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  • Writer's pictureJuliana C Stryker

Fashion Review: Forever 21

Do you have a style crush?

Well, I do. I have a HUGE celebrity style crush on Vanessa Hudgens. Totally dig her bohemian-meets-high-end fashion looks.

Here are some of her lustworthy dresses.

I was shopping on recently and I spotted 2 dresses that were similar to Vanessa’s.

Needless to say, I added them to my shopping cart immediately.

So there you have it – A fashion review on Forever21 (F21)

Pleated Floral Dress

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A simply sweet dress that features flowers and adjustable straps. Sweetheart neckline. Seam stitch details on the bust. Smocked back. Hidden side zipper placket. Pleated skirt. Finished hem. Fully lined. Woven. Lightweight.

DETAILS: – 27″ approx. length from bust to hem, 28″ chest, 24″ waist – Measured from Small – Shell and lining: 100% cotton – Machine wash, dry flat – Imported

Polka Dot Halter Dress

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Give retro glam a go in this polka dot halter dress. It features a foldover sweetheart neckline, mock partial button placket, self-tie closure, elasticized back bust, and hook-eye and zipper closure in back. A skinny patent leatherette belt sits at the waist. Light to medium weight. Woven. Partially lined.

DETAILS: – 25″ approx length from bust to hem, 30″ chest, 27″ waist – Measured from Small – Shell: 65% polyester, 35% cotton; lining: 100% cotton – Dry clean only – Imported

My friend, JW, in Forever 21


I love the bright mint color of this dress. The length is perfect for my 161cm frame. The hem of the skirt is about an inch above my knee.

However, the material is pretty thin and the quality of workmanship is rather shoddy too. I could still see loose threads at the strap and back areas.

The pit-to-pit is also too huge for me. I had to alter the straps as well as the sides for it to fit snugly.

Overall, I don’t think this is a good buy as it kinda have to go through a complete “overhaul” to fit me. Too much effort so thumbs down!

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Polka Dot Halter Dress

I’m wearing F21’s woven elastic belt by the way.


I forgot to bring the skinny patent leatherette belt to the photo shoot. Nonetheless, I thought the dress still looks good on JW.

The material and workmanship of this dress is much better than the pleated floral dress. However, the bust area is quite big, so a tube is recommended. Preferably a black lacy tube.

Also, the dress tend to attract lint. I had to constantly sweep the annoying fluff away. But I guess this is not a big deal as most polyester dresses have this problem.

Overall, not the best buy but I don’t regret getting it. It is versatile enough to be worn for work and play.



I know I’m going to sound like a broken record but I would like to emphasize again that Honeyz fashion reviews are NOT advertorial posts. I do not endorse any of those brands featured. Rather, I’m trying to show you how normal girls (girls with non-supermodel statures) look like in clothing from these famous boutiques. This is to aid you in making informed purchase decisions when it comes to updating your fashion wardrobe. 🙂

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Once again, thanks for reading and please continue to watch this space!

Love, Juliana



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