Buying online fashion can really stretch a clothing budget. The latest trends are available at pricing well below full retail. The careful shopper will end up with a new wardrobe for a fraction of the cost customers will pay in remaining physical clothing boutiques. To get maximum benefit from this practice, it is important to read clothing descriptions carefully and double check sizing charts for every single item.
Why Sizing Is an Issue
E commerce websites do not adhere to one sizing chart. Each site, and even each item has a chart that will be different from every other site. This is due in part to the location from which the site originates. A website operated overseas will offer clothing that is geared to fit the people of that area. Sizes in the United States tend to run big because obesity is a problem. A plus size is typically a size 20 and above. A company operating from japan will consider a plus size to be a size 12 or 14.
Another issue with size is that it is designed to accommodate the audience. A site that sells misses sizes will not have clothing in plus sizes that go up to a 30-32 range. A garment may be sized as a 2XL, but it will probably be a size 12 rather than a size 24. Pay close attention to the measurements included in those sizing charts.
Money is saved when an order qualifies for free shipping. The total purchase amount will not be the same from site to site. There are several sites that cover shipping costs on purchases over fifty-dollars. Seek out those sites when buying clothing online. Some sites have a much higher amount that can reach the two-hundred-dollar amount or higher.
Check Pricing on Accessories
Accessories, such as purses, jewelry, belts, and scarves can be as expensive as clothing. It pays to check out accessory sections even if the clothing will not fit. Scarves and purses will fit everyone. Shoppers may find the perfect purse to go with an existing outfit at a very low price. Take advantage of those opportunities to build up a collection.