Choose the right fabric when online shopping clothes

For those who know little or nothing about fabrics (like me) it is a little complicated to distinguish the type of fabric in the retouched photos we see in online clothing stores. Therefore, I will give you some tricks that have helped me to quickly identify the type of fabric of the item I want to buy.

First of all, check the label of the clothes you have at home, the type of material that is so you have an idea of ​​what to expect from the one you will buy online. This will help you avoid unwanted surprises.

The online store tells you the material of the piece that interests you. If it is cotton, you can expect quality and comfort when using it because it allows perspiration of the skin, which is excellent for climates such as the DR.

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(Photo: Example of Polyester and cotton)

In the case of polyester, which is a cheap fabric, it usually maintains its shape and does not need ironing. Unlike cotton, the polyester being a synthetic fabric does not allow perspiration which results in sweating a lot in hot weather. You can expect in many cases an elastic and resistant fabric.

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(Photo: Example of Polyester and cotton)

Be careful if you want to buy a pencil type dress in polyester because it usually gets a little up.

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(Photo: Example of Polyester and cotton)

Not all polyester garments expand, some are a little stiff and, in my opinion, of good quality.

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(Photo: Example of Polyester)

In some cases, I have seen very nice blouses in the photos but the material is Chiffon personally I do not like that fabric. It’s cheap, yes, but it shows that it is of poor quality. It forces you to wear a blouse underneath and it is rough to the touch.

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(Photo: Example of Chiffon)

In the photos that I share in this publication, they will give you an idea of ​​what to expect when you see that the description of the article tells you that it is a combination of two or more types of fabric.

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(Photo: Polyester, Spandex and Lace)

To be successful in choosing quality clothes you will need practice, you may at first take some disappointments, like me, but do not let this discourage you. # YouCanDoIt

In a future publication, I will tell you a little about the reviews of other buyers and how to benefit from the experience of others.

#LeavemeyourComment about what you think about this topic and #LetMeKnow if you have had any experience


15 thoughts on “Choose the right fabric when online shopping clothes

  1. Me gusta!

    Otherwise, I don’t know much more Spanish.. but I love the red and black flower dress you’re wearing in one of the photos 🙂 So beautiful!

    The green dress you showed at the end surprised me. I thought for sure that one would come in the wrong size, fabric, etc. because that can happen when you purchase online. Thank you for the advice, I’m kind of a beginner when it comes to distinguishing fabrics from photos.

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  2. Very useful article. I don’t really buy clothes online because I am afraid it’s not what I expect. But now with your article I might give it a try. Thank you!

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  3. It is always so hard finding the right stuff online. I have not had any luck with finding the right stuff for me so far 😀 You are tempting me to try again

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  4. I like the color red dress though. It looked like it has the same polyester from Dorothy Perkins. Yes it is stiff.. I have a dress with that kind of style from Dorothy Perkins but ah I love it.great posts tho for those who loves to shop online 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I don’t know the Dorothy Perkins store you mentioned but I’ll look into it. I hope you found this post interesting!


    1. Yeah! I’ve been there. It’s good to know that someone got our backs. Don’t worry I’ll keep posting helpful posts for online shopping.


    2. That’s happened to me and that’s exactly what has given me the experience to help other to avoid this kind of situations. Thank you so much for leaving your thoughts here.


  5. Thank you for the informative share 😀 and google translate ^^ I have never in my life shopped online and one of the reasons was this. Good to know how you can figure it out. lovely dresses you have there! 🙂

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