Wouldn't it be great if we all had a stylist to dress us everyday! Of course, mere mortals like us don't have room in our budget for that so I asked my my stylist extraordinaire colleague, Allison Berlin (www.stylemadesimple.net) to give me some tricks of the trade. Listen, I watch women pile into these formal gowns every weekend and believe me it takes a village. Well, at least proper undergarments!
Trick or Treat?
I get a lot of requests to divulge my tricks of the trade.
For example, what keeps the girls from peeking out of that low cut halter gown?
How can I fill out that Vera Wang strapless number? What do I do when I get
more deodorant on my shirt than under my arm? The answers to those burning
fashion fix-it questions and more were reserved for closed sets until now!
Chicken Cutlets– that's what the pros call 'em! They're
actually uplifting silicone bra inserts that help fill-out or even-out. I'm
also a fan of Low Beams and Fashion Forms Gel Petals for overly attentive
Topstick- the stylists' go-to fix-it.More powerful that Hollywood Tape, the little
yellow box was originally meant for keeping toupees(!) in place. I use it to
keep a loose hem from dangling, a collar from flopping over, and a button-front
shirt peek-a-boo free. http://www.wardrobesupplies.com/store
Shout Wipes– Keep these individually wrapped wipes in your
handbag ready for a clumsy moment. First, wipe off the excess solution on the
back of your hand, then gently DAB (not wipe) the stain.I used this to remove a small blood stain on
a white dress just before my client walked the Red Carpet, seriously. http://www.drugstore.com/templates/browse/default.asp?catid=23240
Deodorant– possibly the most unusual solution, simply rub
the thin foam padding covering the top of a dry cleaner's hanger against the white
mess and suddenly you're ready to go (provided it's not a huge mark). I have no
idea how I learned this but it works wonders!
T&A– Gowns require some serious structure to look
effortless.Shapers should be every
brides BFF and attend all dress fittings. Spanx panties have the best sucking power and come in all different
lengths from the rib cage to the thigh. If you’re small busted, have the bra cups sewn into your g
own.If you’re blessed with more, skip the
strapless bra and invest a good nude bustier (they often sell this at the
bridal shop).My favorite bra tricks for
‘girls’ of all sizes?Braza bra
extenders allow you to wear your regular bra with a scoop back top or dress,
and a 2in safety pin attached to the back of your bra straps can turn your
regular bra into a racer-back without that high, thick panel down the middle.
Travel stylist– want all the glamour of being a stylist but
none of the physical labor? Become your own pro with a travel styling kit. Make
sure your planner/bridesmaid/mom has this handy in the bridal suite the
day-of.It has what you need to fix last
minute wardrobe malfunctions for the bride or groom!http://wardrobesupplies.com/store/