I am sure this has been a huge problem to you as it was to me. I bet you ordered something online, received the package home and been completely disappointed with the chosen sizes. In fact, my main problem is choosing bigger sizes of what what I need, so I will give you some handy advises for online shopping. Because yes, I do online shopping way too much.
Online Shopping Tips You Need to Know
Read the Size Carefully
Don’t be fooled by the EU size which is not the same in every European country. French, German, Spanish and Italian sizes are different. I would also dare to say EU sizes are a myth. Honestly, I can’t cope with them. EU sizes are smaller than the Italians. So a 36 EU is a 40 ITA, why so? I wish to know.
It is similar to the US and UK sizes. My suggestion is stick with the one meter you know best. If you are sure of your UK size, go for that. Usually I always check the UK one since is the easiest one for me. Don’t ask me why. Maybe after a few mistakes in the past I have finally learned!!
You have to know I once ordered a pair of mom jeans UK size 14 from New Look – they were massive – sure it was MY size because I used to wear an American size 10! Instead I learned I am a UK size 8/10. Please, remember to stick to one, don’t mess around like me. Right now I vary from a UK size 6/8 for tops and 8/10 for bottoms.
If you are not very tall, use it as an advantage and viceversa. If you are looking to buy a maxi dress and you know you are not as tall as the model in the picture, go look for the petite maxi dresses. Nowadays in most stores you can find petite and tall sections, just consider them. If you are a tiny girl go for the petite area whereas go for the tall. I have put a selection of maxi dresses here below that will be perfect for this coming season.
Check the Shape
Keep in mind what you are buying. If it is a high-waisted pair of jeans or skirt, remember to know the measure of your waist. Usually you have to take one or two sizes less than you’d do normally since your waist is thinner.
Or if you are looking for rompers, know how long your torso is. I usually prefer to go a little bit oversize here, just to be certain I won’t stuck in there. In the image you can check 3 very different examples of rompers on sale ready for you.
Zoom in the pictures
To buy or not to buy? To check quality my first action is taking a look at all the components of the item, followed by me checking like a stalker every single image available zooming in and out to see every single detail. This has helped me out a lot to identify low quality from good quality.
There you go! These are a few tips for online shopping, I am sure you have yours as well so I can’t wait to hear them as well, let me know in the comments!!