Style & Beauty

Make Your Clothes Look More Expensive

You don’t have to spend a lot on your outfits to look like you did. To make every outfit appear more expensive, try these eleven tricks.

1. Tailor clothes

Transforming a dull garment into something stylish and comfortable is possible with alterations. However, many people avoid the process due to the hassle, expense, or lack of knowledge on where to begin. It’s important to remember that the long-term benefits of wearing a well-fitted item outweigh the inconvenience of alterations. Clothes that fit perfectly tend to look more high-end. To get started, find a reliable tailor and select clothing that fits your largest measurement. If your size isn’t available, it’s better to choose a size up.

2. Replace Buttons

A great way to enhance your outfit is by changing the buttons. Plastic buttons can give your clothes a cheap appearance. On the other hand, buttons made from materials like bone, metal, or mother-of-pearl can make your clothes look more luxurious. You can replace them yourself by cutting off the old buttons and sewing new ones or get an alteration place to do it at a reasonable cost.

Make clothes look more expensive.

3. Wear the right undergarments

Choosing the right underwear is key to creating a great outfit. Visible Panty Line (VPL) can spoil the look of your clothes, so it’s important to avoid it. Getting a bra fitting can prevent sagging breasts or bulging caused by a too-tight bra. Shapewear can also help smooth out any bumps, ensuring your clothes fit better. Remember, the right underwear can make all the difference in how your outfit looks.

4. Buy timeless pieces

Creating a wardrobe that meets all your needs requires a good balance between occasional splurges and timeless, versatile basics. While statement pieces and trendy accessories can be exciting, without the right foundation, they may end up unused. Fortunately, you can achieve a well-balanced wardrobe without overspending each month.

5. Wear colors that compliment your skin tone

When picking out clothing, many people focus on the latest fashion trends and seasons rather than considering how their skin’s natural coloring plays a role. Unfortunately, this approach can cause your skin to appear washed out or blend in with your clothes. However, selecting clothes that complement your skin tone is easy with some basic color theory knowledge and the ability to determine your skin’s undertones. By choosing the right shades for your wardrobe, you’ll look great, feel confident, and need less makeup and accessories to look fantastic. Remember, fashion trends are fleeting, and what looks great on you one season may not be flattering the next. So, instead of following the crowd, choose clothes that complement your unique skin tone.

6. Use a Steamer or dry clean.

Ironing can be a hassle, but with a good steamer, you can keep your clothes looking neat and wrinkle-free. Steamers work by boiling water in a tank, which then directs steam through a steam head to disperse through the fibers of your clothes. This process loosens the fabric and eliminates wrinkles while also being safer for your clothes since there’s no direct contact. Unlike an iron, you won’t risk damaging your clothes or baking in any stains. However, if you need to set creases or pleats, a steamer may not be the best tool for the job.

7. Dress in Neutral Tones and Monochromatic

Neutrals are an essential part of any functional wardrobe. These colors include black, charcoal, taupe, gray, navy blue, beige, khaki, white, cognac, and salmon. They are pleasing to the eye and calming to look at when you’re tired. Wearing all neutrals can be elegant and sophisticated. The benefit of neutrals is that you can create a versatile wardrobe with just a few key pieces. You can also wear monochromatic outfits in any neutral shade of your choice, which is a great way to make a simple outfit look more expensive. To prevent your outfit from becoming boring, it’s recommended to add at least one textured piece to your look.

8. Check for loose threads and snags

During garment production, untrimmed threads are a common issue that can detract from the overall quality of the clothing. Ideally, these threads should be identified and removed during the final production stage and internal quality control check. While untrimmed threads are generally considered a minor defect, they can become a more serious concern if they are present in a significant portion of the order. Many buyers worry that untrimmed threads make the clothing look cheap and poorly made. However, the good news is that this is an easy-to-remedy issue – simply snip the threads with a pair of scissors.

Garments made from open weave, loose knit, or lightweight fabrics are more likely to experience snags. To avoid such incidents, it is advisable to be extra cautious when wearing these materials, especially while sporting jewelry with sharp edges. If you do encounter a snag, refrain from cutting it, as this will only create a hole and exacerbate the problem. Instead, try pulling the loose thread to the back side of the fabric and weaving it into the threads. Although there may be a tool for this, it’s usually easier to do it by hand.

9. Remove belt loops on dresses and tops

The stringy belt loops on the sides of your dress give off a cheap appearance. However, they are actually there for practical reasons – to provide a way for stores to display the belt on the garment while it’s on the hanger. Without these loops, the belt may get lost or mistaken for something else, like a scarf.

You can improve the sophistication of your outfit by removing the belt loops on non-functional garments. They only serve as a guide and do not hold anything up. You know where your waist is, so tying the belt around that area will suffice.

Make your clothes look more expensive.

10. Store them properly

There is both an art and a science to properly storing your clothes. Making the right decision between hanging and folding each piece of your wardrobe has some significant benefits, which include reducing or eliminating fabric damage, extending the life of the piece, contributing to better organization of your closet, maximizing closet space, and reducing ironing. By utilizing some of the same techniques as fine clothing retailers, you can create the same beauty and efficiency of a boutique storefront for your own closet storage.

11. Choose accessories

Accessories serve the purpose of enhancing the wearer’s best physical features and complementing their outfit. They are intended to make you look better and add that unique missing component to your attire. However, not all accessories suit every skin tone, hairstyle, body shape, outfit, or fashion style. Therefore, it’s crucial to figure out which type of accessories work well for you. Accessories have the ability to transform your outfit, so it’s important to choose them thoughtfully. The good news is that once you know your personal style, you’ll have an idea of what type of accessory would complement your outfits. You can choose appropriate scarves, bags, shoes, jewelry, watches, and belts for women based on your fashion sense, making your clothes look more expensive.

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