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Rants & Raves: SnappyFit

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Who: SnappyFit

What: A fitting room for blogshops in Singapore!

Where: 190 Clemenceau Avenue, #03-16, Singapore Shopping Centre

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More than a month ago, Sin Ning from SnappyFit.sg wrote me and asked if I was interested to review their service. I read up about it and was somewhat curious, but didn’t have the time to pursue further (the day job beckons, you see). I finally got down to making an appointment and made a trip to their store to check it out today!

I was plain confused by what SnappyFit is about until a few days ago when Sin Ning reminded me to log in to their website and pick the outfits I want to try (I was like… what? Pick what?).

It took me less than 20 mins to 1) create an account 2) log in 3) pick a bunch of outfits from the various brands they carry 4) key in my appointment date. I received a email confirmation on the outfits that I’ve “reserved” and also the appointment date. What I needed to do was to just make my way there to try on the clothes.

So imagine your frustration at blogshops carrying different sizing and cuts – what a waste of money when they arrive and they look like crap on you. This is where SnappyFit comes in. You pick whatever you want from their online catalog (they currently carry 9 brands); they’ll get the items delivered to their shop; you go in and try on everything you’ve selected; you like, you buy. TAH DAH!

The service is free – which means you don’t pay anything till you actually pick something you like and purchase it.

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This is me in my own clothes. Everything else after that – clothes, accessories, shoes and bags are from SnappyFit!

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As a bonus, Sin Ning invited image consultant, Miss Denise Ng from Imago Image to give me pointers and explain what works for me. In just over an hour, I tried on about 5-6 items and I learnt that I’m largely angular (my soft features… TRICKERY! It’s just fat!) – face and body-wise. Also I’m rectangular shaped – almost straight all down from shoulders to hips, no waist at all. My shoulders are slightly wider than my hips so I need weight at the bottom to balance the top. And surprise surprise, I should never do circle-circle round prints or floral, instead opt for more straight lines or combinations (like waves). So Stars and Hearts are okay – YAY! Polka dots… nay!

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That’s Denise behind me, showing how a little alteration (just pulling in the baggy shoulders) makes a big difference to an outfit. I actually did like this mustard dress a lot more after she did that. I wish it came in my size!!

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This crazy pink dress is awesome! It drapes really well even though it’s slightly too big for me. Other than the colour, I love that it wasn’t some clingy jersey fabric. I wouldn’t have known if I’ve seen it online though. And I definitely didn’t pick this out from their online catalogue. Denise picked it out and got me to change into it. I’m so glad I got the opportunity to try it on though. LOVE IT! That’s why she does what she does! She’s gooooood!

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This dress has got to be my favourite! Also another item I wouldn’t have thought of buying if I’d seen it online. And it’s under S$50! MAD! That’s awesome! It’s a little too tight around the shoulders and boobs but it falls so nicely that it hides my flaws (read abdomen and rectangular shaped body), that I forgive it… It’s like a heavy linen (so that’s good for our tropical climate) and it has this crazy asymmetrical parachute hem that’s so funky. Denise pointed out that it’s very flattering specifically for me because it’s fitting where it should be (shoulders to just under the bust) and flares out to give balance (and the illusion of some shape). Best of all – IT HAS POCKETS!!! OH MY GOD! Come to think of it, I wish they had it in my size so that I could’ve taken up Sin Ning’s offer to gift it to me.

I reckon it’d be useful for those who have a love-hate relationship with online shops and crowded malls. With the added option of an image consultant, this would be great for busy people who have no clue what to wear or where to go to get clothes that fit. The clothes I saw today were all really affordable and at a great price point for the different styles. Whether you’re a plus sized busy executive, a clueless first jobber, a mid-career switcher or just someone constantly looking to add more to their wardrobe (Are we kidding here? Aren’t we all?) – SnappyFit’s a great idea! It’s free, it’s convenient and it saves you the heartache of a pile of unwearables!

Get a 15% off any SnappyFit.sg items from their website plus a complimentary Express Manicure from Pretty 360 – the nail salon located in the same building (Singapore Shopping Centre).

Just mention “wastedfashion” in order to get these privileges when you are paying!

Author: Chloe Happ

I left Singapore for the US of A in 2013 and now live in Las Vegas with my indie game dev husband and our son Gummi Gumdrop. I am also probably much older than you think I am.

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