Killstar is a women’s and men’s clothing retailer selling gothic and alternative rock inspired items. When you think of Killstar, you’ll consider it your go-to destination for all-black, punk rock, and Lolita fashion that delves into the dark side with a sprinkle of witch glam and Halloween flare.
Despite having such a specific niche, Killstar boasts an impressive 1.8M Instagram followers and nearly 800k likes on Facebook. Not only does the brand offer clothing for both men and women, they also carry lifestyle items and accessories! Featured on media outlets like Huffpost, it’s hard not to see why!
Even if you’re not interested in goth fashion but love the decor, Killstar is a great place to start. This Killstar clothing review will focus on apparel items available from the brand along with a few pairs of shoes, customer ratings, promotions, its VIP program, and a look at the brand’s shipping policies.
Overview of Killstar
Established in 2010, Killstar originates from the UK, where the brand has grown its international fanbase to what it is today. It’s been featured in Gothic Beauty Magazine and continues to focus on a specific genre and niche of clothing and branding.
With its wide range of apparel, lifestyle items, and accessories, it’s no wonder Killstar has a cult following and devoted number of customers. But with any brand specializing in a particular area, there will always be a few flaws here and there along with everything that makes it loveable. So let’s take a look at the pros and cons of the brand before moving onto the clothing.
- Lookbook by collection and theme available
- Annual clearance
- Killstar VIP program offered with rewards and special promotions
- Killstar plus-size apparel available
- Additional beauty products available
- Gift cards available
- Mostly caters to customers within the UK, European Union, and US
- Unclear shipping policies
- Little information for any returns or refunds
- Prices are relatively high for quality
- Worldwide shipping but specific regions and countries not clearly stated
Though the brand has far more to offer such as Killstar backpacks, Killstar bags, Killstar wallets, Killstar hats, and Killstar purses, oh my!—there isn’t enough space to cover it all so we encourage you to check out the rest of their website for your goth fix.
This Killstar clothing review will cover dresses, leather jackets, plus-size apparel, and shoes to name a few categories the brand has to offer.
Killstar Dresses Review
Most of the dresses from Killstar come in either black or tartan blood red, with a hint of the Lolita style. If you’re thinking of contemporary witch fashion, then this is it. Move aside Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Buffy the Vampire, this Killstar witch brim hat is definitely updated.
This Killstar clothing review will cover some of the brand’s best-selling dresses that have unique elements drawn from different inspirations.
Killstar Hocus Party Dress Review
When you think of gothic fashion, the word edgy comes to mind, but did you know it can also be feminine? The Hocus Party Dress is the best of both worlds, with that extra touch of historical nuance.
The Hocus Party Dress is stretchy to fit your curves in all the right places. With its low sweetheart neckline, puffy sleeves, and sweet ribbon that ties at the waist, the overall effect is somewhat scandalous Victorian. It is definitely not like any Killstar Addams Dress we’ve seen.
It should be noted in this Killstar clothing review that the dress is available in sizes XS to 2XL but this is not your standard size range. XS is actually a US size 4 and 2XL converts to US size 14, as is the case for most Killstar dresses.
Hocus Party Dress retails for $73, and is currently on sale for $36.
Killstar Wild At Heart Sweater Dress Review
If you’re a gothic queen who couldn’t care less for the girly stuff, then this Killstar sweater dress might be right up your alley, especially with its unique graphic print. But this isn’t your typical Killstar ritual hoodie or Killstar hoodie, this is a dress that everyone will want.
Coming in sizes XS to XXL, this sweater dress is a must-have in any goth’s closet. The Wild At Heart Sweater Dress comes in a blend of three colors: black, red, and white. What’s great about this dress is that it’s fitted for a bit of structure instead of hanging limp and loose. It’s also primarily made of cotton so it’s the perfect dress to pair with your favorite boots.
The dress retails for $53, and is currently on sale for $40.
Killstar Leather Jackets Review
Nothing says “I’m a badass” like Killstar leather jackets. And it’s clear that the brand wants you to give your dark side a confidence boost. This Killstar clothing review will take a look at one of their bestsellers: a vegan leather jacket.
