I should never buy anything without fitting it first!!!!!!!!

Philippines
February 12, 2011 8:21pm CST
Well, I bought this blouse last Friday and was in a hurry so I didn't fit it, and now I just realized the the turtleneck blouse is not fitted to my neck!!!!I hate it, it looks really funny and I know I have to alter the blouse....shucks, I feel so stupid for purchasing something that doesn't fit right!!! Did you ever do the same mistake I did??
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21 responses
• United States
13 Feb 11
Yes I bought some pants that did not hang right. I think i gave them away.
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
13 Feb 11
There are times that we are really in the rush and since it looks similar to the previous item that I bought, I dont fit when shopping clothes anymore. There are also times when I really like this one item and I would still buy it even if it does not fit me, in hope that someday, it will fit me! :)
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@yoyo1198 (3644)
• United States
13 Feb 11
Hi, marapplestiffy....My weight has fluctuated so wildly over the past 3 yrs that I don't dare buy clothing without trying on first. In the distant past, I was always able to estimate my size from the last things I had bought. But not anymore. If it fit 2yrs ago it's probably too big for me now.
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• United States
13 Feb 11
I would always want to try them on first as not all styles fit quite the same. When I shop at a store I usually get 3 items of the same to try on. One size under, the right size and one size up this way I do not have to go back, forth and undress, redress. I do not like to order clothing through mail order as one time I did and the exchange process was ridiculous as for some reason the item was way over sized then the normal size.
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@Masihi (4228)
• Canada
13 Feb 11
I always have to fit into my clothing, else I'd be wasting money. :-p But man, my husband never goes into the fitting rooms, he's funny that way. I get so mad at him especially when he gets them from those bargain stores that don't allow exchanges or refunds. I never did find out why he doesn't like the fitting rooms, he just simply says that he doesn't like them.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
18 Feb 11
Oh yes! I have made that mistake a few times! Nowadays I try everything on to ensure it fits before I buy it or if I cannot be bothered checking to see if it fits I make sure that I purchase it from a department store that will allow me to return the item without a problem. It is very disappointing when you like something only to discover it doesn’t fit or look the way you want it to. Are you able to return the blouse?
@SIMPLYD (77593)
• Philippines
16 Feb 11
I did buy a blouse that my office mate offered me. I chose it from a brochure. When it arrived it was not the quality of cloth i had perceived it to have. It also was a bit big for me. Good thing, they accepted it when i had it returned and didn't buy it. I never will shop for clothes or footwears on brochure or not having fit it anymore!
@dawnald (84133)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Feb 11
I do that occasionally, though there are certain things I would never buy without trying it on first, ie bras, jeans, dresses...
@maezee (31025)
• United States
14 Feb 11
I really can't buy clothes online or without trying them on and knowing how they fit. Because for me, a lot of stuff LOOKS like it will fit right and looks really cute...until I put it on and it looks stupid or doesn't 'help out' my good qualities. LOL. Know what I mean? I hope whatever you bought is returnable.
• United States
14 Feb 11
Oh, how i hate when that happens, particularly if it an article of clothing that is on the more expensive side. I am a bargain shopper, so if i am going to actually pay full price for something because i realllly like it, i always make sure it fits me right first. Though, because i am a bargain shopper, sometimes if i find something that is wicked cute but isn't quite the right size, or fits kind of funny in one place of another, yet it is at a super cheap price, i have been known to go ahead and buy it and make the alterations at home. But i would never pay full price for something that doesn't fit me perfectly from the get go. I would have to say the one thing i have had this problem with the most though is shoes. I see a rack of shoes on sale and get all excited going through them, find ones in my size for only a few bucks a pair, and pick them up with out trying them on, then i get them home and find out they are very uncomfortable on my feet and i will never be able to wear them. Makes me so mad, even though it was only a couple of dollars spent!
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
13 Feb 11
i seldom buy clothes on without trying them on first which is why i never buy clothes over the internet. just because it is my size doesnt mean that it will fit me right.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
13 Feb 11
It is a good lesson learned. I always do that too. I don't go for fitting but will just look at the size number and decide on it immediately without fitting. Most often they fit well except for rare cases where I need to do a little adjustment.
@brew2x (3096)
• Philippines
13 Feb 11
Yes, I did buy clothes without fitting it first at the store. But I do fit it at home immediately if I could, if not after a day or two. You can return merchandise in most stores here within seven days as long as the tag is still attached together with the receipt.
@Fred89 (3)
• China
13 Feb 11
I bought a coat from the net.It is so so so small. I'm wondering if the size is correct.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
13 Feb 11
Trying something on in the fitting room is often a wise decision to make. After we see how something fits or doesn't, a better decision can be made in purchasing something to wear. it can save a little time and effort if we just check it out first.
• Philippines
13 Feb 11
I am a victim to that folly many times. I believe that we have a certain perception for our size or body type but what we sometimes forget is that our body changes over time...It may be due to the yuletide seasons over indulging or even illnesses. We then assume that we still have the same size or shape.I believe that it is best to try your clothes before buying them because it saves you time and effort and most of all the frustrations that you look terrible and feel awful with what you have brought home. This really frustrates me especially when i need the outfit for an event immediately and i do not have anything else new to wear because of what i have done.So lesson learned, never leave the store before trying on what you just paid a hefty amount for.
@shibham (17025)
• India
13 Feb 11
Hahaha..... throw it to my mom... she will make it perfect for you on machine. She is skilled in this field. Me, several times. Usually, i wear jeans and sometimes i purchase unfit jeans but here i can take different one in return. Have a nice day.
• China
13 Feb 11
yes,I have the same experience,once I bought a coat on the internet,there is no chance to fit it,but I referenced it's size on the internet,accroding the size,this should suit to me.But when the coat arrived, I feit so depress,it was small to me. Then I decide not to buy clothes on the internet.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
13 Feb 11
For me yes because it is the good thing to remember so that the thing you buy don't have an extra charge of money.
• Philippines
13 Feb 11
I fit clothes first before buying them.that way,I wouldn't waste my money on buying something that I wouldn't use.if I like a certain clothing but it doesn't fit me well,I asked my tailor to have it altered.that's why it takes me some time to shop.I fit a lot of items first before narrowing my choice to items that I would really buy.