Unless you have all the time in the world (which most of us do not), going to a store and trying on clothes can seem more like a chore than an actual, enjoyable experience. Whether it’s a day at Oxmoor Center with your boyfriend (what a saint), an afternoon trip to The Summit with a girlfriend, or a quick stop-in to Pitaya by yourself, you want to get in and out of those dressing rooms as quickly as possible!
Here are some tips on what to do before leaving the house and once you’re in the store to ensure a quick (and painless) experience in the fitting room.
Dress in clothing that you can get in and out of easily. Opt for a skirt or dress instead of pants. Put on a pullover shirt rather than a button down. Wear shoes that slip on like ballet flats or a boot with a zipper. Avoid anything with laces.
Wear the right undergarments. Leave the sports bra for the gym and wear a nude bra that will work under virtually any color top or dress. You might even consider wearing a convertible bra (you know, one of those 5 in one styles) that will work with various necklines and give you a better idea of what that sexy halter top or strapless dress will look like.
Layer, layer, layer! Always wear a solid colored cami under your top. I can’t count the number of times I wished I had a cami on when trying on a low cut shirt or itchy sweater!
Wear minimal makeup and clear deodorant. You don’t want to worry about staining anything (or messing up your makeup) when pulling shirts on and off.
Keep the jewelry simple. Long necklaces, large earrings, and cuff bracelets may get in the way in the fitting room. The last thing you want is to snag your favorite bracelet on a knit top and have it break. You also risk tearing a hole in the merchandise and that shirt you weren’t planning on buying just might end up on your bill.
Only pick up items you love. Why waste your time (and money) on something that you can live without? If it’s a certain pant style that you know doesn’t flatter your body, pass it by and move on to the next rack. Only bring items in to try on that you just have to have!
Sort items by category. Hang pants with pants, dresses with dresses and tops with tops. This way you can have a better visual of what goes with what and thus, what you need to try on together.
Do you buy clothes without trying them on? Or do you not mind trying on clothes at the store?