12 Days of Clothing: Day 10

For the next 3 days I’ll be focusing on style ideas for 2015.  Follow along for tips on trends to try, smart clothing tips, and new inspirations for a fab fashion new year!

Day Ten: Find a Good Tailor

I can’t emphasize this enough: 80% of the time when you love a piece of clothing but never end up wearing it, it’s because it doesn’t fit right.  So bring it to a tailor, let him or her make some adjustments, and breathe life into your wardrobe!  Many of my clients say they don’t have time to get their clothes tailored, but you should consider it part of wardrobe maintenance.  When you buy clothes off the rack, they’re not fitted to your frame.  It’s your job to make the necessary adjustments to make your clothes fit well.   Here are some ways you can tailor clothes that you may not have thought of:

Make a shirt fit closer to the body (arms too).

Make a shirt fit closer to the body (arms too).

Take in some baggy pants.

Take in some baggy pants.

How-to guide for hemming pants.

How-to guide for hemming pants.

Turn a dress from frumpy to fabulous.

Turn a dress from frumpy to fabulous.

Fit your blazer to your frame.

Fit your blazer to your frame.

I use a tailor in Langley (Von’s tailor), as well as one in Morgan Crossing (Euro Tailor) They cost about the same and both give me great results, whatever I throw at them.  My best advice is to use a tailor who does their own work, as I have had some less than favourable results when I bring an item into a place and they send it out to be tailored. I like to make sure my tailor and I are on the same page, and that takes face-to-face interaction.

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