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What is the most common mistake women make when getting alterations?

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For women, the most common mistake when fitting suits is ignoring the sleeve length. Tailors typically only alter what women ask for, whereas for men, tailors typically adjust the entire outfit. Also, the fashion industry can be misleading to businesswomen when it comes to sleeve length.

Jacket sleeves should be hemmed right at the wrist. This length will accommodate short and long sleeves. For petite women, ensure that the jacket sleeve is hemmed. Otherwise it could get in the way of a handshake. For taller women, be sure to lengthen the sleeve if necessary; otherwise, your jacket can look ill fitted.

Sleeve lengths on your blouses are also critical. Long sleeves should fall right at the wrist. Blouse sleeves that fall longer than the wrist makes more of a fashion statement than a professional one. So pay close attention to details, as details define distinction.

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