The most common style advice among celebrities, stylists, and CEOs always revolves around tailoring. Every well-dressed woman swears by this style rule. Whether providing tips on the number one styling trick to make clothes more flattering or ways to dress a petite frame, the response is universal: Tailoring is everything. To prove it, we’re sharing five successful (and very stylish) women who’ve all raved about the importance of tailoring.
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Who: Hillary Kerr, co-founder, Who What Wear
"You can really buy something at any price point just as long as it really fits you. I think that's the key thing. It doesn't matter how much money you spend on something. If it doesn't fit, it's not going to look polished, it's not going to look professional, and it's not going to look right. If you just buy something to the widest part of your body and then have the rest of it taken in at the tailor, even if it's a $25 pencil skirt, it will end up looking way more expensive than a very expensive pencil skirt that doesn't fit you correctly,” Kerr said during a live Q&A on Facebook to promote the launch of The Career Code: Must-Know Rules for a Strategic, Stylish, and Self-Made Career ($13).
Who: Monica Rose, celebrity stylist
In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, Rose raved about the benefits of tailoring, "Khloé just had a NYC press tour, and every single look was tailored to perfection, so every angle photographed looked epic! I think that is key—even my street style looks are tailored for my clients' bodies."
Who: Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, celebrity stylists and designers
When asked about the style mistakes most women make, "Wearing clothes that don't fit well. "Make your tailor your new best friend," Current and Elliott suggest. "Taper your pants, change the hem of your shirt, or nip in a waist for a better, more flattering fit."
Who: Kristen Bell, actress
When asked to share the best style advice for petite women, "If you can show wrist, you look lankier," Bell told Who What Wear. "So I always tailor my long sleeves to hit just above the wrist. I do it with my blazers as well, and I've found it to be a very nice trick that sort of insinuates that I might be a supermodel underneath these clothes, which I'm fully not. I'm very stout. It makes it look like you're just too tall to wear it."
Who: Kate Mara, actress
Mara shared one of her top styling tricks in an interview with Piperlime,"Tailoring is really important for someone who is petite like me."
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