Chi Chi London Experience and Opinion Please

(14 Posts)
NotAMammy Mon 21-Nov-16 23:11:34

I have a wedding over Christmas which I'd like to look glam at. There is nothing in the shops and I feel completely pants. So after lots of looking online I realise that the sugariness of Chi Chi is kind of what I'm feeling. So two questions:
1) Does anyone have any experience of Chi Chi? Are they nice in real life or a pile of cheap gack? What are their sizes like?
2) Do you think this would look good on a 30 yr old, pear shaped 10/12 who's worried about her flabby arms? www.chichiclothing.com/products/Chi-Chi-Jessica-Dress.html
Or how about this?
www.chichiclothing.com/products/Chi-Chi-Madeleine-Dress.html

Oh and
3) Why do they seem to think 'petite' means 'I'd like to show my knickers' rather than 'I'm proportionately short all over?'

TIA

SantasPantsalive Tue 22-Nov-16 12:15:19

Just bumping for you as they have some really nice looking dresses and I'd love to know the quality too.

MadHattersWineParty Tue 22-Nov-16 12:22:54

I ordered one and the quality wasn't great to be honest- it was a fuschia full-skirted one and the netting felt really cheap. It wasn't packaged up great- just stuffed into a plastic bag. I didn't end up wearing it. It was also too snug- I'm a size 10 but I think I should have gone up a size.

To be fair there was no quibble over a full refund when I sent it back (free postage)

However, that Jessica one looks quite nice, I would size up though as the cut of the arms on the one I ordered was more of an 8 then a ten.

hecallsmebunny Tue 22-Nov-16 14:15:10

My then 34 yo sister got one of their dresses for a wedding this time last year and it was gorgeous. She's typically an 8-10 so ordered both sizes and the 8 was perfect on her.

ASOS stock many of their dresses and have free delivery and returns. No doubt they will have a Black Friday deal if you hold out too!

Spam88 Tue 22-Nov-16 14:31:45

Both dresses are lovely, I think I'd go for the Jessica because the colour is nicer imo.

I've ordered a dress from them before and it was lovely, but it had that zip issue where it was a right PITA the get the zip up past the seam, even when it wasnt on (so it wasn't just me being a fatty). Ended up sending it back because whilst I don't mind battling with zips on £10 dresses from Boohoo, I expect better quality for the money they charge.

Bought 6 dresses from them earlier this year in a range of sizes 10-22 for bridesmaids. The dresses themselves were lovely but we did have some problems with the ordering process. A call from my DMum sorted that out though grin

ProseccoandPizza Tue 22-Nov-16 14:45:06

Wish this thread was here a month ago. I ordered one for a friend's wedding (khloe gold) Dress was absolutely beautiful when it arrived. I'm rather large chested so ordered a 16. Managed to get the zip done up once (using pliers inside a sock) on the day of the wedding the zip broke. When I had the zip done up there was plenty of space but zip placement was absolutely awful.

SpidersFromMars Tue 22-Nov-16 15:06:30

I ordered 3 different sizes in 2 styles for my bridesmaids. Delivery was quick and packaging was good. When they arrived, the fabric of the dresses was a bit cheap and the netting more "puffy/princessy" than it seemed online.
They had no quibbles about returning.

Alicesmith85 Tue 22-Nov-16 19:22:11

I've got two. They are beautiful and get loads of comments but the quality isn't great. Also the customer service leaves a lot to be desired, one of the dresses arrived smelling strongly of fish!!! I emailed their customer service and they were pretty unhelpful and unapologetic. Also don't order with out using a discount code as there are always loads floating around.

Imsickofnamechanging Tue 22-Nov-16 19:25:38

I've ordered 3 dresses from them. Gorgeous dresses but the cheapest one had the cheapest quality, its was just £20 though. The most expensive I bought from them was a dress costing £70, simply gorgeous, the day I wore it I had at least 2 people come up to me and ask where I got it from.

NotAMammy Wed 23-Nov-16 23:37:06

Thanks, a bit of a mixed bag, on the whole it seems that they can be good, but quality control isn't really there.
I only really love one of their dresses on ASOS, but it's a pale grey and I think it might look too weddingy to wear to a wedding.

Ankleswingers Wed 23-Nov-16 23:44:49

Cheap Tat IMO.

I purchased two dresses back in the summer. On the site they looked beautiful but when they arrived they were really poor quality and looked cheap.

Needless to say I sent them straight back. Never again.

ArieltheMermaid1720 Thu 24-Nov-16 13:55:29

I've one and have worn it to two weddings and received compliments on it. The top is quite snug so I had to go up a size, but am happy with it. This is mine:

SantasPantsalive Thu 24-Nov-16 14:59:20

I love that one Ariel

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