Readers come armed with advice on sleeves

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 Fashion questions, answered

Fashion questions, answered ( Elaine Melko/For the Chicago Tribune)

And here are all the websites (some have stores too) that readers have used to find tops and dresses that cover the parts they don't want to show to the world:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

Readers also have stepped up to offer their answers to a couple of other recent Answer Angel questions.

The issue: How to tell people that they're showing too much cleavage at work and school.

Dear Answer Angel: My granddaughter just participated in a youth program that involved a trip to Canada. Her clothing guidelines went something like this. The 4 B's: No breasts, no backs, no bellies, no butts.

—Barb M.

Dear Barb: That's a good-natured way to tell people of all ages to dress appropriately. Thank you for the public service.

The issue: A reader asked what to do about those little ribbon loops that keep clothing from slipping off the hangars. I said cut them off because they always wind up slipping out of a sleeve or neckline and look terrible. But you had some other suggestions:

Dear Answer Angel: Don't cut those ribbon loops off! Tuck them under your bra strap to keep your neckline in place and prevent the neckline from falling off your shoulder or exposing your bra strap.

—Pat H.

Dear Answer Angel: After cutting off the hanging straps in clothing such as blouses, dresses, etc., place a rubber band on either side of the hangar and your particular item will NOT slip off the hangar.


Dear Pat and J.T.: I've tried the bra strap thing and it isn't always a success. Those ribbon loops, often slippery, seem to work their way out and flap in plain view. I also tried the rubber band suggestion and it works! But you need to make sure the bands are wrapped around the "points" of the hangar tightly, winding them a couple times so they don't fall off.

And a question from a thoughtful friend:

Dear Answer Angel: An early-twenties young woman came to me to help her solve the problem of excessive underarm perspiration. I gave her some dress shields and she uses an antiperspirant, but do you have any other suggestions?

—Trying to Help

Dear Trying: Botox! The injections that help reduce frown lines can also be used in the underarm area to limit perspiration. This stuff is expensive and I'd recommend that your friend ask a dermatologist's opinion on whether it's worth it.

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