Look for Less: SheIn vs Zara

Can you spot the difference?

If you have been following me for a while, then you already know this but if you’re new here, I use to do posts like this all the time. But then I would recreate looks from Nicole Richie. I wanted to get back in creating and finding looks for less, as its something close to my heart. It is actually how I got started in the blogging world. 

I have been working on this post for quite some time and been wanting to do for the longest time. I’m finally excited to share it with you. 

SheIn – Zara

Today I’m sharing two dresses that are mirror images of each other. The dress on the right is from Zara (£49.99 or $69.90 US), and the dress on the left is from SheIn (£18.99 or $22.00 US). I bet you couldn’t tell the difference by looking at them if you weren’t told.

The biggest noticeable difference is in the feel. I know you can’t physically feel them through a photo but the fabric used in the Zara dress feels softer and is a lot heavier in weight. The SheIn dress doesn’t feel as nice, to be honest. Its 100% polyester and the fabric is a bit thin.
Does this make it unwearable? Not at all! 

Another small difference I noticed in person was the blue in the SheIn dress was just a tad darker in color. Now a little about sizing;

In the SheIn dress, I’m wearing a small. The overall fit of it, I actually liked. 
I’m wearing an XS in the Zara dress, and honestly, I wasn’t a fan of the fit at all. As it was just too big. As the Zara dress had a lot more fabric around the waist and on the bottom compared to the SheIn dress. 


Overall these dresses are the exact same, minus a few things here and there. But if I saw these two dresses in a magazine side by side or on Instagram, I wouldn’t know which one was the more expensive one and which one was £30 cheaper (I would in person though hehe).

Would you?

While I was uploading them, I couldn’t tell which one was which! But then I remembered the coloring is slightly darker on the SheIn dress.

|Headband- Primark| |Sunglasses- House of Harlow 1960|

|Jewelry- House of Harlow 1960, Alex and Ani| |Shoes- Chloe| 




  1. Mani
    April 19, 2022 / 1:33 am

    Could you please tell us the shein dress code

    • cupsofcouture
      July 1, 2022 / 10:17 pm

      Unfortunately this dress is no longer available.

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