How to Buy Clothes That Fit

Are you besieged with the challenge of buying clothes because they look so adorable but then having to return them because they did not fit your figure? Not only are you not alone in this habit but it is also one that is easy to break and improve your fashion hit-rate for the future. This article provides some good tips to help you with your fashion shopping. No matter what size you are, you should always buy the right size don’t be ashamed whether your big or small, be happy with the body you have.


1. Understand clothing designs. Every garment will fit differently, because of the designer, pattern, and manufacturer. What might be a size 8 in one brand may well be a size 6 or 10 in another. This means being open-minded about the fit. Keep this in mind and bring more than one size into the dressing room.
2. Do some research. Learn what styles look best for your physique. This will be learned through trial and error; so do try on those clothes and don’t just grab and buy!
3. Try several sizes of the same clothing brand and design. Even if you thinkyou’re a different size, your eyes are better at judging what looks good than your wishes. In general, you will immediately spot the size that suits your figure best; don’t even think about the tag size after you learn this habit because shopping now becomes about your personal body size, not the manufacturer’s sizing.
4. Try a larger size for an appropriate length and width. Don’t be shy; just because it is larger does not mean it is unflattering. You can always cut out the tag if you think your less trustworthy friends are going to check. If it looks good on, and you can move in it well, that is what counts.
5. Plan on making a few simple alterations if the item is a little too big (remembering that overall, you cannot make something too small bigger).Some ways to change clothes that are too large includes:

  • Move the buttons over for a better fit. (This is one time when a smaller garmentmight become a little bigger, but not by much.)
  • Add a belt to create a smaller waistline.
  • Take in the side seams.
  • Shorten sleeves or a hemline.
6. Bring a friend you trust shopping. Ask for their opinion. It is best to have a trusted friend, who won’t be swayed by brand name or sizing.
7. Ask an employee of the store for a second opinion. Here you do need to be careful; however, as they have a reason to tell you something looks good even if it does not. First, they don’t want to discourage you from buying it and second, their job is to flatter.
8. Use a full-length mirror. This gives the best overall vision for good judgment. Only seeing parts of your body can distort your final look.
9. Be sure of the color and fabric. This can be difficult in some changing rooms which use poor or bright, unreal lighting. Ask the assistant if you can view the garment in natural light, by either a window or outdoors (they will likely come with you outdoors unless you live in a town where everyone knows everyone else).
10. Be sure a new garment coordinates with your existing wardrobe. There is nothing more time wasting and demoralizing than buying clothes that don’t work with your existing wardrobe. Either they will sit on the hanger unused forever, or you will be returning them. If you have the opportunity to by separates that go together do it at the time. If you take the top thinking you will find a bottom to match at another time, you might never find anything to go with it.