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Know the Code: Work Wardrobe Dos and Don'ts

Don't be pinned together

A safety pin here, a bit of tape there and no one's the wiser, right? You know better than to use black tape to hold up the hem on your brown dress pants. Wrong color, right? But here's a second question:

Dare you trust a bit of duct tape to hold your hopes and dreams together? 

No pithy witticism will cover ripped seams or buttons popped free in front of an audience. Repair holes-to-be before they happen, fasten loose buttons before they roll off down a sewer grate and fix that detached hem before your big presentation.