Today I am sharing a simple way on What To Do With Clothing Straps – they come on every dress and top!
No one ever knows what to do with them. Should I cut them off…should I leave them on…are they hanging out the side of my dress? You get the picture!
Sure, when you leave the house they are nicely tucked in your top but as the evening goes on they start to slowly slip out. Before you know it…they are hanging out the arm hole…and you don’t know!
Well, I have a very simple Clothing Strap Solution you are going to love!
What are the plastic straps on dresses for?
For one thing, dress or top plastic straps serve a purpose. They are there to keep the clothing item on a hanger. Sometimes these straps are a clear rubbery material or a ribbon-type material like in the photo below.
I find these are usually there to keep the clothing on a hanger in the store. At times I cut them off unless it is a clothing item that is difficult to hang without the straps.
The ones I have trouble deciding what to do with are the straps that come on fancier items like a strapless dress or top. Even the popular one-shoulder dress needs something to help hold it on a hanger. So what to do…
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It never fails that if you choose to leave them on they work their way out of the top or dress and hand out the armhole. We have all been somewhere and have seen that person…all dressed up and that white strap hanging out the back of her arm…oh my! Fear that no more!!
Here is my simple clothing strap solution! Lay the dress flat and smooth the strap along the inside of the dress. Secure the bottom of the strap to the dress with a safety pin.
No matter how much you kick up your heels that night the strap won’t budge…no dangling from the armhole either. When the night is over and you return home – simply unpin the strap and hang the dress/top back on the hanger using the strap! So easy!
How to hang a one-shoulder top or dress?
There’s nothing quite as chic as a one-shoulder top or dress. Unfortunately, they can also be a little tricky to wear. If you’re not careful, you may end up with a wardrobe malfunction. Here are some tips for how to hang a one-shoulder top or dress.
First, make sure that the shoulder seam is aligned with the center of the hanger. This will help to distribute the weight evenly and prevent the garment from slipping off.
Next, draped the garment over the hanger so that the shoulder or sleeve hangs down on one side.
Finally, use the clothing strap to hang the strapless side of the top or dress. With these simple tips, you’ll be able to hang your one-shoulder garments with confidence.
Should I Cut Off The Clothing Strap On A One Shoulder Top Or Dress?
No, never cut the straps off a one-shoulder top or dress. It is so difficult to hang these items without the clothing straps. Simply pin them down as I have done here so the garment can be hung up easily in the closet.
This is a perfect solution for strapless, one-shoulder, or any top that needs extra hanger staying power!
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I hope you find this helpful next time you are putting on a dress or top with these clothing straps. If you have tried this and it worked for you…let me know in the comments!