I Went to the Fashion Nova Store in LA (inside the dressing room)


– Hey guys, it’s Sierra and
welcome back to my channel. Today we are going inside the
dressing room at Fashion Nova. Most of you guys probably
known Fashion Nova as the online retailer with
some very unique clothing items and very heavy use of Photoshop. But they actually have
a few like in-person retail locations in LA. So I was intrigued, I really
wanted to check it out, and I’m gonna take you guys with me. So when I did my first review
of Fashion Nova last year my main problem was
like the huge variation in sizing and in fit. Seriously, the sizing varied
so much from like one item to the next item, it
was impossible to know what size was actually gonna fit my body. So, trying on in store will
actually give me a chance to adjust the fit a little bit. Going into this video I’m gonna be honest I’m not the biggest fan of
Fashion Nova but I’m open to it. Let’s see if my mind can be changed. So, my friend Skyler and I
hopped in my little Prius, drove up to LA, and we went
to the Fashion Nova store at the Montebello Mall. Alright you guys, so we just
got to the mall here in LA and I am at Fashion Nova, an actual in-person Fashion Nova store. I’m very interested, don’t
really know what to expect, but we’re gonna go
inside the dressing room and figure it out, let’s do it. I looked at the reviews
on Yelp before we went and they were pretty dismal. So I wasn’t expecting a lot but I was actually like
pleasantly surprised by the store. It was clean, it had a nice layout, and the employees were like
super, super nice and helpful. And even though there
definitely were some of those more like out there Fashion Nova-y pieces that aren’t my personal taste, there were also some more
like typical, daily wear, wearable clothes that were pretty cute. So firstly, going into this video, going into the store I
was like I’m just gonna do an inside the dressing-room,
my typical kind of video where I just shop like I normally would and show you guys what I try on. But like it’s Fashion Nova
and when I saw some of those very like trendy Instagram batty outfits that Fashion Nova is known for, I couldn’t resist
grabbing them to try them and actually see what they
would look like on me. So in the end, I ended up
picking six clothing items that I actually liked
and would consider buying and four that I’m gonna be
honest were just pure curiosity. I was so interested to see what they were actually
gonna look like on my body. It’s Fashion Nova, I feel
like I just had to try on some of their more popular
styles to get the full picture. But let’s start with the
clothes that I picked in my actual style, clothes that I’m actually
interested in buying and wearing. I’ve heard a lot of people like raving about the fit of Fashion Nova jeans and there in a pretty low price point so I was interested to try them. I grabbed a size 13 in their Jirelli Distressed Skinny Jeans and they were $35. These jeans did not fit at
all, not even a little bit. I’m usually a 12 so I got the
equivalent 13 in teen sizing but they were way too
small like everywhere, especially on my thighs. These just did not fit my body anywhere. I needed to go up to a 15
and luckily, being in store, I could just swap it really
easily and try a bigger size. Also I didn’t even realize
that these jeans were low rise when I picked them and
I am all about high rise so when I swapped them
out for a different size I actually went for a
different cut altogether. These are the Glistening
Jeans in medium blue a size 15 and they are $35. At first these were a little bit tight and kind of like hard to get into so I thought they were
still gonna be too small but once I actually zipped
them they fit really well. I don’t really like how
massive the distressing is on this side, it’s just not
really like my personal taste. And I feel like after a few washes that would start lookin’ really scraggly but other than that the
jeans fit me really well. They’re curve hugging but I
wasn’t squeezing out of them and they actually had
enough room in the thighs. I can totally see why these are so popular and why like curvy girls
especially like rave about these. The fabric on these jeans
was super stiff though, which is why I think
they were hard to get on. Definitely more traditional
jean than jegging. And I’m a girl who likes having
some stretch in my jeans. So these just weren’t
quite perfect for me. But I had one more pair of jeans to try. These are the Classic
High-Waisted jeans in black. I am wearing a size 15
here and they are $35 like all the other jeans they carry. These jeans are freaking bomb, oh my gosh. Like the fit, the material, the stretch, everything, everything. They are super, super, super high waisted like way above the belly button and actually hit at my natural waist so they would be so flattering
paired with like a bodysuit or a crop top or even just like a tied top like I’m wearing right here. These are just so great. I’m really shocked, Fashion
Nova jeans, I’m in love. They were also just super easy to get on compared to the previous pair. They had a ton of stretch to them and were really, really comfortable. Finding jeans that
actually fit my proportions and my body properly is
a huge struggle for me and these ones totally fit the bill but I never would have figured
out how great these jeans are if I had just ordered online because the sizing would
