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    25 Handy Things That Can Help Solve And Prevent Wardrobe Malfunctions

    Blisters, stinky shoes, stains, and rips have no place in your closet.

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    1. A variety pack of heel and shoe inserts to not only protect your feet from blisters, but provide extra support for your soles. Go ahead, wear those super cute work heels that give you blisters...'til now that is.,

    Promising review: "I love these and wish I had them for every pair of heels I own. They can be a little annoying to put on because they are extremely sticky, but once they're on they're on. I bought the pack for four different heels for my week of sorority recruitment and used them on every pair and even stowed away the extras for my next pair. My favorite part is that the back connects to the heel, making it stay in place. When I have bought just heel ones in the past, they never stayed on." —Amazon Customer

    Get an assortment pack of eight pairs from Amazon for $13.29.

    2. An adhesive, double-sided tape that'll ensure your outfit and hemline stays where it's supposed to, gosh darn it.


    Promising review: "This tape was perfect for what I needed. It stuck perfectly to my skin and the revealing shirt I was wearing. When it came time to taking it off it hurt a lot but then I realized it was because I was peeling it against my hairs. Once I switched the direction I was peeling, it came off super easy! I wore this to a concert where I was dancing and jumping and everything stayed in and the tape stayed intact! Highly recommend!" —Shirley

    Get a 50-pack from Amazon for $9.95.

    3. A strapless, adhesive sticky bra (that comes with petal pasties) so you can finally — FINALLY! — wear all those backless dresses and cute bodysuits you've had in your closet for months now.,

    Promising review: "I have so many open back bodysuits or tops in my closet. I decided to give the strapless sticky bra a go. Good price point, simple to put on and not uncomfortable. I’ll forget it’s on and I purchased an A cup size. It’s a perfect fit and I’ll purchase a few more for my collection. I have not tried the petals but love that it was an addition." —Niecy

    Get it (and the petals) from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes A-F and three colors).

    4. An anti-chafing balm to give your skin some relief on sweaty days. Plus, it's made with hydrating ingredients that won't clog pores — and yup, that all sounds A+ to me.


    Promising review: "From riding bikes to walking around an amusement park in shorts, any activity that caused my thighs to rub for extended periods of time left chaffing and even scabs on my inner thighs. A friend of mine is a triathlete and she recommended this product. What a life changer! I can go bike riding in the Florida heat in shorts now! I can once again go to theme parks or the beach and walk around all day without having to suffer. This stuff is literally magic. I coat it on just before my activity and I don’t ever need to reapply. Doesn’t leave any white marks or do anything funky. It’s like it’s not even there. I love love love this stuff." —amazon customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    5. And for a more targeted area, blister prevention patches you apply on the areas in your shoes where you feel the most discomfort. The squishy, thin patches reduce friction so your feet can feel happy as you run errands — or marathons, if you're into that sorta thing. /

    Promising review: "These were freakishly effective! Thin as paper. Easy to apply. Stayed in place, even when the shoes got wet. But, best of all, they worked! I had a very painful callus due to a misshaped toe that would hit my shoe and cause bleeding and blistering. It hurt all the time and never seemed to heal. The pain eased immediately upon using the patch. Then, the sores healed! Seriously, these look like they could never work, especially on real problems. But after multiple cushions, bandages, etc. failed, this worked perfectly! I have recommended this to others." —Calliopia

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $15.49.

    6. Double annnd! A special formulated anti-chafe cream made for your rear so you can ride bikes, work hard, sweat, and not feel any repercussions for it.


    Promising review: "This is what I've used for long rides and it always works. There is nothing fancy about it, no smell, no weird ingredients to make it tingle. It lasts a long time where it needs to, but comes off easily from hands or after rides in the shower or laundry." —Camille Pane

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    7. A fabric de-piller to rid your sweaters, hats, couch cushions, sweatpants – pretty much everything — of those annoying fuzz balls. Just *think* of all the sweaters that will get new life after you're through with this thing.

    Promising review: "Okay, I don’t normally rave about things like this. I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh. Hi I’m obsessed. I can’t stop. I should send this back. I’ve started asking if my neighbors need anything depilled. I’m going to buy one of these for everyone in my life. Everyone needs to own this. Take it away from me." —Sydney Jenson

    Get it from Amazon for $11.64+ (available in rechargeable and battery-operated options, and nine colors).

