December 15, 2011

Quick Fixes for Common Fashion Problems

We have all worn a piece of clothing before that has had some sort of clothing malfunction during the time we’ve been wearing it. For the most part, these malfunctions are small inconveniences that make us feel uncomfortable and make the piece of clothing not pleasurable to wear. Often times, these seemingly complex issues can be fixed rather quickly, when you know what to do. Below are quick fixes for some of the most common fashion problems.

1.    Gapping of Dress Shirts – There are a few ways to fix this problem, it just depends on what you have available to fix it with when it occurs. If you are out and about and notice your blouse gapping, you can easily fix it with a safety pin and no one will notice. However, if you don’t have a safety pin available, you can temporarily fix it with an earring by using the earring and its back like a safety pin. Once you get home, you can permanently fix the problem by attaching a small piece of Velcro on the inside of the shirt in the problem area.

2.    Zipper Problems – The two most common types of problems regarding zippers are when, 1) the zipper won’t glide easily, and 2) when the zipper loses traction and doesn’t stay up. The good news is that there is a solution for each of these issues.

Zipper Doesn’t Glide Easily: To fix this problem, simply take two strips of masking tape and put one piece on each side of the zipper to protect the material. Then, get some WD-40 and spray on the zipper itself. You’ll find that the non-gliding zipper will move easily now.

Zipper Loses Traction and Falls: Okay, so to fix this issue, you will line both sides of the zipper with masking tape, just like for the above zipper problem. Then you will spray the zipper with hairspray that contains lacquer. This will give the zipper the resistance it needs to stay up while you’re wearing it.

3.    Belts – Oh, the joy of belts. Not only do they serve a purpose for holding our pants up, but they also make great accessories too! More than likely, you’ve purchased a belt before that quickly became one of your favorites, but for some reason or another it became too tight and uncomfortable to wear. You can fix this problem by taking a knife or other sharp and pointy object and puncturing a hole at the end of the belt so it will fit looser. On the flip side, if you have a belt that is too loose, poke a hole in at the opposite end of the belt to make it tighter.