Monday, January 23, 2012

Hollywood Fashion Secrets Giveaway



My love of Fashion Tape has been well documented here on Already Pretty. That stuff is amazing, and I keep a travel tin of it with me at all times. But I've recently discovered that the folks at Hollywood Fashion Secrets have a huge arsenal of clothing care and styling tools!

They've sent me a tin of Fashion Tape, a Sweater Saver, and a set of Hip Huggers to give away to one lucky Already Pretty reader! Here's what you've got to do to enter:


  1. Visit the Hollywood Fashion Secrets website to learn more about their products.
  2. Leave a comment on this post telling us how YOU use Fashion Tape, and A VALID E-MAIL. Comments without a valid e-mail in the comment will be disqualified. (Best policy: note your e-mail like this: sally [at] alreadypretty [dot] com)
  3. Cross your fingers!

Enter by midnight CST on Sunday, January 29, 2012. I'll draw a winner at random the following day. This giveaway is open to everyone, including international readers. Good luck!

127 comments:

Marthalynn said...

Hollywood Tape is perfect for keeping my low-cut tops from revealing too much! marthalynn16 [at] gmail [dot] com

Liz said...

I love me some Hollywood Fashion tape! And, as someone with a tiny waist but big hips, I definitely see the utility in some hip huggers. Thanks for the giveaway!

Sahara R said...

I love to uses HFS fashion tape to make all my favorite dresses look pretty on me without any fear of malfunction. :)

Anonymous said...

I use the tape to close any gaps in button down shirts.

Heidi said...

I love the easy and relaxed look of oversized v-neck tops but the necklines are often too deep or droopy for me to wear comfortably, so fashion tape would be perfect for keeping the neckline from creeping too low.
heidi [dot] balangue [at] gmail [dot] com

heidi said...

i have never tried fashion tape before, so this is a great giveaway! i can't imagine the little tweaks i could use it for!

literatelystylish @yahoo.com

talitha_3k said...

I'd use mine to rein in the Girls!

talitha_3k at yahoo dot com

Mary said...

oh wow, i love their fashion tape but i had no idea they had all these other products! i might need one of these hip huggers.

I like to use tape to keep my cardigans and layers in place, so my bra/tank straps don't end up showing when they slip a little too far towards my shoulders

mmaldr [at] gmail [dot] com

Carrie said...

What a great giveaway! I've always wanted to use Hollywood Tape, it could help with those low-cut tops and for keeping collars in their place!

carriescloset@hotmail.ca

Mel said...

I LOVE Hollhwood tape. I only knew about it recently from one of Sal's posts. I use it to keep my cardi's and jackets from going off to the sides of my body (due to my...uh....large boobs wanting to not be covered up). It's so nice not to be constantly be pulling my jackets back over my front side!

Marylorenz at charter dot net

Amanda Miller said...

I use Hollywood tape to keep those oh-so-flattering, but just-a-little-low cut wrap tops closed.

alecamanda [at] hotmail [dot] come

Flora said...

I would use Hollywood Tape on those cardigans that keep slipping off of my shoulders so I don't have to keep tugging on my layers.

Rosalyn said...
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Rosalyn said...

I learned from your blog to use fashion tape to pull back the corners of cardigans. I love that look!
rosalynnye [at] comcast [dot] net

Lady Harriet said...

I have used Hollywood Fashion tape to keep the straps of a slightly-too-big formal dress from falling down my shoulders, and the neckline from flopping down when I leaned over. It was great!

lady_harriet_wimsey at yahoo dot com

Jana said...

I use double sided tape all the time for shirts that misbehave.

technicolorjana gmail

Miss T. said...

I have never used HFT, but I would use it to keep my shirts from slipping off my shoulders.

trezlen at gmail do com.

Ranjita said...

I use fashion tape to keep belt ends from flapping about.

ranjita_1514@yahoo.com

Dress Ipsa Loquitur said...

I use the tape primarily for wayward bra straps

sherri [dot] okamoto [at] gmail [dot] com

Maria B said...

Wow, the Hip Hugger is a great idea.

I also think the Boot Straps (not listed here, see their site) sound awesome.

