Clothing

Buying Dresses

Looking for dresses online is much more exciting than going to a regular store because of the vast selection of brands, styles and fabulous colors. In this article you will learn some important tips when shopping for a dress on an online boutique.

The first and most important question you want to ask yourself would be, Is the website secure? This goes with any kind of online shopping as you want to know that your information is safe. Check to see if the website has a valid and well known SSL certificate logo such as Godaddy.com, Thawte, Verisign, etc. Now anyone can place a picture of a logo on a webpage, so be sure to click on the logo to see that it is validated by the issuer of the SSL.

Return Policy. Any good website will have a decent return policy, such as, what if you purchased the wrong size? Can the dress be returned for the correct size, or if not can you return the dress for store credit or maybe a refund? Typically the customer will have to pay for return shipping if they have bought the wrong size.

When you are buying dresses online you should figure out your size. Most clothing sites will have various size charts available for the brand or designer of the dress. Figuring out particular your size with these charts is fairly simple, here are some instructions if your not sure how. A standard flexible measure can be used.

  1. The bust, measure around the fullest part of your bust lightly with the measure under the arms.
  2. Waist, Measure around the widest part of the waistline also holding lightly.
  3. Hips, Measure just below the belly button and around the fullest part.

Lastly the price. The best part is that there is always a great deal to be found. So look for sites that offer things like a price match. Often smaller websites are the best places to buy from as they need to be more competitive so those websites will usually price match a dress that their competitors have. Also discounts and coupons! sometimes you can combine the price match with a coupon.