Online Shopping

When it comes to shopping for clothes, most of us fall into one of two camps. You either love it or you hate it.

Me; I hate it, mainly because the clothing sizes on offer for someone my size, are either a rarity on the high street, or the sizes that I can get on, are often in outdated fashions or they’re downright hideous.

I mentioned clothes for my size; this would imply that I’m some kind of freak, but in truth, I’m slightly taller than average, meaning that most items of clothing that do catch my eye, are all two or three inches too short.

The most frustrating thing about this is when I ask an assistant if they stock the item in a slightly longer body or sleeve length. You would think I’d asked them for the world! The answer is no almost one hundred percent of the time, but to appease me, the assistant always goes out back to check.

Historically (or maybe more to the point hysterically), What they returned with was likely to be something they found at the back of the stockroom, from three seasons ago and usually 5XL (Wide) as if the extra width somehow compensates for the lack of length.

I’ve had a pet peev for years on that subject. Why is it that fashion retailers will stock clothing sizes that just keep getting wider with no increase to the length? Is someone trying to kid me that someone who is an XL is always going to be the same height as someone who is a 5XL, I don’t think so.

So, being a freak, where exactly do I shop? Well the Internet has been my saviour for all things fashion. Shopping on the Internet and finding clothing sizes that actually fit is a treat beyond words after years of frustrating trips up and down the high street.

Even for the slightly taller than usual, there are plenty of retailers online only too happy to serve.

Because of the Internet, shopping for clothing sizes that are taller, shorter, wider or narrower is now a whole lot more enjoyable than it once was. extra tall, extra small, whatever you want to call them, there are now some brilliant retailers who cater for all of the above and without the fuss and drama that their high street counterparts create.

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