have been totally off. For example, these black
jeans that I was wearing when I went shopping are from JC Penny and they’re also in teen
sizing, they’re a 13 and they have plenty of room. If anything, they actually
fit a little bit bigger than the Fashion Nova jeans
when I do a side by side. So I really like these jeans but if you’re gonna order
them from Fashion Nova definitely size up. Moving on from the jeans, next I tried on the Kiki
Cropped Top in black in a large and this is $13. And I paired it with
another Fashion Nova item. This is the Celine Blazer in blue. The blazer is $30 and they
only had a medium left out on the floor so that’s
what I’m wearing here but I probably would have been a large. I actually really like the
way this looks together. I’m still wearing the black
Fashion Nova jeans here so this is like a full
head-to-toe Fashion Nova look. It makes a really cute outfit
that flatters my figure and still feels very true
to like me and my style but it’s definitely
very like trendy still. I did not expect to like this cropped top because it’s very tight and very short and usually things like that make me feel a
little bit self conscious, but with the high-waisted jeans and then like the blazer over the top, it actually works and I felt
really confident in this look. But like I said, they only
had the blazer in a medium and I think a large would
definitely suit me better. I would say that both of these
items fit very true to size. I would expect a medium at
pretty much any other store to be snug on me and this
blazer is no different. Next we have a two-piece set. This one, oh my gosh the names. This one is called The
Too Much Money Velvet Set. I actually like laughed out
loud in the dressing room when I read the name on that tag. Anyways, I grabbed this
in a large and it was $40. So everything about this
set is just a big no. Let’s start with the pants. So first positives, the sizing
of the waist and the thighs is actually a really good fit for me but there’s like a weird
amount of extra fabric in the crotch which makes
the fabric like bunch up and just look kinda
like weird and awkward. They’re also a solid five
inches too long for me and I know I’m not like the tallest person but I’m five five. I’m not that short, but the
material does feel really nice and pretty high quality. And I think we can all see that this top does not
have nearly enough fabric. I’d say the pants were
actually a little bit big for what I’d expect from a large. Sometimes I have to size up
to an extra large in pants but the top fit more like a small. So we basically have like a small on top and like an extra large on
the bottom with this set. To be fair though I’m
sure it’s really difficult to get sizing down right
for a two-piece set because everybody’s bodies and proportions are built so differently. But the sizing difference
between the top and the bottom is just huge. Next up we have the Just
What I Need Minidress. This was $30 and I’m wearing a large. This one isn’t like all good or all bad. It falls like in between those two. It’s kind of in the middle. I really love the structure of this dress, how it kind of gives
that like hourglass shape but it’s not skin tight, it’s not clinging to my stomach at all. It’s structured in a really nice way. When a lot of sweater dresses
that I’ve tried like this are just more like baggy and shapeless. It also has pockets, which is really cool. We love a dress with pockets. I like the turtleneck, I
like the sleeves, but overall it’s just not perfect enough
for me to actually buy. It’s definitely see through so I would need to wear a slip under this and I don’t really like dresses that take a lot of like
extra effort like that. I like to be able to just throw a dress on and not have to worry if
you can see my underwear. And even though like I
love that it has pockets it’s super convenient that it has pockets, they kind of gave like a
weird shape to the dress, especially when you actually
put something into it. It just gave this like weird
bulk that I didn’t really like. Now let’s get into the
more experimental items that I wanted to try. This is the, this is the
fun part of the video. So first, we have the Melrose
Sweater in a medium-large and this is $45. So I actually saw this item on the rack and grabbed it thinking
it was just a sweater and it was gonna be with
my normal items to try on but then when I pulled it off the rack I saw that it was a two-piece set that came with matching sweater shorts. Now, I love sweaters, I’ve
got nothing against sweaters. I love them and I actually
like the top of this set. I think it’s really cute
but I think sweater shorts are just like a terrible idea
and should disappear forever. That’d be great. These shorts are just like all bad, easily one of the most
unflattering things I’ve ever worn and I’ve worn a lot of unflattering
things on this channel. Also, maybe TMI but they’re
just like camel toe central like no, no, no, no, no, no bye, bye. Also, I feel like I need to tell you this. This set smelled really weird
like it had been sitting in like a mildewy warehouse
for a really long time and they just took it out
of storage or something. All the other items in the store, all the other items I tried
on smelled perfectly fine and normal but for whatever reason this one set just smelled like nasty. Next we have the Like An Open Book Set and I am like 99% sure that
