Online shopping is probably the greatest thing since the Internet was conceived. No more hopping from store to store to find that perfect piece, no more endless lines for the dressing room and then the cashier—it’s a modern fashionista’s dream! Yet inevitably, there’s the occasional nightmare. We’ve all been there: standing in front of the mirror wearing a dress that looked so flattering on the model and so enticing in the store’s Instagram post, only to find that we’re neither flattered nor enticed by how we look in it.
To help you keep living the dream, here are five common mistakes that run the gamut from inconsistent sizing systems to navigating the smoke and mirrors around product descriptions and store policies (and how to avoid them)!