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When you're a busy, working woman, the last thing you need is for your outfit to start causing you problems - like a sneaky ladder in your tights or wrinkles in your clothes.

When you're a busy, working woman, the last thing you need is for your outfit to start causing you problems - like a sneaky ladder in your tights or wrinkles in your clothes.

Don't panic though! There a few tricks to quickly solve the most common fashion faux pas so you'll never be caught unawares again.

Emergency: A ladder appears in your tights

Fix it: Ugh, the WORST. It's never a good look. Luckily, this is pretty easy to fix. Simply swipe some clear nail polish over the ladder to prevent it from ripping any further.

Emergency: Pet hair all over your clothes

Fix it: Pets are cute, but their hair all over your clothes isn't. Since no one has the time (or room in their handbag!) to carry around a can-sized lint roller, lint-removing sheets are your godsend in this situation.

Emergency: Deodorant marks

Fix it: These pesky white marks are super easy to remove. Carry around a spare pair of stockings in your handbag, stick your hand inside one of the legs and rub the nylon in small circles over the stain. The close-knit fibres will loosen up the deodorant marks until it's not so noticeable.

Don't carry around a spare pare of leggings? I'll be honest, neither do I. Luckily, Hollywood Fashion Secrets have a deodorant sponges that you can buy.

Emergency: You spill something on your shirt

Fix it: This happens to me far more often than I'd like to admit. Baby wipes are your best friend in this situation. If you don't have any on hand, a damp cloth with a little hand soap is the next best thing.

Emergency: Blisters

Fix it: It sounds really weird, but rub a stick of deodorant over the problem areas and you won't get blisters there anymore.

Emergency: Your headlights are on

Fix it: If you're going bra-less but your ladies are still insisting on making an appearance, simply stick a bandaid over your nips. If you're more organised, Hollywood Fashion Secrets have satin nipple covers.

When you're a busy, working woman, the last thing you need is for your outfit to start causing you problems - like a sneaky ladder in your tights or wrinkles in your clothes.

Emergency: Exposed bra straps

Fix it: Bras are finicky to say the least, and if your straps just won't stay put, you'll worry about them sliding down all day. Put that worry to rest with a paper clip. Anchor the straps together between your shoulder blades, like they would appear on a racerback bra.

Emergency: Your clothes are crinkly and you haven't got time get out the iron

Fix it: So you've got five minutes to rush out the door and you notice your shirt has crinkles even though you know you ironed it the night before. No problem. A hair straightener makes for a perfect makeshift iron in this situation.

Emergency: Slipping and sliding shoes

Fix it: The long-term fix in this situation is to invest in some heel grips but in a bind, you can quickly fix this faux pas with hairspray. Spray a little on the sole of your foot and slide your shoe on - the hairspray will make your foot sticky so it stays put.

No hairspray in sight? Stuff the toe of your shoe with tissue to prevent your foot sliding forward - obviously this one will only work with closed-toe shoes.

Emergency: Gaping, ripped seams

Fix it: Since no one carries around a sewing kit all day, double-sided tape is your saviour. Poke the fabric to the inside of the garment and pinch together the loose edges of fabric. Fold into place, then put a few pieces of tape over the rogue seam to hold the edges together (on the inside of your garment obviously).

Emergency: Gum on your clothes

Fix it: Wouldn't it be great if people could just you know, put their damn gum IN THE BIN? But since some people are grosss, duct tape will lift fresh gum. You can also spray the gum with hairspray so it gets hard and you can just scrape it off.


emmaduffy01

Emma is just your average book loving, tea drinking, story writing, narcissistic millennial on an eternal quest for the perfect t-shirt. Ever since she picked up her first copy of Dolly when she was twelve, she always knew she wanted to work in magazines. She would describe herself as a bit of a hopeless romantic with an obsession for true crime and horror and a love for red wine, whiskey or a stiff gin and tonic. When she's not binge watching Netflix or buying things she can't afford online, she spends her weekends trawling through bookstores and eating her way through Brisbane.

 

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