If there’s one thing that’s worth splashing out on, it’s a spectacular outfit for a truly special occasion. From weddings and graduations to gala dinners, anniversary parties and awards events, there’s nothing like getting dressed up to the nines and going out on the town. As any good quality formal outfit will put a dent in your finances, it’s important to get as much use out of your new gown, suit or jacket as possible. This means you’ll not only need to look after it carefully over the years, but also that you’ll need to make sure it fits you perfectly now by investing in relevant ball gown alterations.
By asking a skilled and experienced tailor to take in your dress sleeves, let out your waist or carry out a few simple skirt alterations, you can transform the look of your evening gown and create a garment that will be suitable for a variety of occasions. You can even alter your skirt, dress or jacket to make your look less formal, giving you a high quality outfit that you can wear to work, events and other semi-formal functions. Whatever nips and tucks your formal wear needs, making the changes early on in your outfit ownership will help you to get the most out of your new look.
Alternatively, if you have a semi-formal look that you’d like to transform into an outfit that’s fit for the most exclusive events, you can have your tailor work their magic with a few blouse alterations and give your formal wear a brand new lease of life. Likewise, if you have some good quality items of eveningwear that have seen better days. An experience tailor will be able to bring them back to life with a little TLC, adding valuable variations to your wardrobe and giving you a formal look to be proud of.
Another popular trend that we’re seeing more and more is women investing in prom dress alterations both before and after their graduations in order to allow them to re-wear their gowns at future occasions. Women will change the look of a shop bought dress before their prom and then alter it again afterwards, transforming the look of the outfit and allowing them to wear their high quality piece of couture to a range of formal events. This is especially worthwhile if the outfit is made from good quality materials as the resulting formal look will be more durable and easier to achieve.