Shopping online can be a high stakes game. Get it wrong, and all of a sudden the simplicity, speed, and convenience that we all love about online shopping met away. You find yourself at the post office far more than you’d like with no dazzling exciting garments to show for it. The good news? You can easily end up with the threads of your dreams on your doorstep within days, just by following a few tips and tricks! Read on for a few foolproof pointers to ensure that your digital shopping experience is as smooth sailing and stylishly successful as it possibly can be…
Take your measurements
First things first, your measurements. Understanding your own dimensions is essential to finding clothing that fits like a glove, without spending hours cramped in a poorly lit fitting room. Take a measuring tape and note down your height, shoulder, chest, waist, and hip numbers for reference when you’re browsing different pieces. Once you find a brand that you know works for your shape and your style, you won’t need to refer to your dimensions so much.
Read the fine print
The product details aren’t just there for fun, people! You can find all the information you could need and more on product pages if you take the time to look. You’ll get the exact dimensions of the piece to measure up against your own, care details, fabric composition, and color, or print specifications. The fine print is fantastically useful and can really save you from any unexpected surprises once your shiny new package lands at your door.
Shop slowly and sustainably
A great thing about browsing for designer women’s clothing online is that you can shop sustainably and mindfully. There’s no pressure to head to the register clutching that expensive piece that you’re not so sure about buying that day. You can curate wish lists and have a good think about whether the new item in question is going to blend into your wardrobe and work with your everyday style. This slower approach makes your shopping habits friendlier to both your wallet and to the big beautiful world, you’re not making snap decisions that result in clothing winding up in a landfill in a matter of moments. Instead, you’ll mindfully shop for timeless, quality pieces that you’re going to love for many very stylish years to come!
Do plenty of research
Another huge benefit of shopping online! You can do some serious Googling to get the low down on all the possible details you might need on a particular product. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to hunt down your prospective piece in different lights, styled on blog posts, featured in online fashion pages, or even reviewed here and there!
Remember to pay plenty of attention to the material composition of your clothing. This is always important, however, becomes even more so when shopping digitally as you obviously can’t actually feel the pieces. Shop for breathable natural materials that are going to be kind to your skin and last a long time to come. Heavy, cheap fabrics might be cheaper but they will potentially irritate your skin and will wear and tear much faster than higher-quality alternatives.
Check up on shipping and shop policies
Lastly, make sure that you’re caught up on shop and shipping policies. If you’re in need for a brand new dress for an event in a couple of days, you’d better make sure that a piece you’ve fallen in love with online will get to you on time! Postage returns and policies should be easy to find on the website and if you can’t trace them, email the company and ask!
Use these pointers for quick, simple and successful online shopping!
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website's content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra's expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.