Apps like Wish and AliExpress make shopping fun and affordable. These apps have a variety of clothing categories ranging from winter coats to summer bikinis. The styles you’ll find on these apps are trendy and unlike anything you’d find searching your local mall. While it can be all too exciting to see an article of clothing you’d love to wear, it’s important to understand the sizing behind these items. Almost all of the clothing you’d find on these apps are made overseas in Japan or China. Sizes in these countries are not the same as what you’d find in the local American clothing store.
For example, a size small here would be a size large or extra-large overseas. This means that when you buy clothing using these apps and order your true size, don’t be surprised if it doesn’t fit at all. Many reviews you’ll find talking about these apps tell tales of people ordering large sizes only to find that what comes in the mail wouldn’t even fit their toddler. So while you’re saving money on cute-looking clothing, you’re getting ill-fitting and cheaply-made materials. Reviewers have even talked about the clothing looking nothing like the picture and being made using thin, cheap material that wouldn’t stand up to hand washing, let alone a washing machine.
It’s not fair to say that everyone has a bad experience using these apps, as millions of people order items from them every single day. There has to be some good to the bad because why would so many people be ordering in the first place? Before you place any order with an overseas-based company, read reviews, understand sizes, examine quality and don’t fall for low-price gimmicks. While you might be saving money on your clothes by buying this way, it’ll be useless when nothing fits or wears well.