wardrobe malfunctions

We’ve all had one of those days. A shirt button magically disappears, a strap somehow snaps open, a seam unravels before your very eyes! When wardrobe malfunctions occur, one can do two things: either change into that extra outfit you have stashed in your office drawer or MacGyver your way into a fully functional fashion statement. See below for a few tips on some common malfunctions and their fixes.

  • Missing top button/catch on waistband: Replace a missing or broken waistband button/catch with a binder clip. We’ve found that the 1 1/4″ ones work best.
  • Run in stocking: A quick dab of nail polish (obviously colorless is best) or hair spray will stop a run.
  • Sweater snag: Poke the snag through to the other side of the sweater so that the longer portion of the snag is out of sight on the inside. Don’t ever cut a snag! It will cause a hole.
  • Torn seam: Seemingly repair a torn seam with a small safety pin. Just follow the stitching line with the pin and make sure the pin’s latch is on the inside of the garment.
  • Fallen hem: Use packing tape to tack the hem back into place.
  • Shoe scuffs: Use a Sharpie pen to fill in any discoloring scuffs or scratches.

Aside from general office supplies, keep the following around your desk as a handy kit for wardrobe emergencies:

  • Safety pins
  • Clear nail polish
  • Small sewing kit
  • Stain remover pen
  • Extra set of clothes
  • Small hair straightener (can be used as an iron in certain instances)
Alison Currey
Being a Literature Students she loves to write and always kept working for the society and who really need a hand. Apart from writing she is an excellent singer herself. Have found her either reading or drawing in her free time. An inspiring personality you may want to follow at FredForum here.

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