woman trying on red dress in dressing roomBy Alina Dizik
Who hasn't bought clothes that end up hanging untouched in the closet? Even if the clothing fit well when you tried it on, some surprising factors may have led to your shopping regret. Deliberating your purchase in the dressing room rather than rushing to the cash register will help you "invest in long-lasting pieces that you'll pull out of your closet again and again," says Colin Megaro, a Los Angeles-based celebrity stylist. What exactly should you consider? Do these eight things in the dressing room and you'll wind up with a wardrobe you love.
1. Read the care instructions.
Ask yourself: "Does the garment require special care-hand-wash or dry-clean only-and am I willing to follow these instructions?" advises Carol Davidson, founder of StyleWorks, an image consulting company in New York City. And don't forget to factor in the cost and hassle of dry-cleaning or hand-washing before you buy. Laundering a dry-clean-only shirt can cost $30 a year. If you stillRead More »from 8 Things to Do when You Try on Clothes