Your Guide to The Perfect Fit
I’ve only recently begun doing some shopping for myself online. I’ve always been leery about ordering clothes, because I try on everything. EVERYTHING.
Here are a few of the guidelines I use when shopping online. They have helped me make wise purchases and so far, I’ve been very pleased with each of the items I’ve chosen.
Know Your Style
I’ve tried on enough clothes in my lifetime to know that I am drawn to certain styles. Sometimes it’s fun to get out of my comfort zone and try something new, but if I am looking for clothes that I will wear again and again and for more than one season, then I shop my style.
Understand Your Shape
Ok, ladies. I feel like I’m walking on shaky ground with this tip, but we are all shaped differently. I have worn a size 6 and a size 12 and I am the same shape at both sizes.
My problem areas remain my problem areas no matter what size I wear. Knowing this helps me, especially when I am shopping online. I’m going to live in this body for a good long time (I pray), so I may as well embrace my shape and dress for it.
Check the Sizing Guide
Sizes can be very different depending on the shop. When I’m in the store, it’s easy for me to grab three sizes of one dress and choose the size that fits and flatters me most, but when shopping online, it’s important to consult the sizing guide. Nearly every website offers one.
After you consult the sizing guide, measure yourself. Don’t assume you are a certain size just because you’ve always worn that size. Your measurements may surprise you.
Read the Reviews
Costumer reviews are so incredibly helpful. Sometimes customers even submit photos of themselves wearing a garment. I love when reviews also include their own body measurements. It helps me in my decision making.
Customer reviews are a wonderful resource. Be sure to read them.
Check the Return Policy
Before ordering anything online, be sure to check the shop’s return policy.
Most chain stores offer to take returns in store for no cost. It’s a really nice feature I’ve used several time, especially for my kids.
Other online shops offer free shipping both ways or low cost returns. Know what you are getting into before you hit the “purchase” button.
And always remember to search the web for coupon codes. You’d be surprised how many online shops offer great coupons.
Because we have so many choices, even online shopping can be overwhelming. I hope these quick tips make your online shopping experience more enjoyable.
Do you shop for yourself online?
Perhaps you will share your favorite tip for online shopping in the comments…we’d love to hear it!
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