As we reach the end of 2020 it’s a good time to reflect back on the year and get ready to start fresh. One thing a lot of people look to do is go through their wardrobe and think about what clothing we have worn this year and what we should really be getting rid of, as well as trying on some of our staple pieces and seeing what still fits. This year, instead of simply throwing out old clothing, it could be a good idea to instead think about what can be repurposed. With all of us being at home for a large majority of 2020, there are a lot of pieces that haven’t been worn as much as they could have. These items may still have a lot of life in them, so save yourself some money and help the environment by looking at how they can be reused.
The perfect pair of trousers can really up your fashion game, but how do we know what style to choose? Choosing the perfect pair of trousers for you can be a frustrating experience when you don’t know what you are looking for. You want something that is flattering for your body type, camouflages any areas you feel self conscious of, while also adding versatility and style to your wardrobe.
What Clothes Should You be Altering?
A lot more people are starting to get their clothing altered. Not only does it save you money, but it also helps to reduce your carbon footprint and help to save the planet, a win win! Alterations can fix a lot of things, but it’s important to know when you should alter something and when you should just give it up and replace it instead. Keep reading for advice you can use when deciding if you should alter or replace some of your clothing.
How Should a Suit Fit?
A suit is a staple in most men's wardrobes, known for hundreds of years as a sign of sophistication and style. If there is anything that can take away from the look of a suit it’s when it does not fit the wearer properly. Not everybody can afford to get suits completely made from scratch for them, which is why they are often bought from shops. The good news is, suit alterations are available to take these suits from off-the-rack, to perfectly tailored to your body. The fit of the suit can make all the difference to how you look and feel, which is why we are here to tell you all about how a suit should actually fit. Keep reading for all you need to know about the fit of a suit and the alterations available to give you the perfect fit.
Prom dress season is upon us, and the age old question still stands: what can I do to make my prom dress unique? Everyone wants to stand out in their prom dress, and the best way to do that is have a prom dress that you know nobody else is going to have! Getting a dress custom made isn’t an option for everybody, but luckily prom dress alterations are available where you can make changes to a dress you’ve bought.
Having your clothing tailored can turn an item of clothing from just ‘ok’ to an absolute show stopper. How clothing fits you can truly transform both the way you both look and feel, giving you that appearance that you have spent hours getting ready just because your clothing fits you properly. You might not realise what a difference tailoring your clothing can make, which is why we have put together this blog with just some of the reasons you should have your clothing tailored. Keep reading for four reasons you need to visit your tailor with some of your staple pieces of clothing.
Now that autumn is here, we are seeing a shift in fashion trends. As the weather gets colder we have to change up the clothes we’re wearing. Just because it is getting colder doesn’t mean all fashion needs to go out the window! There are plenty of fashionable autumn trends that you can get involved in. You may even have some clothes from last year that you’d like to wear, which is where clothing alterations come in. Keep reading for the autumn 2019 fashion trends you need to know about.
Improve Your Clothing With Alterations
Clothing alterations can truly make all the difference to how an item of clothing looks on you. You might not notice what’s lacking when you have the original garment on, but once you try it with new alterations you will immediately see the difference it makes to how you look and feel. Whether it’s an item for work, an event, or just day to day life, change the way you look and feel with some small alterations to your clothing. We’ve listed just a few of the alterations you can have that will completely change the way your clothing fits and feels, so keep reading for some of the clothing alterations we can do for you.
Gowns for the 2019 bride
On the hunt for a wedding dress and looking to learn what other brides are wearing? We’ve been researching and have put together a list of some of the 2019 wedding dress trends we’ve seen this year. Knowing what trends are in the bridal world can help you prepare for your own big day and guide your wedding dress appointment. It’s always good to go into your appointment with some idea of what styles you’re interested in. Keep reading for all you need to know about the top bridal trends this year. If you find one that you love but you would just like a few extra details added, consider wedding dress alterations.
Got an event you’re going to but don’t know what to wear? Fear no more, we’ve put together some cocktail dress style inspiration! A cocktail dress is an elegant and sleek dress for semi-formal occasions such as garden parties and dinner parties. There are many different styles of cocktail dresses for you to choose from, though sometimes it can be difficult to know exactly what to go for. As experts in cocktail dress alterations, we know a thing or two about them. Keep reading for some style inspiration for your upcoming event.
Long Lasting Leather Clothing
Leather clothing is a staple wardrobe item for almost all of us. Whether it is your favourite leather jacket that you wear almost every day, or a treasured pair of leather trousers that you only get out on special occasions, there’s leather clothing out there for everybody. There’s no hiding the fact that real leather items can be more expensive than the average item of clothing. To source the material is more expensive for the manufacturer, although due to its sturdy and long lasting structure, leather items are worth that extra bit of money. If you look after your leather clothes, they truly can last you a long time.