This is my first comment, so I also want to say that I love your blog!

maria [at] bornski [dot] com

Laura said...

I use fashion tape to secure the ends of thin belts and to keep my button-up shirts from gaping.

The number one reason I use fashion tape though, is to secure the slit backs of all my skirts -- I've got a large bottom, & short skirts end up even shorter from the back.

What should be a short, but work appropriate skirt ends up positively indecent every time I move and the slit splits almost all the way up my thighs.

laura @ thekellygang.com.au

WA_side said...

So many uses, but primarily fashion tape helps me to correctly align wrap tops on my short waisted slightly busty torso.

I like the sound of the hip-huggers too, as a pear shape, most of my bottoms tend to gape, even after I take them in a little.

wa [dot] sighed [at] gmail [dot] com

MK said...

I use the tape to keep my ill-fitting button-downs from gaping too badly.

(marisa (dot) brandt [at] gmail [dot] com)

Martina Lynne said...

Wow, I've never tried fashion tape before, but it certainly seems useful. I'm a teacher, and constantly worried about my blouses gaping over and my students getting an eyeful... So I would definitely use the tape to keep all my bits in place! Thanks a bunch!
(martinalynneslifeacademic [at] gmail [dot] com)

Elise said...

I use fashion tape to keep wrap dresses closed and low-cut tops from revealing too much.

etb5c [at] virginia [dot] edu

Kat said...

Keeping shirts from being inadvertently revealing... Would definitely like to try the hip-huggers, too.

mindspillage at gmail

Ki said...

Hollywood fashion tape would be perfect to stop button downs from gaping on me!
myfacebutbetter [at] gmail [dot] com

Becky Watkins said...

I want fashion tape for making fake collars and holding the end of a belt down (the loops are never properly place imho)

becksterslaboratory[at]gmail.com

Hannah said...

I mainly use Hollywood Tape to close gapes on cardigans - it's made it possible for them to fit in both the waist and bust! It's also great to keep a wrap dress closed at the right spot - much better than the safety pins I used to use.
hannahlld [at] gmail [dot] com

Risti said...

Great for low-cut dresses!
Thanks for the giveaway.
ristidrdn@gmail.com

Krysta said...

I forget why I originally bought fashion tape... It didn't work for the idea I had. I might have to try it for holding cardigans in place, though!

I really like the look of those hip huggers, though. Many pants fit me in the front and around the widest part of my buttocks, but are way too big at the back waist, and belts do not look good on me, at least when they're worn as they're supposed to be, so this would be a good alternative.

k.starr.ups [at] gmail [dot] com

Kitty said...

Fixing those pesky shirt gaps - that's my main use.

Stephanie Rose said...

I'd use the tape to help keep collars in place on shirts and blazers

stephanie(dot)nisbet@yahoo(dot)com

Elizabeth Ann said...

I would use the tape on annoying extra-long belt ends that I wish would lie flat against my waist rather than flopping around everywhere

ba602 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Tara said...

I use Hollywood Fashion Tape to keep my jacket collar in place and I also use it to keep my button-up shirts from gapping open.

trmoreland [at] juno [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I have never used fashion tape but I'd love to try it. I like how you use it to create lapels on your shirts that stay in place.
Marjorie
jmmeeks@gmail.com

Tina said...

I use it to keep wrap dresses closed at the bust.

unmitigated me said...

Totally in love with the idea of a pumice sweater shaved! Mwyatt(at)Tami(dot)rr(dot)com.

Emily said...

Hollywood tape is great for keeping the loose end of a belt from flapping out if there's not enough to knot it.

coupon dungeon [at] gmail [dot] com

Jennifer said...

I use it to hold down those gorgeous drapey tops that have a tendency to flash my secret bits to everyone if I'm not careful!
pinkpants25 [at] msn [dot] com

Cynthia said...

The hip hugger looks brilliant!

I use the tape to prevent gaps with blouses that button.

gypsumoon (at) embarqmail (dot) com

Mary said...

I use fashion tape when I am wearing a low cut dress or taking my modeling photos. I haven't tried Hollywood Fashion Tape but I'd like to as the other brand I tried wasn't up to par.

filmtvcollectibles@yahoo.com

Debbie R. said...

