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    28 Ways To Never Have A Wardrobe Malfunction Again

    If your wardrobe rebels, you'll be ready.

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    1. Turn to a genius bra strap converter kit so visible straps become a thing of the past.

    The kit includes three clips to turn a regular bra into a racerback, plus three connector straps to prevent that oh-so-annoying feeling of when your strap is sliding down your shoulder.

    Promising review: "These work great! And they're much more comfortable than wearing a strapless bra or sports bra." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    2. Squeeze a dab of Liquid Stitch onto a hole to make your favorite garment as good as new.

    Get the full tutorial from A Pretty Happy Home.

    You can also use this glue for other wardrobe fixes like hemming pants if breaking out a needle and thread is sew not your thing.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.21 or Walmart for $6.50.

    3. Solve all sorts of struggles with hairspray! From preventing runs in tights to getting out tricky stains.

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    Spraying your fave pair of tights will help keep 'em strong and less prone to runs (just don't use too much spray). Get the details from Who What Wear.

    Hairspray is also your best bet for some of the trickiest everyday stains. Learn how to use it to remove pen marks here or lipstick smudges here.

    Get a travel-size bottle of hairspray from Amazon for $5.93.

    4. Prevent cringeworthy sweat stains by sticking garment guards to the inside of beloved shirts, dresses, and jackets.

    Get a five pairs from Amazon for $11.35 or Walmart for $11.95 (available in two colors).

    5. Avoid a faceplant and the icky feeling of having your laces dragging in the slush by swapping out your usual shoestrings for no-tie shoelaces.

    These bad boys are made of super-stretchy elastic that you fasten to your sneaks with included plastic anchors. They stretch just the right amount to let you get your shoes on and off, while still keeping your tennies tight! Read BuzzFeed's full review here.

    Get them from Amazon (available in 34 colors).

    6. Opt for an adhesive bra when cutouts or backless numbers make other bras impossible.

    I personally swear by these babies. They make almost every kind of dress and top wearable, and they're really versatile. You can position them farther apart or closer together to control your ~décolletage~. You can even unhook them in the middle and wear them almost like more supportive pasties if you're dealing with a really challenging neckline.

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in cup sizes A to E and in five colors).

    7. Depill a sweater with a razor for an effortlessly fuzz-free life.

    View this video on YouTube

    Get the full tutorial from Nifty.

    Get a two-in-one razor and trimmer from Amazon for $12.44 or Walmart for $12.57.

    8. Or try a magical fabric defuzzer that BuzzFeed editors —and thousands of other people — swear by.

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    This handy gadget has over 3,000 five-star reviews on Amazon and was made just for saving your sweaters. Plus, it has three different trimming settings and an easy-to-empty compartment to catch the pills, so there's no need to call the fuzz. Check out BuzzFeed's full review here.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).

    9. Snap some Quick Tips onto the worn-out bottoms of your favorite heels to give them a second life. They'll be just like new, so get pumped.

    Promising review: "I was so upset when I lost the tip of the heel on my favorite black pumps, but I am incredibly happy with these. They fit on my shoe well and look much better than I expected. I'm about to order a bunch of them so I'm prepared for my next heel mishap!" —Tiffany G

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in four size combinations for different heel thicknesses and in two colors).

    10. Stock up on some highly reviewed fashion tape to keep everything in place next time you take a major plunge, or any time your clothes seem to have a mind of their own.,

    This multipurpose double-sided tape has over 1,000 positive Amazon reviews.

    Promising review: "This is one of those products that until you've used it, you don't know what you've been missing. I buy several rolls at a time and keep one in my closet, one in my desk at work, one in my car, and one in my purse. It's a lifesaving quick fix until you can get your clothing properly repaired, or the perfect solution if you love the way a top looks on you but the fabric is prone to moving around and revealing a little too much. This double-sided sticky tape is so thin and flexible that no one but you will know it's there! The other day, someone at work came to see me because the hem of their pants had unraveled and they needed to go to a meeting. In less than a minute, the problem was solved. I'm sure she went home and ordered a box of these!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8+.

    11. Sprinkle some baby powder into squeaky shoes so you (and everyone around you) can have some gosh darn peace and quiet.


    Get the full tutorial and find more shoe hacks here.

    Get a bottle of baby powder from Amazon for $9.67, Walmart for $5.96, or Jet for $5.99.

    12. Stick it to threadbare tights and loose buttons with a swipe of clear nail polish., Julie Gerstein / BuzzFeed / Via

    A coat of this stuff will stop a tights run in its tracks and can make sure that precarious-looking button stays where it belongs. Pro tip: Opt for a quick-dry formula for a lightning-fast fix. This one dries in 60 seconds.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.88.

    13. Stash a handy little fashion emergency kit in your bag and become the hero of your friend group in any wardrobe crisis.

    The kit includes stain remover, a mini sewing kit, adhesive buttons, a deodorant removal sponge, double-sided tape, shoe pads, a hair band, an earring back, a nail file, lint removing sheets, and a shoeshine sponge.

