, yeah, I mean, like it’s a little bit of polyester, but it’s not too bad. It’s pretty soft, fits really well, hangs really well. Not from Romwe though. Has that SHEIN tag, but yeah, I think this is nice. It’s very cheap. I am, again, not sure if this is actually going to hold up. I have a sneaking feeling that these buttons are going to fall off pretty quickly, but it’s fine. It’s fine for $8. It’ll bring me through the end of the summer and into the fall quite well.
Whew. I need some water. Okay, so that is my Romwe Haul and review. Overall, I am surprised because I think the quality of stuff is better than my order from SHEIN. That being said, I think they’re the same company, and they all came in SHEIN bags. Seemed a little bit better. That being said, I still haven’t worn any of them out, so I’m not sure how long they’ll last. I will update you in my blog posts. So, as I mentioned, I linked everything below from the website, and for the things I keep and if they start falling apart, I will note that in my blog posts. So, if you’re curious, just hop on over. I’ll put an update there.
If you have ordered from Romwe, I’d love to hear your thoughts below whether they’re good or bad. Let’s get a discussion going. Before you head out, make sure to subscribe to my channel and follow me on Instagram. Again, I post IGTVs every Monday and Friday, and I’m posting over there daily, so make sure to give me a follow. If you have any questions, let me know. Can’t wait to see you next week. Bye. Hope you found this helpful!