I've not actually used fashion tape, but it's been on my mind to find some to try. This is a great giveaway and a chance to give it a try.

d_richard001 {at} yahoo {dot} come

Anonymous said...

I love Hollywood Tape! When wearing a button-down shirt, I usually leave the first one or two buttons open and use it tape the collar to the shirt sideways and thus create a big décolleté.

sonja[dot]hagemann[at]gmail[dot]com

Nadia said...

I would definitely use the Hip Huggers...
crazie (dot) daizie (at) gmail (dot) com

Mara Lina said...

I use the fashion tape to map little lapels on my cardigans, especially when I have a bright, contrasting t-shirt underneath that I want to really peek out.

marathcker (at) gmail (dot) com

Ashley said...

I use the fashion tape to stop my wide V neck shirts from falling off of my shoulders. And of course to reign in the girls for modesty at work. Have always wanted to try the deodorant eraser though.

Thanks!
Ashley
petrylaka [at] gmail [dot] com

Adrien said...

I use Fashion Tape for the gapes between blouse buttons. adrienha[at]yahoo[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Adore fashion tape! I use it to close gaps in button downs and to wrangle other low cut tops into place for the office.
flipfloplawyer [at] gmail [dot] com

3goodrats said...

Those are all great products! Fashion tape is especially useful to close the gaps between buttons on button-down shirts and cardigans. ldyndiuk [at] yahoo [dot] com

Celynne said...

I use fashion tape to create dramatic draping in some of my longer, fuller skirts.

camoflage31 [at] hotmail [dot] com

Phoebe said...

Fashion tape is great for when a regular bra isn't going to cut it.

Breakinglight11@gmail.com

SAJohnstone said...

Fashion tape is a critical part of wearing any wrap top - shirt, dress, even mock wraps. Love the wrap look, hate the gap. I have multiple tins stashed in my suitcase, briefcase, and makeup case... just in case.

Sarah said...

I would love to be able to keep low V-necks or wrap tops/dresses in place without revealing all. As a mother of a toddler and a teacher, I am often bending over, and I don't want the world to get an eyeful. I could also use HFT to keep my strapless dress up at my sister's wedding this summer. Thanks for the giveaway!

goosegirl81@gmail.com

The Bun said...

I love those Hip Huggers - might have to pick up a set.
I'd use that fashion tape to stick down my wayward button/zipper facings. I have 3 fleece jackets (the same style in different colors - I loved it so much, when they went on clearance I bought them all) and they have material on the inside of the placket where facing would be on a button-down, and they're always poking out, but I can't iron-on-tape them, and I don't want stitches to show. this would work great!
dustwindbun at gmail dot com

Galena said...

I've never used fashion tape before, but after looking at your "Uses for Tape" post, I'm kicking myself for not having picked it up before now! I would definitely use it to temporarily shorten my pants so I can switch between heels and flats without having re-hem.

ostipow at gmail dot com

BrieCS said...

I use Hollywood Tape to hold down the end of my belts. It's awesome!

briesheldon [at] gmail [dot] com

CB said...

I haven't used fashion tape yet, but I'd love to have some to keep open cardigans in place. hikari07 [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'll use the tape to prevent gaping side pockets!

Dee

whereistoto (at) hotmail (dot) com

Anonymous said...

agarrett [at]armc [dot] org wants some of that tape to keep my wide-necked sweaters from sliding off my shoulders! What an awesome giveaway!

Anne said...

I think all of these products are great. I use fashion tape to keep wrap dresses and tops securely wrapped and I think the hip huggers are genius. I always suffer from gaposis with jeans and pants even after I have them altered.

Anonymous said...

So I have a ton of button down shirts that don't have a button at the very top, and I am weird about needing to have shirt collars together when I'm wearing a button down beneath another shirt or jacket. Fashion tape is awesome for this! therapysession37[at]gmail[dot]com

Shana said...

I can't go anywhere sans bra ... Hollywood Tape keeps my wrap dresses from showing any of my undergarments!

shanahertz [at] yahoo [dot] com

Diana said...

