It turns out you have to know what you want. The thing is, I’ve never been able to order clothes online because they usually don’t fit me the way they do the model in the photos. Until now I’ve been lucky to shop for clothes in Paris where everything has been well made and fits perfectly. So I had the problem of looking at photos of things that look lovely on someone else but aren’t necessarily for my body type.
“I had the problem of looking at photos of things that looked nice on someone else but weren’t necessarily made for my body type.”
Some of the larger houses (Yaly, BeBe, etc) I’ve heard from others no longer care about the happiness of their customers because they got so big
If you have a hard time with ordering clothes online, before going to Hoi An, try on clothes you like and take photos. Bring the photos to the tailor.
The tailor will take your photos very literally. So make sure, if you want a collar/no collar, frill/no frill etc you immediately tell them. Consider the material as well. In my experience, the better tailor advised me what material to use. The other one went with what they felt was used in the photo.
Make sure you like the fabric designs in a store. If you don’t like it on the rack you probably won’t like it on you either.
Though I’m glad I had the experience here, I will probably stick to buying pre-made clothes and getting them fitted.