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How To Shop Online Without Having To Return Everything!

Apurva Lama

Guest Contributor

When the world’s entire clothing is offered to you at the tip of your fingertips, how can you not shop online?! But like all things that happen in the world of Internet, what you see isn’t exactly what you get. It’s really disheartening having to return something you were so eagerly waiting for. We’ve been there too, and that’s why we bring to you these 8 tips that will help you shop online like a pro!

1. Always check the description box


All items on online shopping sites have a description box or a side window that has the item details. Many of us fail to check this as we are smitten by the lovely pictures of dresses or shoes. We advise you to always, ALWAYS check the details thoroughly so you don’t end up making the wrong purchase.

2. Know your measurements perfectly


Yes, there are some of us who still don’t know if we wear a 37 or a 38. If you don’t know yet, check the measurements of a dress you already own. Some online websites have specific measurements of the bust, hip and waist. Do use these stats to order something that fits you perfectly.

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3. Be wary of country specific size charts


Different countries have different size charts. Most websites have an inbuilt size chart, so use that to the best of your advantage. If the website does not have one, make sure to Google the size and check if you are choosing the correct one.

4. Check the model stats and compare


The item description will have a point where you can find the model stats - such as the model’s height, bust, hip and waist measurements. By comparing that to your size, you can have an idea on how long or short a particular top or a dress will be on your frame.

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5. Don’t get distracted by the styling


Online clothing websites have awesome in-house stylists who put together the outfits that we so love. Always ISOLATE the item of clothing from the model. If you are looking to buy a top, do not get distracted by the styling and try to mentally team it up with something that you already own.

6. Check the fabric and compare


This is by far the most important thing to take note of while buying clothes online. Even if you’re not an expert on fabrics, zoom in completely on the picture and compare it with something that you already own. This way you will know how it will feel or look on your body.

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7. Check the same item on other websites


A good way to check how the items look when styled differently is to look for the same on other websites. You will find that the styling varies from website to website and you might even find a blogger review or a celebrity wearing the same.

8. Always read the reviews


Reviews are always helpful. Make sure to at least go through the top five reviews to know about the feedback given by other buyers.

Follow these tips and we guarantee you will never have a bad online shopping experience!

Images: Shutterstock

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Published on Oct 19, 2015
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