Tips for Buyings Clothes Online

There are many reasons why purchasers are steering away from shopping in-store and moving towards to the world of online shopping. For starters, it's convenient! You are able to skip out on the chaos of busy malls and long lines while getting items delivered directly to your doorstep. The internet also offers a broad range of online retailer to choose from so you can easily compare prices to find the best bang for your buck. Plus you can shop til you drop from the comfort of your own home!

Nevertheless, shopping for clothes online can be a little tricky at times. There is nothing worse than ordering clothes from an online store only to discover that the material is not what you expected, it has been carelessly shipped or worse, it doesn't fit! Luckily, there are ways to avoid these online shopping woes and we're here to offer some helpful tips!

Get Accurate Measurements for Your Body

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It's a quick task that will be an extremely beneficial when shopping online. Simply get a flexible measuring tape and make note of the size of your bust, chest, waist, hips, arms and legs. Write them down, save the measurements and revisit them every few months to ensure you're purchasing clothes that fit you perfectly!

Make Notes on Brands, Retailers and Sizing

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Another item to add to your measurement chart is a list of items you have purchased in the past. Where did you get it? How much was it? What are the dimensions? What did you like and not like about the item? A handy cheat sheet like this can help you in the future when buying from old and new retailers.

Always Check the Sizing Charts

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It's a bit of an obvious assumption but you'd be surprised to see how many people buy clothes blindly. The issue is that almost all retailers have different sizing. You could be a size small at one store and a large at another, so your best bet is to double check the sizing charts and compare it to your own measurements.

Use Your Resources

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The internet is filled with tips and tricks to help you conquer the online world of shopping. The main and most obvious tool is of course reviews! Not only do reviews help you decide whether or not a product is in good condition but a lot of retailers, like Amazon, allow users to post photos of their recently purchased items within their review! With real life visuals, you are able to see the look and fit of whatever it is you're buying from recent purchasers.

Other useful tools are sizing apps like Fitbay. Fitbay is a network where users can share the items they purchase and explain if a store sells their sizes too big or small. You'll be able to compare and find clothes that fit your shape, size and style perfectly!

Websites like Sizecharter can also save you time and headaches when buying clothes online. Simply plug in your measurements to discover what size you would be at specific stores so you can ensure you get the right fit!

Do Some Research

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Before you add anything to your cart, be sure you know the ins and outs of the retailer. Is it a reputable company? Read over their return policy. If the item is delivered damaged or doesn't fit, can you return it free of charge? Are there additional duty charges when the item arrives at your door? The last thing you want is to be caught off guard and spend more money on something you don't want!

You've got this!

It's easy to be a smart online shopper! Take the time to measure yourself, read reviewers, use your resources and you'll fall in love with every item that comes to your doorstep! :) 

PS: For more online clothing inspiration check out our top fashion trends for the summer of 2017 here and our favorite fashion bloggers here