Image source You can try on clothes to buy the perfect fit at a store, but you can’t do that when buying clothes online. Worst part is that you might still not be compensated for getting something that doesn’t quite match your body measurements. So how do you avoid such a situation? Read on! Get your measurements Even if you’re buying clothes from a regular store, it’s always good to know your measurements because sometimes you can just walk in and ask the salesperson to get you a particular size. But when you’re shopping online, you really don’t have any other choice. Take your body measurements and keep them updated. You can follow a step-by-step guide to take your measurements, or you could always ask a friend to help you out. I’d reckon that you should have them done by a professional first because you’ll be less likely to mess things up the second time.
Look up sizing charts If you’re buying ready-to-wear, you’ll almost always have to go for something that is closest to your body size. Sometimes a lot of retailers used international sizing charts. It’s a good idea to Google up a few of the more widely used ones and pin point your size on them. It won’t be a problem when you’re opting for a waist trainer or cool lingerie in red but buying clothes online would cause problem if you haven’t updated your size chart.
That way, if you know that the online boutique you’re buying from slows the American system, you’ll know whether you’re a US 8 or 10. Check if the e-store has size charts That’s probably even more important that Goggling international sizing standards! If the website you’re buying from does not have sizes clearly displayed, or uses the conventional S, M, L, XL notation, then there’s a very high possibility that you’re going to end up with a misfit on delivery.
Make sure that the website has a detailed size chart uploaded or thorough specifications provided with each product. Garments like cropped tops and party dresses can be even trickier because of their lengths. And one more bit of advice, try not to rely heavily on what you see in images; the model could be a lot shorter – or taller than you! Read reviews in a community of shoppers’ rapidly going digital, the next best thing to word-of-mouth is the user reviews. You’ll probably get a lot of information on the accuracy of sizes as well as quality of the product just by reading the reviews that frequent e-shoppers leave behind on websites or related online forums, probably even information on the website’s online security. And in my opinion, if a particular brand of online clothing has very few reviews talking positively about its clothes let alone sizes, it’s probably not worth spending on! And lastly, never hesitate to call for clarifications before placing your order .