We’ve all been in a situation before that you could describe as a definite fashion emergency. A strap snaps or a zipper breaks and your heart sinks. Your outfit is ruined and you’ve nothing to change into. Fear not, my fellow fashion loving friends, there are some things that you can do to salvage your outfit – and your plans!
A Broken Zip
If the zipper comes off or is stuck because individual teeth have become misaligned, you can try using a pair of pliers to move the teeth back into place and see if the slider works once again. If you’re really prepared and carry a mini sewing kit around with you, simply sew yourself into the dress, or safety pin it for real emergencies. These tips are also great for when a strap breaks and you need to sew or pin it back in place.
Foundation Faux Pas
You’ll probably reach for a damp cloth in this situation, but don’t because it will leave a watermark. First, blot it dry and add some talcum powder, this should usually lift the foundation stain.
If this still doesn’t work shaving cream usually does the job. Simply rub some into the stained area, rinse with cold water. Then, use your hairdryer to quickly dry the area.
Red Wine Spillages
The easiest thing to do is dab the stain with water and salt. However, for a more heavy duty stain, try this trick: soak it with white wine, let it sit, and rinse it out with water.
Oh So Painful Heels
With new shoes, always have plasters on hand. They will save your night and your feet! If you don’t have either, go to the closest shop and pick up a pair of sheer stockings. Socks and heels are cute together, and it looks adorable. Roll it down a little and you’re back on trend again and comfortable.
Shorter Trouser Legs in an Instant
Maybe you brought them to wear with a certain pair of sky-high heels, they are cutting your feet and you can’t bear to wear them, but now your hems are too long with the lower shoes you’re wearing. Fear not, you don’t have to drag your hems around the ground for the whole night! Create a fake hem by folding it up, sewing or taping it in place, and then pressing an iron or straightener on the new hem to create a hard edge.