    Promising review: "This is a great gift for a working woman or for yourself! I bought this for a coworker after she had a fashion emergency at work and wasn't prepared. It has a little bit of everything, and things for fixing many types of issues. The packaging is very cute and compact, too. I wish they sold refills, but you can easily refill many of the things yourself." —PunkySunshine

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. Spritz on PreHeels, a magical spray that creates an invisible, protective layer around your tootsies, before slipping on potentially uncomfy shoes.


    It dries in 90 seconds and protects your feet for up to six hours. And despite the name, it's not just for heels — those cute flats or sandals that rub or pinch like hell are no problem now, either. Read BuzzFeed's full review here.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    15. Grab some white bread — yes, white bread — to dab out lipstick stains. This must be why they call it Wonder Bread.

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    Get the deets from Huffington Post here.

    16. Pop on some heel stoppers for outdoor occasions, and your stilettos will never pull a Titanic in grass or gravel ever again.,

    Promising review: "I just tried these last weekend at an outdoor wedding with an indoor reception. They were amazing! I kept them on all night. The wedding photos were taken in a mushy, grassy area, but I didn't sink even a little bit. It was fantastic. I decided to leave them on for the rest of the night, since they made my heels more stable and comfortable. I was showing them off to the other ladies and everyone loved the look of them." —J. L. Dossey

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in sizes XXS-M for different heel thicknesses).

    17. If people are constantly telling you to XYZ, secure your fly by fastening the zipper pull to the button with a key ring.

    View this video on YouTube

    Get the full tutorial here. Get a set of three key rings from Amazon for $3.59.

    A paper clip or hair tie can also be used in a pinch.

    18. Slide on comfy spandex shorts or a half slip for a little insurance under short or sheer dresses. You want your outfit to be flashy without literally flashing anybody.,

    Get a two pack of shorts for $9.99+ (available in two lengths and 16 colors) and the slip for $10.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 14 colors), both from Amazon.

    19. Lose your earring back at work? No problem. Use a piece of an eraser instead.


    Get the details from Lifehacker.

    20. When rocking a plunging neckline, opt for pasties — be they funky or basic — so your slips can be nip-free.®-10Pairs-Pasties-One-off-Sticker/dp/B01EL7GK7E/,

    The silicone pair can also be used for getting a bit more coverage when you're wearing a bralette.

    Get 10 pairs of the disposable stars for $2.99 (available in nine styles) or the reusable silicone ones for $9.99, both from Amazon.

    21. Refer to this handy stain guide when you need to deal with the aftermath of taking (style) chances, making (fashion) mistakes, and getting (your clothes) messy.

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    22. Snag a trusty lint roller for those days when your clothes (or your furry friends) are in full shed mode.,

    Get a set of two classic ones from Amazon for $10.26. Get the sloth-printed version from Forever 21 for $2.90.

    23. Make your own makeup-setting spray to prevent your fab face from smearing all over your equally fab OOTD.

    View this video on YouTube

    Get the full tutorial from Nifty.

    Get a set of cute empty spray bottles for $5.06+, witch hazel for $7.99+, aloe vera for $15.95, and lavender essential oil for $6.99+, all from Amazon.

    24. Keep some single-use superglue tubes on hand for fixing broken glasses, jewelry, even worn shoe soles. Mix the glue with a drop of water to help it dry fast and avoid a sticky situation.

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $6.70.

    25. Save yourself from the absolute torture of being stabbed by a protruding underwire by repairing your bra with moleskin.

    Get the full tutorial from One Good Thing By Jillee.

    This adhesive padding can be cut into any shape and also works great as a custom blister pad.

    Get a sheet of moleskin from Amazon for $5 or Walmart for $5.29.

    26. Use a shoelace and a paper clip to make your own zipper extender that'll protect you from the nightmare of getting home and being trapped in your dress (or never getting it on in the first place).

    View this video on YouTube

    Get the full tutorial here.

    Get a box of paper clips for $6.99 and extra shoelaces for $3.17+ (available in 28 colors), both from Amazon.

    27. Get a bottle of Static Guard so your clothes stop sticking to each other, you don't electrocute yourself every time you touch your tights, and you don't look like the Bride of Frankenstein whenever you take off your beanie., Nickelodeon

    This spray can be used on your clothes and hair to fight the static that seems to be everywhere in the winter. The can is super small, so you can stash it in your desk or bag.

    Promising review: "I have some acrylic sweaters that are static magnets. When I give them a couple of quick spritzes of this stuff, the static is gone! No more clinging or sparking." —HippyChic

    Get it from Amazon for $7.72.

    28. And of course, always have the savior of wardrobes everywhere, Tide to Go, on hand.

    Every time I panic and think, "There goes my new shirt," this shit gets the stain out. I feel like it's a magic potion Snape whipped up in his free time or something.

    Get a three pack from Amazon for $9.89.

    Take Scar's advice and your clothes will never turn against you.


    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.