OLA! Back again with one of my hacks or tips but this time it is related to shopping! In all honesty I have become such a big fan of online shopping that I cannot even remember the last time I went to the mall! I do feel selection for trendy outfits for plus size girls is better online when compared to in store in Dubai! But I thought I give you my top 3 tricks for when shopping online
1. Subscribe to the newsletter of the websites
This might seem like you're getting into something annoying but trust me nothing more helpful than this! Specially when you get flash sales emails which by the way is the PERFECT time to shop! You also get emails on new items available or new trends etc which is always a plus!
2. Order in advance to avail free shipping
I legit take 1-3 hours every other week to browse through my regular shopping websites like ASOS. I definitely go once every month-month and a half to see what I like and order a mix bunch of outfits for the month. The best part is you get your order in 5-10 days MAX plus its free shipping this way!
3. Shopping for shoes online
So it sometimes it is a NIGHTMARE for me to find shoes in store. Either the shoe is way too narrow from the front of the heel is way too high for me to take even a step! I have even ordered so many shoes online in my size that just didn't fit in the right way! Then I realized that the best way to guarantee that the shoes fits comfortably is to shop for wide fit shoes. While there are wide fit shoes available in a few stores like New Look - the variety online is much bigger! Point is look for wide fit shoes when shopping for shoes online x
4. Dealing with Returns (specifically on Asos)
So Asos is one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE online websites to shop from - their Asos Curve section gives me life! Very recently they started free returns from UAE and KSA. When I first tried to return an item, I struggled! For those of you who follow me on Instagram would know I did a set of stories complaining and asking questions. Some of you were very kind to reply and so I thought I share this with all here.
How to organize a free return
- Since the link on their page for UAE Free returns does not work, I suggest you go on to a Live Chat with them. The Live Chat option is not available 24/7. It will only be visible during their working hours (UK Time). You can see the option on the Help page - scroll right down to the bottom
- Once you are on Live Chat with them, tell them that i cannot go through the first page of the form and ask them to fill that out for you. They will need your order number and email address
- Once they fill the first page and send you the link, the next few steps are super easy to follow!
My return was scheduled for the next day and I got my money in literally 5 days after that! I feel like this even allows me to experiment with different styles and sizes. If something doesn't fit too well, I know I can return it easily!
5. Figuring out your size
So this might be harder than you think and might require some trial and error. I notice that most websites are different in terms of sizing from one another. However, the size guides on each are quite detailed and helpful. It is also important to look at the fabric of the outfit. For example, I am likely to order a size bigger for a body con dress because I know it will show my fat rolls more - as the fabric tends to stick to the body. But again, with so many websites order free returns, even Namshi.com, it makes it so much easier to experiment!
Hope you enjoyed these online shopping tips from this plus size blogger in Dubai x
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