Fashion online shopping is a game changer. It’s one of those great inventions like mobile phones and pancakes – who ever created – thank you! If you are as chaotically organised as I am, knowing you can open up your browser and buy clothes to arrive the very next day, is as comforting as being cuddled by a puppy. Here are the benefits of online fashion, and three pointers to help you buy your dream clothing.
Online fashion has the best deals
Deals such as boohoo voucher codes. I have to mention this simple fact; Google’s shopping page will show you exactly where you can buy a specific product and at what price. A far easier solution than trudging round your local shopping centre, keeping a note of individual prices.
As wonderful as online shopping is and has become – 10 years ago it was hard to navigate, there’s one, significant factor still in people’s way – not being able to see a garment beforehand. The vast majority of us have been let down by clothes which appear different up close, and with sizes we don’t believe are well-calculated. Many times, a size 8 feels like a size 6 or a size 10.
Know your measurements, not your sizes
Whether you’re buying ankle strap wedges or a new top, it’s crucial to know your measurements. It’s been mentioned across the news, how varying shops are with sizes. So, before you panic about your weight, check your measurements.
I recommend going on each individual site and comparing their size charts. If you are familiar with a particular brand, it’s easier to figure out your ideal fit. As an example, with TopShop jeans, I need to buy a larger pair, but with River Island jeans it’s the opposite. Try to overlook numbers. It’s not about squeezing into an item because it’s a certain size. Clothes too small do not flatter figures.
Here is a link to a video on how to properly measure your body. Again, try to resist temptation to squeeze and breathe in when measuring – note to self.
Read the reviews
Last year, I was close to collaborating with a fashion company. Typing in their name on Google, I scoured dozens of YouTube videos and positive reviews, all recommending this clothing website. However, I soon realised the reviews were from bloggers and influencers. Once I typed in the company’s name with the word scam next to it, hundreds of complaints appeared.
I’m not saying don’t trust bloggers or influencers. Brands often treat them impeccably well to ensure good feedback. Nonetheless, try to look for variety. Go to trusted sites to read those product reviews. This point is particularly true with brands you haven’t heard of.
We all have different customer experiences, but I like to believe, if a site looks too good to be true – it probably is. Good clothing websites will give you clear zoom features and occasionally a video, to see pieces demonstrated on a model. I’m confident we’ve seen those horror stories of garments not being the same as they looked online.
Review the returns policy
As shoppers, we are naturally trusting. There’s an assumption that all online fashion guarantees a nice returns policy. By nice, I mean a policy which doesn’t expect you to pay for return postage or wait a lengthy period for reimbursement with your refund.
I have come across stories of people who have had to pay a large amount for postage, on poor, quality items. It’s always worth buying an inexpensive piece from a shop first, to check quality and experience, before investing more time and money. If you don’t agree with an online fashion return policy, it’s worth shopping around for somewhere more accessible.
How do you find online fashion shopping? Do you trust buying clothes from places you have not heard of?
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