Sizing Issues of Buying Clothes Online

Sizing Issues of Buying Clothes Online
Sizing Issues of Buying Clothes Online

Welcome to our blog where we discuss the sizing issues of buying clothes online. One of the biggest challenges that shoppers face when purchasing fashion clothes online is getting the right size. This is because different countries use different sizing systems, making it difficult to communicate effectively. For instance, the LARGE size in Asian countries may be equivalent to the MEDIUM or SMALL size in Western countries. Even the sizes stated by different brands may vary due to different designs, manufacturing requirements, and vanity sizing.

Vanity Sizing

Vanity sizing is one of the major sizing problems for women buying clothes online. Vanity sizing, also known as size inflation, refers to the phenomenon of ready-to-wear clothing becoming larger over time. Clothing manufacturers use vanity sizing to satisfy buyers' wishes to appear thin and feel better about themselves. A survey revealed that around 90% of women find the unpredictability caused by vanity sizing annoying, especially when buying clothes online.

Sizing System used by CM Style Fashion

To help you cope with this issue, we have developed our own measuring system by measuring the actual lying flat measurements of various parts of clothes and stating this information clearly with illustrations in our clothes listings. By comparing the measurements stated with their own well-fitted clothes, customers can clearly know whether the clothes will fit them or not. This method has been proven to be effective most of the time, but there may still be discrepancies that occur on and off as some customers may not have actually done the comparisons.

Common Sense can Help

However, sometimes, common sense can also help you find the right size clothes. Here are some things to consider:

1. Is the design loosely fit? Loose fit design will have a wider range of fitting. Your own idea of fitting also matters. Do you want to dress it in tightly fit or loosely fit?

2. Is the fabric stretchy? The same design can fit more people with stretchy fabric.

3. If the clothes are presented on a mannequin, ask the seller what size the mannequin is such that you will have a better idea.

Finally, a unified sizing system would be very useful and helpful for the development of the garment industry selling online. To make this happen, governments of different countries should work more closely to tackle the trading barrier problems between countries so that people all around the world can enjoy the best design and fitted clothes.

Posted by Administrator: Thursday, 29 June 2023 00:58 AM »
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