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Fashion Emergency

Updated on January 18, 2015

Button mishap, wrinkled blouse, and scuffed shoes - we have all experienced a wardrobe malfunction! Let’s face it, every woman runs into a fashion emergency, whether it is out with the girls, at work, or date night with a guy! No problem, this article will provide a few quick tips to come to any woman’s rescue.


Earring Back M.I.A

You are out on a date with your guy and you are all dolled up with a sexy black dress, stiletto heels, and drop earrings. Somehow on your way there you lose your earring back. Don’t fret, just grab a pencil and cut the eraser off the top of the pencil. Use the stem of the earring to make a small hole in the eraser and now you are ready for your smoking hot date!


Button Mishap

Imagine heading to a meeting and you notice a button pops off your cardigan. Even if you put on a blazer it still won’t cover up that missing button and your black lace bra is now exposed. Instead, you can take a small paper clip and slip it through the button holes and tie the paper clip from the back of shirt- TADA now your button is back in tack and you are ready to head to your next meeting! This trick works on any thin fabric material!

Hem Gone Long

What happens when you look down and notices the stitch of your pencil skirt is coming out and the hem is hanging down? Or you are wearing a pair of trousers and keep tripping over the hem while walking down the hall. Double-sided tape can fix that in a jiffy. Just fold the hem under and place the double-sided tape inside the hemline and press down hard. Within seconds the problem is fixed!

Lingering Lint

Don’t have a lint brush near by for that linty sweater. No problem, all you need is an old pair of stockings and a hairbrush. Take the stockings and place it over the hairbrush. Gently rub the covered hairbrush over the linty sweater. In no time your sweater will be lint-free and looking fresh! Check out Reader's Digest if you want to know 22 other ways to use a pair of stockings!

Travel Tips: Wrinkle-Free Clothes

Wrinkled Mess

You just arrived at the Marriott hotel and you start to unpack your clothes and you notice a few of your clothes are wrinkled. You head to the closet to grab the iron and notice it is not working properly- this happens to most frequent travelers. Just grab the hair dryer and a spritz bottle in the bathroom. Fill the spritz bottle with water and lightly spray your clothes. Hang your clothes on a hanger and hold the hairdryer away from the clothes. Put the hairdryer on a low setting and watch the wrinkles disappear instantly! For other ideas to remove wrinkles, check out Wikihow!


Shoe Dilemma

You just put on your brand new pumps and notice they are a little too tight, because you still need to break them in. Just add a few cotton balls to the side of the shoes. The cotton balls will provide extra cushion and help you to break those new shoes in! Now imagine you just scuffed those new shoes…well use a little toothpaste. Rub a little toothpaste on the area scuffed and wipe it off with a napkin and now the scuffmark is gone!


Deodorant Disaster

As you are getting ready for work you look into the medicine cabinet and realize you have run out of deodorant. What is a girl to do? Apple cider vinegar or rubbing alcohol can serve as a substitute. Just lightly damp your armpits with the apple cider vinegar or rubbing alcohol. Don’t want to smell like the rubbing alcohol or apple cider then lightly spray your body with perfume or body spray!


Beyond these handy tricks every woman should carry an emergency fashion kit for any occasion. Keeping the essentials to deal with those less than ideal moments can save anyone from embarrassment. A few suggested items to keep in an emergency kit include travel toothpaste and toothbrush, a Tide to Go pen, Band-Aids, Advil, Bobby pins, clear nail polish, and fashion tape. For more fashion emergency ideas, check out the Top 25 items at Pinterest!

No matter what you have in your fashion emergency kit you need to make sure it is tailored to meet any wardrobe malfunction!


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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I'll never use any of these ideas Charmaine but I was interested to find out all these handy tricks that you ladies may find helpful :)

      Oh I lie...I definitely will use the paper clip or bread tie for the missing button...that's great.

    • Charmain English profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from Northern Virginia

      Nell, the hand wash is a great idea as well since it is alcohol based. Thank you for the feedback!

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      4 years ago from England

      Love the earing back idea! I would never have thought of that! I have used the hairdryer idea before though, the toothpaste idea is good too, and as for the deodorant, I have actually used the alcohol hand wash before when I feel like freshening up! lol! great hub, voted up!


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