Friday, September 18, 2009

Bodyline item reviews

Since there are never enough bodyline reviews out there.

Over the past 2 months, I have made 2 seperate orders with the "lolita"(I put it in quotations since for the most part it sells cheap lolita clothing. But there are entire sections devoted to often hilarious fetish wear and cosplay). The clothing is cheap, but the shipping fees are killer. Most of the time, you get more bang for your buck shipping wise, by joining a group order. But with large group orders, you run the risk of getting hit with customs fees. The shipping on both orders almost doubled the price of what I was buying.

For the first order. I ordered this bodyline skirt

And the bag that matches it

The skirt was $22 and the bag was $11. But the shipping fees jacks up the total to $57, yikes. What I likeat they about bodyline, is they give you the option to have the price declaration marked down 25% or even 50% to avoid trouble with customs. Being customs paranoid myself, I picked for my packaged to be marked down 50%

I made my order with Bodyline on a Sunday night, and received my items Wednesday afternoon. Pretty fast for a package coming halfway across the world. The items were packaged in a plastic bag with a bodyline zip like bag inside of that. Like this:
And the inner bag
Upon opening each item I found that the items had a weird chemical smell to them. I figure this was probably from being tightly packaged in plastic. But the smell does fade after a few hours.

The first item is the skirt. The fabric isn't thin, but it's not exactly the tickest material either. The ties on the back are detachable with buttons. The length of the skirt is nice. The waist band rests very tightly at first on my natural waist, and the skirt ends just about knee length.
I'm very happy with this skirt. Apart from the initial really tight elastic waist band, it's a really good skirt for cheap.

The second item is the tote bag. The bag is pretty big, which I did not expect from the pictures. It seems to be made from a thicker material from the skirt. The only down side to the bag is the straps. They are cheap soft plasticy material that seem like they could break easily.

Please excuse my messy bed :3

Overall I am very happy with this purchase.

My second bodyline purchase was made just last week. I purchased this skirt(because I've been drooling all over myself since I saw it on the website):

It was marked down to $17 because of the Mr. Yan birthday sale.

The same thing for shipping goes for my previous order. Except the shipping was more than half the price of the skirt, bleh. When the packaged arrived at my house, I tore it open like a kid tearing through the wrapping of his first nintendo system at christmas.

Now for a review of the skirt itself:
As with the previous skirt, this falls right at knee level. The waist is a bit higher than the other one. The day after I bought it, I wore it to work. And found at the end of the night, that the skirt I had been drooling over, had turned into a nightmare. I'm simply going to list the problems I had with it:
-Threads popping out
-Cheap plastic boning that bent after 10 minutes of use
-Corset thread that wouldn't tighten
-The back of the skirt being much shorted than the front(I even had my mom check to see if I had it on straight and the problem was just one of my "hur hur dur" fashion moments)
if I had know that this skirt was going to give me this many problems, I would've saved my $57 and bought something else.


  1. what does the price declaration mean?

  2. It means to mark the value of the package on the packaging slip for when it goes into customs.

  3. is it good to mark it down?
    what are the customs?
    (sorry, curious)

  4. customs is the name for when your package is inspected before it enters a country. it's just to see if your package follows some guidelines.

    bodyline has the option to mark the package down to either half it's value or a fourth, so it's less likely customs would pick it up and charge fees.