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Always Remember the Tailor
Our rule of thumb is to buy something that fits the biggest part of your body perfectly, then have the rest tailored. That said, keep in mind that certain alterations are easy and inexpensive (like taking in or slightly expanding the waistband on a skirt or hemming a pair of pants) while others are not worth the time and money (like adjusting jacket shoulders).

Reprinted from The Career Code by Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power. Copyright © 2016 by Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power. Published by Abrams Image.