How to Avoid Wardrobe Malfunctions
It can happen when you least expect it: during a date, an important job interview or at a party where all of your friends are present causing you to want to become invisible and to erase that particular moment in time forever. Wardrobe malfunctions are notorious among certain celebrities who have managed to prove time after time what making a few simple mistakes can lead to if you are not paying attention.
While wardrobe malfunctions can be a form of free publicity for celebrities, for most of us they are one of the worst social nightmares we can imagine. Fortunately, there are a few simple yet highly effective strategies we can use to make sure that we minimize the chances of getting them ourselves:
Make sure your clothes fit you well
One of the major causes of wardrobe malfunctions are ill fitting clothes. While you might not always be able to tell at a first glance if a certain clothing item has the potential to cause an unwanted surprise, testing out a few dance movements can give you a pretty good idea when it comes to the potential problems that might occur when you make a wrong movement. This way you’ll be able to asses the pros and cons of wearing a certain clothing item a lot better.
If you do decide to opt for a potentially risky item try the layering technique to minimize the chances of experiencing embarrassing moments. Moreover, this decision will often help you get a more structured, professional look that will most likely be perceived as being more sophisticated. On the other hand, in situations when layering is not really an option, a fashion tape can really come in handy. A double-sided tape is the safest choice.
Avoid deodorant stains
One of the most frequent types of errors we can make is getting deodorants stains without realizing. Using invisible,clear deodorant is a quick and easy fix you that becomes mandatory whenever you are in a situation where you cannot afford to make mistakes. This simple yet overlook principle can save you a lot of frustration.
Use nude undergarments
While most of us are quite cautious when it comes to selecting lingerie and to avoid fashion faux pas, at times this strategy can backfire. If you are preparing for a event your best bet is to stick to nude undergarments as these will help you look your best and will allow you to be more relaxed.
Maintaining a correct posture will not only help you tap more self confidence but will also help you create a stronger impression. As a result of standing up straight the fabric will be less likely to wrinkle and will fit you a lot better. If you are still a little unhappy about how your clothes look, investing in shapewear might be a good idea.
Consider bringing a set of safety pins and nail polish
Carrying a set of safety pins in your purse is a good idea for situations when the unexpected happens. Safety pins are an invaluable help in all kinds of situations so bringing a set of them is the one of the best precautionary measures you can take. If you also carry clear nail polish in your purse you’ll be able to prevent the nylon from running if you wear stockings. Apply clear nail polish on both of the ends to minimize the damage before it extends too much.
Bring additional wardrobe
While all the tips presented in this article should help you eliminate most situations that might take an embarrassing turn, if you really want to be prepared for the unexpected, it’s best to bring additional clothes with you to be able to avoid stressing to much over your wardrobe and to make sure that everything goes well.
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