this is the Fashion Nova set that Kylie Jenner promoted. So when I saw that they had it, I was super curious to see
what it would look like on someone who isn’t
built like Kylie Jenner. So, this is $45 and I’m
wearing it here in a large. As soon as I put this on it reminded me of like old fashioned long johns, like what your grandpa
wears when it goes skiing. Like you know, do you know what I mean? The fit and like the material of this set were also very reminiscent of the jumpsuit from Fashion Nova that I wore in my Wearing Outfits I
Hate For a Week Video. So the bottoms of this set
have ruching along the butt and I think that’s meant to make your butt look like
more like perky and bigger but in real life it just looks like you
have a weird wrinkly crease going down your butt. I usually love ruching,
like I’m a big fan, it just didn’t look quite
right on the bottoms but it totally worked on the top. It really flattered like
my chest and my stomach and kept the top from just
being all tight everywhere. I feel like the top actually would be okay with different pants
that were looser fitting. Personally I usually like
to balance my outfits so that it’s not just like
all tight or all loose. It was also very, very
thin and kinda see through but this two-piece is really skin tight so trying to layer something underneath would definitely not look right. I think it’s safe to say I definitely did not feel
like Kylie in this outfit. Next we have the Birthday
Bash Sequin Romper in a size large and this is $35. I love rompers. I think they’re great if
they protect my thighs from the chub rub and they
work for like a big variety of different looks and occasions. But I have to show you guys
how badly this one fits me. I’m wearing my little
half T just to show you without like gettin’ demonetized. But it would not fit over my big thighs. It’s meant to come up and
be like a strapless top but the romper got so held up at my thighs that it barely reached my bellybutton. The idea of this romper is pretty cute but uh, it would not work
for anyone with thick thighs and definitely did not work for me. And our last item. We have the Caught Your
Attention Midi Dress in blue in a size large and this is $35. These cups are not big enough
for the majority of people who probably wear a large. I know this dress is meant to
be like low cut, boobalicious, but if I pull the top of the dress up to where it’s supposed to hit, the wire on the cup cuts
my book like in half. I wouldn’t personally wear this style but other than the boob issue it actually fits okay everywhere else. It’s meant to be like tight
and show off your curves but if I was gonna wear this I would probably wear Spanx underneath. I don’t wear Spanx a lot, like they’re not
something I typically wear but with something this tight you can actually see the
outline of my bellybutton which kinda makes me uncomfortable. So, in the end I bought three items, I’m guessing you can probably figure out which ones they are. The Classic High-Waisted
Jeans in black for $35, the Kiki Cropped Top for $13, and since I liked the
Celine Blazer so much but they only had it in a medium I ordered in online from
Fashion Nova in a large. That item actually
arrived today, here it is. It does fit me really,
really well in the large. Okay, so Fashion Nova. There were definitely
positives and negatives about this store but overall I have to say I’m pleasantly surprised. Once I found a pair of jeans in a size that actually fit my
body in a material I like with the stretch I like, I loved them. I also really liked that
blazer and that cropped top and just the way it all worked together. And while there definitely were some items that were very off with their sizing, I would say the majority
of the items that I tried did fit me. Fashion Nova definitely
goes for a specific branding and style and like type of girl and while there were
definitely a lot of those items that I think of as Fashion
Nova that are more out there, very Instagram batty, they still did have quite
a few wearable items that would work for the
average girl’s style. And it was super fun to divert from my typical
style for a hot minute and like try on some of those Fashion Nova Instagram batty outfits that
I would never normally order. I still would be very hesitant
to order anything online from Fashion Nova though because
the sizing does vary a lot and their return policy is just terrible. I’m gonna put it up on the
screen here for a second. It is seriously one of
the worst return policies I’ve ever seen for an online store. So, it’s definitely
something of a guessing game unless you happen to live in LA and can go try it on in store. So, what did you think of the
Fashion Nova retail store? I thought it was super, super interesting because they are like so well
known as an online retailer. I still highly disagree
with their practice of Photoshopping their product
models to fit their look but aside from that the store
itself was very interesting. If you liked this video and you wanna see more
inside the dressing rooms, there is a card right
there for that playlist or a link in the description. Make sure you’re subscribed so you can see all my new fashion videos when they come out. I make two videos a week
every Tuesday and Friday. Be confident, love your curves, and I will see you guys next time, bye. (upbeat contemporary music)

