Clothing is constantly trying to wiggle away from its wearers in an attempt to return to the cotton and polyester fields from which it was born. Control wayward wardrobes with today's Groupon: for $9, you get two boxes of ShowStoppers double-stick garment tape (a $21.92 value).
ShowStoppers' durable foam adhesive anchors slippery bra straps, shores up dragging hems, and closes up peek-a-boo between-button bulges on dress shirts without leaving residue. A favorite for celebrities and stylists, ShowStoppers strips prevent revealing dresses, tops, and lab coats from sliding below their boundaries. Ladies who slip one of these discreet black boxes, about the size of a pack of gum, into their purse or pocket will have 24 short strips (12 black and 12 nude) at their fingertips the next time they find themselves in a tricky sartorial situation.
- 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. – Jeanine Celeste Pang, W magazine