hile thrifting I know I can get carried away with how gorgeous the item is and the small price tag that I end up bring home items that are either a bit big or huge. I’ve found there are several ways to combat this with or without sewing at all. Though these are mostly for oversize blouses/T-shirts/etc.
- Use the garment as a layering device. Does it have a gorgeously studded collar that would look lovely over the top of a sweater or really nice cuffs?
- Cut off the collar/cuffs and use them individually over the top of sweaters or t-shirts! This has been a huge trend lately but it seems to be slowing down. Plus you can customise them anyway you want.
- If it’s a material that doesn’t like to move (such as silk that loves to ride up if it’s too big) wear it with a high waist-ed skirt or shorts to slim it down at the waist/hips.
- The bottom section of the outfit should be more slim fitted (unless going for something more Bohemian) otherwise it might make you look a lot larger than your size.
- Cut it into a billowy crop top which are surprisingly popular lately. This really depends on the garment but can look really nice if done well.
- Rolling up the cuffs can be a really simple way to make a coat fit slimmer (try it honestly!) but it would only work with garments that are one of two sizes than yourself.
- Turn jeans into cut-offs with a belt if they’re too long or generally too large.
- Cut off the arms altogether! It could make a great layering device.