Thursday, 4 December 2008

TIPS - Changing Room Garment Test

changing room garment testIllustration Credit: nerosunero on Flickr.com

Often us women are swayed by a bargain, even when the item in question does not really fit very well, or will rarely be worn again. Here are 3 things to do when trying clothes on so that you won't make a bad impulse buy.

  • 1 - Bend over - Does the garment show your underwear? Does it ride up too far at the back?
  • 2 - Sit down - Is the garment too tight? Does it crumple too much? Can you still breathe?
  • 3 - Raise arms above head - Does it sit right when you put your arms down? Does it ride up?

Clothes will look and feel completely different when you have moved about in them. If you constantly have to pull your trousers up, or your top down then the garment doesn't fit and you will not want to wear it.

If you find something that you love but it needs altering, only buy if you will actually get it altered. It is really easy to end up with a bunch of clothes in your wardrobe that are too long or big.

If you are a dab hand with a needle and thread then taking up a pair of trousers is not a huge challenge. If like me, you are useless at sewing, then remember to factor in the cost of getting a garment professionally altered. Do ask when you buy; some stores offer an alteration service which can occasionally be free.
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