Tailoring is necessary if you want your clothes to fit perfectly and look fabulous. Unfortunately, when designers began mass-producing to reach wider audiences, we were all designated "sizes." As I mentioned before, not one of us shares the same body; sure, our bodies can have types, but that hardly means that a size 6 on me will have the same fit and look on another size 6 woman. Why? Because our bodies are different.
Not one person I know enjoys watching a coworker fidget with their clothes, particularly if he or she is presenting to a client. The constant adjusting is a distraction for all parties involved and takes away from what is being said. As a presenter, you will both feel and look better if your pants are hemmed, your sleeves are shortened, your skirt is taken in, etc. What is the point in spending money on a great piece if it isn't flattering you to it's full potential?
This is where tailoring becomes critical. Finding a knowledgeable, talented tailor can be challenging, and in my experience the best tailors work in small, family run businesses rather than chains located in malls across the country.
I know some people are against tailoring due to cost, but I can honestly tell you that having a great tailor is priceless. Also, you might be under the misconception that tailors are pricier than they actually are (of course, price will range based on the work you are having done).
Next time you're shopping and something you love doesn't fit quite right, remember, "I can take this to a tailor!" Most off-the-rack items aren't going to fit you properly, so keep this post in mind and turn that mediocre piece into a wardrobe favourite by having it tailored!