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6 Ways You Can Shop Better For Your Body Size

Harper's Bazaar Logo By Katie Sturino of Harper's Bazaar | Slide 1 of 6: Normally when you think of tailoring a garment, you think to size it down - but you can also have something tailored up. On a recent trip to Dolce & Gabbana, I fell in love with a skirt but the largest size ended up being a smidgen too tight in the waist. As a solution, they offered to tailor the skirt up for me. Pardon?! This is a thing? After some research, I discovered that many other luxury retailers, such as Chanel, Etro, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, and occasionally Prada, offer the same service of letting garments out to make them bigger or adding fabric and elastic to accommodate the shopper's size. Don't be afraid to ask!

1) Tailor It Up

Normally when you think of tailoring a garment, you think to size it down - but you can also have something tailored up. On a recent trip to Dolce & Gabbana, I fell in love with a skirt but the largest size ended up being a smidgen too tight in the waist. As a solution, they offered to tailor the skirt up for me.

Pardon?! This is a thing? After some research, I discovered that many other luxury retailers, such as Chanel, Etro, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, and occasionally Prada, offer the same service of letting garments out to make them bigger or adding fabric and elastic to accommodate the shopper's size. Don't be afraid to ask!

© Katie Sturino

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