Quick Fix Obsession: ShowStoppers
Unless you’re a descendant of Coco Chanel, clothing mishaps happen with inescapable frequency. Among the heavy-handed clutter of double-sided garment tapes and topsticks emerges a new standout: ShowStoppers. Touted as “the most durable fashion tape on the market,” these black and nude Chiclet-size strips take after very thin mounting tape—as in discreet yet ridiculously strong. In the past few weeks, the peel backs have become a pocketbook mainstay, even more so with a bit of inventiveness: I’ve used it to cushion the band of a loose ring; smooth back the lapel of a structured Lover blazer; and fix the fallen cuff on my vintage Michael Kors trousers. It’s a go-to for endless wardrobe malfunctions; if only all of life’s little problems had such quick fixes.
ShowStoppers Double Stick Designer Tape, $9.99 at Fred Segal, Kitson, or
showstopshop.com. A portion of the proceeds goes back to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Photo courtesy of Showstoppers