Sarah Neely

ARE YOU AFRAID TO SHOP ONLINE?

Sarah Neely

Come on let's be honest shopping online can be a big gamble.  Lets see you have different stores and all types of brands, and not to mention sending back clothes or shoes can become a hassle.  Either you may forget to return the item so you end of wasting money by letting the item collect dust in your closet or you give it away.  Lets face it though, shopping online does have its perks, for example they have a huge collection to choose from (new collection before hitting store front), they have the best deals and sale items, and its supper duper convenient.  Who wants to leave the comfort of their homes to look for an item that may be sold out or unavailable.  So let me help you become an online shopper.  Listed are a few tips that will make online shopping much easier for you. 

Getting the right size:

  • First thing you should do is measure yourself (woohoo the fun part) This is important because a size 4 may be size 6 in another brand, so it is important to know your measurements instead of going by your dress size.  Be patient I know what you are wandering how do I measure myself, well below is a picture displaying how you should measure your bust, waist and hips. 
  •  You can do this by measuring around your chest for bust, around your belly button for waist, and around your hip bones for your hip measurements.
  • Of course write your measurements down and place them in a safe place where you will always have handy ( I will say your phone because you always have that at arms reach)
  • Please do not ignore the website sizing information (because they are there for a purpose). Before adding that beautiful skirt in your shopping cart, even though you’re a 6 in one brand, it doesn’t mean you’re automatically a 6 in every brand. Some manufacturers simply fit larger or smaller, so don’t rely on the dress size until you’ve read though the information on the website and determined which size would fit your measurements best.
  • Know the difference between the misses and junior size ( I didn't know that either before I became a buyer).  “Misses” is the traditional sizing for women’s clothing, and uses even numbers to denote fit, such as 2, 4, 6, and 8. Juniors clothing, on the other hand, is denoted by odd numbers and has less room cut for the hips and bust.  Always check the type of sizing before you buy.

If you love clothes but hate the hassle of visiting the mall, doing the dressing room dance and waiting in line at the register, you'll love shopping for clothes online