How to buy cheap dresses online

The warmer months are on the way and it is time to start think of spring/summer outfits. I love wearing dresses in the spring/summer months. The fact that I can show off my legs without tights is amazing after months of wearing layers. Dresses are super easy to style in the warmer months. I like to have quite a few dresses to wear on a daily basis when the weather allows me. Which is why I am always on the lookout for cheap dresses online. When it comes to most things, you do get what you buy for. So if you buy cheap, you get cheap. However, that isn’t necessarily the case when it comes to buying dresses. It is possible to buy cheap dresses online and get decent pairs for your little change.

I love buying quality items so I tend to spend more usually because I wear my pieces for years and years to come. But sometimes, I just want to shop for cheap dresses to wear in the summer. I also love shopping for cheap dresses for girls as well, for my little diva.

 

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Here are some ways you could go about buying quality but cheap dresses online –

Shop the sales

This is the first way to go about shopping for anything online. It is always sensible to target the sales for items you have on your Wishlist. For cheap dresses, you can get loads online whilst the sales is on. Many high street stores have huge sales on and off all through the year. I buy many of my summer dresses online during the sales. It is great because I could save over 50% of the initial RRP. Shopping the sales is the first way to buy cheap dresses online.

 

Shop tried and tested brands

When shopping online, you should be very careful and shop only on websites you have successfully shopped on before. I avoid unknown brands online to avoid any surprises. Many of these new brands will send you pieces that look nothing like what they have photography on their website. So do be mindful of that while shopping online. Also, buying from tried and tested brands means you will buy the dresses in the right size as well. Many of us have different sizes from shop to shop. This is easily taking care of when you shop with brands you know already.

 

Go for pieces you can style in different ways

It makes to shop for dresses you can style in different ways. That way you get more wear out of them. I love items I am able to dress up and down. That way I can wear it on a casual day out and on a date as well. Buying dresses that can’t be styled in different ways or worn to various places means it is likely to get buried in your wardrobe for months.

 

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If in doubt, read reviews

This is where consumers and fashion bloggers come in. If you are unsure of a particular dress or brand, always look out for reviews. That way, you get to read an unbiased (hopefully) review and can decided if you want the piece or not. A quick Google search with the dress and brand details will likely bring you up to speed.

 

 

Heed These 6 Tips When Shopping for Spa Robes

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 Spa robes used to be worn solely in spas during the course of a spa treatment to help make customers feel more comfortable and relaxed. But time after time, such a norm has changed. Nowadays, spa robes can already be seen in households for their potential to transform bathrooms and bedrooms into a haven of rest and relaxation.

 

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As much as more people are getting hooked on wearing spa robes at home for that instant ultimate luxury and therapeutic pampering experience, as comfy as they are, spa robes also come at a hefty price. To get a quality and cozy spa robe, you have to pay $25 at the least. That said, it pays to know how to make a wise purchase to make sure you get the best value of your spa robes budget.

 

Spa Robes Shopping Tips

So, heads up, beginners! When shopping for your first spa robe, you may want to heed the tips below:

 

  1. Your spa robe has to fit well.

A spa robe’s price does not absolutely mirror its quality. There are also other important factors that can help enhance your robe spa robe experience and one of these is the spa robe’s size.

Make sure you choose the right size. Otherwise, that luxurious experience you have imagined might turn out to be a cause of great annoyance or disappointment.

 

  1. Choose the spa robe that best suits with how you intend to use it.

Spa robes, nowadays, are worn for a variety of purposes. Besides being a spa and massage treatment outfit, others wear it as plain bathrobe before and after taking a bath or as a comfortable garment at home especially in the bedroom. Unfortunately, you cannot simply purchase one spa robe and expect it to go well on all occasions.

If it’s to serve as a plain bathrobe, you should prioritize on getting a robe with a more absorbent material. Otherwise, opt for a more breathable robe that best suits your lounging hours at home. Meanwhile, if your purpose is to wear an extra layer to keep you warm during the winter season, then go for thicker spa robes. Somehow, it is always better to touch the robe in person or fit it to make sure that it can go well with how you plan it to use.

 

 

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  1. Choose the kind of cotton and fabric you prefer.

The Cotton Material

Choosing the right type of cotton in shopping for your spa robe is also necessary as this can influence and affect the robe’s longevity, functionality, and maintenance.

You can either have a spa robe made of natural cotton and polyester or you can opt for the better option that is the Turkish cotton.

