Know your shape and colouring - and know them well. A piece that is suited to your body shape will enhance all of your good ‘bits’...and wearing ‘your’ colours will lift the complexion and give you that glow!
Ask for measurements if they are not supplied. Typically you will want to get the bust, waist, hips and length... however you can also ask for arm length, collar to shoulder length or anything else relevant for your shape. Measure up a few of your own favourite pieces that fit perfectly and use this for comparison.
Think about the fabric - will that stretch satin really flatter your figure? What’s the return policy? Make sure you can get your dollars back if it’s not right.
And finally...get some practice! Grab a catalogue for a nearby store. Choose a few pieces that you feel would be best for your bod and then go try them on...this will give you the confidence to spot an online buy that’s right for you.
Need help figuring out your body type and colouring? Just shoot Styling Violet a message via the contact page.