3 Ways to Make Your Clothes Fit Better

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Everyone wants to look and feel their best. However, sometimes you might not quite feel this way if your outfit is off. Maybe you don’t like the way your top fits, or maybe you don’t like how long your pants look. If my clothes don’t fit me quite right, it makes me feel uncomfortable which is a feeling that nobody likes! To combat this feeling, I wanted to share with you 3 techniques that I use to make my clothes fit better so that I feel my best.

1. Tailor your clothing

I’m only 5’1″ so tailoring my clothes is a must, especially when it comes to pants. Pants are always too long and they are definitely the biggest challenge for me. I also find it difficult to remember to take my pants to the tailor, and I never like paying the fee (especially when I have a lot of pants to take in). I recently learned about Scotch™Essentials products to tailor my clothes at home! Scotch™Essentials is a no sew solution that you can use to tailor most fabrics. I purchased a couple different products that I use to help alter my clothing. The first product I purchased was the Scotch™ Essentials Adjustable Hem Tape which is perfect for women. This allows you to adjust the length of your pants depending on if you’re wearing heels or flats. How perfect is that?! I also purchased the Scotch™ Essentials Permanent Hem Bonding Strips which works instantly without sewing or ironing. It’s also a great solution to use if you have a hem that’s starting to fray. Once my clothes have been altered to fit me, I also use the Scotch™ Essentials White Mark Eraser to remove any marks like deodorant stains so that my clothes are fresh and looking brand new! It’s also perfect to remove chalk marks if you use that to measure out your hem on your pants. It works in seconds with no water required, and it’s great if you’re on the go or in a hurry!  I pick up these products at Target and you can find them in the sewing section. You can save $1.00 on any Scotch™ Essentials product by using this coupon (expires 9/2/16). You can also receive 20% off using your Cartwheel app from 7/10-7/16.

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2. Wear the right undergarment

Wearing the right undergarment that is also the right size makes such a big difference! If you’ve read this blog before you know I’ve been on a weight loss journey, and the bras that I wore became way too big. In turn, this was making me look much larger than I actually am which really threw off a lot of my outfits. It’s important to take the time to get properly fitted for a bra, and make sure you’re wearing the right style for your outfit.

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3. Buy the right size clothing

If you’re normally a size medium in one brand, it doesn’t always mean that you’re going to be that size in another brand. If the smaller or bigger size fits you better, then that’s the one that you need to purchase even though it’s out of the norm. So many people refuse to buy a piece of clothing if it’s labeled a bigger size than you’re used to, but you will look so much better in your outfit if it fits you properly.

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10 Comments

  1. July 12, 2016 / 10:39 am

    Great tips and tricks, lady. And how amazing is that turquoise necklace?!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  2. July 12, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    Thanks for the tips!! I need to do this with my linen pants…some days flip flops, some days high wedges.
    Where did you find that awesome turquoise necklace? Can you provide a link, please?
    Thanks!!

  3. July 12, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    The hem tape sounds genius! I definitely have struggled with the issue of pants being long enough for heels but too long for flats!

    HashtagFabLife

  4. July 12, 2016 / 2:35 pm

    Tried and true tips! I think you hit the three most important. Thankfully since I am tall, I rarely need hems taken up (sometimes let out). I got properly fitted a couple years ago and it has made a huge difference! Love that OTS by the way.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  5. July 12, 2016 / 7:22 pm

    Such great tips, Angela! And that necklace in the first pic is to die for! [client]

  6. July 13, 2016 / 3:25 am

    Thanks for the short girl tips! I'm going to Target to purchase the hem tape.

  7. July 13, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    Fabulous post & great tips! It's funny how we sometimes forget to buy clothes that fit right.

    Your turquoise tassel necklace is gorgeous!
    xo Cristina from ShoeTease

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