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7 Fashion Fixes That You Should Have in Your Wardrobe (Updated)
Even if your clothes are pricey or cheap, when a fashion emergency happens, it just happens and it doesn't matter if you're wearing Chanel or Ukay-Ukay-I've learned my lesson the hard way. In one event, I wore this P5,000.00 dress of mine and guess what? The stitching of the shoulder strap has snapped, the strap has disengaged from the metal ring, and my left boob almost popped out from the dress. I knew that the person seated in front of me saw that boo-boo, but thank God I don't know her and seemed like she didn't care at all. :p Since then, I started buying wardrobe fixes that will prevent that mortifying experience (or any of the same degree) from happening to me ever again!
Safety pins are a given, but they're not enough as their use is quite limited. Also, they're not that safe and I think it's not classy if a safety pin is peeping out of your clothes.
So far, here's what I have. I might be missing a few, but I think I'm downright ready in case any fashion boo-boo happens to me. (And I can prevent them!) I'd like to think of these things as Insurance: They make you feel secure, and prepare you for any worst cases-I think you should have them too. I'll be discussing the importance of these nifty little things after the jump!
DISPOSABLE NIPPLE TAPES (Available in PCX boutiques and Bench stores)
This awesome invention just lets you wear revealing (especially backless) clothes without worrying about perky nipples projecting through. In my experience, they're much better than reusable silicone nipple tapes as the latter tend to lose its tackiness overtime. I used to use reusable nipple tapes, but after they fell from my backless top as I was grooving on the dance floor, I ditched them and went for these instead-it's less economical, but they're more dependable. My brand of choice is Bench Body's Nipple Tapes because it sticks all day.
INTIMATE BRA CONVERTER (Available in Beauty and Minerals)
This baby converts your conventional bra into a racerback without having to remove the straps. Best for those who prefer wearing straps with their brassiere for better support, but want something that will make their bras tank top- ready and fall- proof. With the Bra Converter, no need to buy another bra!
HOLLYWOOD FASHION TAPE (Available at Beauty Bar)
Here's the scenario: You liked this draped dress so much and you bought it. It was too late already when you found out that it looks better on the mannequin than on you. Don't worry, Fashion Tapes will change your destiny. You can style drapes, folds, pleats, and linings according to your liking by sticking these fashion tapes strategically within clothes or on your body. They can also be used to secure necklines such as V-necks, deep V-necks, boat shaped, and U-necks or shoulder straps that keep on falling off. The best part is, these tapes are invisible, comfortable to wear, and don't leave any residue on your clothes or skin.
DISPOSABLE UNDERWEAR (Available in all Watson's branches)
I used to think that this thing is just an unnecessary item, until that typhoon Rosing (one of the strongest typhoons ever recorded in Philippine history) experience. Mom and I were stranded along Buendia and the flood was chest- deep already. We had to abandon our car and take a long, by foot trek back to Ayala to check in in one of the hotels to spend the night. My underwear was soaked in flood water and unfortunately, I did not have extra underwear with me. Thank God mom had one of these, and I was spared from sleeping in dirty underwear! That experience made me appreciate this item so much and I make sure I always have one in my bag especially this typhoon season!
You'll never know when your shoes will hurt your feet until you get to walk in them for hours! My Melissa wedge felt really comfortable when I fitted it in the store, but when I took them for a stroll, the mothaeffin' strap sliced by ankle and it almost bled! Now I can wear them comfortably with the help of these heel slings. I taped a strip on the back part of the strap, and it served as a barrier between my skin and the strap. They can also serve as a stopper for foot straps that keep on sliding off.
Got a problem with falling shoes? Heel wing is the answer. Just like Heel Slings, it prevents shoes from falling off your feet so you won't be pulling a Cinderella act in a party. As pictured on the packaging, they can also hinder the back part of your shoes from wounding your ankle.
HEEL CUSHIONS (Available in Watson's and leading department stores)
Unless your sky high heels is YSL Tribute, you'll be needing heel cushions so you can walk and stand comfortably in them for hours. I would suggest the Metatarsal pads since the pressure is always on the front part of your feet whenever you're wearing high heels.
Got more Fashion Fixes to share? Let us know in the comments section!
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