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Melissa George Invents a Real-Life Fix for Too-Long Pants

04/21/2010 at 04:52 PM ET

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What started as a fashion emergency ended up as a new business venture for former Grey’s Anatomy guest-star Melissa George. After ditching her five-inch heels for flats, the actress found her Balenciaga pants dragging on Madison Avenue; a frustrating stroll that led her to launch Hemming My Way–a set of adhesive snaps that lets you instantly alter pant lengths without permanent cuts or stitches–last fall. “I didn’t want to buy two pairs of the same pants or jeans just to be able to wear them with my flats,” she tells PEOPLE. “It’s costly, and takes up too much room–especially living in New York City, where space is limited.” The star, who created the product with her best friend-turned business partner, Kara Harshbarger, now happily skips the tailor. “You can snap up your long hem for a walk in the park, and unsnap to wear your favorite heels for lunch. Genius!” she says. Try Melissa’s clever invention out for yourself–and from today until Tuesday, April 27, StyleWatch readers can get 10% off! Visit to purchase a box of six for┬ájust $18 (originally $20) by entering “HemInASnap” at checkout.–David Yi

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Kim on

When I follow the link and place the product in the shopping cart, the 10% discount you say is offered until April 27th for StyleWatch readers is not working :( Help.

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STYLEWATCH EDITOR’S COMMENT: The code is back up and running!

Deborah on


Can you direct me to a site where I can buy the style snaps for delivery to OZ?


dianne sadler on

can you please tell me how to get this deal with style snaps sent to NSW australia.
Thanks dianne sadler


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