Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Better Way to Shop

With back to school upon us (can you believe kids are already back in school down here?) I thought it appropriate to take a look at a great source for our new threads. First things first, I am in no way affiliated with or compensated by this website. Just a happy customer!

So if you haven't met, I'd love to introduce you to MyShape. Here's how it works: you start out by taking a ridiculous number of measurements of yourself (or even better-as it's more accurate- with a partner). No, it's not fun, but it's important you do it correctly. Then, fill out a survey about your style, how you prefer clothes to fit, what designers you wear, and presto- MyShape tells you your "shape," size, and suggests outfits.
Getting personal for a sec, I'm an "M" which I have to tell you is different than the "S" I thought I'd be. So, I can receive weekly tips and outfit ideas for my shape.
Modern Classic - P379Romantic Glam - M840Romantic Glam - M983Artistic Trendy - A560

Perhaps you are much more adept at putting together outfits than I (and given the number of designers in blogworld, this is very likely the case). You can create your own outfit (a la Polyvore) and add items to your cart.

MyShape also relates runway trends to your shape and their inventory making it super-easy to incorporate the latest in fashion into your wardrobe.

I've saved the absolute best part for last. When perusing the vast assortment of options, MyShape tells you which size to order, based on your measurements. Evidence of how crazy women's clothing sizes can be- I range from a 6 to a 12!. So far, they've been pretty much right on.

Designers include: Trina Turk, Nanette Lepore, Tribal, BCBG, Max & Cleo and a slew of others. And there are great sales and promotions. Inventory is expanding, though I admit I like the edited selection. Oh- and for any job seekers, they have a few openings for freelance web graphic designers and data warehouse/developers, as well as Internships (Patternmaking, styling and fashion, marketing, creative, and customer relations). MyShape also appears committed to philanthropy, which I believe is very important. Standard shipping is free and returns seem not bad- but just a 30-day window.

I'd love to hear what you think!



  1. That sounds like so much fun to play around with. I'll have to give it a try.

  2. Sounds really interesting - I will go check it out.


  3. I haven't checked out My Shape yet but isn't Polyvore fun? Fun spread :) I can never get over my addition to fashion.

    Karen Olivia

  4. i've never heard of this- I'm going over right now to check it out- this is so cool!!

    Thanks for posting this :)

  5. SUCH a cool idea!!!! Where's my measuring tape? I really want to try this.

  6. My best friend sent me this site a few days ago...and I can't wait to sit down one afternoon and enjoy!

  7. Oh yes, I LOVE this site! I've never actually gotten around to taking my measurements (scared maybe?! ha ha) but I love looking around at the site. It's so helpful!

  8. My name is Caitlin and I'm with the customer care team at myShape.com. I just wanted to say thank you for all of your support and kind words! If you, or your readers, ever have questions regarding shape, size or styling advise, please feel free contact us. I, along with the customer care team, would be more then happy to assist you.

    Thank you again for the support. It's with the help of customers like you that allow us to keep growing.

    And by the way I love your site .. the interior design blogs are my favorite!


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