When you spend all night putting together the perfect outfit, it makes no sense to let it go to waste by way of an unraveling hemline or wayward bra strap. No matter how small the faux pas, anything that distracts your pals from noticing how great that top looks with your new jeans (like an eye-catching panty line) is one offense too many.
Dress your best and ditch the stress with these 10 super quick and easy ways to fix your most irritating outfit mishaps.
Don't sweat a style setback! Torn stockings, painful shoes and lint-covered pants are no match for the 10 ridiculously simple fashion fixes ahead. Click through to see how to solve the droopy hemline on your favorite (well-worn) skirt and more!1. 10 Fashion Emergency Fixes You Need Now
It's finally hot enough to work sleeveless tops back into the style rotation again. But when the temperature climbs to 90 degrees, your racerback bras are all in the laundry basket.2. Wayward Bra Strap
No worries! You can wear a regular bra — just grab a paper clip, and use it to pull your straps together across your back. Problem solved!
3. Panty Line Problems
Panty lines can be a real pain, especially when your jeans look great everywhere else. No matter how well they shape your legs, that visible line stands firmly between you and your best look yet.
When wearing pants with a thin, soft material, ditch the underwear that cuts across your bottom in lieu of seamless boyshorts that won't show, like the Boyshort Panty ($11.50, Victoria's Secret). Or, opt for a thicker denim material with a camouflaging pattern.
If your ballet flats feel a little too close for comfort, don't kick them to the back of the closet just yet. A no-show sock, like the Jersey Liner ($6.50, HUE) is an easy way to keep your favorite flats in rotation without sacrificing style. No tacky tourist status to be seen here!4. Blister-Inducing Ballet Flats
5. Fuzzy Fabric Pills
You know when a sweater is your fave. It's soft and cozy for sure, but unfortunately, with a lot of fuzz comes plenty of fabric pills.
When the longer fibers gather into small tangles on the front, pull out your razor and do a little shaving. You can actually shave that excess shedding right off — just be careful not to nick the sweater's threads underneath.
6. Dust That Lint Off Your Shoudler
If you live where it's super dusty all the time or simply wear a lot of black, then you're at constant war with your dark clothes and the debris that seems to cling to them.
Don't have a lint roller on hand? Just wrap a long piece of Scotch tape around your hand (sticky side out!), and run it down across whatever's coating your clothes. The lint will stick to the tape, not your slacks!
It's so frustrating when that super cool ring you scored sifting through the thrift store's jewelry bin leaves a little green on your finger. It's usually just caused from your skin reacting to the ring's metal, but don't think that's any reason to chuck it out!7. Jewelry That Turns Your Skin Green
Coat the piece with some clear nail polish, and your skin will be its natural shade again in no time.
(Clear nail polish also makes for a great way to stop stocking runs in their path! It won't fix the hole, but it will stop the run from ripping further.)
8. Feel Secure in a Strapless
Strapless dresses and tops can be super glamorous. But if you're pulling and fidgeting in yours all night, you'll just feel — and look — uncomfortable.
For a extra reassurance, secure a couple pieces of Hollywood Fashion Tape ($9, Beauty.com), to the sides and top of your look. No one will see them underneath your dress, but your confidence will be the brightest thing in the room.
9. Deodorant Marks On Your Shirt
When you're in a rush, sometimes dressing can get a little messy. Those subtle white streaks on the bottom of your shirt tell the whole story, but don't sweat it.
Instead of running to the bathroom for a paper towel and water, fabric on fabric is actually a quicker way to rub the deodorant off. Use the underside of your shirt to make sure the transfer won't be seen by anyone but you!
10. Squeaky Shoes
In the warm spring and summer temperatures, feet can get a little squeaky, especially when wearing shoes with no socks.
Grab a little spray-in powder, like Gold Bond's Foot Powder Spray ($8, Drugstore.com), and spray your feet before sliding them into your flats. The sound, sliding, and yes, any foot odor will be gone in no time.
11. Drooping Hemline
When your clothes are just a little too long, find a quick fix right in your desk drawer! With a couple well-placed pieces of double-sided tape, you can secure a droopy hemline or dragging pair of pants without much effort.
Just fold up the excess inches of fabric underneath the dress, skirt or pants, and stick in place with the tape.
The temporary solution will last the day, at least until you can get to the tailor for some permanent stitching.