I think being able to buy clothes online has been a blessing throughout the pandemic. From a self- identified shopaholic, buying clothing online is very much necessary for when there’s lockdowns as we are not being allowed on shopping sprees! Not to mention that the shops were closed… anyway!
Buying clothes online can be a bit of a hit and miss sometimes. Not all companies will be honest about the quality of their clothes and accessories. Though this is not surprising. Or just having strange fitting sizes… which sometimes makes no sense. Though it’s the risk we take. I have bought some items which have been extremely poor quality from feeling thinner than paper that would literally rip if I wore it. But you always learn after to read the reviews of other people to get a better idea as well as seeing photos of customers wearing the items, as models always show the best side of the garment and never the flaws… With shopping online, you can’t try clothes and sometimes it really proves that you should try clothes on before you buy them.
Secondly, some gems can be bought online. Some of my favourite clothing items have been bought online and fit amazingly. Not to mention, you discover some amazing brands that are new and fresh. Another bonus to online shopping is applying discountcodes! I believe it’s easier to save money online as we can find so many discount codes as well. These codes can’t be applied in real life (bit of an obvious statement), and there’s not really an easy way to save money when shopping in person. Unless you start shopping religiously in the sale section of stores. Even though we can apply discount codes online, online shopping also makes it easier to buy more and more items. Even if we weren’t looking to buy a lot.
In conclusion, shopping online and online fashion can be both a blessing and a curse in disguise. Sometimes we get lucky and other times… not so much. But personally, I will continue taking the gamble when buying clothes online.