1 KNOW YOUR MEASUREMENTS.
We all know sizes vary, depending on the brand. This is easily navigated in-store by taking a quick trip to the dressing room, but with online shopping, you don’t have that luxury. Measure your bust, waist, hips and inseam with a tape measure.
- Measurements should be taken directly on your body
- Measure your chest over the fullest part of your bust while wearing a bra that fits correctly
- Measure your waist at the narrowest point.
- Your hip measurement should be measured around the fullest part of your hips.
- Inner leg length is measured from the top of your inside leg down to the floor.
2 CHECK THE SIZE CHARTS.
Before you head to the virtual checkout, see how your measurements compare with the site’s size chart to help determine what you should be ordering. Another thing you might want to look at is the size the model’s wearing. Her height can sometimes give you an idea of how long or short a piece is.
3 READ THE REVIEWS.
Customer reviews are extremely valuable, as they give you real perspective on the piece you’re considering. Scan for comments touching on size, fit and quality of material to get a better idea of whether an item fits true to size, or whether you’ll need to size up or down.
4 RESEARCH MATERIALS.
The feel of a material is just as important as the si