1. Get Some Accurate Measurements for Your Body, and Keep Them Up to Date:

The first, and perhaps most important thing you can do before you really spend money buying clothes online is to get proper measurements of yourself. Once you have an idea of your size, beyond "large," "size 10," or "42 waist," you'll be able shop without fear. Remember, one company's size 12 is another company's size 10. The best way to fight back is to make sure you have your own measurements.

A. Get a professional to take them for you

Obviously, the best way to get the most accurate measurements possible is to have someone else take them while you're standing normally. Why not book a Style Consultation with me then you will have your measurements and style personality at hand, also knowing which styles will fit you best!

B. Take them yourself

The alternative to having a pro do it, of course, is to do it yourself. If you must take your own measurements, get a friend or family member to help out with the hard to accurately reach places.

Where and what to meassure

Your body

You'll want to measure your bust—the fullest part of your chest. You'll also want to measure your "natural waist," or the slimmest part of your torso, not necessarily your actual waist where your pants rest. Then go ahead and take your actual waist measurements. It's not often used in women's clothing, but it's good to have. Women's clothing usually use hip measurements more often—or the size around the fullest part of your body at the top of the leg, around and across your seat. See the picture below on where to measure:

For shoes

I have to say, I have rarely sent shoes back due to the incorrect size, if you are ordering a specific brand, e.g.: Adidas , and you have a pair at home, just order the same size. If it is a new pair of shoes which you don’t have a pair yet, then follow the guide lines below:

3. Choose the Right Retailers and Always Check the Sizing Charts:

Speaking of size charts, once you have your measurements, size charts will be your best friend. You won't ever need to trust that a "large" is indeed "large enough" to fit you—you can just look at the sizing chart, find yourself on it, and go from there. If you've been shopping for clothes online for a while, you may already know this, but it's even more important when you're shopping online, especially from retailers that carry different labels, designers, and clothing manufacturers.

4. Make Notes On Brands, Retailers, and Designers You've Bought Before

Once you've looked over their respective sizing charts and found some retailers that sell clothes in your size and personal style, you're in good shape to start shopping. Grab a notebook or use your favourite note-taking app to jot down the name of the retailer you shopped with, what you bought (especially if it's from a specific designer or has a specific cut or style), its size, and how well it fits.

Keeping notes like this for clothes may sound silly, but it's really important. When you hit on a brand, a cut, or a style that really works for you, you'll be able to find it again easily. You'll also always know that a specific brand is cut a certain way and fits you well.

Label sizes won't be as important anymore, and you'll know that even though the size chart says you should be a size 14, this company's size 12 fits you perfectly, while that company requires you to step up to a 16, for example.

After a couple of purchases, you'll have a stable of brands, designers, and cuts that you know always work for you. When you choose to branch out, it won't be like taking a shot in the dark—you'll have an informed opinion and be able to make an educated guess as to what you'll get.

5. Know what colours suit you best:

Colour can make a massive difference to an outfit. Wearing colours that complement your natural colouring can make you look younger, taller, leaner and definitely more vibrant, it also compliments your personal style and when you shop online, you will know exactly what garment will look best in what colour. So book a colour consultation today!

Here is a list of my favourite places:

I love LOCAL, because it is LEKKER!! I have a few favourites I like to buy from especially if you are looking for something different. Most local stores like; Woolworths, Mr Price etc have a online store as well, with great savings and specials! Go like these stores on facebook or Instagram to be updated with latest stock also go google for online shops, you will find something you love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So what are you waiting for go shop!!

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