Turkish cotton is a kind of premium cotton from Aegean, Turkey which has longer fibers which add to the robe’s softness, absorbency, and fluffiness. Oftentimes, Turkish cotton is compared to luxury Egyptian cotton; a huge part of the market prefers Turkish more over the latter as it wins in terms of absorbency, fluffiness that improves over time, and most importantly, Turkish cotton is way more affordable.

If you are on a tight budget, however, you can still go for polyester-natural cotton combination and still feel happy about your purchase. On the upside, such a combination is considered more versatile, more durable, and is easier to wash or maintain. Unlike pure cotton, poly-cotton blends do not shrink easily and are usually free of wrinkles.

 

The Fabric Material

Two popular and most commonly used spa robe fabrics are terry cloth robes and waffle spa robes which produce different finishes.

Terry cloths are thick and soft. Oftentimes used to make towels, terry cloth is ace in terms of absorbency and comfort. If you are looking for a spa robe to wear at home while watching TV on the couch or on your bed, then you should get a terry cloth robe and enjoy that cozy and warm feel.

Waffle spa robes are pretty much as cozier, absorbent, and comfortable as terry robes but they are lighter to wear and thus, easier to wash, maintain, or dry. This is the reason why a lot of hotels and spas prefer waffle knit robes over terry robes.

In terms of look, both terry and waffle spa robes are equally aesthetically great and elegant.

 

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  1. Watch the length.

Most of spa robes are long. Nonetheless, the robe industry is following three standard spa robe length options: short, knee length, and long. Short is until mid-thigh, knee length is inches longer but is still above the knees, and lastly, long is until the mid-calf level.

Your spa robe’s length is an important consideration too if your location experience the full range of seasons.

 

  1. Pick the design and color that best captured your heart.

Basically, you can choose from three spa robe designs if you are shopping for one: kimono robes, spa robes with hoods, and the shawl collar robes.

If you have been imagining of that minimalist and elegant look at your cozy bedroom, then go for that sleek kimono robe design that has collar-less robe drapes wrapping your body. Meanwhile, for the winter season, you can go for a much cozier robe with a hood and enjoy that extra warmth it gives. Lastly, if achieving a lavish, subtle look is your priority, then you should get the shawl collar robe that has rolled collar and folded cuffs.

In terms of color, some spa robe brands offer over 20 color choices; sometimes with extra elegant fabric prints.

 

  1. It’s fun to accessorize!

Instead of visiting a high-end spa or a luxury hotel, you can actually save money and just pick the best luxury robe that you can wear at home. And if you think it’s not enough, you can always accessorize to achieve a more luxurious look, i.e. getting that fabulous headbands or pair of slippers that match the color and design of your robe.

Now, if you do not have that styling gift, simply get the spa robe that you best prefer and have it customized or embroidered for a fee or you can just leave it as is. After all, it’s that luxurious and cozy feel you are after, right?

 

 

 

 

 

Why I hate trying on clothes in the changing room

I do 98% of my shopping online. Online shopping is convenient for me and it suits my current lifestyle as I hardly ever go anywhere. I rather pay a delivery charge and try the clothes in the comfort of my home, than head off to a shopping mall. However there are times when I have to go into a store to shop. I prefer buying shoes and jeans in store because I need to make sure they fit. The only time I shop for these online is when I know for a fact that they would suit because I have bought similar pieces/pairs before from the same store. So what happens when I have to go into a mall to shop and use the changing rooms? I just do it and get it over it quickly.

I am sure I am not the only one that hates trying on clothes in the changing room. I have had a few people tell me they rather try on clothes at home and return them if they don’t fit than use the changing rooms. It is strange that many of us feel that way about the changing room. So what is the deal with the changing rooms?

 

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Why I hate trying on clothes in the changing room

These are the reasons why I rather over trying on clothes in changing rooms –

 

I feel exposed

There is little privacy in changing rooms. I find the curtains don’t do a good job and I feel exposed when trying on clothes. I also have this weird feeling that someone could mistakenly/deliberately open the curtains.

 

They are always too small

As a twin mummy, I am usually out and about with the kids. Trying on clothes in small changing rooms with 2 very active toddlers is not ideal. The rooms are usually even too small for just one person, not to mention going in with kids.

 

Waiting for a free room

I am not the most patient person. My entire patience is used up with the twins so I have little or non left for anything else. Hanging around waiting for a free room to try on clothes feels like a waste of valuable time.

 

 

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Changing rooms are useful

Despite my reservations, I know how useful changing rooms can be. They are great for when you need to ensure that stunning dress fits great or that new brand has the jeans you have your eye on in your size. But I still avoid them when I can. I rather just try my finds at home and buy from trusted brands I know.

 

What are your thoughts on this? Do you avoid the changing rooms like I do?

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