Summer comes out of nowhere, so most the time we aren’t prepared for the sudden sunny days! There is nothing worse than going out in the sun and being uncomfortable in thick winter clothes, which is why you should consider clothing alterations. Buying new clothes can be expensive and unsustainable, whereas alterations give you the opportunity to put a new life into some old clothing that you no longer wear, and have it be completely unique to you!
Prom season is upon us, and you need a dress that makes you feel like a princess for the day. Prom is about celebrating the end of your time at school, and you want to go out feeling like the best version of yourself.
Of course the first step is finding your perfect style of dress. From fishtail to ballgown, you are sure to find something that suits you and your personality perfectly. The next step, and arguably most important, is getting the perfect fit, which is where prom dress alterations come in.
Tips for altering bridesmaid dresses…
When a bride chooses her bridesmaids, she usually asks the people she loves and cares about most in the world. They are usually friends who have been there through thick and thin, good times and bad times..
So of course, bridesmaids should feel as amazing in their own skin as the bride does on a wedding day. More often than not though, friends are all different shapes and sizes so it can be difficult to find bridesmaid dresses to suit everyone’s look and taste.
Take Inspiration From Wedding Dresses Throughout History
The Royals are embedded in British society… whether we like it or not, when people think British, they think of the lovely posh people that live at Buckingham Palace. They are a family adored all over the world, mostly due to their fancy and extravagant traditions. A large part of this being the weddings – and of course, royal wedding dresses . When there’s a royal wedding, everybody knows, and it is watched by millions globally, leaving no room for a fashion faux pas. So why not take some inspiration from the wide array of elegant British wedding dresses that have been worn by princesses over the centuries? Here at the Alterations Boutique, we have proven our ability to transform any dress, so go ahead and book an appointment to let us restyle your bridal dress to resemble a beautiful royal wedding dress from history.
Being a professional, your tailor can deliver exceptional results on a range of clothing items.
Altering a jumpsuit is no exception!
If you’re the fashionable type with hundreds of favourite items in your wardrobe, you’ll probably own a jumpsuit in there somewhere. You may have also experienced first hand how helpful tailors can be when you find that clothing item that no longer fits. Jumpsuits may seem like a nightmare to alter, but with Alterations Boutique, you’re guaranteed to be in safe hands. Altering a jumpsuit has never been easier.
1950's Wedding Dresses: Style Inspiration From The Fabulous Fifties
If you’re planning your big day and are someone who favours a vintage wedding dress style, what better era to take inspiration from than the fabulous 50’s? A period of youthful rebellion set to the soundtrack of rock and roll and doo-wop, the fifties were the ultimate era of change. With a new generation of style emerging from the booming economy, fashion was no longer reserved for the super-rich and, instead, was more accessible than ever. Think voluminous skirts, nipped in waists and ultra-feminine touches. From wedding dress alterations to finding the perfect accessories, whether you’re searching for a look that is full vintage or are simply looking to channel your inner Audrey or Elizabeth, we’ve got you covered.
To get the most perfect wedding dress, it can sometimes take a little extra effort.
Since those teenage years, you’ve had a vision of the ultimate bridal gown cemented in your mind. It only makes sense that when the big day comes around, that’s the exact dress you walk down the aisle wearing. However, it’s not always as simple as visiting a handful of wedding dress shops across your local area and walking away with that dream dress. Sometimes, finding your dress can be the most stressful part of the wedding planning process. You’re not actually guaranteed to find the one and the last thing you want to do is just pick a dress purely so you have one. Finding a wedding dress alterations proffesional is always an option as well.
It’s the modern day. Who says you can’t be a bit more creative?
Maternity Wedding Dresses Alterations
A Bridal Baby Bump: A Pregnant Brides Guide To Dress Alterations!
Pregnant, but getting married?
Here’s our ultimate guide to wedding dress alterations for the perfect fit!
Congratulations are in order - you are about to celebrate not one but two amazing events in your life. With a baby on the way and your wedding day right around the corner, you have plenty to smile about. But, how do you prepare for the big day? What if you’ve had everything planned up until now and, surprise, surprise, you’re pregnant? No matter how unsure you feel at this moment in time, don’t give up on your dream dress. You are going to look fabulous (and feel incredible!) on your wedding day.
We have seen many bridal blunders in our time, and there’s almost always a simple solution. In today’s article, we’ll discuss everything you need to plan a wedding during pregnancy; from finding a bump-accommodating dress to a professional wedding dress alterations service that makes you feel a million dollars.
What Dresses can be Altered?
Alterations Boutique is one of London’s leading dress alterations experts. Customers frequently ask if it’s possible to alter a prom dress, wedding dress, ball gown, work uniform, cocktail dress… the list goes on. To make things simple, we’ve put together a guide on which dresses can be altered.