Tools and materials:
- Clear elastic band
- Padding from a bikini top
- Fashion tape
- Shoelace or other long string
- Safety pins
- Sewing elastic
- Hair elastic
Everyone has those articles of clothing that they love, but for one reason or another, they just don’t lay right. But don’t get rid of them just yet. Here are a few styling tips and tricks on how to fix those little bothersome problems, and perfect your look.
Wrap a small, clear elastic band around the buckle end of the belt, and slide it down to where the notched end of the belt will reach.
Tuck the notched end of the belt into the elastic. This will hold the excess length of the belt in place.
Remove the padding from the cups of an old bikini top.
Attach a piece of fashion tape to the inside of the padding.
Once the tape is in place, remove the protective strip to expose the second sticky side.
Place the padding inside your shirt. Press the tape against your skin to secure the padding in place.
Ready to go!
Undo the bottom button.
Cross the tails of the shirt at the waist.
Tuck in the left shirt tail on the right, and the right shirt tail on the left.
The excess fabric is now hidden.
Tie a shoelace tightly around your waist, and turn the knot so it’s laying on your back.
Pull some of the fabric of the sweatshirt up and over the shoelace, so the shoelace is holding the bottom hem of your sweatshirt in place around your waist.
Smooth it down, and you’ve created a cute cropped sweatshirt!
Unhook the straps from the back of the bra, and connect them together in the middle. Adjust the straps to make them tighter.
Pull the straps over your head so they’re resting across the back of your neck like a halter.
The straps are now close to your neck, and will not show on your shoulders.
Find a shoelace or any other long string.
Run the shoelace through the three back belt loops of your jeans.
Tie the shoelace in a bow at your back to secure it in place.
Your jeans will now fit snugly!
Throw on a layer to cover the knot in the back.
Wrap the first strap once over your fingers vertically, close to the waist, and then create a loop with the excess material of the strap.
With the second strap, create a loop and insert it into space between the vertical part of the strap, and loop of the first strap.
Pull both loops through the vertical part of the strap.
Adjust it until it lays just the way you like it.
Turn the dress inside out and backwards, and put it on.
Attach a safety pin to a piece of sewing elastic long enough to stretch comfortably across your back.
At waist-height, attach one end of the elastic to the side seam on the inside of the dress with the safety pin.
Use another safety pin to do the same on the side seam on the other side of the dress.
Once you are satisfied with the fit of the elastic, turn your dress right side out.
You’ve created a beautiful, flattering shape for your dress.
Unbutton the bottom two to three buttons of your shirt, and reach through the gap between the last two fastened buttons.
Pull one shirt tail through the gap.
Pull the second shirt tail through the gap.
Tie them in place. No more bulky knot!
Step: Prevent the rolled-up sleeves of a jacket from falling down
Use a hair elastic.
Pull your sleeve up to the desired height and hold it in place with the elastic.
Fold the fabric of your sleeve over the elastic to hide it.
Now you’ve got an effortlessly cool look.
You can use the same trick for a jean jacket.
Use a thick hair elastic.
Place it on your arm above the cuff of your jacket.
Fold the cuff over to hide the elastic.
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