Expert shopper Laura Coronado of LollieShopping.com understands the woes of trying on garments in the store (not enough time! I don’t feel like it today! Undressing makes me feel uncomfortable! etc), so she’s compiled a mental checklist of facts/questions that help her make the right decision to buy, not to buy, and to select the proper size. See below for a few tidbits of info, and head to LollieShopping.com for the rest of the deets!
1. I know my size. From jeans to dresses to tops, I know my size in everything – including U.K. and Italian apparel. About 90% of the time, I can just rely on the little number on the tag and know that it’ll fit.
First thing first, get to know your size and accept it. We all gain weight over the years. It’s natural, common and nothing to be ashamed of. If you’ve gained weight, don’t be so hard on yourself. Love your body. Love your new size. Get to know it intimately and accept it.
Your size is established by your measurements. So find some time and privacy to measure your body and use the following link to accurately discover your size: www.womenssizechart.com. While you’re at it, take note of your size in other countries, because some of your most favorite fashion finds will be imported from outside the U.S. – especially if you’re a fashion forward gal.
2. I know the best fashion styles for my body. Wrap or faux wrap dresses and blouses look amazing on me. (Actually, they look amazing on all figures.) I know that scoop necks and V-necks are best for me. I know that I have to be careful with pants because I have a big booty. I know my body’s best features and its challenges. And I stick with what I know.
Do you know what styles complement your frame best?