You probably only go to the tailor when you need a pair of too-long jeans hemmed or a bridesmaid dress fitted. But an expert seamstress can be your secret fashion weapon. For just a few bucks, you can make your clothes look way hotter and fit you way better. And a couple of stitches in the right place can even take five pounds off your frame. We got Lars Nord, a tailor in New York City, to spill these little-known tricks...
By Gabrielle Frank
1. Sex Up Your Blazer
Just because they're called "boyfriend blazers" does not mean you should look like you're walking around wearing your guy's suit jacket. The blazer should fit snugly when it's buttoned and not be boxy or oversized, which can make you look, well, kinda androgynous - and heavier. Ask the tailor to use the back or side seam to bring in any extra fabric around your torso.
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2. Go Big or Go Home
This should be not only your motto at work, but also at the mall. If you find