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Why clothes always look better on celebrities: Stylist reveals the behind the scenes tailoring secrets ANYONE can follow to look like an A-lister

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 12/09/2018 Sophie Haslett For Daily Mail Australia
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If you speak to the right people, you'll soon find out that there's a secret that's been doing the rounds in celebrity styling circles for decades.

While expensive clothing and being decked out in the latest collections from fashion labels certainly helps, it takes good tailoring to get style totally right.

a person standing posing for the camera: Personal stylist Alarna Hope (pictured) said the secret to looking good from all angles is to buy a certain type of garment to fit the client's widest part, and then get the rest altered © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Personal stylist Alarna Hope (pictured) said the secret to looking good from all angles is to buy a certain type of garment to fit the client's widest part, and then get the rest altered

Speaking to FEMAIL, Sydney-based personal stylist, Alarna Hope, revealed that 'everything you see has been altered', from the jeans the stars wear on a casual day out to the shirts, skirts, trousers and 'even those head to toe "I've just woken up and look fabulous" outfits'.

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Here, Alarna shares the celebrity style secrets you need to know - and the three tweaks you can make for perfect style.

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a person wearing a costume posing for the camera: Everything you see on celebrities has been altered, from the jeans the stars wear on a casual day out to the shirts, skirts, trousers and red carpet outfits (pictured: Cate Blanchett) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Everything you see on celebrities has been altered, from the jeans the stars wear on a casual day out to the shirts, skirts, trousers and red carpet outfits (pictured: Cate Blanchett)

According to the stylist, who has worked with all sorts of celebrities in the past, the way to look good from all angles is to buy a certain type of garment.

'They [personal stylists] will buy a garment to fit the client's widest part and alter the rest,' Alarna wrote on her blog. 

'It seems super expensive and a waste of hard-earned money, but when each item you own fits perfectly, it makes such a difference to your overall look.'

Sarah Jessica Parker holding a sign: 'Some of us honestly walk around in clothing that twists or bunches because we think "that's just my body shape, it will always do this",' Alarna said - but a celebrity always looks good (pictured: Sarah Jessica Parker) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited 'Some of us honestly walk around in clothing that twists or bunches because we think "that's just my body shape, it will always do this",' Alarna said - but a celebrity always looks good (pictured: Sarah Jessica Parker)

Alarna elaborated, by way of asking when was the last time you saw a celebrity adjust their clothing.

'Some of us honestly walk around in clothing that twists or bunches because we think "that's just my body shape, it will always do this",' she said.

'It won't, gorgeous, your curves just need hugging in the right places.' 

Margot Robbie holding a pink umbrella: If you want to make changes to make your clothing flattering like celebrities such as Margot Robbie (pictured), then you should do things like raising the hemlines and fixing sleeves © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited If you want to make changes to make your clothing flattering like celebrities such as Margot Robbie (pictured), then you should do things like raising the hemlines and fixing sleeves

When it comes to the alterations you can make to steal the style from the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker, Margot Robbie, Cate Blanchett and more, Alarna said there are several game-changing alterations you can make.

The first change is to the hemline of your outfits:

'When a pair of pants gets hemmed to the right length, your legs look longer even if you are wearing flat shoes,' Alarna said.

'Slim fitting pants that taper in around the ankle should stop around the top of your ankle bone. Pants that are wide-leg or don't fit in close around the foot should just touch the top of your foot.'

What are the tweaks you can make for perfect style?

a woman sitting next to a laptop: Alarna (pictured) revealed the three tweaks you can make to your outfits © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Alarna (pictured) revealed the three tweaks you can make to your outfits

* Change the hemline: When a pair of pants is hemmed to the right length, it can make your legs look longer, even when you're wearing flat shoes. Slim fitting pants that taper in around the ankle should stop around the top of your ankle bone. Pants that are wide-leg or don't fit in close around the foot should just touch the top of your foot. 

* Sleeves: If you find you've always got bunching sleeves or sleeves passing your wrist or covering your hand, you need to shorten them to lift your posture and neaten your appearance. Aim to fit your sleeve to the crease between where your hand meets your wrist.

* Shortening: When wearing a dress or a skirt that is knee length, ensure the dress is ending in a place that makes you feel long in the leg. If a dress is too long, it can shorten our appearance.

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 The second change you can make to instantly look better in clothes is to the sleeves:

'If you find you've always got bunching sleeves or sleeves passing your wrist and covering your hand, a simple sleeve shortening will lift the look of your posture and neaten up your appearance,' Alarna said. 

'Aim to fit your sleeve to the crease between where your hand meets your wrist. 

The last change to make to your own clothes at home is shortening:

'When wearing a dress or a skirt that is knee length, ensure the dress is ending in a place that makes you feel long in the leg,' Alarna said.

'Often off-the-rack knee-length dresses are a touch long and can shorten our appearance.' 

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