I’m no novice to online shopping. In fact, I love it, because it means I can buy stuff without having to brave the hordes out there, and I get to shop international brands and sales 😀 But one aspect of online shopping has always eluded me somehow – shopping for clothes. These days, I’ve even managed to shop for shoes online, provided I’ve tried them on before or provided my shopping buddy has, because lo and behold, we share the same shoe size! You do not know how helpful that is until you actually have that sort of relationship. Trust me! 😀
Anyway, I recently picked up a very lovely shirt dress from J. Crew from an online sale. It looked pretty good online and I have to say the quality is good too. It is, by all accounts a well made dress that fits me well across the shoulders and I must be honest, that surprised me. My other online clothes shopping experiences have not been this successful. The only niggling problem I had is that I never realised just how much material went into that dress.
If I had tried it on in store, I might have balked at it because the dress made me look a little larger than I liked and that was a bit of a tragedy, because I otherwise like it! I love dresses with full skirts and this one had it.