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A handful of celebrities have embraced the headline-making power of the wardrobe malfunction—at award shows, red carpet appearances, performances and more. But while the occasional nip slip may have helped revive the career of a star or two, these sartorial slip-ups tend to be a little less exciting (promising? lucrative?) for the rest of us mere mortals, especially when Instagram-worthy parties roll around.
We live in a world where iPhones are more reliable accessories than satin clutches; a party outfit mishap is no longer experienced only by everyone in the room, but the audiences of everyone in the room. Assuming you’re at a truly spectacular party, you might find yourself the subject of tons of Snapchats and Instagrams, photos and videos—maybe even a livestream or two. It’s worth it to make sure your outfit is in tip-top shape before you bear it to the world.
Champagne and sexy clothes is a tried-and-true combination when it comes to going out and getting the rare opportunity to dress up (if you’re me, anyway)—until something goes awry. Ahead, a shoppable guide to preventing these accidents before they happen, or handling them after they inevitably do. Because dreaded deodorant streaks, wine stains and sweat-rimmed underarms are all issues we’d like to leave in 2018, and the last thing anyone needs is to ring in the New Year mourning the loss of a dress they just bought.
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1. Tide Instant Stain Remover Pen
Events and holiday festivities are synonymous with cocktails and champagne, so it’s a good idea to always be armed with a stain-removing pen. This set of three is affordable—and easy to sneak into any clutch. Plus, pulling one out after someone inevitably spills something is pretty much the ultimate party trick.
2. Gal Pal Garment Deodorant Remover Sponge
If your getup comes in a darker hue, this deodorant remover sponge is an abject must-have—and one you’ll surely use long after New Year’s Eve is over.
3. Hollywood Secrets Double-Sided Fashion Tape
If you’re not able to wear a bra under your top or dress, stay secured and covered with this trusty double-sided apparel tape. It’ll keep your lady parts where they belong all night, and you can even customize the cut of the neckline a bit to amplify or downplay cleavage.
4. Underarmz Sweat Pads
If you’re prone to a little extra sweat (raising my hand here) or are planning on hitting the dance floor hard, these sweat guards will keep your underarms looking fresh and dry.
5. W-Plus Bra Strap Clips
Bra strap clips are a lifesaver for tricky necklines and cutout back details. Plus, they’ll help you customize your bra size if you’re in between two sizes.