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Review: Fashion Nova is it Worth the Hype?

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For years I’ve been struggling to find the perfect jeans to no avail. Most recently I’ve heard a lot about Fashion Nova and their jeans in particular. Most of the curvy girls I know and even some of the bloggers and vloggers I follow swear by their jeans. So I was curious to discover if they were in fact worth the hype. Admittedly, I was a little hesitant to order from Fashion Nova as some of the reviews I heard in general about the products and service has been mixed but I decided to the take the plunge myself and form my own opinion.

What is it like to order from Fashion Nova?

I ordered a pair of jeans and a pair of leather look leggings. I was super cautious with how much I spent and how much I ordered. I was very aware of the fact that Fashion Nova has fairly strict policies around refunds and changes. I didn’t want to end up with a tonne of clothing that didn’t fit right or weren’t good quality and be unable to get a refund. The ordering process was fairly easy, your typical e-commerce experience.

I did however have a snag in the process when I realized my computer had auto-filled my address and left out my unit number. Immediately after placing the order I sent an email to support asking if I could add the unit number to my address. I instantly received an auto-responder reiterating their policies around not being able to make changes to existing orders. I then received an email from a Fashion Nova employee within 24hrs who again confirmed the same thing.

My order took about 4 days to ship, which is a bit longer than what they generally say is their “ship by” timeframe. I did standard shipping to Canada for $6. They do the shipping through a 3rd party shipping agent. The shipping took just around 2wks. There is tracking available online. However, once my package hit customs in Vancouver the tracking didn’t update for 5days! I actually thought my package was lost and contacted Fashion Nova asking for more info. The package ended up randomly getting delivered – even though my tracking said it was still in Vancouver. Once I opened the package. The items were all packaged individually in clear plastic bags. Fashion Nova did attempt to make up for the late ship date by including an apology note and a discount card. That did soften the blow of the delay a bit.

Are Fashion Nova clothes any good?

Fashion Nova - No Good For Each Other Jeans

Fashion Nova – No Good For Each Other Jeans (Dark)

The Fashion Nova – No Good For Each Other Jeans in my opinion lived up to the hype. The jeans are TRUE high waisted jeans as they actually sit on my natural waist. The jeans manages to hug every curve snuggly while fitting extremely well in the waist. Another plus is that waist does not roll over or sag once I start walking. The jeans are extremely stretchy making them extremely comfortable to walk around in. A true surprise for me was the length of the jeans. I’m 5’8 and my height is in my legs. So often times jeans would hit me right above the ankle making for an awkward look. These jeans were the perfect length. With that said, I would buy jeans from Fashion Nova again with no hesitation. PS. These jeans were only $19.99 USD!

Fashion Nova lSlicker Than An Oil Spill Leggings

Fashion Nova lSlicker Than An Oil Spill Leggings

The Fashion Nova – Fashion Nova Slicker Than An Oil Spill Leggings (Black) didn’t win me over the way the jeans did. With this particular product I was a bit surprised by the lack of stretchiness. Usually when I hear legging I’m expecting lots of stretch but this was more of a pant than a legging with little to no stretch. As a result, when it came to getting it over my thighs it was a bit of a struggle as I do have large thighs and a big but. I never got them pulled completely up so the waist isn’t sitting where it should be, and there is the slightest sag in the crotch area. So obviously, not the perfect fit. Not the worse fit, but not a perfect fit. The look, and quality of the product was great just wish the fit was better.

Overall, I had a good experience with Fashion Nova. I won’t hold lack of flexibility to change my address against them as these things are outlined in their policies – I honestly just never read them before ordering but I HIGHLY RECOMMEND each of you do. The delay in shipping out the order was made up by apologizing without prompt, and offering the discount. As for the Canadian shipping, they definitely need to work on the logisitics for that as for days I thought my package may have been lost. My tracking didn’t update until days after I received my package. So, all in all there’s room from improvement but if you read the policies ahead of time you likely won’t be disappointed.

Watch my video below to see the products and how they fit!



    • Janelle Powell 23 July, 2018 at 14:37 Reply

      No I didn’t. But I’ve heard this is hit and miss. Some of my friends got charged duties, and some of us haven’t. I’ve been told it is dependent on your order value.

  1. Mervelle 28 July, 2018 at 01:54 Reply

    Hello! What third party company was used? I’m in canada too I just ordered a few things. I would like to make sure they didn’t just leave it on my doorstep since
    I’m not home. I’m paranoid lol thanks!❤

    • Janelle Powell 28 July, 2018 at 11:03 Reply

      To be honest, I don’t remember. You track the order through a 3rd party site that isn’t a direct shipper like UPS or FEDEX. They use a shipping broker for international packages. My building has concierge so I had someone who was able to accept my package. The shipping doesn’t require a signature so I would ship it some where that someone can accept it for you, otherwise there’s a chance they may leave on your doorstep.

  2. Bella 11 October, 2018 at 00:47 Reply

    Hey! I had the same issue with the computer automatic address filling, except for my case, my computer put in a unit number when I dont have one! What did you do to get the problem resolved with the shipping company? I also live in Canada. Thanks and much love!

    • Janelle Powell 3 January, 2019 at 16:09 Reply

      Unfortunately they don’t make ANY changes once the order has been placed. Luckily for me my building concierge accepts and sorts all packages, so they just searched my name to find my unit. And I was able to receive the package with no issue.

    • Janelle Powell 3 January, 2019 at 16:09 Reply

      Went well. The shipping wasn’t the fastest, and once the package crosses the border the ability to track it stops. I didn’t get charged duty but I know of people who have been charged. I think it may have to do with content value. Hope this helps.

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