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What You Order Vs What Is Delivered

Tricks to ace at online shopping

BY AMAHLE MELOKUHLE

Feb 12, 2021, 01:32 PM

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It's a lazy Saturday morning and you are scrolling through social media when you see the perfect dress. The caption says that it's your size and that there are only a few pieces in stock. You don't want to miss out. You quickly make your order but when it arrives, it looks different and it doesn't fit quite right. What did you do wrong?

Much like choosing men, if you constantly have to return your choices then you're not doing it properly! But how can you be sure you're picking something that will fit, flatter and not break the bank? Here are our top tips on how to always win at online shopping.

Take Your Own Measurements

Don't just get the size chart and guess, look at the size chart online and then take your measurements.
 
We know. You’re probably thinking, "OMG, why would I even have time for this?" Ok, well then let us ask you this, do you have time to return the purchase and wait for the store to credit your account?

So, measure your hips, bust and waist and be realistic with yourself. Now is not the time to lie about your weight or your height, save that for Tinder.

Read The Small Print

What material is it made from? Is it dry clean only? What size is the model? What height is the model? Can you watch a video to see how it moves in real life? This all might seem boring when all you want to do is press Add To Cart but it's the only way to make a well-informed decision.

Buy A Measuring Tape

Ask a friend to measure your height as it will ensure a more accurate measurement. Stand up straight, don’t look down and keep your head still. And the reason you need the measuring tape is that our measurements changes, just because you were once a 44inch hip doesn't mean you always will be.
 
Okay, now that we've dealt with the basics - it's time to get to the fun stuff... Shopping, shopping and more shopping!