Online shopping has made life so convenient for us. Instead of needing to venture out to our local high street, we can order as many clothes as we want straight to our front door. The only slight problem is that we sometimes end up with orders that are nothing like we expected. The clothes either don’t fit how we thought or they don’t look anywhere near as good as they did in the product photos. Also, there’s the issue of clothes not arriving on time when we need them, which can be very frustrating.
So, I’ve got some simple advice that will make buying clothes online so much easier and less of a hassle!
Make sure you see what the clothes look like on someone
You never get a good idea of how something looks by a product photo alone. Instead, make sure you get to see photos or videos of the product on a human being. The best online fashion boutiques all do this, and you can learn more by visiting their sites and browsing through the catalogs. By seeing the clothes on someone else, it gives a more accurate idea of how they fit and what they look like. This means you can make your purchase with more confidence.
Pay attention to the measurements
Always make sure you look at the measurements outlined in the product description. This will tell you precisely how something is sized, which lets you compare them to your measurements. Here, you can buy items that are more likely to fit you, so there’s less chance you keep buying clothes that have to be sent back right away.
Always check the delivery options
If you’re ordering something online, and you need it in two days, then you have to be sure it will arrive on time. Here, you need to check the delivery options and ask the company if they think they can deliver it by the time specified. If there are options for next-day-delivery, then it pays to invest in it rather than leaving things to chance and hoping that the standard delivery will reach you on time.
Buy various sizes of the same product
If you’re not sure about the sizing of something – even after checking the measurements – then you should order the product in different sizes. This allows you to make sure you get one that fits, and you can send back the ones that are either too big or too small. In some cases, companies let you try before you buy, which means you can order the items, try them on, send them back, then pay for what you keep. Even if you can’t do this, it’s still better to get more than one size, so you have an accurate idea of which one fits the best.
These tips will get rid of some of the main pain points when shopping for clothes online. You should end up with deliveries that arrive on time, look how you expect them to look, and fit perfectly.
Disclosure – I have teenagers who constantly need something and a husband who thinks items like race cars and boats are toys. So, throughout the blog you will find affiliate links that enable me to buy a bottle or two or three of wine to keep my sanity intact.