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Zipper Solution, Clever Tip Of The Day
This is one of the easiest and cheapest zipper solutions I’ve ever heard for a problem that can potentially cost you a lot of embarrassment and social awkwardness. For 10 cents you can ensure that your fly is never down in public again!
Step 1: Supplies
- one 3/4″ OD double key ring (just larger than the button on your pants, say a penny)
- really strong nails or a small screwdriver
- pair of pants with a constantly low flying zipper
How To Zip Up Your Dress When Alone
You’re getting ready for the big party and you are supremely excited about your dress. It’s is perfect, aside from the fact that it has a punishingly long zipper down the back and you’re home alone. But seriously, this dress is awesome and not wearing it is out of the question. Here’s what you do.
What you need: A long ribbon, string or shoelace.
What you do: Thread the ribbon/string/shoelace through a hole in the zipper, and then step into the dress. With one hand, grab the ends of the ribbon behind your back and pull it over your shoulder. As you pull, it will zip all the way up.
Why it works: Because you’re an independent genius–that’s why.
Wedding Dress Alterations
If you are not the same size all over, keep in mind that it is usually easier to take in a garment than it is to let it out. I myself am top-heavy, so I speak from experience on this. It’s almost always easiest (and least costly) to buy the size that best fits the largest part of your body and take in the dress wherever it is too big.
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1.Try, Try Again
Blue jeans are as American as apple pie. But if you’re like most women, you find jeans shopping stressful. In fact, nearly 70 percent of Motherboard Moms said that they have to try on four or more pairs before they find a pair that fits. And Clinton Kelly, a fashion consultant and co-host of TLC’s What Not To Wear, says the average woman on the TLC show tries on 20 pairs! Okay, so the dressing room can’t be avoided. But you can steer clear of other pitfalls of jeans shopping (and jeans wearing) with this smart advice
2. Focus on Fit, Not Labels
You inspect the label on a pair of jeans, and it says that they’re a certain size and style, say boot-cut or straight-leg style. That’s good information but keep in mind that one manufacturers’ definition of boot-cut is different from another’s. And when it comes to flares, some jeans flare out a bit, others a lot.
And, unfortunately, there is no universal sizing chart for designers to abide by. You may wear a size 10 in one line of jeans and a 14 in another. Don’t stress about it! Keep in mind: Women very frequently have a range of three sizes when it comes to the different items in their wardrobe.” When in doubt, grab a minimum of two different sizes to take into the dressing room.
3. Look for a Darker Wash
Jeans with a darker wash are more flattering and look more polished than jeans in a lighter wash. Color versatility will come in handy if you want to wear jeans when you go out at night or if you’re trying to create a business casual look.
4. Don’t Be Distressed
Be aware that if you buy distressed jeans with any sort of bleaching (lines on the hips or faded spots on the thigh, knees, or tush), the distressing will always emphasize those particular parts of your body If your jeans have a faded spot on the thighs, that bleached spot will make your thighs the focus of attention and, ultimately, make them look bigger.
5. Mom Jeans Are Not Your Friend
Nothing will age you faster than wearing a pair of mom jeans: those high-waisted, light-washed, taper-legged jeans. Women like mom jeans because they usually fit a wide range of shapes. They’re higher in the rise and wide in the tush so they work for more body types, but they’re terrible-looking on every shape. Watch reruns of Friends in the early years and if your jeans match Monica’s, toss them! Instead, choose a pair of classic jeans and try on several pairs until you find one that’s comfortable.
Stay positive when you shop for jeans and remember that bodies change over the course of a lifetime You can’t beat yourself up for not having the same body you had before you had kids. Your body changes as time goes on. Accept it and know that there is a jeans style that will fit you.
6. These Are Not Your Daughter’s Jeans
Just because you’re not wearing mom jeans doesn’t mean you should be wearing your daughter’s! This is another big fashion no-no. Tween girls experiment with style: Adolescence and young adulthood is all about finding a style that works.
But anytime you wear something that’s meant for a teen or tween, it says that you don’t know who you are and you’re trying to hold onto your youth. The opposite is actually true: Wearing jeans for younger girls makes you look older. Keep in mind you don’t have to wear the trendiest jean. Find a jeans style you like that’s modern, sleek, and sophisticated. It’s your time to be you!
7. Wear Your Jeans with the Right Stuff
Jeans and Keds may be classic, but your blue jeans should never ever be worn with a white cross-training sneaker. It’s the number-one fashion mistake women make across the U.S. It’s the worst thing a woman can do because it means you’re taking the easy way out. It shows you’re making no effort at all when you get dressed.”
