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Online Fashion Shopping – Dresses, Skirts, Tops, Bottoms, Accessories and more

Fashion Accessories

There are a lot of big benefits to buying fashion pieces (clothing, accessories including jewelry, and shoes) online – but you need to know exactly what you are doing or you are going to end up spending a lot more money (and a lot more time) ordering pieces that don’t fit, that aren’t what they appeared to be, and that you aren’t excited about when they get delivered.

In order to help make sure that doesn’t happen, we’ve put together a couple of quick tips and tricks to help you buy top-quality fashion pieces online at prices that are almost too good to be true!

We’re also going to mention a number of our favorite online fashion retailers such as American ApparelDress Barn, Necessary Clothing NYC , the infamous Tommy Hilfiger, and you cannot go past Target we’ll also drop in a few merchants who specialize in specific accessories.

If you’re after something more sophisticated then Ghurka is fast becoming a an outlet for not only stylish fashion, but they also cater for vintage and travel gifts for friends and your home.

Get concrete about your measurements
All of us are familiar with the fact that one manufacturer’s size “medium” is another manufacturers size “large” – or “small” – which is why you’re going to need to know your measurements when shopping online and not just the size that you usually squeeze into.

Almost all top-quality online fashion retailers are going to provide you with information about the actual size of their clothing, and you will be able to use your measurements to determine which size to order. Guess and Doll House are some of our go-to sites when it comes to Dresses and Tops/Bottoms and both offer extensive sizing guides. Sometimes Google shopping your merchant with the words “size guide” can be quicker eg. “Lulus Size Guide”

This is going to help you avoid ordering close online that do not fit as well as they should, and it’s going to make the purchasing process a lot easier – and a lot faster!

You can either get your hands on a sewing tape measure or visit a tailor or seamstress and have them measure you professionally. At most they are only going to charge you a couple of dollars, and you really use this information from here on out to get close that really fit from the Internet.

Pay close attention to reviews
Online reviews have absolutely transformed the way that people shop online, and they are maybe our most precious resource when purchasing pieces of fashion from retailers on the Internet. An example is Styles For Less who has an awesome list of followers on Facebook where you can read up on customer reviews.

You are going to be able to use this inside information – information you simply never would have had access to before you became a

Boots are super important to get the right fit & reading reviews can really help

Boots are super important to get the right fit & reading reviews can really help

customer – to decide whether or not these clothes or shoes are worth purchasing in the first place, are going to fit you the way that they advertise, and as high quality as the promotional pictures appear.

Focus particularly on information in these reviews that focus on size, fit, and overall quality. Le Mystere is a great source, not only for lingerie, but they’re helpful fitting guides and fashionable products that update for each season.

We’ve found Necessary Clothing NYC have a great list of reviews and they back it up with a great range of clothing and shoes. Tidebuy also have a massive online following & checking out their Facebook page gives you great insight into how well this merchant is connected with it’s customers.

Zero in on their customer service department
Even though we would love to tell you that shopping online has become absolutely effortless and complication free, that isn’t exactly the honest truth.

Sure, online ordering has become a lot more simple and a lot more straightforward – but you are still going to run into mistakes, missteps, and pieces that you aren’t happy with from time to time. The Union is one of our staff’s favorite retailers for the simplicity in marketing their products and how easy it is to make an order.

This is why you’ll want to be sure that you are only working with companies that have great customer service departments. These customer service departments should be friendly, easy to contact, and the part of a company that offers very friendly return policies. You do not want to get stuck with pieces of clothing that you do not want any longer, just because of mistakes made when ordering the clothing or mistakes made by the retailer themselves.

We’ve heard great things about Tommy Hilfiger and being an internationally recognized brand, they’re most likely keen to serve you as it’s in their best interest. Timberland is in the same boat – you see them all around the world, and  they’ve been around for years.

Customer service can make or break the experience that you have with online retailers, and may be the only point of interaction that you have with these companies. Great customer service will have you coming back time and time again, while poor customer service may be reason enough to not order in the first place!

Accessorize!
Don’t forget your accessories..there’s so many to choose from and they can really make an outfit work. Both Fashionmia and Yes Style have a great range of accessories for every occasion.

Bohme are another great source when it comes to accessorizing with fashionable bags.

If you’re looking for jewelry then Jewelry Room are a great resource  to start with if you’re looking for jewelry or accessories and want to purchase from a merchant who really knows their rings, watches, gold and diamond products.

Online Fashion Shopping
Note that the current trend of online fashion retailers mostly bring a lot of their products in from China. It makes sense to sometimes browse the Chinese retailer sites direct. There’s many to choose from and after a rocky start, their reputation has gained some traction, especially amongst those that offer a strong social media presence.