    8. A pack of no-tie shoelaces, because nothing is more annoying than your laces constantly untying themselves like some type of black magic. Who keeps untying them!?! Well NO MORE.


    Promising review: "I've always hated dealing with floppy shoelaces that either come untied or require a bulky double bow. I'm also lazy and like to slip my shoes on and off without untying/retying. These solve all my problems while adding color to dull shoes and (optionally) making me more visible to cars at night. Now, my shoes take a half second to pull on or off, and feel secure on my feet. Where have these shoelaces been all my life?" —CKO

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (available in 42 colors).

    9. Heel protectors that'll not only keep your best pumps from getting ruined, but prevent you from sinking into the grass or losing a shoe to those cursed street grates.


    You just never know where the day can take you, and if for some reason it takes you to some wet grass, you'll be set.

    Promising review: "I needed these for a pair of heels I planned to wear to an outdoor wedding. I took a chance with a size small without measuring my heels. Despite being a touch too large for my heels, they only slipped off once while I was seated. I'm very satisfied with how these held up and protected my shoes! They were easy to apply and remove, and small enough to slip into your purse." —J. St Louis

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four sizes).

    10. And! Heel repair caps you can snap onto any of your black pumps that are looking worn out.


    Promising review: "I have so many heels that I've worn down to the nail. I walk a lot around the hospital where I work and I guess I just wear them down fast. These heel covers have saved my shoes! I read a few reviews about them falling off but I don't see how they would. I put a drop of super glue in there anyway, just in case. I am going to buy more for my other heels." —Tina B.

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in taupe).

    11. A suede and leather brush to get the annoying scuffs and salt lines off of your favorite shoes, bags, journals, coats, and the like. Point is, stains have no room in your closet, no they do not.

    Promising review: "This brush saved my shoes! I posted before and after photos so you can see the difference. My shoes were light pink with big noticeable stains on the sides. I just brushed it on the same direction until the stains wore off." —Lissette Castillo

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    12. A life-changing shoe spray that kills odor-causing bacteria and keeps your best sandals from smelling like death. Hot summer days are approaching fast — now you and your feet can get through them stink-free. /

    Promising review: "This stuff REALLY works. All my kids shoes were super stinky and I gave each one a spray. The results were immediate and long lasting. You can't imagine how happy I am because all those smelly toes were getting to me. I also really like that it's all natural and has a fresh clean scent." —MoogliWoogli

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    13. And! Charcoal deodorizing bags for keeping your most-worn shoes (and gym bag!) from smelling like death. Don't let stench separate you from rocking your best kicks, ok?


    Promising review: "I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell at me if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes!!! So I had to find something to make the stench go away without leaving me with an allergic reaction. Mini Moso was the answer. I honestly couldn’t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized shoes I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. Ok, maybe that’s pushing things, but I’ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in leather grossness was gone. So happy!!!" —Erin

    Get a pack of two for $9.95+ (available in three set sizes).

    Read one BuzzFeed Shopping writer's review on these charcoal deodorizing bags!

    14. A set of toe caps for protecting ingrown nails, corns, blisters, and other painful areas and preventing them from rubbing in your shoes. Its latex-free gel material also moisturizes skin and promotes healing. /

    These are waterproof and reusable!

    Promising review: "This is an unbelievable product! I work 12 hour shifts in the hospital and need protection for the corn on my left great toe. I purchased the size large and it fit well. I completely forgot I was wearing it underneath my socks and athletic shoes — bonus! The silicone is very soft, flexible, cleans easily. Would absolutely recommend this since it has held up quite well for the 17 hours I have it on (from the time I wake up until I am back from my shift). Cleans and dries easily and has maintained its shape." —LJ

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two sizes and colors).

    15. A stain repellent spray to spray on your pricier handbags that'll create an invisible protective layer and ward off the evils of rain and denim stains.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this stuff! I have several high end purses and was struggling with dye transfer from my jeans. Now, each time I buy a purse I treat it with this first, and I have no more troubles with my purses turning blue!" —MTHealthyLiving

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    16. A wrinkle release spray for the "oh crap, I am running so late" mornings when there's no time to lug out the iron or steamer.

    Promising review: "As a college student with a full course load, I'm in and out of my room all the time. This helps me keep my clothes wrinkle-free without having to waste time ironing them. It's also great as it leaves a VERY nice smell on my clothes." —Seth

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.94.

