Online Shopping Rules

Things I buy online:

Ref Item Comment
1 Repeat Buys Speedos, Shell tops.
2 Shoes
3 Jeans  See here
4 Layering tops T-shirts
5 Loose Jackets
6 Scarves
7 Jewellry
8 Handbags


Things I would never buy online:

Ref Item Comment
1 Bras I always, always get fitted now and try on loads. Since being properly fitted I realise that even within one brand, each style is different and it makes a huge difference. Half the time, if you think a person is dressed weird, it is due to their bra (not that I have researched this….).
2 Non-layering tops i.e. summer stuff that is fitted and not meant to be hidden under a jacketI have to try on most tops due to my wide shoulders. I need big necklines, big collars, longer sleeves but tight trunk or I look like a box. Also need to ensure no muffin top.
3 Fitted jackets See 2) plus long arms means my sleeves are normally “bracelet” length.
4 Shoes I’m unsure about (see here)
5 Dresses Being tall, the waist is often in the wrong place.
6 Skirts Being tall (and old) I don’t like to show my knees (unless for a beach cover-up).
7 Patterns Recently I bought a striped tank. It looked fine on the model (ha!). Had to send it back.

(or would only buy if they were cheap or the returns policy is great – see here).

Me. 28th September 2012