Online shopping can be a bit dodgy- especially if you are in it to look for a dress that requires super-specific details to get the right fit.
However, many women have made successful online dress purchases on multiple occasions. How did they do it? Here are some of the tips they tried out.
Know Your Measurements
Before you start buying clothes online, it is vital that you know your exact measurements and that they are always up to date with your current figure.
Unlike an offline store, where you can check if a dress fits you or not by trying them out on the spot, an online store does not offer you that same luxury. But you can find the perfect dress for yourself with just the right fit if you can buy it according to your body measurements.
You can measure yourself, but if you can’t do it yourself ask a professional tailor or a friend to help you out.
Look Into the Size Chart
Once you have gotten yourself measured, it is time to look into the size chart. A size chart can help you identify which dresses will fit you according to your size. And it’s necessary to look into them because many online stores have dresses from different brands. And different brands means different sizes.
In such a situation, you would need to research into the actual site of the brand. Many online stores give a general idea of what size the dress will fit whereas the brand size charts will tell you the exact measurements of the dress.
Investigate the Fabric
You might buy a dress online, and when you put it on, it also has the perfect fitting. Now the only concern would be the fabric. Trust us, do not let a good fitting convince you to put on a dress that will irritate your skin the whole time you have it on.
Comfort should always be your priority, so always look into the fabrics of the dresses you plan to buy online. Cotton and silk can be great choices as they have a smooth feel to them and will make you feel better and confident in that particular dress.
If you aren’t sure which fabric is right for you, investigate your wardrobe and choose the materials of the clothes that you feel comfortable with.
Compromise When You Can
It is possible that despite following the above steps, you might find a dress that might have looked good in the pictures but in reality looked slightly off than what you had imagined.
You might have gotten a dress in a different color such as you got pink instead of red. Or maybe the design might seem different than what you thought it did. In such cases, consider purchasing dresses that you can still try wearing despite its flaws. You can even pair them up with the clothes in your closet and might find a new dress style in the process.
Read the Reviews
Don’t be fooled by the models who look stunning in a particular dress. They have a different body shape compared to yours and what it looks like won’t always look the same on you.
In such cases, you should look into reviews and see the opinions of people who have already bought this dress. These small crucial bits of information can tell you a lot about how these dresses look on certain body types and skin tones so it can be super helpful for you to choose what you want without any doubts.
Don’t Forget the Return Policies
There will be times when you won’t get what you ordered or that it came out so much more different than you expected that you couldn’t even compromise with it at all. Return policies can then come in handy when you want a solution to this problem.
Many online stores offer a refund depending on how long you have the product, free returns, and even possible exchanges of the dresses as well.
Know Your Tailor
Your neighboring tailor can be a huge lifesaver in major clothing crisis. They are professionals who can give you the right body measurements and even give you a professional opinion on what kind of dress would suit your body type.
Plus, in case there is a minor flaw with the dress, and you don’t have the heart to send it back, you can always contact your tailor and ask him to fix the dress or make adjustments to it according to how you see fit.
Always Take a Note
There are over thousands of online boutiques that offer a variety of dresses. But each one of them has different sizes, different policies, and different customer services.
Writing a note about all your favorite online stores and what did you particularly like about them can help you in future purchases when you are on a time crunch to buy a specific kind of dress.
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