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How To Buy Clothes That Actually Fit


I know the pain, you know the pain, we all know the pain that comes when you can’t find clothes that fit. You think you know your size, but the clothes end up being too tight in one place or too loose in another. In the end, you’re left wearing things that don’t fit properly, which make you feel very self-conscious not to mention that they do nothing to flatter your body.

It’s an issue that’s relevant to every item of clothing you buy although some may find that specific items are more difficult to buy than others. So, how do you find clothes that actually fit you? Here are a few tips for getting a more accurate fit:
Have Your Measurements Taken
Be honest with me, how many of you have genuinely measured yourself? For most of us, our size is figured out by trying different items on and settling on the one that’s the most comfortable. If you want a more accurate fit, then you need accurate body measurements. There are a few key areas you need to measure:
  • Hips
  • Waist
  • Bust
  • Thigh
  • Inseam
  • Upper arm
  • Arm length
The video below that instructs you on how best to get these measurements, but you can also see a tailor who can measure you. Also, get your feet measured by going to any shoe store or department and asking them to do it for you. When you’re armed with your correct measurements, it’s far easier to find clothes that fit.



Pay attention to sizing guides
Sizing varies from brand to brand. A brand may advertise something as ‘Small’. but the actual measurements are wildly different. But, most women's online clothing stores will have sizing guides for you to take a look at. These guides tell you the exact measurements for the clothes so you can compare them to your personal measurements! This way, you’re able to know what size will actually fit you. Instead of a small, a medium may be a better fit.

Shop Around
There are so many different places you can shop for clothes these days. So, there’s no need to restrict yourself to one store or brand; look around for the best options out there. If you shop around, you can find a range of different brands with different sizes that might fit you better than the rest. I have found this to be the case with jeans.

When you’re wearing clothes that don’t fit you, it makes you feel a bit blah. If things are too tight, you start to think you’re getting fat. If items are too loose, then you feel like you’re wearing a blanket everywhere. It doesn’t help your confidence, so it’s beneficial when you get clothes that genuinely fit well.

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