Well-dressed women have a trick up their sleeves, something that makes even the most basic trousers and tops look amazing. Yes, you guessed it: tailoring. Tailoring is the final step to making an outfit look polished and super flattering. But since taking in everything you own is a major expense not everyone can stomach, we talked to tailoring expert Kiya Tomlin, who shared a handful of small tricks that will give you the most bang for your buck. Read on for Tomlin’s five tips, and then shop a few staples that are guaranteed to help you look put together.
"Sewing side pockets closed and removing their pocket lining eliminates visual bulk at the hips, tames unruly pockets, and eliminates in the lining wrinkles that are often visible through the fabric." — Kiya Tomlin
"Adding or extending darts can reduce bagginess at the waist, bust, or back." — Kiya Tomlin
“The addition of thin shoulder pads counter sloping shoulders, creating a taller, leaner silhouette." — Kiya Tomlin
"Adding or repositioning belt loops keeps the waistline where it should be, especially when curvy bottoms are sitting." — Kiya Tomlin
"Contouring the waistline can transform a boxy or masculine fit into a feminine silhouette." — Kiya Tomlin
Want more tailoring tips? Check out our guide to what’s worth tailoring!
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