AUG
13

A Bridal Baby Bump: A Pregnant Brides Guide To Dress Alterations!

A Bridal Baby Bump: A Pregnant Brides Guide To Dress Alterations!

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 dress alterations service that makes you feel a million dollars.

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JUL
30

Dresses That Can Be Altered

Dresses That Can Be Altered

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.

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JUN
25

The Ultimate Wedding Dress Bustle Guide

The Ultimate Wedding Dress Bustle Guide

What is a wedding dress bustle and why might you want to get one for your bridal gown? How can a wedding dress alterations expert create a bustle for your dress? Find out in this in-depth guide from Alterations Boutique.

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MAY
17

Great Patterns for Lace Wedding Dresses

Great Patterns for Lace Wedding Dresses

Lace has long been a delicate and fashionable design featured in women’s clothing. Lace is an especially popular feature of wedding dresses, included in several different ways. Over the years the style has changed, with lace developing with contemporary brides to cater to everybody.

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APR
25

Top Wedding Dress Trends 2018

Top Wedding Dress Trends 2018

If you’re on the hunt for a wedding dress and consider yourself particularly interested in fashion trends, it is important to know what’s going on in the bridal world! This means when you go for appointments you can help your bridal consultant know what styles you’re interested in.

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MAR
26

What’s the Best Wedding Dress for Your Body Type?

What's the Best Wedding Dress for Your Body Type

Your wedding dress is the most important dress you will ever wear in your entire life, so it’s pretty essential to get it right. There are so many things to consider when choosing the perfect dress for you, but there are two things in particular that are the most important: what suits your body type and knowing what wedding dress alterations you need. This post will be your essential guide to what to avoid, what to look for, and alteration recommendations you may want to make to your dress.

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FEB
16

Wedding Dress Alterations FAQs: Your Questions Answered!

Wedding Dress Alterations FAQ

As a leading wedding dress alterations boutique, we get a lot of questions about what can be done with a wedding dress to ensure it is perfect for the bride wearing it. Consider this FAQ post a convenient cheat sheet if you’re a bride-to-be looking to find out more about the alterations process for your dress!

Can a wedding dress be made bigger or smaller?

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JAN
31

Rock a Vintage Wedding Dress with Wedding Dress Alterations!

Vintage Wedding Dress Alterations

Something old, something new… with our vintage wedding dress alterations service, you can rock vintage bridalwear with confidence and style. As high-end bridal seamstresses with decades of experience, you can trust our team to treat your dress with the utmost care and consideration. We regularly transform dresses both old and new to ensure the perfect fit for your big day.

Vintage Wedding Dress Alterations

Clients come to Alterations Boutique with vintage wedding dresses for a variety of reasons. Perhaps your dress is a cherished family heirloom or a vintage purchase that you simply fell in love with when you saw it. Some of our clients have an entire vintage-themed wedding planned and need their dress to be perfect for the occasion. No matter what you’re looking to achieve, we can help you with our specialist wedding dress alteration services.

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JAN
03

How to Make the Most of Your Wedding Dress Alterations Service


Wedding Dress Alterations Service

 

Wedding Dress Alterations Service

When you’re so busy planning each aspect of your wedding, it can be difficult to know how to get the most out of your wedding dress alterations service! Here is our list of essential tips on what you can do to make the most of your wedding dress seamstress before the big day arrives.

Put Across Your Ideas

No matter how knowledgeable the seamstress, nobody can get an exact read on what you’re looking for in a wedding dress alterations service unless you tell them about your ideas and wishes. Even if you only have a vague idea about wanting a different dress length or have a detailed plan of each individual alteration you want, your seamstress can work with you to make your dress utterly perfect. Don’t be shy – we love hearing your ideas!

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DEC
04

Dress Alterations and Restyling: Fall in Love with Your Dress Again

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Fall in Love with Your Dress Again

 

It’s natural for our bodies to change over time, so a dress that fitted like a dream a few years ago may be a little too loose or tight when you try it on now. Or perhaps that dress you love on the hanger has never felt totally comfortable while you wear it! Given that everyone is a slightly different shape, unless you have a custom-tailored dress it’s likely that the fit could be improved.

This is where dress alterations come in: an expert seamstress can make the right changes to ensure every dress in your wardrobe is the perfect fit, flattering your figure and increasing your confidence for special events and everyday outfits. The dress gathering dust in your wardrobe can become a favoured choice for daily wear or occasions, making you feel fantastic whenever you wear it. That’s the power of alterations.

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NOV
08

How Suit Alterations Can Transform Your Appearance

Achieving a perfect fit is what makes wearing a suit such a distinguished and iconic sartorial move; having a suit that is ill fitted just doesn’t have the same effect, no matter how fantastic it looks on the hanger! A suit should always complement the wearer, whether it has been custom-made or bought off the rack; that’s why professional suit alterations are so important.