And no underwear peeking out of the top of the jeans? Don’t go there. “Wearing low-rise jeans with your thong or other lingerie sticking out is a look that had five minutes—and only five minutes—of fame. Best advice: Keep your underwear in your pants.”
How To Choose A Suit You Can Wear After The Wedding
Guys, let’s face it: When it comes to weddings, it’s all about her. From the rehearsal dinner to the reception to the exotic honeymoon locale, we’ve got little say. And then, of course, there’s the dress — perhaps the only thing anyone cares about. After all, even if the salmon is bland, the bridesmaids are drunk and the band plays “Sweet Caroline” a few too many times, everyone will look back and think about that dress. So what’s in it for us? In short, not much unless you select your suit wisely and squeeze it for all it’s worth. Lucky for you, we know just how to do that at Eve”s Alterations in Kissimmee.
Choosing Your Wedding Suit: What You Should Know
Purchase – don’t rent
Most men go the rent-a-tux route. And we wouldn’t totally blame you for it either, considering that you probably plan on wearing the darn thing for just a few hours. But this isn’t your high school prom. So you can scrounge for your scrapbook or take our word for it: rented suits never fit properly and always look cheap. Not to mention the fact that someone else (in fact, many someone elses) wore it on their special day. Break the mold and buy.
Quit the corporate culture
You should look like you’re getting married, not giving a PowerPoint presentation. Suiting up in something new rather than a rental or boardroom leftover is a first step, but it’s far from the only thing that will keep you out of the office. Go black, three piece, and shell out somewhat more than you may be used to. We guarantee it’ll pay off.
Say something with the fit
You may be tempted to break out the bells and whistles. This day, after all, is only supposed to come around once. But despite your best instincts, your energy and hard earned money is better spent on tailoring. An inexpensive but impeccably cut suit will look like a million bucks. The same can’t be said for a pricey, ill-fitting one.
Form follows fabric
A tailor’s nip and tuck can only go so far. Without a fine fabric to lay the foundation, it’s tough to construct a winning wedding suit. A slouchy, shapeless blend will leave you looking, well, slouchy and shapeless. A weighty wool, on the other hand, will do just the opposite.
How To Wear Your Wedding Suit Post-Wedding
Funny thing is, with all the fabrics and fits, picking your suit often takes longer than the time you’ll actually spend wearing it. But, as promised, there are a few things you can do to maximize mileage. Here are some ways to make sure the suit you choose can be worn well after your wedding day is over.
Ditch the vest
Sure, it’s the easiest way to switch up a three piece, and you’ll gain a new weekday work suit in the process. We just recommend reserving it for special days when you need to play boss and bust balls. Pair it with a red, purple or light-blue knit tie from Drake’s London. The knit will lighten up the mood, but it’s really the color that counts. Remember: The suit is already black, and you don’t want to look like you’re going to a wedding again, or worse, a funeral.
Add the vest
While your workweek may be saturated with suits, we’re willing to bet your weekend is of the jeans and tee variety. Throw on the vest with slim-cut, dark denim (like this indigo resin rinse from J Brand), a solid white V-neck from Uniqlo and sleek black sneakers by Lanvin. Just make sure to keep the vest open and the shirt fitted but not skin tight. Otherwise, you’ll come off like you’re trying too hard.
Jerry-rig the jacket
Take the jacket and use it as a blazer. Yeah, yeah, we know you’ve heard this one before. But take note: The jacket should be trim and tailored enough to survive on its own. It’s a rule that will help you find the right fit for your wedding suit and one that lends itself nicely to the tailored cut of Joe’s Brixton blue jeans and a Hugo Boss spread-collar button down long after the big day is over. For those extra special nights out, feel free to slip on that vest with the Tie Bar’s classic black skinny tie and a pair of patent leather lace-ups from Ferragamo.Fly the trousers solo
Using the trousers with your regular run-of-the-mill button down for business-casual climes is fine by us. But you could really stretch your investment by pairing the pants with a crisp, un-tucked polo (we’re partial to this three-button pima pique from Theory) and some cool kicks like Tods’ iconic driver in red suede.
In the end, all eyes will definitely be on her dress. But there’s no harm in stealing a few glances for yourself on that day and those blissful years beyond. Like us on Facebook to receive our latest “Tip of the day”.