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How to Shop Online for Trousers With a Comfortable Waistband

Man wearing a trouser with a comfortable waistband.

Shopping for clothes online can be very convenient. Shopping online saves you gas money, time, and the stress of going from store to store in search of the perfect outfit. However, there are challenges associated with shopping online for clothes as well. Most notably, it can be difficult to find pants that fit well. If you’re looking for pants with a comfortable waistband but haven’t had any luck, Family Britches can assist. Our guide breaks down how to shop online for trousers with a comfortable waistband so you can browse websites with confidence.

Understand Your Body Type

Understanding your body type can make it easier to shop for clothes in general, whether you’re looking for pants or tops. Depending on your height and size, certain cuts of clothing might fit very differently. Try and figure out if you have:

  • An athletic build
  • A slender build
  • A plus-size or big and tall build
  • Petite build

If you aren’t sure how to figure out your body type, enlist the help of a relative or close friend. They can help you figure out what sort of trousers show off your best angles and flatter your body type.

Know Your Measurements

Take accurate measurements of yourself before you shop online for pants. You need a measuring tape for this and a full-length mirror. Measure your natural waistline, just above your belly button, the widest part of your hips, your inseam (your crotch to the desired trouser length), and your thigh. Write your measurements down and store them on your phone or in a sticky note on your refrigerator, so you can easily refer to them when shopping for trousers.

Keep your measurements up to date. It’s normal for weight to fluctuate throughout the year. Before you invest in new clothing, and especially if it’s been a long time since you’ve bought trousers, take your measurements anew.

Read Online Sizing Charts

Every clothing brand features its sizing chart, which can make finding a comfortable fit confusing. If you’re new to a brand, always refer to the online sizing chart before making a purchase. Most websites include measurements for the hip, waist, and inseam. Sizing can vary wildly from brand to brand, so never assume that your size is the same across the board. You might even be a different size in trousers from the same boutique, depending on the brand of the clothing item.

Check Out Reviews

Feedback from other consumers can be a valuable asset when shopping for clothes online. If a clothing item has reviews, read them. See what other shoppers have noted about the fit or overall design. If something runs small or large, it will often be noted in the review. Sometimes, the item description itself will even include these details. This makes it easier for you to narrow down what to buy and what will work best for your body type.

Look at the Material

A comfortable waistband typically has some “give” to it. It can accommodate you just as easily after a big meal as it can first thing in the morning. Look for pants that feature adjustable waistbands or some stretch, so you know they can go up or down a few inches. Pants with no stretch at all might not be as comfortable or as forgiving as those made with some combination of spandex, lycra, or elastane.

Finally, don’t hesitate to take advantage of a store’s return policy. Even if you follow all the recommendations outlined above, there’s a chance you might not like the trousers when they arrive or that they aren’t as comfortable as they looked. Most stores offer hassle-free return policies that allow you to return or exchange any item of clothing without fees or additional charges. Look at the retailer’s return policies upfront before you place an order, especially if it’s a website you haven’t shopped at before.

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Family Britches Can Assist in Finding Your Perfect Fit

While shopping online for trousers with a comfortable waistband can be overwhelming and challenging, it can also be rewarding. Be patient with yourself and allow for some experimentation. You’ll be sure to find pants that work for you and your lifestyle. If you want to find clothing that fits right the first time, Family Britches can assist. We provide made-to-measure clothing that suits your needs, without the back and forth of shopping at new-to-you retailers. Contact us to learn more about our wardrobe solutions for the entire family!

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