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JUL
31

Cocktail Dress Style Inspiration

Cocktail Dress Style Inspiration

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.

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JUN
21

How To Make Your Leather Clothing Last

How To Make Your Leather Clothing Last

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.

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JUN
05

Update Your Summer Wardrobe with Clothing Alterations

Update Your Summer Wardrobe with Clothing Alterations

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!

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JUN
05

How to Get the Perfect Fit - Prom Alterations

How to Get the Perfect Fit - Prom Alterations

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.

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JAN
16

Alterations To Make Everyone Feel Special On Your Big Day!

Alterations To Make Everyone Feel Special On Your Big Day!

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.

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JAN
02

The Royal Wedding Dresses

The Royal Wedding Dresses

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.

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NOV
13

4 Things You Didn’t Know Your Tailor Could Do For Your Jumpsuit!

4 Things You Didn’t Know Your Tailor Could Do For Your Jumpsuit!

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 a tailor 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.

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OCT
25

1950's Wedding Dresses

1950's Wedding Dresses

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.

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OCT
09

Wedding Dress Patterns: A Dress Making Guide For The Modern Bride

Wedding Dress Patterns: A Dress Making Guide For The Modern Bride

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?

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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 wedding 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

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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