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When it comes to fashion and styling there is one mistake that us stylists cringe when we see. It’s something that is so easy to be avoided too. And what it that you might ask? Wearing clothes that don’t fit your body properly!
I’ve talked about finding out your body shape before and how it all has to do with proportions and knowing how clothes fit your body. With that being said, it is always important to find yourself a good tailor so your clothes can fit your body perfectly! Why do you think the French always look so good! They tailor everything to fit them even if it’s the tiniest little bit. Trust me on this!
Lolë kindly sent me over this gorgeous black jumpsuit. It is so soft. It’s almost like a silky material. It is also very lightweight so it makes it perfect for summer!
When I first took it out I knew it was going to be too long on me. I’m petite, 5’1, and I usually always have to get my pants altered. Surprisingly, when I tried it on it wasn’t as long as I thought, but it still needed to be taken up in the legs.
“I think every girl should have a tailor in her phone. It’s part of why we beat ourselves up, or why shopping is so frustrating and hard: we have this assumption that when you take something off the rack, it will fit you. ” – Kerry Washington
I took it to a new tailor that my friend Amy, from ballet, recommended in downtown Birmingham. He took the hem up a bit on the legs and kept the fold at the bottom the same. The jumpsuit it a bit big in the shoulders. I asked him if he could take that in too. He looked at it and because of the thinner strap it would be too much money but he would do it if I wanted to. Taking the shoulders in would’ve cost me $45 so I decided against it. The top is on the baggier side anyways so I can make it work.
I think big shoulders is something I’m going to have to live with as a petite girl. I always figured it would be the length! Even though I didn’t get the jumpsuit altered perfectly, I still did enough to make it look good!
Remember getting something altered to fit you can make all the difference in the world! I bet you will feel even more confident too! So next something you want to buy something you love and it doesn’t fit properly, take it to a tailor. Doing this, it will make you keep the piece longer because it fits!
Have you ever taken your clothes to a tailor before?