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  • #16
    I'd say clothes shopping online is your best bet. Just be opened to new styles and fits. Only wear what you're comfortable wearing: this includes shoes. Make sure the clothes fit well and aren't baggy. Avoid wearing black too often. You don't have to go neon, but adding a splash of colour always looks stylish. Add colour with a handbag, top or shoes. I do hope I've helped!

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Popcorn&Candy View Post
      I'd say clothes shopping online is your best bet.
      curious, for those who shop online, how in the world do you know if the item will fit right AND look good on you?

      in store, it takes lots of trying on and getting an opinion before I buy something to wear
      if I don't absolutely love it on me, won't be buying it

      will never be an online shopper for clothes or shoes
      plus I need to feel the material .....I touch all the clothes in the store; like soft feeling clothes, even my jeans are soft

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      • #18
        Originally posted by amy40 View Post

        curious, for those who shop online, how in the world do you know if the item will fit right AND look good on you?

        in store, it takes lots of trying on and getting an opinion before I buy something to wear
        if I don't absolutely love it on me, won't be buying it

        will never be an online shopper for clothes or shoes
        plus I need to feel the material .....I touch all the clothes in the store; like soft feeling clothes, even my jeans are soft
        Although I have not shopped for women's clothes ( I leave that to my wife), I have shopped for clothes and shoes online. I usually buy what I have sized in the store although I have bought suit pants without sizing them since the sizing is standard for them and I had to take them to a tailor for fitting anyways.
        I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience.
        ...
        Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

        From a speech by Patrick Henry on March 23, 1775 at St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia

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        • #19
          I don't buy a lot online either. I enjoy the process of store shopping also, feeling the texture and seeing the color against my skin.

          Online: Generally, there are cuts and styles that I know I don't like. Certain fabrics don't lay well, etc. I shop online on impulse typically, and has generally been less than favorite purchases. I don't think I bought anything online in a year, other than undies from Victoria's Secret. Those are always best online, better selection and my size is always the same.

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          • #20
            You've made a good point amy40! I do see what you mean. I suppose shopping online is risky because you just do not know the exact sizing of items, due to - sometimes - dodgy charts. This is why I don't shop online, except for Bravissimo. However, a lot of people hate going into clothes shops, so I assume they accept risks with online shopping.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Popcorn&Candy View Post
              I suppose shopping online is risky
              Even shopping by phone is risky! Occasionally, I'll call to order an item from a kid's catalog. Sizing is not a problem as long as child is not between sizes. Last time I ordered, the catalog no longer said if items were machine wash or not. I only buy items that are machine wash. Before I ordered, asked if the person could look it up. She looked and said it was MW. Started to order but then I asked "are you sure the item is machine washable?" She said "yes."

              Got the item. It is not machine washable. So clerk on phone lied to me, not once but twice! The last two catalogs have gone straight to recycle box.

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              • #22
                I don't know what's wrong with you, but the lady's clothes have been improved

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                • #23
                  I always buy my clothes on the international bulletin board alphapost dot eu. I advise you to watch all the goods that are there.
                  Last edited by jns; 08-02-2017, 02:40 PM. Reason: Outbound links are not allowed.

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                  • #24
                    Well, I have decided to buy a few skirts from NEXT online. I was looking at the website with my best friend and they're gorgeous. I definitely love skirts and will be buying online. I hope this doesn't go against my earlier posts, but online shopping is much quicker and easier than going into a shop. I am prepared to risk it!

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                    • #25
                      I think that Amy was saying that the nicest clothes are not found in the sizes that fit a lot of women. I had the same problem when my wife came to the USA. She typically fitted in a 2 or 3 sized dress. Many nice clothes did not come in such small sizes. Some of the clothes that fit her were actually children sizes, but children are not shaped the same as adults.
                      Last edited by atskitty2; 01-12-2018, 08:55 AM.

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                      • #26
                        online shopping is much better for to waste not time

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                        • #27
                          Why don't you use online shopping websites to buy clothes for you. You will get the free delivery as well as free return policy...

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by James0979 View Post
                            Why don't you use online shopping websites to buy clothes for you. You will get the free delivery as well as free return policy...
                            no I do not shop online as putting anything online is the same as writing on a postcard

                            just did my taxes and yes I mailed them

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                            • #29
                              I have bought so many clothes online and got the right sized clothes for me delivered at my home. Why don't you give it a try to buy clothes online...

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by James0979 View Post
                                I have bought so many clothes online and got the right sized clothes for me delivered at my home. Why don't you give it a try to buy clothes online...
                                Welcome to the forum, James

                                I know the Internet is the new way to make money, so everyone who sells anything online or has a website wants everyone to get onboard
                                but besides the security issues of putting personal info online, we have 5 senses

                                there's something about touching the material on the clothes, trying it on and looking in the mirror, asking someone their opinion, sometimes I do smell items (as many scents bother me), and I have to make sure the item is machine wash
                                (ordered from a catalog for our kid this year and person on phone told me it was machine wash but it arrived and wasn't, so people lie to get a sale, if they lie on the phone, they'll lie on a website to get sales)



                                no online shopping for me

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