    17. A jewelry fastener that'll make wearing that dainty bracelet (with the impossibly tiny clasp) actually possible.


    Promising review: "Wonderful helper! I don't know how I fastened a bracelet before ordering this. Each time I use it, it seems to be easier to use." —LuAnne B.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four colors).

    18. A bra liner that can absorb sweat and keep it from peeping through clothes and irritating skin. Double win if you ask me.


    Promising review: "This thing made me believe in miracles. I wear a 38G, and boob sweat is a problem especially at work or hiking. This keeps me dry and works amazingly well. I will never go without one again. It's also super soft. I don't have any complaints at all. It is perfection." —jenniy

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in three colors).

    19. Narrow cushion grips for sandal and heel straps designed to reduce friction and prevent blisters. Warmer weather means cute, strappy shoes, *NOT* painful skin irritations. These sticky grips are so discreet, you won't even be able to see them!

    People with narrow feet also use them to help fill out shoes!

    Promising review: "I LOVE these mini grips! Such a clever design. These are perfect for lining the inner part of my work shoe that used to dig into my upper lateral foot. The adhesive on these is very strong. I am on my feet all day and these grips have not budged! I was so pleased with these I bought three more packs for all of my work shoes. Highly highly recommend!!!" —Frances25

    Get two pairs from Amazon for $6.99.

    20. A mini, travel-friendly sewing kit to keep in your bigger bags or car in the event of a fashion emergency! Be prepared to handle snacks, rips, loose buttons, and more with this in arm's reach.

    Kit includes: scissors, measuring tape, seam ripper, 30 needles, thimble, two premium threaders, 10 pins, six shirt buttons, and 14 colors of thread.

    Promising review: "A very nice kit for the price. I travel for a living and I needed a small kit for emergencies. My only requirements were decent thread, small scissors that work, a few needles and a zip up case. This fit the bill and more. The thread seems to be a better quality than you generally get in this type of kit. The scissors actually cut thread. What a concept right?!" —soundaround

    Get it from Amazon $11.97.

    21. A zipper puller to zip up your favorite dress *all the way*, even when there's no one around to give you a hand. This is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant — genius, I say!


    Promising review: "I was skeptical that this puller would actually work. I wear dresses Monday through Friday for work. I buy ones that have long, hidden zippers. I am breaking about one zipper every two weeks, trying to zip them up by myself. It was costing me about $50 to replace the zippers. Finally, I broke down and bought this. I am so happy that I did. It takes a couple times to get it on right, but once you get the zipper puller on the zipper, it zips right up. This is perfect! Great for single moms like me!!!" —M. Sanders

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    22. A bottle of clear nail polish — yes, stick with me here — that can keep loose buttons in place by adhering the unraveled threads. It's also great for stopping runs in tights!, Julie Gerstein /

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    23. Bra strap extenders to give you room to breathe (like, literally breathe). It won't be quite as great as the feeling of whipping your bra off at the end of a long day, but it'll come veeeery close.

    Promising review: "Great! Not to long like others I was finding! These are great if you need to go up like one to three clips, instead of two inches like others! These were just what I needed and I love you get three sizes and three colors. Totally awesome!" —Steff

    Get a nine-piece variety set for $6.89 (available in six set sizes).

    24. Bra strap clips so you can wear all your best tanks *AND* best bras at the same time, and not worry over the straps peeking out. Many reviewers even mentioned they're great at offering a little extra support., Amazon

    Promising review: "These are such a great idea! I always have an issue with straps falling down, even when I've tightened them. I don't have very big shoulders, so these make my bras more supportive by keeping the straps in place and shifting some of the chest weight more evenly on my body. Great also if you wear a lot of racer-back tops but don't necessarily want to purchase special bras for them (those types of bras are rarely available in D+ cups anyway). I also like how this set comes in three common bra colors." —txmom

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.97.

    25. And lastly, a Tide To Go stick that'll have you prepared for whatever coffee, lunch, or wine spill comes your way throughout the day.

    Promising review: "These were a lifesaver. I was walking to the bus and decided it was a great decision to drink coffee while walking. Like a scene from an infomercial, I spilled coffee all over my white shirt. Luckily I had one of these in my bag (I put one in each of my most-used purses in anticipation of my clumsiness). I went into a store bathroom and quickly scrubbed the Tide To Go on my shirt. All of the coffee blobs went away and once the awkward wet splotches dried up, my shirt was perfectly white again. You've got yourself a big fan, Tide." —Nad

    Get a pack of three for $6.99.

    Ahh, wise words from Moira herself:

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