Of all the questions that are submitted to “Ask Belle,” one question reigns supreme: My pants are hemmed for high heels but I wear flats when I commute, how do I keep my pants from dragging on the ground?
Since I don’t wear pants to work, thereby eliminating the problem entirely, I’ve never had a good answer to this question. Until today.
Style Snaps ($10) allow women to temporarily raise the hemlines of their favorite pants. Designed by actress Melissa George (Alias, Grey’s Anatomy), these adjustable, reusable and fabric safe snaps allow women to “change their hemlines as often as they change their shoes.” Awesome. And while their stated purpose is certainly enough to gain them widespread appeal, I think these snaps might be the ultimate multi-tasker.
These snaps would be great for shortening a skirt, closing a gap in your button-up blouse, or holding down the tail of a belt. You could also use them to secure your bra straps so that they don’t peek out of sleeveless or racerback tops and dresses. I also used a set to separate and secure my necklaces while I traveled so that they didn’t get tangled.
I’ve already purchased a set of these for myself. I used them to shorted my favorite pair of jeans so that I didn’t have to spend $156 on another pair and then pay to have the new pair hemmed for flats. Thus, they’ve already saved me a significant amount of money.
So if you’re looking for a temporary solution to your hemline conundrums, pick up a set of Style Snaps. This is one infomercial product that actually lives up to the hype.
**UPDATE** Please be careful when ordering this product online, see comments below for more information. I bought mine at Bed, Bath and Beyond not online, so I wasn’t aware.