Women’s Clothes Online

Tips to Buy Women’s Clothes Online

Where do women go today for a convenient and relaxed shopping experience for clothes? The answer will surely be “online”. The trendiest and the most in-fashion apparel are now available at the click of a mouse be it dresses, skirts, jeans, pants or sweaters. As a woman, you have never had it so good. There is no need to forcibly snatch some time off from your busy work or family schedules for a bout of peaceful undisturbed shopping time. You can opt for online shopping after the children have gone to bed or commuting to and from office.

Most importantly, you are not limited to a specific location physically when you are shopping for clothes. Online, the whole world is your stage and you can buy the best from the fashion capitals of the world – again at the click of a button. Deliveries are quick and easy and usually the big online stores have very strict delivery schedules that they stringently adhere to. Moreover, round the year discounts and rebates are also offered on women’s clothing by major online stores and this is definitely another reason why you should take this shopping route.

However, online shopping is not easy, especially since you cannot try the clothes on like in a regular brick and mortar store or get a feel of the fabric. On the plus side, online shopping portals have highly optimised websites that reflect almost in real terms the quality of the product that you intend to buy. For example, if an ecommerce portal is based in Melbourne or Sydney or Perth, they will get a top and highly rated web development company in Australia to create and develop their website. Acting as an online digital marketing company, they will simultaneously ensure that the site has a great deal of online presence and visibility.

The main problem that you are likely to face in online shopping is ensuring that you get the right size and perfect fit. How do you go about doing so? When you get an item of your choice, carefully check the measurements. The best way is to take one of your matching clothes and check off the measurements against the one that you plan to buy. Do for the same item for item – check a blazer against a blazer you want to buy or a skirt against a skirt and so on. Go to another size or discard the item altogether in case of significant differences.

The next point is to find out the quality of the product. Reading user review is usually the easiest way to get around this problem and have a clear opinion about the size and worth of the product. Knowing the fabric content is tricky since you will not be able to feel it. Here too you can bank on user review as well as the details of fabric put out by the store. If you trust the store’s reputation you can also depend on their description of the fabric.

Finally, read the return policies carefully. You should not face any problem in returning the item if it fails to meet your size and expectations.

Oppressive Women’s Clothing and Fashion down the Ages

Women’s clothing is in a class of its own and women take great care to look their best for any occasion. Remember the famous John Kennedy quip when asked why Jackie took so long to get ready. “She does,” admitted John, “But then she looks so much better than me”.

However, this has not always been true. In their quest for beauty, women have been made to wear clothes that have been oppressive to say the least. Go behind the scenes at a fashion show and you will find young models made to wear dresses that restrict mobility, yet they are required to walk the ramp as naturally as possible.

This is nothing new in the world of woman wear down the ages. A look at how a class of women have traditionally dressed will prove this point.

Throughout history, fashion has been used to express a point about social status and wealth. The wealthy showed off their richly embroidered silk gowns and elaborate suits. However, what they were also required to show was that by dint of their class they were not required to work and hence could have limited mobility. The wicked crinoline was an undergarment in the form of a circular cage that physically limited movement. A woman would stand ensnared in this structure while her maids would add layer upon layer of heavy petticoats on her. While the clothes were beautiful to look at, it also conveyed a message – she was willing to change her body to the standards set by society.

Another example of female oppressive clothing is a scene from “Gone with the Wind” where Scarlett O’Hara is tightly tied up in a corset by “mammy” while she holds on for dear life. In the 18th century, corsets made of whalebone and wire was used to force women into them to structure almost a zero size waistline. In the process, organs were pushed up making breathing and eating very difficult. But then women had to meet society tastes of a slim waistline, never mind if it was physically uncomfortable.

Fast forward to the modern era and things are not much different. The stiletto usually 5in and more distorts a woman’s posture, misaligning the spine and the hips. But then that is the epitome of women’s fashion be it at a disco or executive board meeting.

Finally, a matter of inconvenience – why do women’s dresses not have pockets in spite of widespread usage of smart phones while men have the option of slipping them into one? Definitely food for thought!