Tailoring Is The Key
Almost every piece of clothing could, and should, have a subtle nip or tuck that will transform your look! If a piece of clothing doesn’t fit you well, it doesn’t matter who the designer is, or if it’s the perfect color, it just will seem a little off. As a result, you will not get the fit-like-a-glove feel that makes people take notice!
Here is the thing, designers have mannequins in every size. They cut their ready-to-wear clothing to fit that size but we are not always, or hardly ever, built like that mannequin! Celebrities will have their own mannequins at their private tailors and send their clothes there, before they even try them on. They know good tailoring is essential to look like a A-lister!
Finding Right Tailor For The Perfect Fit
If you do not have a tailor you use, the best way to find one is ask a salesperson at a local clothing boutique. They will point you in the right direction. The first time you go to a tailor, have them work on an inexpensive piece of clothing. Better to figure out on a Topshop piece than on a designer piece that they are not for you!
Ideas To Have Done For Perfect Styling
A good tailor can do so much more than hem pants! Here are some ideas to have your tailor work their magic on!
- Denim jeans hem lines are constantly changing it seems like! You can update your hemlines at the tailor for the split, high/low look. Take the waist in on your boyfriend jeans that have stretched out. If a tapered leg is what you want instead of a straight, they can do that as well.
- Dresses can be tailored in many ways! Ask yourself if you like the hem line, want a leg exposing slit, or would like to add or take away pockets. You should also look at the shoulders, waist and armholes to see if they need adjustments.
- Linings can also be changed out to fit your needs! You can add a heavier lining to skirts and trench coats for cool weather. In addition, you can lighten up a heavy lining. White silk is a fabric that can benefit from a lining if not already there.
- Boots can be tailored at the cobblers! If you have small calves and ankles, have them fit to your leg. You can also change the height of a thigh-high boot to fit a shorter leg. The top of a suede boot will stop sliding down after wearing it for 10 min when you have that taken in.
- T-shirts and knits can also be altered to fit you better. Take in the sleeves, shoulders and waist if needed.
So the next time you head to the fitting room, or your closet to try on clothes, keep in mind the magic a tailor can do with it to help give you the effortless, perfect style you want!
Below are images of clothes that Lisa and I have had tailored.
Feature Image Post: Learn to Easily Style a Chic Monochromatic Look
The shorts were a bit long for me so I had them shortened!
The Perfect Spring Outfit Combination
This maxi dress was shortened to a midi dress.
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This dress was taken in slightly at the waist through the bottom of the dress.
Instagram post taken in New York City
The sides of this dress were taken in just a bit to help with the fullness.
How To Style Satin For A Casual, Everyday Look
The boyfriend jeans here had the waist taken in for a better fit.
Classic Shirting With a Twist
An updated hem was the only thing these Levi’s needed!
Thank you for reading! We would love to hear what experience you have with tailors in the comments below!
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