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Your guide to ace online shopping
Ever since the COVID 19 pandemic, there has been a shift from brick-and-mortar retail to e-commerce sites in a bid to take on the new normal. This means saying goodbye to long lines and messy fitting room situations. While online shopping lets you shop from the comforts of your couch it can get tricky and can even lead to purchases you end up regretting. To become a skilled online shopper, here are some tips you should always keep in mind:
Research as much as you can
They say that one should learn from the mistake of others, what better way to redeem ourselves than by researching the brand. From Insta stalking. To reading those little reviews. Yes, those blurbs of information are like a godsend for those who aren't looking for a surprise when their LBD looks more navy than black. These lovely people who take the time out to write these reviews also help in providing insightful information. If you are wondering how the quality is or how the top fits? Chances are there is a review for it. So our tip? Always indulge in some R&R ( researching and reviewing of course!)
Don’t ignore the size chart
Hands up if there is nothing more frustrating than wearing a size 8 in one store and another store trying to fit into a size 12 seems to require a lot of cursing and panting on your part. Virtual shopping, unfortunately, doesn't make this ordeal any easier. Instead of second-guessing your size, always check the size chart. Confuse about how to get correct measurements? Well, some websites even give you all the correct information on how to measure yourself. So our suggestion to you is to make the measuring tape your new BFF.
Always check the material!
Since you are online shopping and can't feel the garment before deciding to purchase it, your next best bet is to read about the material of the fabric. This not only gives us information on the stretch of the garment. It also helps us avoid falling into the trap of purchasing the beautiful cashmere sweater with a hefty price tag. Only to find out it is a cashmere blend with nylon fabric a la Rebecca Bloomwood from Confessions of a Shopaholic.
Well, what are you waiting for? It's time to virtually shop until you drop.