When shopping online, you can find breathtaking, high-quality clothing items at bargain prices, it’s a fact. The trouble is, how to determine which size could work for you? Money back guarantee is completely alright, but you want that amazing dress from Shakuhachi Shop* now and you want it to fit, right? Even though it’s impossible to eliminate you ever having to deal with exchanges and returns, but do some smart shopping and planning to make sure your trips to the post office become as rare as possible.
1 – Get measurements of yourself. Before you spend your hard-earned cash on buying clothes that won’t fit, you need to know more about yourself and your body. You know you wear “medium” or “size 8”, but it’s not enough; one company’s size 8 is another manufacturer’s size 6. Use some flexible measure tape, wear nothing but your underwear (unpadded bra preferably). The best way to get really accurate measurements is to have a professional take them instead of you.
2 – Choose the right online shop and don’t forget to check the sizing charts. Don’t trust that “small” will be “small enough” to fit you, but look at size charts to find yourself on it. When choosing the online retailer, make sure they allow returns and exchanges, just to be on the safe side. Additionally, check online reviews left by previous customers. If there are too many complaints regarding sizing, delivery and quality, it would be wiser to find another designer or online shop to refresh your wardrobe.
3 – Make notes and reminders. Once you’ve found “your size” of certain brand or designer, make sure you don’t forget it. I agree that this may sound silly, but it’s crucial for successful online shopping.
Bonus tip: Update your measurements each month, especially if you haven’t been shopping online for a longer period of time.
*Shakuhachi is a clothing brand founded in 2000 by Jessie White, an Australian designer. Shakuhachi clothing items meld style with function offering you unique and beautiful look.