For most, shopping is a source of happiness. Yet, the pandemic has changed the traditional shopping system. Before COVID-19, hours were spent at a clothing outlet; selecting, trying on, and buying the most suited garment.
And now, we cannot even try on clothes due to safety measures. Indeed, this has led to a rapid increase in home shoppers. Who wouldn't enjoy the luxury of getting their desired outfit delivered to them at their doorstep? Besides, all one has to do is a little scrolling, selecting, and, a few clicks, and ta-da! The purchase is made.
For one to make a successful online shopper, below mentioned are a few guidelines to follow.
The Essential Tips One Should Know When Buying Clothes Online
Have the measurements ready
The main advantage of shopping at a physical store is that you can try the clothes on before purchase. But this is not possible when you do online shopping. Therefore, you need to have the measurements ready to be able to select the appropriate size. It is the most effective way to find the best match!
Hence, when you buy womens clothes online, these are the measurements to note down:
- Chest measurement- one should take the measurement from the fullest part of the bust. Ideally, to get an accurate value, take it in a bra.
- Waist measurement- keep in mind to take the measurement at the narrowest part of the waist.
- Hip measurement- If you are planning to buy a dress, this is a must-have measurement. One should measure the broadest part of the hip and buttock.
- Pants measurement- also known as the inseam. To get this measurement, start from the upmost part of your thighs from the inside. Then pull the tape down until it reaches the desired length of your pant.
Compare the measurements
Once you have the required measurements, compare them with the size chart to get the standard sizes. In many cases, the international sizes differ from the local marking. Therefore, you have to cross-check it with the brands as well.
On the other hand, there are some user-supportive online stores that have the necessary tools to make your purchase process easier. For instance, some sites allow seeing how a dress would suit the buyer by showing them their avatars.
When it comes to apparel, the material it’s made of is a sign of quality. Undoubtedly, it is impossible to sense how the apparel feels when it’s for sale online. Hence, one should be familiar with the material types available in the market. And, perhaps, description is the only way to know the material type.
Choose a trusted online store
When a store has credibility, its services are probably excellent. One of it is the return policy. In physical stores, most have a return policy with a timeframe. Likewise, when making a purchase online, one must be aware of the return policy and its process; especially during the Covid-19.
Published by Shira Winget