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Korean Fashion: Beauties Closet

14 August 2012

If you’re a fan of stylish, on-trend Korean fashion you’ll love this new online store.

It’s called Beauties Closet, and they are very proud of the fact that all their stock ships directly from Korea. Orders take about 2 weeks to deliver, but it’s worth the wait considering the good price and quality.

If you’re not familiar with Korean high-street fashion, I’d say that the quality and styles of the clothes match that of Topshop, Zara or Sportsgirl.

They have lots of stock. Lots of great pictures (with Korean models and pretty styling) and they also have plenty of new arrivals that come in periodically, sometimes 50-100 pieces in each new collection.

Beauties Closet

As usual, the team allowed me to “go shopping” and pick out some samples to review.

The first sample I chose was this simple, black maxi dress with a very sexy split! It fit really well and I loved it because it’s simple, easy to wear, and had high-impact.

The material is cotton jersey (so yes, it’s just a cotton tank dress) but it’s better quality than what you would buy from Cotton On or Forever21.

The sizing for this dress is “Free Size” and it would fit someone who is XS-S (US2 – 4).

Beauties Closet

The second dress I chose was this Scarf Combo dress. The colour and print combination is lovely, classy and striking, especially with the bright yellow skirt.

The top half of the dress is cotton, so it feels like a fitted tee – which is nice because it’s very comfortable to wear. The skirt is a light, silky and airy like a scarf.

The sizing for this dress is also “Free Size” and it would fit someone who is XS-S (US2 – 4).

As pictured, the dress also comes in a navy blue skirt version.

Beauties Closet

Lastly, I had to share these cool print skirts. View the whole skirt collection here! Gorgeous colours, great prints, good looking fabrics… all at very affordable, high-street fashion prices too.

I’m wearing the Ikat Skirt, in size small.

Pictured right is the Mini Floral Skirt and the Paisley Skirt.

The great thing about shopping for Korean fashion, is that the measurements of the garment are always given. So where most international sites say a dress is just “Size US2”, Korean brands will give a size and list the waist, hip, hem, length measurements of that particular item too. Very handy.

Be aware that sometimes the measurements are made when the garment is lying flat (so the waist might be 33cm, meaning you have to be around 66cm around the waist).

Also please be aware that Beauties Closet will only do a return and exchange for a wrong shipment or defective item. And they can’t offer returns for wrong sizes or if you change your mind. It’s just how they roll.

The few items I chose (above), turned out great and I was really happy with the sizing and fit.

Here’s a tip if you want to buy Korean skinny jeans (in my experience) – go one size bigger (unless you have teeny tiny thighs). In US/UK/Australia I usually buy jeans in Size 25 or 26. But whenever I buy any Korean brand of skinny jeans, I can’t fit the thighs in 25 or 26. I have to go with size 27.

I guess you have to be handy with a tape measure and double check the numbers. If you are too uncertain, drop them an email, or just opt out this time.

Special Discount: 10% Off Store-wide

If you’re keen to make a purchase, and would like 10% off your order… use the code “KCFAL10″ at the checkout.
Code is valid for 2 weeks until 28 August.

Happy Shopping!

( See all my Daily Outfits here )

Check out more of my favourite online shops in my Women’s Online Fashion Shopping Guide.