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
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
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 …
When the Internet was young, people didn’t shop
online. There were many reasons for this; not least because the general public
didn’t have a clue how to use the Internet (or indeed a computer), but also
horror stories of card fraud and identity theft populated the headlines.
Then, with the advent of sites such as Amazon,
consumer confidence increased as did their knowledge of how to navigate
websites. But it wasn’t until the late 90’s that clothing and fashion websites
started to appear.
Having being dismissed as a potential online business
model, clothes shops began proving that people ARE willing to buy their
t-shirts, jeans and whatever else through websites, and not just in-store. This
paved the way for a great many websites offering their products online, and
with it, a shedload of consumer advantages…
Shopping for clothes online is
1) You can browse all the brands under the sun in the
space of 30 minutes – which would certainly take you all day on the high
2) Comparison shopping has been made much easier, with
the introduction of specially designed websites that compile regularly updated
lists of new products and where to find them at their cheapest prices.
3) Giving away your e-mail address to a mailing list
gives you regular access to offers and news. This is better than receiving it
through the post as it’s more up to date and is more environmentally friendly.
4) Short of actually trying the clothes on, more and
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…
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!
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
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 …
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
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 …
Choosing vintage style clothing
allows you to create the image you want to create, one that is uniquely you.
Making a statement means not
finding others wearing your same outfit. We all cringe at the thought of seeing
ourselves coming and going. I remember, at my high school graduation party,
seeing another girl wearing the exact same dress as me. I wanted to disappear.
You can avoid that disaster by
choosing a vintage style dress and pairing it with a genuine vintage handbag or
Or choose vintage-like
accessories to add to an authentic vintage dress.
In either case, you are placing
elements that surprise and add to the costume. You are making a fashion
statement. You are recognizing truly dated clothes and adding the touch that
brings them up-to-date.
There’s lots of leeway for you to
personalize your style by picking what is comfortable and looks right on you.
You can also create your own
vintage style clothing by using something you currently own and redesigning it
with a updated flair.
Or you can take a picture of a
genuine vintage dress and make it or have someone make it for you adding an
up-to-date fabric and design.
By going vintage, you don’t have
to look like anyone else. But, buyer beware, you also don’t want to look
Vintage style clothing consists
of pieces that are inspired by authentic fashions of yesteryear. Making a
fashion statement requires a style sense and a knowledge of fashion history.