100 comments

  1. What are your thoughts on fashion nova?? I feel like people either LOVE or haaaate them, but I’m kinda in the middle after this video!

  2. ok i’m a size large and i am way smaller than her….she should have gotten the black romper in a bigger size, her size

  3. Why always the cropped tops.. I know you big and proud but seriously who goes around with half a shirt all the time? I recently found these videos and love viewing but so over the big girls wearing the crop top, majority of us are not going to show it off

  4. Why if you try on a size 12 and it doesn't fit do you refuse to move up a size? Put on the 14! We want to see the sizing differentials.. Not just ots too small NEXT
    ..

  5. I don’t know why she grabs crop tops and 2 pieces. I’m on the thick side but I’m a size 8, and I would never show my stomach off like that😐

  6. The sweater shorts are like more for staying home around the house. Like to sleep in than to go out. It's like shorts for the winter. I know people that only wear shorts all year round, even in the damn winter. Lol.

  7. It’s crazy how these comments about you rubbing your legs or a lot of attention and got sooooo repetitive 😅 like okay…we get it? People will jump on something that got a lot of attention just so they won’t feel left out, I guess 🤷🏻‍♀️ Love your videos!

  8. i actually have the romper, I got the XL and its like that perfect kind of a stretch to where it fits but i would be scared to do the Large because of my chest size and my thighs. I got it in the holographic silver but I need to add a strapless bra i think to the inside or wear a full body spanks that smooths the tummy and holds up the boobs.

  9. I enjoy your videos, but it’s odd how much you review “fashion” when your “style” is so so plain and simple lol

  10. Those black jeans 🙌😍❤️ …but side note. Those green sweater shorts, did you have them on backwards? Lol it looked like the tag was in the front. Can slightly see the white tag thru the material.

  11. I go to the Montebello mall fashion nova and they have two stores in the mall. The one you went to , as well as a whole store dedicated to plus size on the upper level on the other side of the mall. Maybe for the items that didn’t fit you and also didn’t have a size up you shoulda gone to the plus size location for . It just seems like a good majority of these garments were wayyyyyy to small on you . The plus size store woulda given a few more options .

  12. I’m just happy to see someone in the 12/14 L/Xl range trying on clothes. I’m not as curvy in the hips as you but still I enjoyed this video

  13. When you are recording in the dressing room make sure you look into the mirror and not the camera it looks weird.

  14. I have the same issue with those kind of cups and my chest isn’t that big so I don’t know who manufacturers are making those itty bitty cups for. Fun video! I had no idea they had a store.

