6 Everyday Items that Can Fix Any Fashion Crisis

We've rounded up six essentials you should keep on hand to avert any fashion crisis on your wedding day and beyond, plus a simple stain guide that can cure any snafu.

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Detergent wipes deal with minor splotches, while club soda attacks bigger ones.

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Before a walk down the aisle (or into any event), give suit shoulders and gowns a once-over with a lint roller.
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If a strap on your outfit detaches or you find a small tear in your clothing, a travel-sized sewing kit saves the day.

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Snip any stray fibers with tiny scissors that fit easily into your purse.


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Krazy Glue can mend both broken heels and jewelry.
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If a stain crops up on your big day, don't panic; most can be treated quickly and effectively. Check out our Guide to Stubborn Stain Removal below and pack an emergency kit of homemade solutions, so you can take spills in stride and be back on the dance floor, hardly missing a beat.




The Ultimate Guide to Stubborn Stains
For Protein-Based Stains
The Stains: Blood, sweat, milk, eggs
Solution: 4 parts water + 1 part ammonia + 1 part peroxide + 1 part dish soap
Put a white towel or absorbent cloth under the garment with the stain. Using a Q-tip or rag dipped in solution, lightly tap on the stain, which will push it through to the cloth underneath. Rotate the absorbent cloth as the stain comes out.

For Oil-Based Stains
The Stains: Pizza, grease, baby oil, sauce
Solution: 1 part dish soap + 1 part white vinegar
Put a white towel or absorbent cloth under the garment with the stain. Using a Q-tip or rag dipped in solution, lightly tap on the stain, which will push it through to the cloth underneath. Rotate the absorbent cloth as the stain comes out. Flush garment stain area with lukewarm distilled water.

For Earth-Based Stains
The Stains: Fruit juice, tea, cola, liquor, wine
Solution #1: 3 parts water + 1 part dish soap
Solution #2: 1 part water + 1 part bleach
When the spill happens, flush it with solution #1. If the residue doesn't come out after flushing it with solution #1, try solution #2.

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