Hi, I'm Natalie...
I am 5'2 and a size 18, which means I am petite AND plus size. Those two sizing terms might seem like polar opposites, but full figures come in a variety of shapes and sizes—one of those being short! As a petite plus size fashionista, it has been extremely difficult to fit into fashion and find clothing made for my body. But I'm here to share my petite plus style tips with you and to show the world that short, plus size women belong in fashion!
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Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews SHEIN's mini skirts
SHEIN has to be the brand I get the most questions about, and rightfully so. When you shop online at SHEIN, you'll notice bold plus size styles and super cheap prices. But you'll also see that not all of the clothing is modeled on plus size women. Many of the bolder styles are flat lays, which make it hard to see how it could look on your body.

Last summer, I shopped at SHEIN for the first time. I decided to take chance and order swimsuits. I used the reviews with photos to help me determine the best size for me. And luckily, a lot of SHEIN shoppers leave reviews with photos. When I got my plus size swimsuits from SHEIN, I was pleasantly surprised because most of the swimsuits actually fit me pretty well. WATCH MY SHEIN SWIMSUIT HAUL ON YOUTUBE! Since then, I have frequently ordered SHEIN's plus size mini skirts. I can't say that everything I have ever ordered has worked out, but that's okay because I can return what doesn't work, and I am not spending hundreds of dollars on one style.

The type of clothing I have ordered most from SHEIN has to be mini skirts. I have the hardest time finding plus size mini skirts, but SHEIN has a wide selection. Because I am so short (5'2), I love that mini skirts elongate my figure and I always feel very confident in them. My latest order from SHEIN included two ruffle mini skirts. This Plus Dalmatian Print Knot Side Wrap Skirt was a piece I was super excited for because it will go well with just about anything. The material was stretchier than I thought it be, which made the skirt a little looser than I expected, but it's still very cute. I paired the skirt with an off the shoulder puff sleeve blouse and a pair of Wide Ankle Wrap Gladiator Sandals. I love this look for a day out on the town or for a tropical vacation.

So what's my advice on shopping at SHEIN? Pay close attention to the sizing guide, and make sure you check out the reviews to help guide you in the right direction! If you have any questions about SHEIN, let me know in the comments or on Instagram! You can also use my code: "NATALIEINTHECITY" for 15% off your next SHEIN order!

SIZING INFO: I am wearing a size 3X, which SHEIN says is a size 18 on their website, and the skirt fits me fine. It's a little loose because the material is so stretchy so I could have sized down!

SHEIN sent me this skirt to review. All opinions are my own!

Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews SHEIN's mini skirts
Chicago Plus Size Petite Fashion Blogger and model Natalie Craig, of Natalie in the City, reviews SHEIN's mini skirts



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