Made to measure: How to make sure your wardrobe fits to perfection

posted by Chris Valentine

You might not have the unlimited shopping budget that we all seem to crave, but that doesn’t mean to say that your wardrobe has to suffer.

On the contrary, as the experts keep reminding us, it only takes a few small hacks to perfect your wardrobe.

For the purposes of today, the topic we are going to hone in on is getting a good fit. Again, even if you’re not purchasing premium garments, you can make all the difference by making sure that they fit as well as can be. On the flip side, you might buy all of the clothes that you see in the movies – but not reap anything like the effects because of the way in which they fit your body.

Let’s now mull over some tips which can help you get the perfect fit when it comes to the contents of your wardrobe, and really allow you to make the most out of it.

What is a good fit?

First and foremost, you need to identify what a good fit is. Again, this is going to be completely different for each one of you out there.

While staying comfortable is always going to be important here, you should also pay particular attention to the seams. Making sure that these are aligned to the lines of the body can be the quickest way to decide if a garment really is right for your wardrobe.

Some brands are more suitable than others

We should perhaps attach a caveat to this next point and state that the price band of a particular brand doesn’t dictate whether it is going to work for your body or not.

For example, some of the most expensive brands in the world might not offer any garments that fit to your shape. It happens.

However, there will be some that work every single time. These are your go-to brands, and the trick is to find as many of these as possible so that you can make clothes shopping a much more rewarding experience.

You are never one size

This ties very closely into the previous point. Put simply, the chances of each item in your wardrobe being the same size are slim to say the least. This doesn’t just appear across brands as well; you might find that different ranges have slightly different sizes. Worse still, the exact same garments from some brands are sized marginally differently – and this is something else that can wreak havoc with your wardrobe.

What’s the moral of this story? Make sure you try everything on before you buy.

Some trends just won’t work for you

Remember when we made the point that each one of us is different? Well, let’s also put it out there that not all trends are universal. While one trend might look fabulous on your friend, on you it might have the opposite effect.

For example, take low-rise jeans. For some bodies, these will always fit perfectly. For others, they will look utterly ridiculous and just not stay in position. Make sure you appreciate this before you dive fully into your shopping journey.

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