Online shopping simplified

Sizeable is a revolutionary new website featuring six different models, so you never make a mistake again.

Online shopping simplified

There are many upsides to online shopping; you don’t have to leave the house, carry shopping bags and often pieces end up being much cheaper than they are in stores. However, the glaring downside has always been the danger of buying items without first having tried them on. All too many times you see an outfit that looks great on the model, however, when it arrives on your doorstep, it’s too short, or too tight or just doesn’t fit the way that you had envisaged.

Thankfully, there is now a website to solve this problem. Sizeable is a revolutionary new site, started by Melbourne fashion writer, Larissa Thorne. Frustrated with trying to explain to her boyfriend how to buy clothes online for her birthday, and aware that for most women buying clothes online was like 'shopping in the dark', Thorne came up with an ingenious solution.

Featuring six models with very different body shapes, Lucy, Jess, Andrea, Rosie, Sherena and Susan are all everyday models who are friends of Thorne. Designed so that shoppers can get a sense of what will look good on their shape, each of the six models are shown in every item of clothing on the Sizeable site.

Shoppers arrive on the Sizeable homepage to see photographs of each of the six models, along with their measurements. With the models ranging from size six to 14, the customer can choose the model who most resembles their own body shape and see the clothing range modelled by them. By comparing their own measurements to those of the models, the customer can tailor their shopping experience and see if the outfit will actually suit them, reducing the chance of making a mistake purchase.

With plans to add three more models, a size four to six, a size fourteen to sixteen and one with more defined curves, next year Sizeable will also consider adding men’s clothing to the website.

An idea this brilliant is sure to catch on quickly so expect to see more sites following Sizeable’s lead and making online shopping the irresistible alternative it was intended to be.

www.Sizeable.com.au

What do you think? Is this the revolution online shopping needs? Or can nothing replace the ‘bricks and mortar’ traditional shopping alternative?





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    buby
    20th Jun 2014
    11:17am
    i DON'T need to goto any shopping site, I make my own clothes and they fit me perfectly thanks :)
    Adrianus
    21st Jun 2014
    7:01am
    buby, you could buy your material on line?
    Kiri
    20th Jun 2014
    12:05pm
    Most things I buy online fit okay, but it's a nuisance when they don't and you have to send them back.
    Arby
    20th Jun 2014
    12:31pm
    I find Millers and Ezibuy have true to size clothes.. everything else is a bit of a gamble. This new site is no good to me..I can't remember when I was last a size 14 !!!
    poppsy
    20th Jun 2014
    12:38pm
    Arby, you and me both.

    Although it is a good idea, I still like to feel the fabric and see how well the garment is made.

    We have too many garments not finished off properly and shops still charge you the earth for them.
    fish head
    20th Jun 2014
    3:21pm
    Please,there is an acute need for this service for women sized larger than sixteen especially when when top and bottom do not match. A lot of us were not born matchsticks especially after a couple of children.
    buby
    22nd Jun 2014
    6:33pm
    What service is that fish head. and yes thats a fact. I mean i have been in the clothing industry for years and years and watched the sizing change. as the asian market says we are an xxxxL. when i was only a L. it makes it hard.
    stdimaga
    20th Jun 2014
    5:44pm
    Definitely agree would be nice to have more sizes represented. One models height is 4'12" thought when I went to school that was 5'
    poppsy
    20th Jun 2014
    7:28pm
    Well spotted stdimaga :-)
    Adrianus
    22nd Jun 2014
    6:56am
    Is it a convex mirror?
    PlanB
    21st Jun 2014
    8:58am
    I find it hard enough to buy in store let alone on line--I also like to see and feel and check what I am buying
    dippity
    21st Jun 2014
    1:18pm
    I buy clothes online quite often. I can choose generally fairly well if descriptions are true. Anyway, most times I use Millers online store because I know that anything that is not suitable can be returned to the local store for a credit or exchange. I have bought from the US a number of times and find that generally clothing from there needs to be purchased a size smaller than you would normally here.
    buby
    22nd Jun 2014
    6:31pm
    yes frank if i was a shop i could but you would have to buy a hell of a lot for it to be worth while. otherwise they charge you and arm and a leg, so i buy when and where it suits :)
    PlanB
    23rd Jun 2014
    7:36am
    I find when buying clothes these days I can vary between 10 and 16 --no sizes seem to be the same --I buy what fits no matter what size it says--so no way I could ever trust to buy on line--I do buy perfume on line as I know the one I like --and so know what I am getting
    unicorn
    11th Nov 2014
    7:20am
    I find Millers one of the worst even if I am in store. They do no allow for a bigger bust yet small person I take a large size bust size 18 Bra and yet onl take a size 16 at biggest tops preferab;y size 14 and yet if I buy a14 it is too wide on my shoulders.


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