Style Tips, Sustainable Fashion

Reasons to Start Having Your Clothes Tailored, According to a Professional Stylist

September 4, 2023

I’m Abby!.
I'm a certified & published fashion stylist located in Silicon Valley with speciality in personal styling, color analysis and runway, commercial, and editorial styling.

Think about the last time you tried on a pair of pants that were just a little too big around the waist, or a dress that was longer than you would’ve liked. Maybe your body has changed, and your favorite pieces don’t fit the way they used to; we’ve all been there. I wanted to highlight the power and benefits of tailoring, and give you some insight on how I utilize tailoring as a professional wardrobe stylist. Read on to learn why you should start having your clothes tailored today!

  1. Everything will fit perfectly on you.

Contrary to popular belief, tailoring is for more than just suits: everyday clothing like t-shirts and jeans can greatly benefit from a little customization too! I’ve taken my clients’ shirts, dresses, pants, and jackets of all kinds to the tailor;  together, we make sure that everything is cinched and relaxed in all the places that best flatter your unique silhouette while keeping you comfortable. For example, I recently had my tailor add slits to the sleeves of a lace swimsuit cover-up to accommodate my client’s wider forearms. 

  1. Tailoring can accommodate changes in style preference.

Not only can clothes be altered to fit you better, they can also change with you as your style preferences evolve over time. A few examples include having a simple button-down shirt’s buttons swapped out for more interesting ones, or having cuffs sewn into the sleeves of your t-shirt, or adding leg slits to your favorite pair of jeans.

  1. It’s a sustainable way to refresh your wardrobe.

In a world of overproduction, having your own clothes or second-hand pieces altered to match the current trends is a great, sustainable way to bring a second life to your clothes. In the end, you’ll have unique clothes that fit you and your tastes perfectly. How cool is that?

It’s important to leave styling and tailoring to the professionals! With our Abby Young Styling Concierge Service, all of the pinning and tailoring services would be taken care of, as well as individualized personal shopping, biannual custom wardrobe look-books, vacation packing guides, done-for-you packing & gift shopping, and more. Book a call with us today to learn about our styling services!

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