5 Tips To Help You Shop For Clothes Online

5 Tips To Help You Shop For Clothes Online

Although online shopping has become very popular in the last number of years, with more and more people flocking to the Internet to buy anything from groceries, to furniture, people are still a bit apprehensive when it comes to shopping online for clothes. A lot of people cannot understand how you can decide a garment would look good on you without trying it on first, which is understandable. But there are many benefits to shopping online for clothes, including massive deals, which should tempt anyone to try clothes shopping online.

In this article I would like to share my 5 tricks to help you shop online for clothes, so that you are satisfied with your experience, whether you choose to keep the items you buy or not!

1. Read The Product Description Carefully

At first this might sound pretty obvious, but I myself am very much guilty of ‘quick glance shopping syndrome’. When shopping online you browse around the websites looking at pictures of products, and once you see a picture of something you like, you might not read the entire product description in detail. You might simply read the item summary, without going into the nitty gritty detail of the product. This is a big mistake, as the description might contain information about the product which might not appeal to you, and which would influence your purchasing decision. It might also give some clues about the sizing and fit of that particular garment.

Once in fact, I bought a dress from an online store I had shopped from multiple times before. I ordered my usual size without reading the entire product description and sure enough when the dress arrived it was pretty tight at the shoulders and I had to get it fixed. I was rather surprised (and upset), but when I checked back on the website there it was on the product description… It said that this dress runs small so they suggested ordering a size up! Now had I read through the entire product description in the first place! So make sure you read the entire product description before you even add an item to your cart, let alone check out.

2. Measure Up (And Check That Size Chart!)

When shopping for clothes online it is important that you consult with the store’s size chart to ensure you are ordering the correct size for your figure. Do not order the size you ‘usually’ buy because different designers and different stores sometimes have their own unique size charts, which vary. Therefore measure yourself first; usually having your bust, waist and hip measurements should suffice for you to determine where in the store’s size chart you fit. This will help you select the correct size every time.

3. Use Store Shopping Tools

Many online clothes stores these days provide unique tools to help their shoppers identify those items which would suit their body best. Check the online store you’re shopping on to see whether they provide such tools to …

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My Vintage Spring/Summer 2011 Vintage Trend Report

My Vintage Spring/Summer 2011 Vintage Trend Report

As London Fashion Week draws to a close and New York seems a distant memory, we give you all the best tips for dressing on trend the vintage way…

70’s Chic

This season, the catwalk is full of seventies inspired designs – and we love it! But this revival is less disco and boho secretaries are sexier. Imagine thin and smooth pussybow blouses paired with long pants or high waisted shorts. Large floppy hats and hippy dresses will certainly be a summer staple and maxi dresses are here to stay. Another recent resurgence trend is a jumpsuit that will be bigger than this year. And don’t let us forget wedge heels – summer footwear must!

Bold color

Black is good and good but we are very happy to see the bright and bold colors return to the runway! Especially orange, yellow, blue and pink beams! There are some great vintage findings in bright colors. For oranges and yellows, the best era is the swinging sixties era and the electric pink and blue colors are no more than eighties and separate cocktail dresses. Take color and experiment – the brave will conquer this summer!

Elegant bare

To get a finer trend in 2011, being naked and sheer is a must. If you are pale-skinned, then stick to creamy white nudes, tanned and olive-skinned girls should turn toward peach-skinned nudes and mixed races and dark skin color should be used to bare with golden color. Think of light chiffon, thin silk and thin satin for true glamor and style.

Club Tropicana

Moving on from the common flower trends last spring / summer, this season’s floral prints are bolder, brash, and tropical! Bright shades, big palms and a sense of hoola are a must! Look for a fitting fifties dress, vintage pencil skirt and vintage silk scarf to create a tropical trend.

Into the blue

Maybe the upcoming Royal Marriage has excited us, but the only color that really matters this spring / summer is bright blue. Elegant, tight dresses, matching jackets, thick heels and light blouse – all in this amazing color. Look carefully at all eras because there are gems to be found!

And stay with us from last season …

Lace

Think vintage and you very often think lace – so there has never been a better time to embrace the old school style. Lace has been seen everywhere this season, skirts, leggings, tops, dresses, gloves and even body suits. When shopping vintage go for feminine pastels, feminine fifties or dramatic black Madonna-esque eighties. And don’t be afraid to mix and match several pieces of lace in one ensemble.

Animal instincts

Fall and go out of fashion but there is always great pleasure when we can dig up animal prints once again! Designers are going crazy for big cats this season, especially holding on to black, gold and brown. Finish with a leopardskin print dress or dip your toes in water with a bag or a cute scarf. Mix with …

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Vintage Wedding Ring – Where to Buy and What to Look For

Vintage Wedding Ring - Where to Buy and What to Look For

As more and more people are choosing a vintage wedding ring, the sellers are getting increasingly greedy.

Of course there are some traders out there is who are honest and are not trying to rip you off. However, this cannot be said for all of them.

Because more people want to find a vintage wedding ring, more people want to sell them. The problem here is that some of these people do not know as much as we would like to think about the products.

Where to buy your vintage wedding ring

If you are visiting markets for your vintage wedding ring – be very careful. Some traders at markets will have retail outlets as well, these are the most reputable of the traders and you should not buy your wedding band from anyone who is just a stall holder.