  15. The top of the blue dress makes me think of bikini tops, even if I find it in my size 98% of them fit like that. (I have kind of a big chest)[mainly unwired/unsupported tops – I think I did at one point find an underwired one and it fit that way] I wish any manufacturer would just make them actually proportional to the people that buy that size it's not like all of us that are a size L/XL/XXL and have a small as heck chest.

    Also to those criticizing about sizing up, what if Large is the largest size available? ("Could, but can't size up" because larger sizes aren't available physically…and they stock like that so you are forced to use the website)

  16. I love yoy Sierra but please stop trying yo wear a 13! Teen sizes are 2 sizes smaller than misses or womens, so yes 15 is what you should be trying when trying odd number clothing.

  17. About a year ago I was a jean size 16 us and now I am a jean size 6 us! :). So i kinda remember these struggles but I honestly think the solution isnt the body shape but the size! Sometimes you just gotta size up! :)) At least for me; i am on the curvier side but i also have an athletic build (i dont know if that makes sense). I have thicker thighs, bigger chest & a small waist but narrower hips and broad shoulders. So maybe its just me but usually when I had clothing issues, I just sized up 🙂

  18. It’s ok that you’re rubbing your thighs. Your body, you’re allowed. (To all the ppl complaining, it’s nice to feel the fabric when you’re buying something).

  19. i try so hard to watch your videos, but sometimes you begin complaining about something not fitting whenever you could just size up.

  20. I love your vids. They're very informative and cute but girl do not be afraid to size up. You dont have to cling to this whole "I'm a size 12" bit. As long as it looks good on you who cares what the number is.

  21. I love Fashion Nova! Remember it's ok to go up a size because sometimes one can look more flattering in clothes that fit well versus skin tight. Big tip- take your measurements. And see what the fit guide suggestions online. And if youre ordering something more fitting or skin tight it's safe to go up a size. I am a plus size curvy gal and I haven't worn actual "jeans" in three years just jeggings. FASHION NOVA CHANDED THAT. I can now wear actual flattering jeans. Also, the classic high waisted jeans give a reasonable amount of stretch. The site also lists the percentage of spandex (stretch) something has so be mindful of this too. 🖤🖤🖤

  22. FYI
    Junior sizes are COMPLETELY different than women's
    I wear 7 in junior's and 4 in women's
    The rule is women's + 3 = Junior's
    Always, everywhere

  23. i love that even though you aren’t a fan of some brands, you give them a fair chance by trying on different items.
    however i do wish you’d try on size ups on things that don’t fit right. i’d like to see how a large fits compared to an extra large. even if a size up is too big, i’m interested in the difference!

  24. I know she said the sequin romper couldn’t fit her thighs but it seems like her stomach was actually the issue. If she’d size up so that it fit her top half it’d be better

  25. Those outfits are all things I wear and I love them lol but everything isn’t for everyone I love the shower sweater set it’s worth the 45$ as well as the kiley 2 piece set. I love them all it’s very easy to dress up and down 😄 that’s all I wore before I got pregnant 🤰 lol

  26. I’m a large and I wear a b cup so it’s hard to find things with small enough chest areas so can’t relate lmao

  27. I really enjoyed this video but have only one kind of comment to add; I think it would quite often be helpful if you showed the outfit with you stood straight rather than always with one leg kind of bent – I get that it’s the most flattering way but I don’t think it shows the clothes in a normal way if that makes sense? I found this video so interesting and it only made me more annoyed at how different sizing can be! X

  28. What is your lipstick color in this video? It looks really beautiful and I would like to try it😊

  29. I’m 5’3 at 130 lbs , I sometimes reach for a large , I think your missing a lot of fitting opportunities, size up x 2 , especially with teen 2-4 up. When I was about 150 lbs I was in a size 12 pants … 🤷🏻‍♀️,

  30. i laughed when she said she was curious about “how the set would look on someone who isnt built like kylie” like …. kylie isnt even built like kylie LOL shes just rich

  31. I went to one of the in-person fashion nova stores and it was an overpriced FLOP.. I bought a cute fanny pack, but that’s it, lol.. idk which one you went to, but the one I went to in Burbank (if i remember correctly) looked like a cheap discount store from Philly, except expensive.. the clothes were cheap material, but going for like $30+ .. no thank uuuuuu 😭😂

  32. That’s crazy 😭 ! How one of my favorite YouTube’s has been in the same place/ store as I have been 🥺& the same mall 🤩 omggg Thiss makes me sooo happyyy 😭😍

  33. I've literally been shopping with my friends where we tried to find and try on the most ridiculus outfit we could find.

