We live in an extremely fast-paced world. In such a dire state of affairs, online shopping has come into our lives as quite the saviour. Since people of Gen Z rarely have time to go out and shop, apps on their smartphones give them the joys of browsing things and buying them. The pleasure of having things brought up to their doorsteps is something irreplaceable.
Even among those things, and this is a rising trend among independent, working women, dresses have become a particular obsession.
And this has been exploited by not only big and small fashion brands but also by clothing stores which are turning at least part of their shops online, with newer apps coming out every week.
Then again, no good thing comes without the cons of its own. Buying dresses online comes with two major cons. One of them is that sizes ALWAYS vary. No matter how much you try to homogenize them, sizes never come exactly as one hoped for. Unless you try a dress out at a proper bricks-and-mortar shop, you can never be sure what is going to come out of that delivery box.
And ladies, understand this: there are no two body types that are absolutely identical. This means no matter how much you try to wear a ‘standardized’ M or L, chances are it won’t fit you.
And on top of that, vendors use great photography to advertise extremely ‘normie’ and even bad-looking dresses.
Let’s look at some incidents that might encourage you to avoid buying dresses online.
1. Prom dress
This is one of the best examples of dishonest advertising on the part of the vendor. Using great lighting and great photography can make even the plainest dress look gorgeous.
2. Great photography
Another very potent example of how extremely plain dresses can be made to appear extremely desirable at exorbitant prices of course.
3. This is why women have trust issues
The dress on the website looks very subtly different than the one on the right. And that little subtle difference is enough to make the one on the right look appalling and embarrassing. Of course, the vendor will cite that hated warning: “the delivered product may vary.”
4. The product is not the same
Many times, we do not get what we had actually ordered. Look at the picture on the website and the received product. Except for the colour, nothing really matches!
5. Filtered picture
The one on the website is a filtered, matted-up picture while the actual dress is like a red, glossy piece of tarpaulin. So, as they say, “all that glitters is not gold”.
6. The vendor has no idea about sizes
But is adept at advertising and photography, as proved by what this girl got delivered to her house.
7. Sewing, but suing is out of the picture
Thank God this girl knew how to sew up her dress and actually wear it. If it were up to her vendor, well, she would be in a lot of trouble.