Killstar Leather Jacket (Vegan) Review
All black with silver hardware, this vegan leather jacket looks slick and will get you loads of compliments.
Fitted at the waist with a symmetrical zip and a flap pocket, the jacket also has zipper details running along the top and the sides of the jacket. Topped off with a military style collar that’s complete with silver studs, this jacket just screams rebel.
This Killstar clothing review discovered the brand states the jacket is made from 100% PU (polyurethane) leather which looks like the genuine thing. Don’t worry, your badass persona won’t be jeopardized and your secret is safe with us.
The Killstar Leather Jacket (Vegan) retails for $130.
Killstar Plus Size Review
Killstar tries to be body inclusive when it comes to sizing, providing 3XL and 4XL in the Killstar plus-size range. Killstar sizing covers US sizes 16 and 18 and does not include sizes beyond this range. We’ll take a look at a plus-size skirt and a dress in this Killstar clothing review since it can be difficult for plus-sized women to find gothic apparel.
Killstar Devil in Disguise Skirt Review
This Devil in Disguise Skirt looks like it was meant for a horror film set at a high school or a bad girl K-pop concept courtesy of the chain and buckle detailing.
With a full length zip running down the front, buckles on the waist, and a side chain, the skirt gives you the ability to pair it with plenty of tops and even hosiery.
Designed with stretchy material, the skirt is meant to be forgiving yet give you that fitted look at the same time. The main material of the Devil in Disguise Skirt is viscose which makes it lightweight while polyester allows the skirt to stretch.
The skirt is available only in 3XL and 4XL, as previously mentioned in this Killstar clothing review for the plus-size section, and only comes in black.
The Devil in Disguise Skirt retails for $60.
Killstar Heather Baby Doll Dress Review
Feeling romantic but want to inject a bit of sexiness into your gothic wardrobe? This baby doll dress might be right up your alley. A velvet green dress with subtle lace detail and a tie back ribbon make the Heather Baby Doll Dress satisfies your cute side with a hint of sexy.
There’s also lace trim on the sleeve cuffs and a front bow for a little bit of Lolita influence. Like most baby doll dresses, Killstar’s Heather dress has a tight bodice while the rest of the dress flares out for a simple but stunning silhouette.
The dress comes in a deep emerald color that complements any complexion, and is the perfect addition to your gothic closet. The only sizes available are 3XL and 4XL, as previously mentioned in this Killstar clothing review.
The Heather Baby Doll Dress retails for $53.
Killstar Shoes Review
Killstar shoes cater to women specifically and come in 5 categories: trainers, heels, flats, creepers, and boots. Nearly all the boots come in black so if you’re looking for a pop of color, you won’t find it from this brand. This Killstar clothing review will look at two pairs of the brand’s best-selling boots.
Killstar Amplified Boots Review
Need some tough boots to complete your gothic look? Then the Amplified Boots might be the right choice for you. These combat boots have exaggerated buckles and laces sitting atop a thick platform. The all black base makes its simple silver hardware shine, with its buckles as the main feature against vegan leather.
The boots range from US size 5 to 11, with no half sizes in between and, according to reviews, run true to size.
The Amplified Boots retail for $120.
Killstar Hacker Boots Review
An androgynous boot that gives off a Star Wars feel, the Hacker Boots are chunky and classy, making them perfect for anyone who wants a versatile boot for everyday use.
With its soft leather and thick strap at the top, the boots highlight the crossover effect of the laces. And though this pair of boots was designed with gothic lovers in mind, it could easily bring a streetwear look together.
Since the boots are unisex, unlike the first pair covered in this Killstar clothing review, they come in US sizes 6 to 14 so there are far more options that allow you to go up or down a size.
The Hacker Boots retail at $120.
Killstar VIP Program
A great way to unlock more benefits with the brand is through their VIP program. Once you join, you can receive rewards that are exclusive to the brand’s VIP program. Killstar has connected a certain number of points to specific actions, to encourage you to interact with the brand more.
