Wardrobe Malfunctions and How They Can be Fixed

Time and again, we see celebrities and athletes going viral on social media because of unfortunate wardrobe malfunctions at red carpets and sports events.

Truth be told, it must be pretty embarrassing, and the thing is it can happen to anyone. But if you prep ahead and act quickly, you can prevent the emergency from escalating.

Here are the common cases of wardrobe malfunctions and some life-saving tips to fix them.

Fallen Hem

Imagine heading into a corporate event, and at the very last moment, the hem of your skirt gets stuck in the elevator door and rips!

You can’t go in with a fallen hem! And you don’t have enough time to go home, change, and come back. At a time like this, safety pins are your best friend. Mend the hem temporarily with a bunch of pins so that it doesn’t get worse. If you don’t have safety pins on you, stapler pins can also do the job.

Once the event is over and you’re safely home, contact a professional company that offers tailoring and alterations services to fix the skirt.

A Missing Button

Buttons fall off and go missing all the time. It’s important to check all the buttons on your clothing items before donning them on. If there’s a button threatening to snap at any time, then use clear nail polish to keep it in place. Don’t worry; you won’t be ruining your clothes. The nail polish will come off in the next wash.  

As buttons can be unpredictable, it’s recommended to keep a travelling sewing kit with you at all times. This way, you’ll be able to sew the button back on whenever it pops. Moreover, many laundry services take care of minor repairs like loose buttons for free!


Loose or Tight Dress

Loose or Tight Dress

There might be times when you want to wear a dress that has been sitting in your closet for too long, but when you try it on, it doesn’t fit as well as it used to.

At times like these, you can contact an alteration and tailoring service to make the required changes to the fit. Choose a 24-hour same-day service so that your dress is delivered to your house in time for the event.

Scuffed Shoes

No matter how slick you dress, scratched or scuffed shoes can ruin your whole look. The solution for this wardrobe malfunction differs, depending on the material of the shoes. For leather shoes, you can use petroleum jelly as a solution but it’s always best to have a professional clean and condition your shoes.

If you live in Austin, TX, consider Reid’s Cleaners & Laundry for your tailoring and alterations needs. We’re a trusted family-owned business operating in the area since 1986.

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