One of the great truths of life is that no two people are alike. Since every body is unique, it can sometimes be difficult to find the right fit. Even if it’s not difficult to find clothes that fit how you’d like, it’s sometimes difficult to find clothes you’re excited about. Here are three tips for finding the perfect clothes online that will fit how you’d like.
1. Know Your Sizing
Many people don’t realize they’re not wearing all the correct sizes, so the first step is to nail down your sizing for every article of clothing. For example, it’s common for men to wear shirts that are too large — this may be an intentional style choice, but many just don’t realize they’re not in the right size. You can often get help measuring from department store employees, who are trained in finding a proper fit. You can also find tips on how to measure yourself online.
Regardless of your size, you can find it online. From big and tall suits to small bra sizes, the best thing about shopping online is an endless array of options.
2. Utilize Image Searches
When shopping in department stores, it can be overwhelming to try figuring out how all the varying styles of a product will look — not to mention trying to find each style in your size so you can try it on. If you see an image of a certain style or cut that you like, use that to find related images and figure out the specific name for that style. Keep searching until you have names for all the styles and cuts you’re looking for.
If you feel like your clothes never look quite the same on you as they do on the models, there may be several reasons for this. For starters, many people don’t know that models often have all of their clothing custom-tailored — yes, even T-shirts or off-the-rack jeans. Keep in mind that almost all advertising images are digitally altered as well. However, aside from those dirty tricks the advertisers play, it may have a lot to do with the fit — try sizing your clothing up or down and experiment with how something looks, even if it’s not the sizing you’re used to. Returning clothing purchased online is easier than ever, so trying different fits is easier than ever.
3. Be Specific
Once you know your sizing and preferred cuts, it’s time to put that information to use. Instead of doing a broad search for something like bootcut jeans, be as specific as possible — include not only the cut, but the size, your price range and even color. You may also be surprised to see how helpful the results can be when you get even more specific, such as needing extra long legs.
With a whole world of retailers available online, you can find clothes that fit you. Many clothing companies are even dedicated to fitting bodies that may never find the right fit in typical stores, so you can include any unique details about your body in your searches. Once you know your size and the styling you want, filter down your searches and you’ll have a perfect fit in no time.