Hollywood Fashion Tape keeps pretty but high-maintenance dresses and low-cut tops in place so I can concentrate on having fun! :) cettepetitepoire [at] gmail [dot] com.

Sarah N. said...

As a woman of Curves, the Hip Hugger sounds like an awesome product!! I have a smaller waist and generous hips, and I am always beholden to my big bulky belt. With the Hip Huggers, my skinny jeans could REALLY be skinny. douxquemiel [at] gmail [dot] com!!

Fashion Flirt said...

Man, fashion tape is a must for keeping down lapels. I don't know what it is about me and the way I store my clothing, but gosh darned it, my lapels always pop. It's so annoying. I like a nice wide neck-line, too, so that way I make absolutely sure that my necklaces are on display, my hair is showcased to its best, etc.

I did, in fact, pick up these tips from Already Pretty, THANK you very much. :)

horan[DOT]maryrebecca[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Amanda said...

I use it on my blouses to keep them from gaping at my bust. I love it, it makes me feel so much more comfortable and confident.

bugamok [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I use fashion tape to keep wrap dresses/top from showing the girls off too much.
kuomeisun[at]gmail[dot]com

gale said...

I would love to use Hollywood Fashion Tape to keep my tanks, camis and cardigans from sliding off of my sloped shoulders which is a constant problem for me. I would also use the Hip Huggers to keep my jeans from puckering at the top where the zipper is. I would love to use Hollywood Fashion products to eliminate all the fussing I do with my clothes all day!
treasureitnow [at] comcast [dot] net

countercanter05@gmail.com said...

I would use the Hollywood fashion tape to keep the lapels on my favorite blazer from going all wonky.

Colleen said...

Ooo, I just ran out of my Hollywood tape and would love a refill! As a busty gal with a small waist I suffer from the girls trying to escape button down shirts and cardigans - the tape keeps them where they belong!

vintageacademic AT gmail DOT com

Patricia Flores said...

I use tape to prevent my blouses from revealing too much cleavage ;)

Jessiclaws said...

I would use the tape to tame wayward lapels and ends of belts.

jessicamlawrence [at] gmail [dot] com

Kat Belle said...

A poster above suggested using fashion tape to secure the ends of long belts... Genius! I've never used fashion tape before, but I have a great many flappy belts that could use some discipline!

krbelle [at] gmail [dot] com

Pam Kramer said...

I would love to try fashion tape. Seems like a perfect solution to tops that slouch down and reveal too much, or blouses that gap open in the front.
Pam
pskramer@earthlink.net

MaryK said...

I buy fashion tape by the case and use it for bustal gappage in button-front shirts, and I'm using it this very day to keep my slightly-too-long belt from flapping in the breeze.

My BFF bought me a hip hugger for Christmas and OMG it's the BEST!!

mlk58@earthlink.net

Joanna said...

I've never used any of their products, but with the way you rave about them I've always been curious! I usually look them over at Joanne's but never make it home with any.

Torrie said...

i had no idea these items existed! i would use hollywood fashion tape for my button down shirts. i have a larger chest, so invariably, the shirts gape at my chest. i have been left with two alternatives: buy a much larger shirt that doesn't gape, but then looks ridiculous on the rest of me, or use safety pins. i've relegated myself to the use of safety pins! would love the tape for this issue! tjschneider [at] stthomas [dot] edu

AnnaMiller said...

I use fashion tape to close gaps on button downs and as a quick fix on hems when I don't have a sewing kit with me

AnnaRUok@msn.com

heather said...

i'm a chesty babe, so MAN would some tape be helpful to keep shoulders or vnecks from sliding around (hellooooo, sudden exposed (wide, padded) bra straps or too much cleave!), or keeping button plackets smooth... i pretty much need all the help i can get. :)

snowpants7 AT gmail DOT com

Angela said...

I use Hollywood Fashion Tape to keep my deep-cut crossover necklines from flapping open by taping them above my cleavage to stay conservative. It keeps me from freaking out and fussing with my clothes both on stage and off.
yabobubble at hotmail.

Yara said...

I need to use fashion tape to keep my shirts from showing too much

Chelsea said...
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Chelsea said...

