6 fashion hacks to make your clothes fit better



Are you tired of receiving disappointing, ill-fitting clothes after online shopping sprees? You’re not alone!

Thanks to inconsistent sizing across brands, confusing size charts and the challenge of measuring yourself, the convenience of shopping online can be quickly overshadowed by the hassle of returns and exchanges.

Luckily, sizing woes don’t have to cramp your style! From decoding size charts to mastering DIY measurements, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about how to buy clothes that fit perfectly the first time, every time.

Here are 6 game-changing fashion hacks you can use to transform your wardrobe and make clothes fit better.

Game-changing fashion hacks to make clothes fit better

1. Knowing your measurements is essential to ensure a proper fit when shopping for clothing. That’s especially true online, where sizes can vary between brands. Utilize size charts provided by retailers to match your measurements with the appropriate garment size.

2. Consider consulting a local seamstress or tailor who can accurately measure you for a small fee or even at no cost.

3. Men typically require measurements such as neck, chest, waist, hips, inseam and height for accurate sizing. Women commonly need measurements for shoulders, bust size, waist and hips to ensure a proper fit.

4. Online resources offer simple guides on how to accurately measure each aspect of your body for the proper garment size. Here are some basic tips to help measure easily and accurately:

    • Use a flexible measuring tape. This ensures accuracy and allows you to easily wrap the tape around your body.
    • Stand up straight and maintain good posture while taking measurements to ensure they are consistent and accurate.
    • Measure against bare skin or thin clothing. Bulky clothing can add extra inches to your measurements, leading to incorrect sizing.
    • Take measurements at the widest point. For example, measure around the fullest part of your bust, hips, and waist.
    • Keep the tape snug but not too tight. It should be close to your body without squeezing or indenting your skin.
    • Keep the tape level and free from twists to obtain precise measurements.
    • Take each measurement multiple times to ensure accuracy, especially if you’re measuring yourself.
    • Use a mirror or ask for assistance. Having someone else measure you can help ensure accuracy, especially for hard-to-reach areas like the back, arms (i.e., sleeve length), or shoulders.

5. Keep your measurements handy by storing them in a note on your phone for easy reference while shopping, whether you’ve taken them yourself or had them recorded by a professional.

6. Don’t discard older clothing that no longer fits; instead, consider alterations using your current measurements. It’s a cost-effective way to continue enjoying your favorite items and maximize their value.