The year 2020 has been a blessing in disguise for the E-commerce industry. Due to the outbreak of the pandemic COVID-19, where people were forced to stay in their homes for months, and couldn’t go out shopping, online shopping has been a lifesaver.
So here’s an ultimate guide to online clothes shopping if you still haven’t experienced it for yourself.
1-Size charts and measurements
The rule of thumb for online dress shopping is to always follow the size chart shown on the website of the brand. Every brand has its own set of measurements for the clothes that they sell in their stores. A small-sized shirt of let’s say brand “A” fits you well, while the same size i.e. “small” from the other brand “B” could be a little loosely fit on you.
Therefore, the key is to always take your measurements first and then see which size do you fall for. You can do this with a help of measuring tape or a flexible string or even take the help of a friend to do it for you. For kids clothing online, you can’t miss out on the size chart as every child is different in physique and height. So before you plan to buy a dress for your kid, always note down the measurements first, and don’t order everything in bulk. Always try one item per brand when you have to buy clothes online for anyone.
2- Measure your outfit
Sometimes you feel that you’re not in a good shape, and noting down body measurements does not seem to be a good idea to you in the case of online clothing. Then you can note down the measurements of your ideal outfit that you think fits you perfectly regardless of your body figure. For instance, measuring a t-shirt is quite simple. Firstly lay the shirt on a flat surface. Then simply take your measuring tape and place it across the chest first, then in between shoulders, sleeves, and overall length.
When it comes to men online clothing such as formal dress shirts, you need to carefully take these measurements including collar bands, chest, sleeves and waist. Meanwhile, for articles such as pants, trousers or buying men’s shorts online, you have to measure the length and the waist of the pants or jeans.
3- Don’t miss out on the descriptions
Every unstitched Pakistani dress online such as lawn 3 piece suits etc. has a brief description of the product mentioned. The material, size of the dress that the model is wearing, the colour, measurements, and the pieces of the article that are included in it. In the case of women online clothing, such as a 3 piece lawn suit, the following details are mentioned at times:
The shirt’s front is embroidered, the shirt’s backside is plain, the sleeves are printed, the dupatta is of chiffon material and the trousers are of plain dyed cotton fabric.
The best online clothing stores have mentioned all such necessary details for their customers for a smooth online shopping experience.
4-Return and Exchange with online shopping
Not sure of your size even with a size chart? Worry not! Almost all brands in Pakistan provide free return and exchange of clothes for men, kids and ladies dresses online. Knowing this, you can order as many clothes as you want and return them later. And when you’re not sure about the size, you might as well order all sizes of the article and return or exchange the rest later. By doing so, your chances of finding the perfect party dresses online for yourself are quite high. However, with this, you will have to pay a relatively high amount of money that everyone is not willing to pay to find just the perfect fit.
5- Choosing the right fabric
With online shopping for men, women and kids, choosing the right kind of fabric is quite risky. Sadly there is no guarantee that what you see in the picture or catalog is the same in reality. Nowadays, pictures are heavily edited to enhance the colours. Hence one can not be sure of the colour of the fabric once it arrives at your place.
Similarly, the quality of the fabric is also questionable. With designer dresses online especially, you cant be sure of the quality of the material, stitching, and the feel of the clothes. Hence the only drawback with online clothes shopping is that the quality, colours and feel of the clothes may turn out to be quite different from what you had seen in the picture.
6- Preferred brands and shops
This last tip will work for you sure shot! If you have shopped from a clothing shop online already in the past, you can buy from it based on your previous experience. This will save you from the doubt of getting cheap quality dresses, or a completely different thing from what you had ordered. With online shopping, there is another drawback of online scams and frauds. Many groups try to scam customers by showing the original products online and send them a completely different item instead. So we would suggest you stick to the preferred brands of your choice.
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