Whether you live for luxury or are a member of the broke girl squad, everyone loves a deal.
And you can’t scroll down Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube without coming across Wish, the online brand that sells clothes for as little as $1 — or even for FREE. Shopping on the extremely low-priced, Amazon-esque platform can be dicey if you're sample size, so shopping for a size 18/20 like myself is super adventurous.
I tried shopping $5 plus-size clothes on Wish and here's what happened...
I was genuinely excited to try Wish. I got my credit card out and began to shop.
I browsed the site for items that were exactly $5.
After hours of searching for something I actually liked, I came across my first scam.
Items promoted as $5 would increase in price when I changed the color or added them to my cart. This limited my options greatly. After almost two hours, I found a few things that I liked and that fit my $5-per-item budget.
I thought it looked extremely small for a 4X... I wasn't wrong.
Wish, what is you doing, baby?
Chiffon off-the-shoulder blouse ($5, Wish)
This Nirvana tee fit more like a 1X than a 4X.
I was happy that this one at least covered my bra.
Summer tank top ($5, Wish)
This striped top goes up to a 6XL, but I don't even think sizing up would help.
Trying on clothes that don't fit gives me flashbacks to shopping with skinny friends at straight size stores. The sizing was so ridiculous, all I could do was laugh.
Long-sleeve button down ($5, Wish)
Attention: This was advertised as a dress. I really don't have anything else to say other than that.
Hoodie short dress ($5, Wish)
I live for a T-shirt with a funny quote, so when I saw this one, I had to add it to my shopping cart.
Though I only ordered a white T-shirt, I received a bonus gray one as well. They both had a 4X on the tag, but the white one was slightly bigger.
I Speak Fluent Sarcasm T-shirt ($5, Wish)
This adorable cat T-shirt was probably the item I was most excited for.
As you can see, it did not go as planned.
Cat Lovers top ($5, Wish)
I'd love to say things got better, but they didn't.
This material reminded me of a cheap Halloween costume.
Sexy hollow out lace-up shirt ($5, Wish)
It was finally time to try on the bottoms, and I was terrified.
The 4X pants I ordered felt like paper mache and fit like an XL.
Cropped drawstring trousers ($5, Wish)
I love anything that makes me feel like a land mermaid, so I had to try these green scale leggings.
Mermaid scales gym leggings ($5, Wish)
These leggings fit, but they were far from comfortable.
This, too, felt like Halloween costume material.
Elastic leggings with criss cross cutout ($5, Wish)
When I was shopping, I came across a few lace bras and prayed they would cover my nipples.
I got what I prayed for, but no support whatsoever.
Rose appliqué bralette ($5, Wish)
I only ordered one black bralette but they sent me two. Neither fit.
Black lace strappy bra ($5, Wish)
Wish is like a wild wild west for plus-size shoppers.
None of the vendors are verified accounts or known brands and nearly everything is modeled on tiny straight size bodies. The size charts are extremely unreliable and some vendors don't even have them.
As a plus-size woman, I didn't find one item that fit comfortably enough to even be worn as around the house clothes or to go to bed. Trying on this many ill-fitting clothes was frustrating and tiring.
You're better off digging through the sale racks at Forever 21 or Forever 21 Red.