Emergency Hacks to Party-Proof Your Outfit
You're making your way through the buffet table when the unexpected happens; one of the guests, who is holding a half-filled glass of a red sparkling, gets overbalanced. What happens next is that you have this vexing slop of maroon over your beautifully embroidered shift dress. Your day is ruined. And so is your outfit.
When there's a party, there's bound to be an accident or two. With everyone moving around— eating, chattering or just lounging about—it won't be long before a glass gets broken, a toe gets swollen or a shirt gets soaked in some form of liquid. Parties are fun, fancy, and most often, fast-moving, especially when there's children. In order to survive this holiday, you want to remember these tips on preserving yourself (and your clothes), to get the best memories minus the mishaps.
Tip #1: Wear stain-resistant clothing
Party-proofed clothing has been around for a long time, and they come under the guise of water-resistant fabrics. Clothes from these materials may not be as chic as your favorite slip dress, but if you want to steer clear of any stains, this is your best bet. Especially if you don't mind wearing a sweatshirt and a pair of jeans on a festive family gathering.
Tip #2: Carry stain remover in your clutch bag
You have come to accept that there's a high chance that you will clumsily laugh at Uncle Jonah's joke and may spew your coffee, just like what happened last year. This time, you're ready. Pack on a vinegar spray to easily dilute that ugly coffee stain on your shirt (or any fabric it spills on) for a quick McGyver moment. If you’ll be drinking red wine, keep an eye on that salt shaker. Additional things you need to have quick access to: paper towels, baby powder and, surprise, surprise — dish soap, for those lipstick stains.
Tip #3: Secure your kicks
So, you're wearing your new favorite white sneakers and you know everyone in the family will go gaga over it. Until you realize it's not such a good idea because your little nephew is coming over, and he loves making a mess with his food. What to do? Waterproof it. A generous spray just before the party secures your shoes, making cleanup a breeze.
Tip #4: Don't forget the tape
Save yourself from wardrobe malfunction by using this little secret celebrity stylists love: double sided tape. This tool helps you avoid nip slips with your sexy satin top and altogether bids the shock away from your elders. Double-sided tape may be difficult to remove, however, so use some baby oil or petroleum jelly to help peel the adhesive.
Tip #5: Bobby pins are your BFFs
We use these pins for hair, but bobby pins can also be perfect for other quick fix -ups! It comes to your rescue when you break a zipper — insert the pin in your zipper pull and you're back on track. Bobby pins also help in repairing sweater snags; pull the thread back into the wool by using the pin as a giant needle.
There you have it. Steer away from being a fashion emergency by carrying these smart fashion hacks with you. You might help a friend out too; save a life by saving their night.
Now, go and have fun in your holiday soirée!