Shopping online has its own perks: comfort, choices, and quick delivery are among them. But, with the perks comes with its own set of challenges. And because online shopping is already a norm, brands have made it a point to answer these challenges like putting up a video of the model wearing the item or providing the material the item is made of.
With all of these though, there are still some challenges you will face as someone trying to look for a dress online, and not in person. And we all know this tiny detail makes a big difference in the dress that you select.
If you would rather go online than buy prom dresses in Chicago, take note of these tips that will help you make the best decision for a prom dress.
Try out some dresses in person
You don’t have to go to an actual boutique on this one. You can try out existing dresses you have. Try out different styles and see which ones you feel best in in terms of style and fit. This helps you know ahead of time the style of dress to look for.
Know your measurements
This is a must! Regardless of the kind of style you’re going for, knowing your measurements is a prerequisite for buying a dress that will not only look good on you, but also feel comfortable. Before visiting the Prom Dress Shop site, make sure to take measurements of your hips, waist, bust, hem, and shoulder. Have this beside you at all times when looking for a dress.
Check the size chart
The sizing of dresses that online shops have may vary so it’s good to always double check with the size chart. You never know when you’re picking a size 8 only to find out that your size 8 is actually a size 10 at the online shop.
Read reviews online
Reviews are the best places to look at when you want to gauge how good a company is. When it comes to prom dresses, you’re not looking for the best customer service. Instead, focus more on reviews that talk about size, fit, and material quality. After all, these are the factors that matter the most in a prom dress.
Research the material
Most online shops will include in their description the type of material the dress is made of. You won’t be able to feel the texture of the dress until it is delivered to you in person, so it is best to research the material ahead. Before picking a dress, look up the material first and find out if you would be comfortable having that material on your skin for the whole night. If yes, then buy away!
Check the return policy
Most prom dresses, when bought, are already final. But, if the dress isn’t what you had expected and you want to return it, any decent online store should be able to accommodate a return but with a 5% restocking fee.
Check if the site processes secure payments
Getting scammed is one of the pitfalls of shopping online. Don’t be a victim of online scam by making sure that the site has a secure payment process. Do not ever pay through check, money wire, money order, or cashier’s check.
We hope these tips have helped. Always do your shopping ahead of time especially if it’s made online so that you still have enough time in case adjustments need to be made.
What other advice do you have for our readers who want to shop for a prom dress online? Let us know in the comments.