In recent years, the trend has led to an explosion of online shopping.
But as more and more people have become accustomed to using the Internet for their daily activities, it’s also becoming a source of frustration.
For some people, the hassle of checking a website for clothes and making the purchases has become a constant source of worry, says Kristin Oster, a clothing consultant who has worked with brands including GAP, Gap and Forever 21.
“I’m concerned that people are taking that frustration out on themselves,” she says.
“And I think that’s a big problem for consumers.”
The rise of online stores has raised the stakes for shoppers.
Many people want a quick, affordable way to shop for clothes, and online retailers are seeing a resurgence in interest in their products.
But many shoppers aren’t satisfied with what they see online, and are still frustrated by the lengthy lines, the confusing prices and the high cost of shipping.
“You want to buy something that’s really good and you feel really confident with, but when it’s not as good as you imagined it to be, it feels like you’re in a long line,” says Erin L. Anderson, a consumer products consultant who runs The Brand Report.
“That’s a real challenge.”
One way to tackle the issue is to look for clothes that are more tailored to the individual.
“It’s about finding that perfect fit, or a great fit, for the individual that you are,” says Lacy Gossett, a director of fashion, lifestyle and lifestyle apparel at online clothing retailer The Knot.
For a more detailed guide on how to shop online, see our How to Shop section.
If you are shopping for a pair of jeans, try a size small or medium.
This will help you choose a pair that will be the right fit for you, says Lacey.
If it’s too big, go up a size or two, she says, adding that the waistband of a size 10 should fit about a size 12.
If the jeans are too small, go down a size.
Lacey suggests buying jeans that are made to fit for a size 15 or bigger, which is about the size of a standard 12-inch waistband.
The size you get from The Knot will depend on the type of fabric you’re shopping for, and the waist measurement you choose.
If your waist is a little wider than normal, try getting a small size, like a 12- to 12- 1/2-inch-wide size.
If that doesn’t fit, you can also try a 12 or 14-inch size.
You may also want to consider choosing a brand that has a larger variety of styles, such as designer brands like Ralph Lauren, Lululemon and Gucci.
If these brands aren’t available in your area, you could try other online retailers, such in New York City or online retailers in Florida.
When shopping online, it pays to check the labels on items.
Some online stores will give you a free shipping label, but some don’t, so make sure you can find a label with a free or discounted price.
The Knot offers a handy list of brands that offer free shipping in its online store.
Lacy recommends checking out brands that provide coupons and discounts.
“If they’re offering free shipping, I think it’s worth it,” she explains.
For more tips and suggestions on how best to shop on the Internet, see What to Look for Online: Shopping tips.