If you are going to buy your ring from a shop, then there are two types of shops. There are vintage or antique shops and there are jewellery shops. Jewellery shops will have standards and experience in all types of jewellery. Vintage shops are not going to have experienced jewellers working their, the staff in these places will probably have less knowledge than you.

The best place to buy your vintage wedding ring is at a retail out let where the jeweller has a specific interest in the era you are looking for. You may think that these people will be hard to find. But they are worth the effort of finding, because they will have the best selection and they will be selling the best quality for the right price.

A word of caution

Just because a ring has survived along time it doesn’t mean that it is sturdy. Before buying your vintage wedding ring it is worth giving the structure as well as the design a good look. Look for places where it has been repaired. Check that all the stones are firmly in place and that they match. It is important to look at any jewellery containing stones in natural light as well, as they can look different and imperfections can sometimes be seen which would otherwise have gone unnoticed.

Overall, don’t rush into buying what you are not sure about and be absolutely sure about the person you are buying from; with these simple aspects covered I am sure that you will find the perfect vintage wedding ring.…

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Vintage Clothing – Are You Craving For Uniqueness in Your Style?

Everyone talks about fashion, trend and style. But some people think about looking unique and cool. Do you belong to the same clan? Do you want to get rid of same old fashion of jeans and t-shirt? If yes, you should go for vintage clothing. If want to look unique at your friend’s wedding ceremony, wear a gown from 1940s or 50s. You’d find most of the celebrities wearing vintage apparel just to look unique. Whenever you see a celebrity wearing dress from 50s or 60s it seems to be history is repeating itself. Isn’t it? You can buy vintage clothes from several wholesale women’s clothing stores as well as websites.

There is myth among women who are craving for vintage attire. Myth is that they think vintage clothing and antique clothing is one and the same thing. Dresses that belong to early 20th century or the time before 1920s are considered as antique dresses. However, clothing that was emerged between 1930s and 60s is known as vintage apparel. So, there is a huge difference between these two. You must have heard of thrift stores as well. In real sense thrift store is a place where people donate their clothes for charitable resale. You can easily get vintage clothes at these stores that too at reasonable price.

While buying vintage attire form wholesale women’s clothing range, make sure the dress does not have any holes since they could be as old as 60 years. You might find stains, fade colors and missing lines in the dress. Retailer will try to sell his stuff by promising this was the style during those years therefore, you’d need to do immense search before buying a vintage dress. You can buy vintage clothes online as well. There are several wholesale women’s clothing websites that offer vintage attire. In order to get funky look, you should search for the clothes that were worn in 1960s or 70s.

The clothes belong to 60s and 70s are known for their bright color, stripes and short hems. If you want to get teenage look even then the vintage attire of 60s will be the best option. Look out for a mini skirt and suede tasseled jackets on wholesale women’s clothing sites. If you’re trying vintage clothing for the first time, you should be aware that there will be unique feeling in wearing vintage clothes however; they won’t be new clothes. You might encounter with an uncommon smell/fragrance. If you love to experiment with your style and looks then vintage clothing provides you ample of opportunities. You can buy vintage clothing from any wholesale women’s clothing store or site and add your modern creative touch to it. Trendy handbag and antique jewelry can bring out a unique personality in you.

If you want to add authenticity in your wardrobe, vintage attire is one of the best options. You can also use the same vintage clothes for theme parties as well. Most of the theme parties revolves around …

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Update Your Wardrobe With A Vintage Style Dress

Fashion has many faces, it is in vogue one month and totally out of vogue the next month it seems, but the plus side of these trends are the facts that you can then have vintage style dress codes. Not everyone likes or chooses to dress in up to the minute fashion, clothes that are not long off the catwalk from various designers around the world. Some people choose to dress in vintage clothes; there are lots of places where you could potentially get your hands on a vintage dress.

There are many second-hand shops in most towns, also charity shops of some kind or other that sell lots of vintage clothing. If you are looking for a particular type of vintage style dress, then that would be easy enough to search for via the internet. All you need to do is visit one of the major online search engines and type in vintage style dress; it will return a list of websites that are stocking vintage style dresses for you to browse through.

Just because you are looking for a vintage dress it does not mean that it has to be second-hand or actually vintage from the era the clothes were made in. There are plenty of stores that specialise in re-creating clothing from different eras of history.

The companies will source retro fabrics and other materials and start creating vintage dresses. The will only be one difference and when completed they look exactly the same as dresses from the era they were modelled on. Just that the garment is brand new. In some cases you can actually order bespoke vintage style clothing if you are looking for a vintage dress for a special occasion then you could get one custom-made for the occasion.

Many top fashion designers now have a separate range of vintage style dresses and sub-ranges within that vintage range of all different eras that you can choose from. Many of the vintage dress retailers will have a classic range that has become timeless in its use, some types of cocktail and evening wear dresses that are created and worn today would not look out of fashion during the 1930’s 1940’s or 1950’s.

A lot of fashion designs have seen a revival years after they were first designed and have become popular wardrobe items all over again. Whatever type of vintage style dress you may be looking for there are certainly many retailers online with a vast range for you to purchase from.…

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