|Posted on October 27, 2018 at 5:55 AM|
3 Tips to Make Online Shopping Purchases Fit Better
You just purchased a new dress online and while it looks great on the model, it does not fit quite the same as you imagined. Here are three tips to reduce some of your online shopping stress.
1. Measure Properly: Most online retailers provide a measuring chart as a guideline. However, you may not get accurate results if you are self-measuring. Ask a friend for help or better yet, get a professional. Sometimes this is a free service or about $5.
2. Select One Size Up: Ordering online is always tricky. You may increase your chances by purchasing one size larger, then tailor the garment down to your size. This is the most economical way to achieve a great tailored garment.
3. Use a Professional: Once you receive your garment, look for a professional tailor, or alterations specialist, especially for formal wear. They are trained to fit gowns, dresses, formals and they understand the nuances of fabric.
What you wear should make you feel comfortable and confident. You can achieve a better online shopping experience with these tips.
Written by Linda Miller, Custom Fit Alterations: Professional Alterations Specialist and Sewing Educator.