Know the measurements of your body
It is a known fact that size varies from brand to brand and even depends on the batch in which they were made. Therefore, it becomes difficult to decide the which size to buy. So, get proper measurements for your body and don’t forget to keep them updated. You can always take the help of a professional or for that matter at least let someone other than you yourself take the measurements to get it accurately. Keep a measuring tape handy and go ahead with the measurement:
- Bust measurement: Measure under the armpits, around the body i.e. the fullest part of the chest.
- Waist measurement: Measure above the belly button but below the ribs.
- Hip Measurement: Measure around the fullest part of the hips by standing with a distance of at least 6 inches between the legs.
Women should try to take the measurement by wearing only underwear and an unpadded bra.
Check the sizing chart
After you have taken your measurement look up to the sizing chart and match the size to order the one that will best fit you. Stop guessing your size anymore and refer to the sizing chart which can definitely be your best friend in helping you out to decide the size.
Make friends with a tailor nearby
Even if you ordered a size bigger, make sure that you have a tailor nearby who is good at altering so that you can get the apparel altered.
If you want to know the real perspective of the piece of clothing you are looking to buy, read the reviews posted by other customers which are definitely a very valuable piece of information. You can see comments about the size, fabric, color and other dimensions. Say if a product has been consistently got top reviews, it can be a good buy whereas the one which has got bad ones might be a signal that it should be skipped.
Research for the type of material
The size is, of course, important but the fabric type can also not be ignored. Feel of the material is very important but touch and feel is not an option while buying online and hence try and familiarize yourself with the content of fabric by reading about its composition or searching your closet for a similar fabric.
Be flexible with the color
The color that appears online might not be exactly the same when the product arrives at your doorstep. So, you should be prepared to accept your order with slight color variation but of course, send it back if it can’t even meet your adjusted expectations.
Take notes on the retailers, designers, and brand that you have bought before so that your task gets easy when the next time you decide to go shopping online.
Read the return policy carefully
Even if you tried to order the best after following all the steps and taking proper precautions, there is always a room for disappointment. But don’t worry, most of the websites have return policies with which you should be familiar. Read the things of interest like how long you have to send the product back, is it free etc. very carefully to avoid further disappointment.
Shopping online has its own perks which you cannot miss on. So, don’t be afraid of getting wrong size or fabric the next time you decide to go on an online shopping spree. Follow the above-mentioned tips and enjoy your hassle-free online shopping experience!