I am more than shocked at the low rating that Aliexpress gets here on SiteJabber! I absolutely love Aliexpress. There are some factors one has to accept to shop there, but once you do, it opens a whole world of unique, low-cost goods. Here are some things to note:
1. The sizing is meant for Chinese people, not U.S. or European sized people so pretty much everything is a petite (short) even though it doesn't say that in the description. This is perfect for me at 5'2.
2. It's going to take a while to get your goods. However, should you not get them, the Aliexpress Resolution Center has perhaps the most buyer-friendly policies of anywhere I shop. If there is the slightest thing wrong with my purchase, they almost always issue me a full refund with absolutely no hassle. Plus, the money you pay is held in escrow until you confirm that you have received your goods and are happy with them, so there is literally no way to get ripped off by a seller. You are 100% protected.
3. I buy tons of clothes from Aliexpress because I am short and a size small. Because I also have a big chest, I sometimes need to order an XXL! But I've never been steered wrong by a sellers measurements and almost all of the clothes have measurements (in cm). I simply don't buy clothes w/o the stats listed and I've only ever had one item not fit me properly. You can buy business-appropriate tank tops for less than $3 shipped and their fashions are so unique I get asked where I bought almost everything I've purchased from Aliexpress. They have tons of awesome clothes which are digitally printed on satin and chiffon which you will never see in the U.S.
4. If they sell it, it will be the best price you can find anywhere and you almost never have to pay for shipping.
So to summarize, it takes a bit of patience to wait for your products, but if you do you will be rewarded with dirt cheap products that are exactly the same as those you'd buy locally because we all know most of our products are imported from China anyway. Add to this 0% risk and a buyer-sided resolution center and you can't lose.