I always try to look nice, stylish, and polished. That does not always happen. My recent Zipper Malfunction is only one of many fashion mistakes and wardrobe malfunctions.
Here are some common fashion mistakes that are easily avoidable!
Sometimes, it looks like I get dressed in the dark, often because I did. In this case, I paired my red striped shirt and red cardigan in the dim light of dawn. Several hours, and a few cups of coffee, later I noticed the maroon red accent in my shirt completely clashed with the red sweater I paired with it. I will not wear this shirt and sweater together again, but it was too late that day.
This mismatched situation could have easily been avoided by picking out my outfit the night before (or better yet, in daylight).
I bought a great new dress for an important meeting, and I left the back vent sewn shut all morning. Right before lunch, I finally noticed and cut the little “X” thread to free the vent. Fortunately, a sewn vent is easily removed and a mistake that cannot be made twice for the same garment.
Now I cut the vent thread as soon as I buy the garment. This simple step is easy to remember when removing the price tags before the newly acquired item is put away in the closet or washed.
On more than one occasion, the hanger straps on my dress (or shirt) are visible under my dress. Or worse, have slipped out of the dress and hang limp at my side. Before wearing, I (try to remember to) cut the hanger straps off and remove any stitching for vents or hidden pockets (not embarrassing, but oh so useful).
If the dress or shirt can easily hang on a hanger without the use of the straps, they are cut off along with the tags. Only delicate items that need the hanger straps have a chance of not being cut off.
All of these wardrobe fails are easily corrected by taking than extra moment to look at the entire outfit in sunlight (or good lighting) and turning for multiple angles.
For that big meeting, school photos, Prom, wedding, and important events in your life, remember to slow down and look yourself head-to-toe, and side-to-side, to correct any fashion mistakes before heading out the door.