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01st Aug 2012

Your Most Common Wardrobe Malfunctions Sorted

Wardrobe malfunctions are awful but the truth is they cannot be helped. For the next time one happens to you, here are some quick-fix tips.

No matter what outfit you’re wearing on a night out there is always a chance that something will go wrong.

But there are certain measures that can be taken to reduce the chances of these dreaded wardrobe malfunctions which we at are now going to share with you.

  1. We’ve all had the feeling of blind panic when you tear a piece of clothing on a night out. It is important, when you are buying your outfit, to keep in mind that where you are going will be much warmer than the changing room. Therefore the dress, or whatever it might be, will feel a lot tighter during your night out and will be more likely to split. Keep this in mind when shopping.  It is also worth carrying a safety pin with you to prevent a tear from getting worse.
  2. The chances of your heel completely snapping underneath you is low but still it can happen especially if you are walking on uneven ground. There is no real makeshift solution to this one except to bring a pair of flat shoes in your bag in case of emergencies. And anyway they come in handy when you have to walk home and your feet are killing you.
  3. When you’re out is not the time to realise that what you’re wearing is see-through because it’s too late. Avoid this common wardrobe malfunction by holding your garment up to the light and see if you can see your hand through it. If you can then you need another layer or a different outfit. If you are going somewhere dark it’s not as much of a problem but be wary of camera flash bulbs and strobe lights as they can also reveal transparent clothes.
  4. We’ve all done it to ourselves or had someone else do it to us. The harsh reality is that drinks will be spilt on a night out. If this happens, go to the bathroom and dab the stain as best you can with a wet towel. Blot it as much as you can and wash the piece as soon as you get home. While this will not remove the stain completely, it will lessen the damage done.
  5. The celebrities do it all the time but that doesn’t mean you have to follow suit. Flashing your boobs or underwear is not attractive. The only way to avoid this is to make sure you are wearing appropriate and properly-fitted underwear. In other words if you are wearing a short skirt it’s probably best to avoid a thong. Similarly if you are wearing a floaty skirt that is at risk of blowing up then wear female boxers or shorts. No matter what always wear a bra.
  6. If one of your buttons comes off during a night out, the most effective solution lies again in the good old safety pin. Use it as a substitute to preserve your dignity and outfit until you can sew on a new button the next day.
  7. It is easy to snag your clothing when you are on a night out. If this does happen do not pull the thread or poke at it. If you can cut the thread, do. If you can’t then do nothing. The last thing you want is to create a hole or tear. You can also help to prevent ladders in tights by spraying hairspray on them.

While you might have to add a few more things to your handbag and a few more minutes to your prep time, we reckon it’d be worth it, don’t you?