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The Right Way To Try On Clothes
The Right Way To Try On Clothes
When shopping for clothes in a store, it is usually good to try on the clothes before paying for them. This is a good idea because you get to see the quirks and how the clothes sit on you. Many clothes look very appealing on the clothes rack, and when you wear them, they simply might not pan out the way you expect.
The influence of social media has made people rethink the need to try clothes. However, the industry spends a lot of money on social media advertisements and promotions. They hire models that have perfect bodies for the clothes they design. You need to go the extra mile to ensure that the clothes are tailored to your body type.
Because of people’s fast lifestyle today, people are averse to trying out clothes at the store. Many people think this is a hassle and the clothes would look as advertised. There are efficient ways to try on clothes at the store that wouldn’t feel like a hassle but would still ensure that you’re getting the best possible fit.
Try-On To Buy
Many people don’t try on clothes because they end up not choosing the clothes. This is a hassle. If people knew how to select clothes with a high success rate regarding style, fit and comfort before even trying it on, they would buy into it.
There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution. Despite the fashion industry's efforts to standardize sizes, there is significant diversity across brands and even between styles within a single brand. Plus, there are so many various size systems to translate – UK, US, France, Italy, 123, SML – that it may be frustrating and perplexing.
There are many ways to ensure the clothes you pick to try on are a good fit for you both style-wise and fit. Consider the following tips to make a process that is often hassling – quick and easy.
Note Previous Sizes that Fit
One of the most effective ways to pick out clothes before trying them on is to pick clothes that have the sizes of previous clothes bought from the same store. This works because many stores use the same sizing standards meaning that the same sizes have the same fit, provided that you haven’t gained or lost weight.
Maximize Item Limitation
You should try to variate the kinds of clothes you’re trying on. You can take advantage of item limitations: many stores limit the clothes you’re permitted to try on. You can therefore take different types of clothes to try on.
Use Multiple Sizes for an Item
If you’re unsure of the particular size of clothes that would fit you properly, you could try taking multiple sizes of the same clothes. In stores, there are likely many sizes of the same item. Trying multiple sizes for the best fit might even allow you to pick other clothes with similar sizes.
Imagine the Clothes Outside the Changing Room
Another important thing while trying clothes on is to imagine you’re wearing the clothes in a different scenario. You need to understand that a piece of clothing might look bad because of poor lighting in the dressing room.
Wear Clothes that Mix and Match with Try on Attire
Also, when you’re going to the store next time, you could wear generic clothing that can be mixed and matched with whatever clothes you decide to try on.
Bypassing the Hassle
Many stores have created progressive means of ensuring fit and style checks. Virtual try-on features show how the clothing looks on you without physically trying the clothes. This is not common globally, and not all retailers and stores have the required equipment. To reduce the stress involved in trying clothes at the store, you could:
Use One Size Fits All
Purchase a one-size-fits-all type of clothing accessories like lace-on tops or elastic clothing worn by people of different sizes in a particular range. This way, all you wouldn’t need to know is the exact size of clothing that you wear.
Make an Order
You might as well just order the clothing from the store and have it delivered to you at home without going to the store. Doing this is incredibly efficient, especially once you follow the abovementioned steps.
If you have the standard size used by the particular store, you might just keep ordering the same size clothes or use those sizes as references if you have gained or lost some weight. For instance, you wouldn’t need to try on accessories like buying frames for glasses online.
Make an Order
You could also use a personal styling service that suggests clothing based on your preferences. These services allow you to order clothing, try them on, and if you’re not satisfied, you may return them.
Avoid the Hassle
You don’t have to spend many hours in the store’s dressing room when shopping for clothes next time. Once you understand the principles highlighted above, your shopping sprees will be more enjoyable and less time-consuming.