Shopping online has been one of my favorite ways to shop for so many reasons, the convenience, the comfort of doing it from home and I genuinely enjoy browsing online for clothes for houuuurssssss! Unfortunately shopping online also comes with the worry that because you’re buying a clothing item you can’t actually see or touch, the fear of it not fitting you and feeling like you could be wasting your money is a bit disheartening. Here’s how to make sure that you never, ever get that feeling!
Getting an idea of your size, beyond “medium,” “size 6,” or “26 waist,” you’ll be able shop without fear. One company’s size 8 is another company’s size 4. Labels and designers use “size inflation” which is the phenomenon of ready – to – wear clothing of the same nominal size becoming bigger in physical size over time. Even though the whole point of sizes and inches is to give consumers a standard idea of how something will fit them, one company’s 34″ inch pants will fit differently than another company’s pants.
Select the Right Online Stores and Always Check the Sizing Charts
Size charts will be your best friend once you have your measurements. You won’t ever need to trust that a “medium” is indeed a “medium” you can just look at the sizing chart, find yourself on it, and shop from there.
Make Notes On Brands, Retailers, and Designers You’ve Bought Before
Once you’ve found a store that carries clothes that fit you well use your favorite note-taking app to jot down the name of the retailer you shopped with, what you bought, its size, and how well it fits. Keeping notes for clothes may sound crazy, but it really helps. When you hit on a brand, a cut, or a style that really works for you, you’ll be able to find it easily next time. You’ll also always know that a specific brand is cut a certain way and fits you perfectly.