The dress I bought won’t fit me. But it’s my size!” This is one common woe I hear from shoppers. More often than not, many of us rely on the size tag of an item and just suck up to its ugly fit. Sayang ng pera.

I really liked this sheer floral top I saw at NafNaf. The size is S for small (the smallest size). I’ve been always a small-sized gal but this one still seemed to be a bit loose at the armpits. I didn’t buy it. P.S. I can’t rock Korean peace signs. 😐

Trust me, ladies, even if a dress is your size, there are instances that it won’t look flattering on the bust, waist, armpits, shoulders areas, among others. And the best way to avoid buying the wrong size is to use the fitting room (Yes, even if you’re just window shopping.). Try the item on first before purchasing it. It will save you time, money, effort, and stress of returning the item and arguing with the salesperson.

I usually buy at the teens section because my frame is sometimes too small for ladies wear. This one is a size S from Soiree. I showed it to my friend and she said it looks nice. I thought so, too.

I also used to be the very shy shopper, but now I know better. Aside from trying on items I plan to buy, I also take pictures of them to give me a better idea of its appearance. Aside from that, my taste in clothes could be different from others, so I also show the photos to a friend, and ask her opinion about it.

Shopping is fun and rewarding. Do not ruin your experience by buying a cute top but with dreckitude fit.