To create a stylish and beautiful image, it is not enough to be well-versed in fashion trends. After all, you can know what clothes are currently relevant, but make a ton of mistakes in the fitting room that will not allow you to buy the perfect thing. Novate.ru wants you to always look 100%, and therefore offers to study the oversights that are most often allowed in stores.
Mistake 1: Choosing with the whole family
Probably, family shopping only looks great in photographs, because everything in life usually ends in conflicts and scandals. Yes, we can very much value the opinion of our loved ones and try to focus on it, but do not forget that everyone has different tastes. If mom is in love with this dress with a bunch of bows and ruffles, this does not mean at all that you should buy it just to please. Someone wants our image to be bright, someone - modest, and someone just wants to go home as soon as possible, and not walk between endless hangers with clothes. And if you go for a fitting with a small child who is constantly capricious and demands your attention, the risk of buying the first thing that comes across increases tenfold.
In the hustle and bustle, listening to many opinions, you can easily get lost and forget about your own tastes and needs. If you are afraid that you will not be able to choose clothes that fit you well, because "from the side it is more visible", ask for help an objective friend who can honestly say that this thing suits you, and in this one you look like an aunt in the market. So the nerves will be more whole, and the purchases will be more successful.
Mistake 2: Assessing Your Face, Not Your Clothes
Surely, you have noticed more than once that in the fitting room our gaze evaluates clothes for just a couple of minutes, and then smoothly moves to the face. And all existing and non-existent problems immediately become noticeable: a pimple on the forehead, poorly plucked eyebrows, wrinkles, bruises under the eyes. The mood drops sharply, and the outfit, which seemed perfect a few moments ago, remains unattended. And why waste time on her clothes, if there is a more serious task - to closely study your shortcomings. Do not make this mistake and, going into the fitting room, evaluate exclusively the chosen thing and how it sits on you? Are there imperfections on your face? Good makeup will fix everything!
Mistake 3: focusing on the opinion of a consultant
Unfortunately, it is very difficult to meet a stylist consultant in one person or at least a seller with excellent taste. And it doesn't matter where you buy clothes - in a mass market or a luxury store. If at first sight you fell in love with a dress that makes you look fat, or trousers that visually shorten your legs, it is unlikely that the consultant will dissuade you from buying. His earnings directly depend on the percentage of sales, and the seller does not care at all how you will look in the chosen clothes.
Even if the outfit emphasizes all the flaws in the figure, the consultant will most likely say, "You look amazing, like from the cover of a magazine!" And it doesn't matter at all that the smile is strained, and there is fake in the voice. Therefore, try to evaluate the reflection in the mirror critically and primarily focus on your feelings. Clothes should not only like and look stylish, but also fit well on you. By the way, the last condition is the most important. Therefore, it is worth listening to the opinion of the consultant only indirectly, so that, when you come home, you do not regret the purchase.
Mistake 4: composing an image in low light
Unfortunately, not all fitting rooms can boast of good multi-level lighting. Usually, we have to try on clothes under a single lamp located in the center of the ceiling and casting shadows. Because of this, we do not have the opportunity to get a good look at the clothes from all sides. The presence of just one mirror does not help either, which allows you to evaluate the outfit exclusively from the front. Bright fluorescent lamps also distort perception: with unnatural lighting that dazzles the eyes, we may not pay attention to the marriage that is present on clothes.
If the fitting room does not have lamps that simulate daylight, go to the trading floor, where the light is more natural, and look at your reflection in the mirror located there. And when you get home, try on the clothes again, without cutting off the tags, but in daylight. Perhaps a flaw that was invisible in the store due to poor lighting will catch your eye.
Mistake 5: Trying on a dress without removing your pants
Yes, laziness. Yes, we are in a hurry. Yes, I don’t want to take off and put on my trousers several times. However, leaving them while trying on a dress is a big mistake. So we risk buying an outfit that does not fit in length, visually cuts off the legs and, instead of stretching the silhouette, shortens the height. The best option is to go to the fitting room and try on the dress with the shoes and accessories with which we plan to wear it after purchase. If you come to the store in shorts and flip flops, look for shoes that are similar to yours, or with the right heels. So you can see not only if this dress suits you, but also if you like this combination.
Mistake 6: coming to the store in the wrong underwear
You want to go shopping in comfortable clothes that do not restrict movement. This is how we go to the store in shorts, an oversized T-shirt and … a sports bra. If you are planning to buy pants or a skirt, there is nothing wrong with such underwear. But if your goal is a blouse or dress, the selection of a bra is poor. The fact is that sports models make the chest figure flat and deprive you of the opportunity to see how the thing will fit in everyday life.
There are several options for solving the problem: either postpone the purchase until the next time, or find a section with underwear in the store and take your size for trying on, or take off your bra completely to evaluate the fit of the blouse. The last option is suitable if there is no underwear in the store, and clothes need to be bought urgently.
Mistake 7: only measure one size
Size is a relative concept. One size 42 item can fit you perfectly, the second one doesn't fit, and the third one can be big. Such a swing is primarily due to the fact that each manufacturer has its own dimensional grid, which does not always correspond to generally accepted standards. To find the most suitable item, try on clothes of several sizes. And if suddenly it will sit perfectly 44, instead of the usual 42, do not panic - this does not mean that you have recovered.
Also, do not forget that oversize is in fashion now, so some T-shirts, hoodies, jackets, trench coats will look much more relevant if you take a model a couple of sizes larger. And always try to check the clothing you choose for comfort. Standing in a dress in front of a mirror is great, but you still need to walk in it, bend over, sit down, stretch your arms in order to understand whether ugly masonry appears, whether it is convenient for you, and so on.
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