How to Fix Common Wardrobe Malfunctions
November 1, 2010 by Victoria In Category Clothing
Let’s face it – life takes a toll on our clothes! We’re rushing off to work with kids in tow to drop by school, bending and lifting and marching along coffee in hand to our next appointment or meeting, all the while putting strain on our clothes and sometimes causing major malfunctions. In today’s world where image is everything, it’s important to understand how to correct these wardrobe malfunctions happen when they happen. This can help keep your image intact and help you feel more under control in a crisis.
Run in the Hose
A run in the pantyhose is one of the most common malfunctions in any woman’s wardrobe, so it is important to know how to fix it immediately after it’s noticed. Hair spray has been known to stop a run in the hose, as well as a dab of clear nail polish – keep one of the other with you at all times! An alternative of course is to make sure to have a sheer set of hose with you in case of a huge run that can’t be passed off or fixed quickly. This may be your course of action if the original hose were dark in color.
Lost a Button
A lost button can look sloppy, disheveled, and it can even show off a little something most women don’t want to show, depending on the placement of the button. Keeping safety pins in your desk or purse is a good idea, and always pin it from the inside so it looks less messy and more professional. Most shirts come with extra buttons, so try having one of them sewn back in its place, or spend barely any extra money and have all of them replaced! This can also give the whole shirt a new look.
A snag in a favorite sweater can be devastating, especially to a woman who knows exactly how nice it looks on her. Snags are for most people inevitable, however, so knowing how to fake a fix for it is important. First of all, never cut the snagged part off and hope it goes back to normal – this will only cause a huge hole in the garment that can’t really be fixed. Try pulling the snag to the inner side of the sweater with some type of crocheting or knitting needle to hide it nicely without creating a hole.
Especially for professional women, a lost or fallen hem can mean the ruination of the entire look and even the entire day. Again here safety pins are a woman’s best friend – forget the diamonds! Pin it back into place until you get home. Then take some iron on hems and just put it right back into place, or take it to your tailor for hemming. Either way is fine but iron on hems work well on a budget. A hem doesn’t have to ruin the day if you have the right know-how to fix it and be on with your way.