Some Points Should Consider Before Buying Ready Made Garments
Lecturer, Dept. of Fashion Design
KCC Women’s College (Affiliated by Khulna University)
When you have decided to buy a ready made garment in the fashion house, boutiques, shopping center and a chain shop, then at first you need to take a plan for your clothing such as, What kind of clothes you have to need, planning your spending, where and when to buy, how to buy and finally you must should be consider some points before buying a ready made garment. After considering these points, from a wide assortment of all types of garments, you must choose the items that will best satisfy you want, live up to your expectation, and conserve your energy and your pocketbook in care and maintenance.
The points to be considered while buying readymade garments:
We are maintain some buying criteria for readymade garments. The following points or factors should be taken into consideration while buying ready-made garments:
- Reliable shop
- Suitable for the occasion
- Within the budget
- Correct size/fit
- Becoming colour
- Pleasing design
- Latest fashion or print
- Right choice for the amount paid
- Suitable to the climate
- Adequate trimmings / workmanship
- Colour fastness
- Accepted style
- Wash and care instructions/ label information
- Hand feel
Above all of these buying factors for readymade garments are shortly describe in below-
1. Reliable shop:
At first you need to collect a reliable shop to buy a readymade garment. Otherwise they are taking a lot of money for these clothes and sometimes give bad quality goods. You can select the branded store, reputed fashion house, and fixed priced chain shop also.
2. Suitable for the occasion:
You always buy your ready-made garment with the base of occasion. Selection of clothes also changes according to occasion. For daily wear or informal wear, durable dresses with simple designs can be chosen but for occasional or formal wear novel fabrics with new styles are chosen.
3. Within the budget:
For buying your ready-made garment family income budget is the 1st criteria. Which family earns more, they has more possibility to choice alternative dress. On the other hand, fewer incomes have less possibility to choice alternatives.
4. Correct size/fit:
If you get to buy a ready-made garment from the retail shop, you must have the knowledge about the correct size/fit of your family members. Otherwise it was useless.
5. Becoming color:
When you buy a new ready-made garment from the shop, you must consider the colour combination of dress, durability of colour, colour fastness, and also select this types of color clothes that are not have in your clothes collections.
6. Pleasing design:
People always prefer exceptional and pleasing design dress. For this reason people choose to buy. Elegant and pleasant design ready-made garment depends on loveliness.
7. Latest fashion or print:
Customers always search latest fashion, latest design, latest print, and latest style, latest trends, clothes to build up their clothing collection, have an attractive looks and express her personality.
8. Right choice for the amount paid:
If you have chosen your right ready-made garment, then decide the final decision to paid actual amount for these clothes.
9. Suitable to the climate:
When you have bought readymade clothes, you should be considering about your country climate.
10. Adequate trims / workmanship:
Before buying a readymade garment you must check the garments Adequate trims / workmanship.
- Well-made garments
- Fabric quality
- Better quality
- Durability of the garments
- Loose button
- Broken stitch
- Darts will be properly placed
- Length wise grain line
- Well accessories
- Button, hooks, and eyes should be strongly attached and correctly placed
- Pocket should be symmetrically placed and closely stitched
- Button holes should be evenly spaced, firm and smooth, and correct in length
- Zipper should lie flat, be correctly inserted, and the adequate to conceal the opening.
- On garments which open in the front, such as, coats, jackets, blouses, and dresses there should be generous overlapping.
11. Colour fastness:
When you buy a ready-made garment, you should consider about the color fastness of these clothes. Sometimes you will try to small test with your mouth. But you will apply this process with the permission of retailer.
12. Accepted style:
As a person, if you express your attractive personality and show self-confidence perfectly, then you will buy exceptional style of dresses from the range of choice in fabric, colour and design according to the fashion trends.
13. Wash and care instructions/ Label information:
You must follow the Wash and care instructions/ label information before buy a ready-made garment. If you have any objection about any Wash and care instructions then you reject this garment and select better option.
14. Hand Feel:
One area of consideration in the mind of the purchaser will be HAND FEEL. If the hand feel is appealing, it will motivate the consumer to buy.
If dress is suitable for the occasion or costume then mental satisfaction is highly increased. A perfect garment also fulfills important psychological needs of conformity and self-confidence. So, in the garments buying time, you must consider your Satisfaction level.
- fit and style of ready to wear garments;