Buying Dresses Online

What to Look for When Buying Dresses Online

This summer, we at Lu-May Exclusive Wear are absolutely in love with dresses. A dress can liven up a dull daily work outfit; it can add a feminine touch to a casual weekend look or elevate evening wear to chic and fashionable. Dresses are versatile and wonderful, but if visiting a shop to fill your wardrobe with dresses seems like a hassle, then indulge your fashion shopping dreams by purchasing your dresses online.

If you are selective about what you prefer to shop for online and have your reservations about shopping for clothing, then follow these tips and tricks for shopping for dresses online.

What to Look for When Buying Dresses Online

Online shopping can be fun, relaxing, and downright easy when you know all the tricks of the trade. So, consider this list of things that you should look out for when you’re browsing and ready to buy dresses online:Bohemian Red Leaf Bandeau Maxi Dress - Dresses Online

  1. The Size Chart. Have a look at the size guide available in most online clothing stores. This can help you avoid the mistake of purchasing the wrong size because it was similar to another item you bought in the past. At Lu-May, the sizes are standard SA sizes, which means that an 8 is considered Small, while 14 is an Extra Large. This is not the same at all stores, though, so don’t buy a Medium just because you think that’s always your size. Assuming size variations are standard across all stores will leave you disappointed when you shop online. Our size chart can be found near the bottom of the page under “Additional Information” when you click on any of our clothing items. If you are still unsure, get in touch with us directly and we will happily assist you. Read our Qs and As for further details on sizing, among others.
  2. Quality Material. When buying dresses online, you want to ensure that you get the quality you deserve. After all, you don’t want your brand-new dress unravelling as you wear it or shrinking after the first wash. Take note of the type of fabric of the particular clothing item so that you can also familiarise yourself with how to best take care of your new purchase. Examples of quality fabric include cashmere, cotton (or crochet, like our Crochet Cover Up dress), denim, leather, linen, polyester ( like our Bohemian Red Leaf Bandeau Maxi Dress), satin, silk, velvet, and wool.
  3. Sales and Deals. Saving money is often at the top of the agenda. But saving money and shopping for dresses online don’t have to be mutually exclusive. That’s why you can always take advantage of the amazing sales available online. Also, be on the lookout for any deals. We offer free shipping when you spend R1000 or more on your shopping spree!
  4. The Shipping Options. Take note of the online store’s specific shipping and delivery It’s disappointing when you are excited about your gorgeous online finds only to realise that the store doesn’t deliver to your area. At Lu-May, we offer nationwide shipping, so you can avoid this disappointment altogether and happily fill your virtual cart with your preferred picks.
  5. The Policies. Though some of us tend to skip right over this section, it’s important to be familiar with a store’s policies before you consider buying dresses online. After all, you need to know how to go about returning your dress or receiving a refund, should it be necessary. Also, consider our Privacy Policy so that you know exactly what those virtual “cookies” have to do with you.

When it comes to buying dresses online, shop with Lu-May Exclusive Wear for an enjoyable and easy shopping experience.

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