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But where to begin in the world of suit alterations? In this guide, we will highlight aspects of the suit that can be altered and how alterations contribute to a perfectly fitted, professional and attractive appearance.

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AUG
24

Autumn is coming!

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The end of next month will see us move into the autumnal equinox, swapping our short and t-shirts combinations for jeans and jumpers. For many of us a whole year may have passed since we last tried on many items of our autumn wardrobes, and many of us may find items don’t still fit quite as well as they did the year before. This is a very common occurrence and one which we can easily rectify for you. Whether you’re looking to re-model your entire wardrobe or require something more specific such as bridesmaid dress alterations, our dedicated and skilled team are ready to be of service.

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AUG
17

The secret to a perfect wardrobe

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Regardless of the quality of your attire or the brands which they hail from the key element of any good outfit for a man or a woman is how it fits the person wearing it. We have been providing an alterations service for over 30 years and have seen it all. Whether you require some last minute bridesmaid dress alterations or something as simple as a zipper repaired, we have the expertise to help you on your way to an idealic wardrobe.

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AUG
10

Wedding Alteration Specialists

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Here at alterations boutique we have established ourselves as London’s leading wedding alterations provider due to our personalised one-to-one service and attention to the details. If you have a wedding coming up soon and are therefore in search of someone to alter your attire to perfection, look no further. We have over 30 years of experience in the industry and consider ourselves to of seen it all by now, there’s nothing we don’t have the expertise to handle. Throughout the process you will be allocated a tailor / seamstress who will work tirelessly with your from start to end. Whether it’s a few bridesmaid dress alterations or something more niche, contact us today to book an appointment for a fitting and begin your journey towards the perfect wedding.

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AUG
03

Summer Styles

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Summer is upon us which means breaking out the summer wardrobe for the first time in whole year, we understand that for the most of us we might not fit perfectly back into the garments which did fit perfectly the year before. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean discarding your favourite clothing and purchasing a new wardrobe, that could prove to be costly, we have a more affordable solution, alterations. With a few alterations to your favourite garments we can fit you once again as they were originally intended to do so, contact us today to see what can be done to save your summer wardrobe. We also understand that to alter every item of clothing from the off-set may not be affordable either so why not alter the key diverse items which you’ll be making the most use of. Have a read with us about what we suggest as the lynchpins for any stylish wardrobe. Check out our dress alterations page for more information.

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JUL
21

Get the right fit

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There’s nothing that pains us more than seeing an outfit which is ill-fitted to the person wearing it. It’s not all about the quality of the garment you’re wearing it’s mostly about how it fits the individual. Individual being the key word, each person has a different body type form the next, we are not all one-size. However, we have the solution, with a few alterations to any off-the-rack garment we can alter them to compliment your body type rather than negate it. Let our tailors loose to work their wonders, you will be surprised with the transformation. Let’s look at a few popular garments to get altered and what can be achieved.

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JUL
04

Everyday Alterations

Clothing repairs and alterations

Why put up with clothing which doesn’t fit quite right? By dedicating a small amount of time to a trip to the tailors you can soon have a wardrobe fit for a king or queen. Most men make the effort to get a nice suit altered and likewise women will generally do the same for wedding related attire, mainly seeking bridesmaid dress alterations. Why stop there when you can slowly transform your wardrobe into one which looks and feels good to wear. The main reason for this is generally down to lack of awareness and a common misconception that alterations are expensive when mostly they aren’t at all.

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JUN
22

What are the alterations everyone’s having?

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It’s quickly becoming the norm to have alterations carried out on clothing purchased from retails stores. But what alterations are popular and why are people having them carried out? The increased popularity of alterations comes with the actualisation that it’s not too expensive to have clothing altered. Not only is it inexpensive but the benefits are worthy, when purchasing new clothing you expect it to fit and compliment your figure however this is rarely the case without alterations. We are now going to look at the most popular alterations that everyone is having done to their favourite items of clothing and why.

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JUN
06

Don't settle for anything less than perfection

bridesmaid dress alterations

Most items of clothing you pick up off a rack in a store will more than likely not fit you in one way or another due to standards in sizing which only fit a small minority of people perfectly. However, this doesn’t mean you must settle on clothing forever not quite fitting correctly in one way or another, with a few alterations we can transform any item of clothing to match your physique to perfection.  

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MAY
23

From Alterations to the Alter

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Here at Alterations Boutique we have been providing wedding related alterations for over 20 years. In this time, we’ve come to understand the importance of making this process as stress free and seamless as possible. Let us alleviate some of that stress by entrusting us with the altering and safeguarding of your wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and any other items requiring tailoring.

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