5 Tips For Buying Items Online That Fit

Let us have a minute of silence for all of the items we bought online but had to return the very next day because they didn’t fit…

Everyone’s had it happen, right? Where you finally find that item you’ve been searching high and low for…only to have it arrive and IT DOESN’T FIT!!

Frustrating to say the least!

5 Tips For Buying Clothes Online That Will Fit You

Well, with these 5 tips, you’ll be better prepared to make every purchase a wardrobe winner! So let’s get started:

1. First and foremost, before you hit the buy button, check out the customer reviews. Generally speaking, if an item runs small, large or otherwise, then you should notice in the reviews that the general consensus is just that.

2. Whether you’re buying clothes or shoes, all retailers should have a measurement chart accompanying their products. So make sure that your measurements are accurate at the time of purchase.

5 Tips For Buying Items Online That Fit

3. Get to know size guides so that you can use conversion charts easier. For instance, when buying shoes, did you know that Australian sizes are the same as US sizes? However, their clothing is generally two sizes up. For example, if it’s a US size 8, then it’s an Australian size 10.

5 Tips For Buying Items Online That Fit

4. Stick to labels or brands that you and your body are used to. And if you’re really stuck on buying from a new store, but you know a friend that wears their stuff frequently, then ask them! Better yet, ask your friends and family on your social media platforms.

5 Tips For Buying Items Online That Fit

5. If you’re purchasing an item for a special occasion, depending on when the special occasion is, be prepared to give an inch or two. There’s nothing worse than the item fitting initially but then having it run too small three months later when the special occasion is.

5 Tips For Buying Items Online That Fit

So there you have it, our top 5 tips for buying items online that fit!

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Vicky Sofield

Vicky began her career writing fashion, lifestyle and music related articles for a diverse range of print and digital media outlets. Shortly thereafter – upon discovering that a vast majority of the fashion industry were being out-shadowed by the commercial conglomerates of the world – Vicky (who equally grew tired of having no creative freedom herself) set out to create her own digital publishing platform that focused on promoting the incredible talents of all creatives within the fashion industry. Which is how The Fashion Catalyst began in 2009.

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