Gone are the days when Indian ethnic wears were not really considered to be a part of fashion. Today ethnic wears are changing the fashion game, they are equally in demand and cherished by the fashion lovers as the western wear. The style and designs that our traditional wears are available are exuberant. With the advent of the internet and burgeoning e-commerce websites, shopping these gorgeous dresses and clothing has become so easy and hassle free without having to step out of your home and hump from shop to shop to get a perfect dress.
While the advantage of online shopping is the accessibility and availability of every type of product all on the internet, however, shopping online can turn into bitter and annoying experience if not done carefully. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and sometimes fall for some fake and fraud websites.
Here is the list of some points that you need to consider while shopping to make your experience fun and delightful. Shall we start?
1. Your Measurements
This is where most of the shoppers still fail and this is one of the pitfalls of online shopping that you can certainly avoid by knowing your vitals. Get your measurements handy and another simple trick is to take the measure of best fitted ethnic wear you already own.
Do not blindly trust the measurements given in the product details. Most of the times the size of ethnic wears come larger than the actual size mentioned on the product. So if you are size medium you might want to take a size small for yourself. Even though, always compare your measurements with the product details which might help you to not return the lovely outfit.
2. The Authenticity of a Site
Customer reviews, payment gateways, contact details, product range, social media activity, collaborations with companies and brands are some of the things that will help you to decide if any e-commerce site is authentic or not.
3. Buyers Protection
This is an important feature to consider while shopping, make sure to have 100% buyers protection. Under this feature, the e-commerce site will meddle in case of any fault or discrepancy and adequately settle down the matter between both the parties involved.
4. Return Policy
This is one of the most important points to checking before clicking buy and payment button. As you can’t try the cloth until it arrives, return policy has to be clear, easy and customer friendly. Always read the policy before purchasing a product online.
5. Customer’s Reviews
Customer’s reviews are truly your friend. The glance at customer reviews especially the product you are buying will give you more clarity about the product. Reading these reviews will surely save you from any mishaps or hassle.
6. Item Details
Item details not only include the measurements or vitals but also the make, fabric details and also the maintenance. Many user or customers prefer clothes made from durable and sturdy fabric and don’t require special handling. Knowledge of fabric will also help you know if that is suitable for particular season/weather or not, for e.g. satin and nylon fabrics are hot and can’t be worn in summer.
7. Start Small
If you are purchasing for the first time online and also the e-commerce site you have not heard much about, start with the products that are not priced very high just to know not only the products and also the customer service.
8. Compare Other Websites
As there are many websites that are selling ethnic wears, so there is a possibility that you might get the same product on the other site at cheaper rates or at some really good discount. Or you are just looking for a particular design and not the specific brand then also you can try different websites and check for the better price, fabric, and design, shipment, etc.
9. Keep Eyes on the Trend and be Smart
We all know trends come and go and not every trend is flattering, so be little mindful and judicious about what you are investing your money in.
So how do you choose the trend that can be worn even if the trend goes away; First of all be aware of your body types that play the huge role if any design makes or breaks the deal of look you are trying to have.
Second of all if you don’t want to put your money on something that.
10. Your Budget
Last and not the least is your budget, though with so many sites selling women’s ethnic wear, you can actually check the same product on other websites if it is available in the price range you can afford.
Another cool trick is to add the products you want to buy in the cart and wait for the exciting offers to come which might actually surprise you with the price that actually fits your budget.
Author Bio: I am Aarti Pathak, the media manager at Vasansi Jaipur. Vasansi is a premium designer ethnic wear brand of India for a woman who is renowned worldwide for its designer Anarkali Suits, Indo western dresses, Bridal Lehengas, and designer Sarees.