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My Favorite Stores for Online Shopping

It’s taken me a few years, but I have finally curated a set of online stores where I make all of my clothing purchases. I used to be scared of online shopping because I was not able to try-on the items before purchasing. However, through trial and error, I have found some reliable stores that have clothing that is perfect for me!

I’m going to be featuring online boutiques for this post because they tend to have more unique things than major retailers. I primarily shop for athleisure and dresses these days, so these shops will have plenty of these items for you to browse through.

#1: Balance Athletica

Most days I want to wear athleisure and Balance has the most comfortable AND stylish pieces. I’ve been purchasing from this company since their first launch in 2017. I am a huge fan of the company, what they stand for, and the people behind it.

One thing to note about Balance, is that they launch their products in collections that sell out pretty fast. So, you can easily miss out on their amazing pieces if you are not careful. While I have definitely missed out on items that I wanted due to them selling out, I am always able to get something if I am prepared on launch day.

Something to keep in mind is that they are a very new company and are constantly increasing their inventory with each collection. These days there’s more and more available on the site on a consistent basis.

#2: Vici

Vici was one of the first online boutiques that I purchased from years and years ago. I’ve always loved every piece that I’ve purchased and have never had to make a return for any of the items.

They can be on the pricey side, but they always offer stylish and unique pieces that keep me coming back. One thing I love that they do is list the measurements of each size in the description box of each listing. I tend to be between a size medium and large, so having the measurements listed out for each piece helps me know which will fit me best!

#3: Magnolia Boutique

I’ve consistently purchased from Magnolia Boutique for at least five years now. Some of my favorite sun dresses and comfy rompers are from Magnolia Boutique. I am always pleased with the quality and fit of the items that I purchase.

One thing to keep in mind when purchasing from this boutique is that they do not offer refunds, only store credit when something is returned. Typically I will not purchase from sites that do this, but I am always able to find something else that I do like and can use the store credit pretty quickly.

#4: Red Dress

My initial experience with Red Dress was a flop (issue with sizing), but I gave them another shot and have been so pleased with my purchases since. They offer a huge selection of dresses for dress lovers like me!

The sizing can be a little all over the place and they do not offer refunds for returns, only store credit. However, they are constantly listing new items on the site, so if you do find yourself with some store credit you are bound to find something that works for you!

#5: Show Me Your Mumu

Now, this shop is expensive so I have not always been comfortable buying their pieces on a whim. However, when I need a statement piece for an important event this will be the first place that I look.

I bought a slip dress from Show Me Your Mumu for my rehearsal dinner. It made me feel like a real bride as the wedding festivities kicked off. I will definitely wear the dress in the future, since it is absolutely beautiful and brings back such special memories.

One of my favorite things about this shop is that I find the fit of their pieces to be flattering and forgiving. Most of the popular sites that offer clothing for events are skewed towards thin people, which can be alienating for girls like me.

I know there are lots of online stores and it can be pretty overwhelming to know which one to go for, so I hope my small list can help you find that special outfit you’re looking for!