With London Fashion week on – and the weather definitely turning a little more autumnal it seems like a good time to review a Fashion on-line shopping website.
This one with the name Dress For Less caught my eye some time ago. It sells women’s, men’s and children’s clothes. Also accessories, shoes, and underwear.
The name Dress For Less is not exactly glamorous and strikes me with a name like that you could be shopping in a bargain basement, but actually that could not be further from the truth.
Dress For Less has lots of designer labels selling at low prices. Hence its name – so Dress For Less does what it says on the tin.
Most of the labels we all know, love and a lot of the time can not afford, sell their wares here. One of the things I like is that Dress For Less shows you the listed RRP of the garment and alongside the Dress For Less price. My observation is that this makes some clothes which we might feel a little out of our price range actually affordable.
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Shopping on-line.
Now clothes shopping on-line has its advantages and disadvantages.
The advantage is that you can try things on in your own home in comfort. Stick your own accessories with them. And contemplate them without having to face yourself in mirrors that leave you feeling that you should be walking round in a long black cloak. You also don’t have to take children, sulky partners and husbands with you, pay for parking charges and endless cups of coffee and the odd cake to cheer yourself up with.
The disadvantage is that you have got to get the size right. You can not tell what the material is like – and of course you can not keep trying lots of different sizes.
To combat this Dress For Less has an excellent sizing page which is a good idea to print out before you start to consider choosing any items of clothing. The next thing is to grab a tape measure and measure all your important parts and be honest with yourself. Write down the measurements on your print out of Dress For Less Sizing.
Incidentally Dress For Less sizing includes European sizing, American sizing, UK sizing as well as inches and centimetres. In fact it seems to have all bases covered.
So having finally decided on an item and a colour – choose a size based on your measurements. It is worth taking a little more time on deliberating on size and colour with this site as you do have to pay for returns. Standard delivery in the UK is £3.50 and will take 2 to 4 days.
If this has put off Dress For Less do remember many of their items of clothing are heavily discounted and I would guess that is why they charge for returns. The upside is they really do have a great range of clothes at very competitive prices so it is definitely worth taking a browse.