Fashion Emergencies- Share Yours!

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Fashion Emergencies- Share Yours!
Mon, 11-18-2013 - 7:55am

Think there’s nothing a little duct tape can’t fix? Welcome to the world of fashion-themed resourcefulness -- MacGyver-style.

With a little inspiration from our favorite ’80s secret agent (who could short out a missile with a paper clip, plug a sulfuric acid leak with chocolate and create a rocket thruster using a rock and a flare gun, all in one episode, mind you), your style emergencies are about to be solved, stat!

So, arm yourself with a Sharpie, a pencil eraser and some duct tape. It’s time to laugh in the face of ripped tights and deodorant-stained LBDs. MacGyver would never stand for a wardrobe malfunction, so why should you?

I've done the pencil eraser for an earring back before.  Have you tried any of these tips?

What's been your biggest fashion emergency? Anything embarrassing happen in public that made you have to be creative?

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Avatar for StephanieOC
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Registered: 09-11-2013
Thu, 11-21-2013 - 5:33pm
Hi Kristy, I too have done the pencil eraser trick - lol. Hmm, a fashion time at work I had on one of my favorite pencil skirts which is form fitting and buttons up the entire length of the front. I usually keep the bottom 2 unbuttoned for comfort but don't dare go any further. Anyway, it was a busy day with client meetings and I was running between conference rooms, both upstairs and downstairs and at some point, I lost the 3rd button on my skirt which meant my hem was open a lot higher! Later in the day when I noticed this, I used a safety pin from my purse as a temporary fix. I always carry safety pins and super glue but after reading the article, maybe I need to add a Sharpie too :)