1. Get the size right. Check the closet or dirty laundry when she’s not home. Look at a few of her tops and a few of her skirts/pants and write down the sizes and brand names. Tops and bottoms may not be the same size. This is common and very important for you to take note of. Make sure you are checking clothes that she actually wears regularly. Go online and check the website of some of the brands she wears. See if they have a size chart posted. That way you can even get her approximate measurements.
2. Observe. Look at her. Look at pictures of her that you have on the wall. What skirt length does she tend to like? Is it above the knee or below? Or does she never really wear skirts and always wears dresses or pants. What kind of neckline does she tend to wear? Is it a v-neck or a round neckline? Does she like to show cleavage or prefer it a little more modest? This might take a week or two of paying attention. If you need to take notes, do so discreetly.
3. Listen. This is a lifelong lesson. Your woman will always tell you what she wants you to buy her if you were just listening. Chances are when you go for walks and she stops to peek into a store window she sais: ” oh look at that pretty dress…do you like it?” or “Those red shoes are really nice, I wish they were flats.” There is lots of information to be gleaned from walks and observation. All you have to do is go back to that store another day and buy her the dress she liked in her size. But, don’t buy her those red shoes. Buy her similar red shoes that are flats. That might take a little shopping around, but !wow! would you impress her.
4. Go to stores that she already likes. If she has a favourite boutique / designer do not all of a sudden try to introduce her to a new brand. You can work your way up to that, but as a beginner you should buy safe. You can always find online ever pretty drop shipping websites that will have a ever pretty representation.
5. Close your eyes and pretend you are her. When you open your eyes, look around the store and see what catches your eye. Trust your intuition. A little bit of magic might guide you towards the right dress no matter if you`re shopping for long evening dresses or prom ones!
6. Make sure you know the retailer’s return policy. I know the idea of her returning your gift sucks, but even with all your research, you might get it wrong. Oh well, that’s no big deal if you shopped at a store she likes and she can exchange the item for something else. Make sure you kept all the tags and the original purchase receipt so that returning the item easeful. Go with her. Watch her choose something new. After all, whatever she chooses is still a gift from you. When you leave the store together tell her that you are happy she got something she likes. You don’t want her to feel guilty for exchanging the item you chose for something else. You want her to feel light and free and pretty. You can even encourage her to wear it right away.