  34. Those 15s did not fit, in every video your sense of what works is far off. For being body positive you shouldn’t be afraid to admit that you need to size up and stop wearing larges. It’s very unflattering to see u stuffing yourself into everything!

  35. I think all the extra length in the leg in both of
    Your fashion nova videos is to account for high heels. Most women who shop fashion nova will be wearing a heel with the pants. Just maybe 🤷🏽‍♀️🤷🏽‍♀️ #loveyourchannel

  36. The knitted sweater shorts were actually really cute cause I got them and they were really flattering they gave me an hourglass figure but that could just be because we have very different bodies btw love this channel

  37. It’s a well known fact that FN runs small, so always size up. I am a size 6 and most of the time I have to size up to a L. It’s not a big deal.

  38. Same 🤚 never have I ever had so many issues with returns and exchanges I've gotten an item that was used with no tags n couldn't exchange it wasn't even wanting a return just the right item amh n i was told no. Then they messed up on 2 orders I had to re order after not reviving for a month THEN (im not kidding nor exaggerating) …… They sent me a bathing suit in a large hence all my items are medium that I order in a I'm sorry for losing 2 of your orders gift but what am i supposed to do with an oversized doesn' fit me 👙? Then had an item I wanted bought then was told it was out of stuck yet my card was charged so return my money?? They couldn't they only do store credit i was fuming they charged me for an item they werw out of stuck on n u can't refund me my money I about cried I spent 100 to 250 EVERY MONTH from January to April then i said eff it I rather go to a forever 21 store or V secrets in person than to deal w customer service ppl n a company that doesn't value its regular shoppers besides what I spent with them in that4 Months put it this way I had an order every month but since April n the unappreciated none return of my money for an item they didn't have I quit FN …. I'm not doing it anymore not worth knowing I can't get a refund for something that's their fault I mean really?? Their a multi million dollar company now I know they can afford to give ppl their money's back. Anyways that's my experience with them glad to say I've washed my hands with that company I even think their only by email get to u in 3 days later no phone CS is bull 💩 too like u don't have LIVE REPS????

  39. The way she put her leg really stresses me out, like how she always put one leg forward and like on her toe

  40. I know ppl who love their jeans. You don’t have to go on the crazy end with their see thru outfits

  41. I’ve ordered from fashion nova once and because of the sizing and I hate having to shop returns back I just have them to goodwill. I really missed out on some gems because I couldn’t master the sizing

  42. omg i live like 5 minutes away from the montebello mall! i live in pico right next door 😌

  43. Just size up. I literally get sizes medium-xlarge lol. Like who cares about the size as long as it actually fits

  44. I think if you tried on sizes that actually fit you you'd have more luck with shopping and you would like the way stuff fits and looks instead of hating everything you try on. 🤷 The 2 piece maybe wouldn't have been sheer if it wasn't so stretched, same with camel toes and belly buttons. It's fit not quality. There's no shame in going up a size and trying on clothes that you know will fit you instead of the "average girls" size. I think people would enjoy watching your videos even more if you were less pessimistic about fit and quality and were more relatable and realistic as a plus sized girl fashion blogger. I hope you take this comment as constructive criticism and not hate because girl I'm a size 10/12 and when I changed my mindset to my body's a work in progress wear clothes that make me feel good, not clothes that are for the size I want to be, I am so more more comfortable with how I look and how things fit.

  45. My mom loves fashion nova she always gets their dresses for going out and for Vegas I need to tell her that they have stores she’ll be very excited

  46. I think that that sweater set could’ve been cute and comfy for night time or chilling around the house

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