Don’t you hate it when you order clothing online and it isn’t what you expected when it eventually arrives? Some things are easy to buy without trying them on, like cardigans or t-shirts; but when it comes to dresses, blazers, and pants—order with caution! If you are planning on purchasing more structured garments from an online store, take your measurements and compare them to the store’s sizing chart. Also take note of the fabric, especially whether or not it contains spandex. This will let you know how much “wiggle room” you have. Your pants still might not fit perfectly when they arrive, but you have a much better chance of getting close. If you are unsure of what all of these measurements mean and where to take them, view the video below.
A few final tips:
- When taking your measurements, be sure that your measuring tape is level.
- Do not wear bulky clothing when taking your measurements.
- If you are having trouble, have someone help you!
(size chart taken from Zara)
Now you will have a much better idea of your size when you proceed to checkout.