Some of the bigger retailers include Nasty Dress, Fashionmia, Sammy Dress and Yes Style. There’s so many more and the list continues to grow. We find a new one almost every week! Prices are great, due to the competition, and considering China manufactures just about everything, there’s new products being released all of the time.

We try to source these products to make it easy for you to search them from a single site. Please make use of our search features to help you find your online fashion products and buy online – it’s so much easier

 

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Shopping Online for the Latest Fashion

Fashion

Regardless of whether or not you’re looking for the latest dresses or fashion trends out there right now, the odds are pretty good that you are going to spend at least a little bit of time shopping for the hottest fashions online.

And while the entire world of fashion is going to be opened up to you when you decide to shop online (unlike at the local mall or boutique), having all of these options and choices in front of you can turn into a real headache and hassle as opposed to a fantastic asset – if you don’t know exactly what you’re getting into.

Luckily, it isn’t all that hard to track down the hottest fashions of this season (or upcoming seasons) if you know what you are up against, if you know exactly how to search for the best and hottest fashions today, and if you know when to pull the trigger on these purchases. If you want to get a quick head start check out one of our favorites Amuze for the latest fashion and another of our latest finds New York & Company.

We thought so.

Let’s jump right in!

Know exactly what you’re getting into ahead of time

The first thing that you need to do before you even think about shopping online for the latest fashions is to outline EXACTLY what you’re looking for in the first place. For example Athletic-wear (think Yoga, Running, Sportswear etc) then you’re better off starting with a specialist like Fabletics or Nike (of course!) rather than sorting through hundreds of products at a department store).

No, you aren’t going to be able to say that you want a “frilly and light orange – but not too orange – maxi dress from ?? designer for less than $100” all the time, but you are going to be able to have at least a ballpark idea of what you’re looking for to begin with – and that’s what narrows down the sea of options you’re going to have in front of you.

If you’re in the younger generation then we highly recommend you visit PinkIce who have a great range of current fashion. And for the more sophisticated, modern man or woman, we highly recommend browsing the excellent fashion selection at Reiss and also the up-and-coming Gilt.

Without knowing what you’re looking for to begin with, you’re going to end up spending hours and hours browsing all different kinds of online fashion catalogs and never end up putting anything in your cart.

Outline your expectations in advance. Trust us. Once you have them, one of go-to sites for no-fuss, current & reasonably priced products is Ledbury. With years of operation, Ledbury are a household name and offer a great range of men’s and women’s clothing.

Speaking of mens clothing, you cannot miss Haggar who has grown from a manufacturer of men‘s fine dress pants and slacks, into one of the most recognized and innovative apparel brands in the market.

Try to buy at least one season in advance

Secondly, you are going to want to try and buy at least one season in advance if at all possible. Lingerie is another category where it’s easy to buy one season ahead – Cosabella is a great source for bras and lingerie.

Since we are in the middle of summer fashion right now it would be a good idea to look for fall or autumn wear and get a jump on the next season before prices jump through the roof. Boohoo would be a great resource to start with and they have over 2 million Facebook fans so they must be doing something right!

By doing this you’re also going to have a chance to transition effortlessly into the next season without waiting for your online order to arrive – your wardrobe will be ready when you are. It’s a bit of a “pro-move”, but it’s definitely going to help you save a lot of money and a lot of aggravation going full works, that’s for sure.

Fall in love with social media (especially Instagram)

If you are digging for inspiration and just aren’t finding anything that really drives you wild, jump on Instagram and just let your fingers do the walking.

Social media is fantastic for opening up all kinds of inspiration in the fashion department that we might not have ever come across before, letting us know what the fashion latest trends are so that we know exactly what to stay on the lookout for. Skirts, shoes, tops, color combinations and the newest upcoming designers (many of which are sold at Burlington Coat Factory) are all found by hunting through celebrity profiles and are usually a sign of what’s to come.

A regular social media poster that we, along with a few million others follow, is Paulas Choice who are always ahead of the game. With constant posts on mens and womens fashion, Ralph Lauren is a great source for finding out what’s coming up in the fashion world.

Instagram in particular is fantastic because it is all about pictures and short videos, giving us a better look at the dresses or the fashion pieces that we are thinking about snapping up. Not only that, but you’ll also have the chance to contact the person wearing the clothes that you are excited about directly so that you can ask them where you can get your hands on the outfit yourself.

Finally make sure you keep an eye out for the latest accessories, including jewelry. The small things can make all the difference and it’s easy to carry from season-to-season. Zales is one of our favorite online fashion accessory stores and they have a huge fan base who can back us up.

It doesn’t get any better than that!

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