Corter Moon: How To Make Sure A Formal Dress Online Will Fit
Thursday, January 4, 2018

How To Make Sure A Formal Dress Online Will Fit




With the rapid increase in online shopping, we can even choose formal dresses from the comfort of our homes. But, it’s not always as easy as it may seem. Clothes don’t only need to be reviewed for quality, but they need to fit properly, too. Yes, reviews are helpful in terms of clothing quality, but fit is something unique. We’ve put together a guide to help ensure you get the right size when buying a formal dress online.

1.    Measure Carefully
Before you even find a dress that will fit, you need to know what it actually means for clothes to fit. So, grab a measuring tape and take measurements of the following:
·       Shoulders
·       Chest
·       Bust
·       Waist
·       Hips
·       Sleeve length

2.    Go Over the Size Chart
Most online clothing stores provide a size chart.  Keep in mind that the sizing tiers are not standardised, so a small on one site may be a medium on another. The size chart usually offers a conversion of tiers into measurements. So, when you’re looking through a wide array of 2018 high low prom dresses, for instance, be sure to consult the chart.

3.    Find a Retailer
Different clothing retailers often cater for different demographics. One store may cater for different body shapes compared to another. So, find a retailer that will fit you and your body shape.

4.    Visit the Store
If you’re able to, one of the best ways to determine the fit of a formal dress is to visit the actual store where the item is held and try it on. Yes, it may be a little less convenient than shopping online, but, shopping online is the perfect starting block to finding something you like and the prices you can afford, and then heading into the shop will ensure the perfect fit.

5.    Check Out the Return Policy
Unfortunately, no matter how much research and effort you put into finding the perfect formal dress that fits, some may just not match your body. So, what do you do if you receive a dress and it’s just not what you thought it would be? Sure, you could keep it and put up with an ill-fitting outfit for your formal event, or you could return it. This is why it is important to carefully reach and understand the online store’s return policy before you even buy an item. Some stores are great in that they will provide a box and cover the cost of return shipping, whereas others may expect you to cover the expenses.

The Verdict


When it comes to shopping for formal outfits online, there’s a great deal of research and preparation that goes into finding something that will fit, but it’s worth it. If you’re new to online shopping, take the time to experiment with different online retailers to find the right one, with the right fit for you. It may seem like a lot of legwork, but it will save you a great deal of time and frustration in the long-run.

This post was sponsored by MediaBuzzer. 

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