Having finally gotten my own stash of fashion tape, I am in LOVE. And their other products seem so handy (I could totally use those hip huggers...).

I have used the tape so far to keep an open cardigan in place where I wanted it and also to make the neckline of a wrap dress more work appropriate.

brightsidedwellerATgmailDOTcom

Jean said...

After learning of fashion tape on your blog, I use it to hold closed parts of dresses or shirts that either are missing a button (whether for real or I feel a button should have been placed there as it gaps) or hold back collars.

I'm Jean at thilmanyj@yahoo.com

ingrid said...

I LOVE Fashion Tape! I use it to keep low necklines from getting too low, especially with wrap style tops and dresses. This tape also saved a sweater at work one day. I noticed the shoulder seam looked strange on my cardigan and discovered that one of the stitches was unraveling and was about to run down the arm. I stuck it in place with fashion tape from inside meaning to sew it when I got home, but I never got around to it. I wear and wash the sweater a lot and the fashion tape is still holding! I'd also love to try the Hip Hugger - I have that problem even with curvy fit jeans. Thanks!
ilembach(at)yahoo(dot)com

JewishGirlBlog said...

I'm a big fan of fashion tape! I use it to keep v-neck wrap items together, and I'm using it today to keep my pants lining from poking out (I don't have time to get them to a tailor right now)!

jewishgirlblog [at] gmail [dot] com

Kim said...

I am all about using fashion tape to keep wrap tops in place. No secret shifting for a surprise peek a boo moment. It may also help some of my lower cut camis behave too.

I am most excited about the hip huggers. I'm like Liz, all hips, little waist. It would be perfect for those times when a belt looks too lumpy under tunic length tops but you need a little cinching.

khowe101 [at] yahoo [dot] com

nethwen said...

I want to try fashion tape, but have been making do for the moment with other securing methods. I use it to open up the neckline of button-ups, similar to how Sally opens her cardigans. Those hip huggers look interesting, too. moonwindmusic at yahoo

Alyce Ann said...
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Alyce Ann said...

I would like to try fashion tape to make my layered skirts lay better.

alyce dot callison at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I would use it for keeping my wedding gown in place! I am small of boob and always worry that sleeveless tops would just slide right down my torso.

mitmondon {att} gmail

beth said...

I've never used fashion tape but I'm thinking it would be a good fix to make some of my shirts more teaching appropriate! The gappy neckline just doesn't work when leading down to work with a student. elisabethastone (at) gmail (dot) com.

Jessica said...

Hollywood Fashion Tape would stop my bra straps from peeking out under oddly-shaped necklines or tank tops!

jlhostetler [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I love wrap dresses but they often need a bit of help in staying closed up top. HFT to the rescue!

sweet_hereafter at hotmail dot com

Avonlea said...

The Hollywood tape would help hold down the sides of a wrap style top.
sahirah [dot] dance [at] yahoo [dot]com

Allie said...

I have a small chest, and dresses or tops that cross over never seem to hit me in the right place. I use the Hollywood Fashion tape to keep the openining closed when I don't feel like wearing a cami.

Anonymous said...

I use fashion tape with low cut tops to prevent any glimpses of the girls. bichmay [at] hotmail [dot] com Thanks!

tulitanssit said...

I use Fashion Tape to keep the top edges of my favorite cardigan folded back. My daughter uses it for quick hemming on-the-go. Thanks!
mann [dot] stacie [at] gmail [dot] com

Yan said...

Wow. I think I need most of the stuff on that website. I've not used fashion tape, but I would use it on my faux wrap dress, which gapes a bit (I use a pin now) and to try the faux lapel on a cardigan.

mq1977 at gmail dot com

Christine said...

I have not tried the fashion tape but think it would come in handy as an art teacher who is always leaning over to help students- yikes

Zannah said...

I've never used fashion tape, but with the size of my cleavage, I probably ought to. I think the HFS boot straps are beyond brilliant, though. So need those!

z[at]zannahdo.com

Suzanne said...

So far, I've only used it to pin down collars. But we have a formal event coming up and I am sure it would come in handy with my strapless dress.

Joanna said...

I use fashion tape to keep my fancy dresses in place so I don't have any emergencies or malfunctions.

