Sizeable is a revolutionary new website featuring six different models, so you never make a mistake again.
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.
What do you think? Is this the revolution online shopping needs? Or can nothing replace the ‘bricks and mortar’ traditional shopping alternative?
Join YOURLifeChoices, it’s free
- Receive our daily enewsletter
- Enter competitions
- Comment on articles