Online shopping has become a very addictive practice in our generation. Credit this to like being able to access all kinds of fashionable and trending designs from across the world. However, your worst nightmare can be buying a non-fitting dress. This is how you can avoid your worst nightmare.
Know Your Body Shape
Body shapes range from an hourglass, an apple shape, and a rectangle shape to a strawberry shape, and a pear. A dress that is perfect for an hourglass shape will fit well on an apple shape. Therefore, the shape will play a great role when purchasing a dress online. If your body shape is not easy to dress, and especially Apple shaped bodies, consider visiting a physical store.
Know Your Measurements
You cannot afford to purchase a dress online without having your exact measurements. Also, do not use measurements that you took by yourself. They will be faulty. Always go to a professional tailor or ask your friend to take the measurements for you. Measure your bust, your waist, your hips, shoulders, sleeve length, and the neck size among others. Every time you want to purchase a dress and time has passed since your last purchase, always take new measurements.
Make Sure That You Go Through The Sizing Charts
When you have selected your retailer, you should look at the sizing chart and compare the measurements with your body measurement. When you find the perfect measurements combination, you are free to make your purchase.
Know Your Retailer
Every retailer will cater for certain demographics. This means that you will have to research and know the retailer that sells the dresses that are your body type. Whether a plus size woman or a petite, find the appropriate retailer and stick to them. When you stick to a certain retailer, you do not risk purchasing a wrong dress because what they offer is consistent with your body type and your style to say the least.
Do Not Buy All Kinds Of Dresses Online
Dresses come in different styles and designs. Some dresses can be very risky to purchase online in as much as you may have all the right measurements. For example, a pencil skirt or a pencil dress should be something that you try on before purchasing. On the other hand, silhouettes are safer choices and easy to adjust in case it does not fit perfectly.
Try A ‘Made-To-Order’ Store
There are stores that will make custom dresses for you, and all you have to do is make an order. You will also give your full measurements and any other information that they may need to make the dress. You cannot go wrong with this as long as the measurements are exact and up-to-date.
Online shopping is here to stay with us. Therefore, always use these tips so that you do not open that delivery box, try on the dress, and start making return arrangements because it does not fit. This is a hectic process. Therefore, do it right the first time.