Valid email = jsolomonta at gmail dot com

Lindy Katherine said...

I would love to win some of this! I would use the tape to stop the gaping in my button down shirts. lindykatherine at gmail . com

Sara said...

yay for hiphuggers, i can stop wearing camisoles with everything

zaya sail at g mail dot com

Eliza said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I'm a big fan of using fashion tape to pin back collars on shirts and sweaters and to keep the end of a belt up. The drapey, natural look is great sometimes, but sometimes I just want to be sharp and polished with everything in place.

elizahamm [at] gmail [dot] com

Tina from Australia said...

HFT is very useful. Keeps my modesty intact with low cut/wrap tops & dresses, buttoned shirts and wrap skirts. Lovely giveaway (& I can enter too)!

tinsubs [at] gmail [dot] com

rebecca said...

i would use it to keep a belt in place!
rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

Alessia said...

I think it's useful!
I would use it to keep a belt in place.
Alessia
alelale at live dot com

Anonymous said...

I use the tape to hold my cardi flaps in place, to keep gaps closed on blouses, and to hold belts in place. Awesome stuff!

Jen
cliffennifer@roadrunner.com

PaperCrane said...

I NEED the Hip Huggers. I recently lost some weight, and although my pants fit in the hips, they are seriously gaping in the back.

papercrane2004[at]gmail[dot]com

Kaijsa said...

I've used fashion tape to make a collar sit the way I want it to, and to keep wrap dresses from gaping. The best use, though, is taping really wide necklines to my bra strap so I don't look like Flashdance at work!

kaijsa at gmail dot com

LQ said...

hiphugger thing GENIUS omg NEED

fashion tape: good for making sure a surplice neckline isn't in fact completely open-front IRL.

lrq/ at / radishesandflowers / dot / c o m

Mimi said...

I use it to keep one of my wrap dresses from exposing my bra. I should also note that I have tried the cheaper stuff and there is NO COMPARISON, HFT is the bomb diggety. boombatty at hummingrose dot com

Anna said...

I use fashion tape to hold down my collars...I like the wiiiide 70's collar look :)
annaspringer@abbacominc.com

Anonymous said...

i am scared of wearing low cut dresses, but hollywood fashion tape will be god sent !

thanks !

nitika.nagpal.1 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I've been lusting after their Hip Huggers for ages - my curvy proportions mean I can rarely find pants that will stay up without a belt, and yet sometimes I don't want a belt visible under a longer top!

sirocelott [at] gmail [dot] com

Paula K. Cravens said...

I would use fashion tape to make flippy collars behave themselves.
I just discovered your give away page, pretty exciting.

pkcravens@gmail.com

Brianne said...

I would use fashion tape to keep collars folded down like they ought to be. It drives me crazy when they pop up.

sirenperedhil (at) msn (dot) com

JoyW said...

I haven't used it yet either, but I'd love to try taping the collar out when layering a shirt and vest-- I feel claustrophobic with the shirt collar hugging too close!
joy.l.whalen[at] gmail [dot] com

Turophile said...

I've never used it but I want to try to help with the cleavage.

eawefel at gmail dot com

burrito said...

I NEED to try some hip huggers! Actually, the whole product line looks useful!. I have some fashion tape that turns a dress I love from peep show to demure glam.

lisabrideau at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I've tried the fashion tape on Sal's recommendation and would now LOVE to try the hip huggers!

- Tessa_bot(at)yahoo (dot) com

binabug said...

my daughter is going to the prom and to grad (here its two different things) and she could certainly use this jedw94 at gmail.com

FreeIndeed said...

i use it to keep bra straps from showing
thepryfamily@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I've given various kinds and incarnations of this stuff to women friends in England, France and GErmany -- and always have to take more! I love, love the accessory dots for holding blouses closed at the gaps. Have used the regular stuff to hold bra straps in place under a sheath dress, hold a scarf artfully draped, do an emergency repair on pants hems that came unraveled, hold a lapel on a lightweight jacket in place and, of course, to keep tops from revealing too much. This is a great product! Great women owned business...and they are Minnesotans! Thanks for this giv away! sjmars2006[at]yahoo[dot]com