As our physique changes when we age, our clothes don’t always fit right. Our waistlines shrink and expand and those shirts, pants and skirts aren’t very flattering. Instead of buying new, visit a tailor first.
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The Levo League offers some suggestions for women to upgrade their wardrobe by visiting a tailor:
Many women believe that tailoring is expensive; however, in my experience, a simple tailoring fix (such as nipping in a waist or letting down a hem) usually costs between $15 and $20 — but it makes your clothes look like a million bucks.
Designers have the luxury of fitting clothes on models who are one specific size and shape. The average woman has much more average measurements, and therefore clothes are rarely a perfect fit right off the rack. A dress that doesn’t fit your waist or a pair of pants that are a little too long can make even expensive clothes look dowdy and cheap. By investing $20 on tailoring a bargain shopping score, your clothes fit your body better, which automatically creates the sense of better quality.
Tailoring isn’t just for the ladies, and it isn’t just for fancy clothes. Anyone can take clothes they already own and make them look great. A few adjustments can also bring clothes back into style. If you’re shopping on the bargain rack and find an outfit you love, but not in your size, don’t skip over it. A tailor might be able to size it up or down just for you.
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