Our reality in the past few months has forced us to do almost everything from home. With stores shutting down all over the world, online shopping became the primary way to consume pretty much everything, including fashion. Shopping for clothes online isn’t an easy task, but if done right, it can be the most comfortable and affordable way to shop.
Shopping online is a skill that can be taught, and once you’ll get the hang of it, you won’t be able to stop. Seriously. We put together a list of the most important tips and tricks to a successful online purchase:
- Know your measurements – by taking a few simple measurements of your hips, waist, and bust using a measuring tape, you’ll be able to shop for the perfect size for you. The good old trip to the dressing room can now be easily replaced with a quick glance at the size chart of the online store you shop at. Please notice that sizes and measurements change between different stores and brands, which is why it’s important to check out the size chart before every purchase.
- Learn about the materials – knowing what the garment is made of can tell you a lot about its appearance and quality. Usually appears on the bottom line of the product description, the content of the fabric can include up to 2-3 names of different types of fibers. If you’re not familiar with some of the names, a quick google search can provide everything you need to know about the qualities of the materials.
- Read the reviews – this tip is relevant to everything you buy online. Other shoppers’ reviews are the most reliable way to get information about the product you’re interested in. Although not every online store offers a review section, those who do may appear as more transparent to its customers. Reading the reviews can not only provide information about the appearance of an item but also about the feel of the materials and the fit.
- Read the return policy– shopping online is always risky, that is why it’s extremely important to make sure you can return what you purchases. As most international online stores offer free returns, it’s still important to check and take any cost into consideration. Every store or brand has its own rules about return, and knowing those in advance can save you a lot of money and trouble.