For instance, if you join their VIP program (which is free, by the way), you receive:
- 10 points for signing up for their VIP program
- 5 points each for following them on Twitter or Instagram
- 5 points each if you share the brand on Facebook or Twitter
- 500 points if you purchase over $120
- 1000 points for your birthday
Once you accumulate points, you can redeem them for exclusive discounts at Killstar:
- 500 points equals 5% off
- 750 points equals $5 off
- 1000 points equals 10% off
- 1500 points equals $10 off
- 1800 points equals 15% off
- 2250 points equals $15 off
The brand also rewards you if you refer a friend. If your friend makes a purchase from your referral, you both receive a $5 off coupon. If you have a group of friends who are looking to satisfy their black gothic hearts, then Killstar’s VIP program might be the right fit.
Killstar Reviews: What Do Customers Think?
The brand has a 4.6 star rating on TrustPilot, so we’ll look at both the good and the ugly in this Killstar clothing review to see what customers have to say.
A customer with a great experience says, “Good dispatch time and good quality clothing. Beware of length if you’re a shortarse like me and make sure you’re well acquainted with a needle and thread before buying. Also fabulously size inclusive which is very refreshing when most goth brands know its clientele are on the larger side yet don’t cater for them.”
Even Stephanie Foote remarked on their “Great service!! Didn’t take long to turn up either despite being in New Zealand. The vampire kiss wallet is perfect. I got the plum. I love it so much.”
And it seems return customers are still satisfied, with SpookyBoo stating, “Always happy with my purchases from Killstar. Quality Goods, prompt delivery and always amazingly packaged!”
Is Killstar Worth It?
From the research conducted for this review, we found that Killstar is worth it if you happen to live within the regions it ships to.
Their VIP program creates a great incentive to sign up and receive benefits with simple actions like following them on Twitter, Instagram, and liking them on Facebook. It’s a simple model that keeps customers in a buying mood.
Killstar Promotions & Discounts
At the time of this Killstar clothing review, the brand does not have any specific Killstar coupon codes but their clearance section features a lot of discounted merchandise. There is also an option to sign up to become a member where you receive additional perks and savings.
Where to Buy Killstar
Killstar merchandise is exclusively available through the brand’s website.
Who is Killstar for?
Killstar is meant for those who love gothic and Halloween fashion, typically targeting younger age groups from teenagers to those who are in their 20s. That being said, you can see people beyond these two age groups in Killstar apparel and accessories. There really isn’t a set age in mind—it’s more about how much you love the fashion and the dark style itself.
Is Killstar ethical?
Killstar is environmentally ethical as it does not use products that have been tested on or harmed animals, opting for synthetic materials or vegan leather.
Where is Killstar made?
Klllstar is designed in the US and manufactured in Asia. The website emphasizes they do not work with any manufacturers that use sweatshops.
Does Killstar fit true to size?
For the most part, Killstar does fit true to size but some customers have advised others to go several sizes up in terms of any apparel with a lot of lace details.
What is Killstar’s Shipping Policy?
- Free standard shipping for any US orders over $100
- First class shipping available for an additional $3
- Priority shipping available for an additional $8
- UPS shipping available for an additional $13
- Express shipping available for an additional $40
Worldwide shipping costs are at a much higher price point starting with free standard shipping on orders over $200.
- Worldwide first class shipping available for an additional $13
- Priority shipping available for an additional $40
- UPS shipping available for an additional $55
- Express shipping available for an additional $60
Note: All orders ship between 3-5 business days regardless of the shipping option you choose and is dependent upon the courier and not Killstar’s expectations to process an order faster.
What is Killstar’s Return Policy?
Refunds and exchanges must occur within 2 weeks and contain a note with the following information:
- Whether to receive store credit or not
- Order number
- The exact items you’re returning
- Email address
The required pieces of information can be conveyed either by email, a request form on the brand’s site, or as a printed sheet attached to your return. Killstar also offers return labels but in order to know the cost of the label, the brand must first be contacted.
How to Contact Killstar
Their hours of operation are Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm GMT, not including UK bank holidays.
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