The Internet is flooded with all the shopping possibilities – hardware, gadgets, beauty items, supplements, food, accessories, clothes…and you name it!
Over the years of spending my time on the Internet, I have bought all sorts of stuff, but there was one thing that I was not confident to buy it online - apparel.
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You see, not having a supermodel figure (read: thin) is a major concern when it comes to buying something virtual and you can only imagine. Most of the brandless apparel these days tend to run in smaller sizes, hence it’s rather risky to buy it without knowing how exactly it will fit you.
I have been buying shop online for a couple of times, and I have been following some of the ‘golden rules’ in my heart, that I would like to share with you:
1. Always have your measurements ready
This is the mother of all rules. You need to know your exact measurements (chest and waist being the most important), and record them down in both inches and centimeters. It’s important to give it an extra inch for buffer, in case the material is not a stretchy material. And please, this is just for your own record, and you really should not under-measure every inch!
I have once bought a dress based on the sizes (ie UK10, UK12…) but it didn’t fit me at the chest, so I had to return it. So, from then on, I never buy things without the EXACT measurement given for chest and waist.
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