Want to bag a bargain on Black Friday? With countless online stores offering amazing discounted prices – plus the promise of no pushy salespeople – we don’t even need to leave our couches to shop!
While most of us enjoy the thrill of online shopping, receiving items that aren’t true to size is equally frustrating. If ill-fitting items arriving at your doorstep seem all too common for you, here are some online shopping tips you have to know.
Keep an eye on reviews, especially if it’s your first time shopping on a particular website. Reviews often reflect not only on products, but also the quality of service provided by the store. If you can’t find any reviews on the website, browse their social media page instead!
Model size matters
While models can give you a more realistic idea of the garment’s structure, often times they can be misleading as well. A dress that sits above the knee on a 6ft tall model could end up around your calves if you’re petite. Refer to product measurements before adding it to your cart to avoid any unpleasant surprises.
Pay attention to pastel colours
Most pastels might not be as dreamy as they appear to be in photographs. Photos may be accentuated by heavy lighting, making what may seem a delicate shade of Ballet Pink turn out much brighter than you thought.
Check the fabric
There are two ways to do this: zoom into the details in the photos, or compare the material stated in the description box with similar pieces in your wardrobe. This might sound like an arduous task, but a little effort goes a long way.
Know your measurements
The size chart varies from brand to brand, and it’s hard to keep up with the numbers. Try listing down your measurements in inches and UK/US sizes on your phone, just in case you are up for some last minute shopping. If you are still sceptical about the size (but decide that you can’t live without that item), size up so that you can have it altered in case it doesn’t fit.
Note the shipping and returns policy
Because we know the shipping and returning of items can be a hassle, it’s better to scan through the returns policy in advance before you hit the checkout button. Still unsure of which merchant to shop with? Shopping with reliable brands which offer exchanges or returns should keep your worries to a minimum.
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