The Common Dressing Mistake Every Woman Makes

When she’s not working with big names like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger also divulges her fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist column. From the best places to source vintage to the secret to finding your most flattering jeans, come back each week for a professional’s perspective.

One of the most common style mistakes I see women make (no matter the city I’m in) is not taking the time to tailor their clothing. Clothes are cut to fit standard sizing, so everything could use minor adjustments. Whether it’s tweaking the hemline or altering the sleeves, tailoring your clothing can truly transform a look and majorly upgrade your style. Moral of today’s story is to find your go-to tailor and be sure to get on their good side. 

Scroll down shop my favorite pieces you can quickly tailor! 

This top looks way more expensive than it is. 

Tailoring these pants for the perfect fit is a must. 

Update your 9-to-5 wardrobe with this flattering skirt. 

I’m obsessed with the silhouette of this coat. 

It’s all about velvet right now. 

Ditch your basic striped blouse for this updated style. 

Pair this chic miniskirt with sleek ankle boots and an oversize hoodie. 

One-shoulder tops for the win. 

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