Last week I wrote a post to help you identify whether or not an item of clothing fits you well, but what if it’s too late and you’ve already purchased something that on reflection, doesn’t fit you too well?
Well, there are a few simple styling tricks we can use to help them look a little better:
8 SIMPLE SOLUTIONS
1 // If a top is a little too long and hits you across the widest part of your hips, try loosely tucking the front into your waistband:
2 // If the sleeves aren’t the right length, cuff them. If the sleeve is too long, simply cuff it to the base of your thumb, and if it’s too short, you can cuff it to a pretty 3 1/4 length:
3 // Jeans and trousers that are too long can be cuffed:
4 // Disguise a shirt or blouse that’s too large, by layering another top over it, I love the layering cropped sweaters over oversized shirts:
5 // Tie a knot in a tee shirt that’s too big to give it some shape:
6 // Add a belt to a dress to adjust a waistline that sits in the wrong place. Make sure the belt is wide enough to cover the dress waistband and sit on your waist:
7 // If the buttons of a shirt or blouse pull, wear the top with a lightweight camisole underneath and leave the buttons undone.
8 // And if all else fails, find yourself a great dressmaker to take your favorite pieces to, to have have altered. But make sure you get a good quote before they start the work as you may find it costs you more to have the item altered than it is to start again and find a better piece.