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Alterations Can Make A Big Difference to Your Big Day

Beautifully designed and made from high quality materials, your wedding dress is likely to be one of the most important, and expensive, outfits you’ll ever buy. Pictures of you and your partner in your finery will adorn walls, mantle pieces and photo albums for evermore, so ensuring you’re completely happy with your dress is essential for every bride-to-be.

Wedding Dress Alterations

Finding the perfect dress takes time, energy and money. If you’ve put your heart and soul into hunting down that dream gown, the last thing you’ll want is for it not to fit properly come the big day. Luckily, altering the fit of an outfit, even one as important as a wedding dress, is relatively straightforward if you know what you’re doing. A few stitches, snips and pinches and patches in the right places can work miracles, helping to transform a beautiful dress into a truly captivating one.

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Dress Alterations

One of the main reasons that brides need their dresses altered prior to their wedding is that they’re trying to slim down ready for the big day. A lot of women begin looking for their dress months before their wedding, so when the event itself rolls around, they’re often a size or two smaller than they were when they purchased the outfit. In other cases, some brides simply can’t find the right dress in the right size and so alter their favourite gown to fit their frame.

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Bridesmaid Dress Alterations

To make sure your bridesmaids look and feel a million dollars too, it’s important to have their bridesmaid dresses altered to fit perfectly. Like brides, bridesmaids often slim down before a wedding so they’ll feel more confident in front of the crowds and in front of the camera. What’s more, as it’s difficult to find a single outfit to fit a variety of body shapes, a lot of bridesmaids find that they need alterations to make the chosen dress feel just right.

As wedding dresses are expensive and high in sentimental value, it’s important to choose a tailor that has experience in wedding dress alterations and are good at what they do. As all of the expert staff at the Alterations Boutique have been working in the industry for years, we know exactly how to get the most out of your dress.

Contact the Alterations Boutique today to find out more about our services or to arrange a fitting of your own.

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Tweaks, nips and tucks can change your bridal party’s look from average to amazing

Being a bridesmaid or a groomsman isn’t always easy. Dealing with bridal meltdowns, planning, organising and delegating can be challenging, with most brides and grooms relying heavily on their bridal party to make the day run smoothly.

If you’re about to tie the knot, you’ll want to repay your bridal party for all the help and support by making sure they look good and feel great on the big day. Investing in dresses and suits that fit perfectly will help your nearest and dearest feel truly valued and appreciated.

However, with body shapes varying dramatically between individuals, finding one dress or one suit that’s perfect for everyone can be all but impossible. Even if your friends wear the same size, variations in body length, arm length and chest size can significantly alter the look and feel of their outfit.

Bridesmaids dresses

The chances of your chosen dress perfectly fitting all of your bridesmaids are unfortunately low. Even small differences in height, weight and body size can change the way that a dress hangs, resulting in outfits that don’t make the most of their wearer’s figure.

Luckily, if you know what you’re doing, bridesmaid dress alterations to suit each individual body shape is easy. A few strategically placed stitches hear and a few clever cuts there will transform the way the outfit sits, giving your bridesmaids a dress to be proud of and ensuring that they’ll feel like a million dollars on the big day.

Groomsmen’s suits

If you thought that every suit and every cut worked on every man, think again. There is a huge difference between the way a well fitting suit and a poorly fitting suit look on a man, and your groomsmen and guests will be able to tell the difference straight away.

On men, the main offenders are generally arm length, leg length and shoulder width. Even if your friends look roughly the same size, an extra inch here or there will transform the way the suit sits on their frame.

Though groomsmen may pretend not to mind how they look, all men feel more confident in a well fitting suit. Most minor suit alterations can be done very quickly and can transform the entire look for an affordable fee.

As well as helping your bridal party to look as good as possible, altering your bridesmaids’ dresses and groomsmen’s suits will show your friends just how much you value their participation in your big day. Small touches like this will help to make your wedding a truly special event and ensure everyone remembers it for the right reasons.

To find out more, get in touch with a member of our team today.

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Are you Alter ready?

Based in London, Alterations Boutique delight in welcoming families and celebrities looking for the perfect wedding attire.

Our award-winning Bridal Alterations services cater to all roles of a wedding party starting with the Bride right through to Mother of the Bride, Groom’s Men and Flower Girls.

With over 20 years of experience, our services include the tweaking or complete re-design of dresses, suits, veils, jackets or matching accessories. We are at your service!

The importance of a tailored piece means your garment will contour and compliment your body better than any other, so whether you’re looking for simplistic or intricate attention to detail, our team of visionaries can bring your ideas to life.

 

The Dress!

When it comes to the Wedding Dress Alterations we encourage any new bride to factor time and budget into their wedding plans. On your first consultation we will supply you with this information and introduce you to your own dedicated seamstress to craft and care of your gorgeous gown.

From laces to fabrics with a satin finish, we work with all types of materials so you can ensure your finished outfit portrays your personality and complements your body perfectly.

The skill and vision we dedicate to each garment allows our clients to sleep well at night as the big day grows ever nearer.

 

Chilly?

Now the cold has set in, we find ourselves, pulling old coats out from the cupboard under the stairs and dropping it off to the dry cleaners. A yearly tradition we yield to year in year out. Well not any more...in the name of style, out with the old and in with the new!

Long or short winter warmers, waterproofs and wondrous wedding wraps, you name it we can create or re work it to you Coat Alteration needs.

Guided by your ideas we make that perfect piece for you to parade around in, in all its tailored and unique glory! Enjoy being the envy of onlookers once again. No more dusty duffels!

 

Contact our team of super seamstresses today and tell us how we can help you!

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Tailoring Dresses, Veils and Memories

 

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Here at Alterations Boutique our experienced team of seamstresses have been styling, pinning and stitching Bridal alterations and Bridesmaid dress alterations for over 20 years.   


Located in the West End of London with award-winning customer service, we specialise in working with all different type of luxury fabrics, embroidery and beading so whether you require minor re-sizing, a complete dress re-construction or re-creation, we are the team of experts for you!

 

The planning of a wedding can be a busy and stressful time so give yourself peace-of-mind and entrust us with the tailoring and safe keeping of your gowns. 

 

Your own dedicated seamstress will carry out your project from start to finish. We understand that walking down the aisle with a dress that flatters your figure and reflect you as an individual is important. Each client project is carried out in a timely and stress free manner with 1-2-1 consultations and fittings.

 

Not forgetting those all-important finishing touches, we can create a selection of bespoke accessories such as boleros, stoles, veils, hair pieces and sashes which are beautifully crafted to match your gown. 

 

After the wedding you may wish to extend the use of your dress by undergoing the transformation into a Christening Gown or a versatile wardrobe piece to treasure for special occasions to come. The possibilities are endless.

 

In addition to being a first choice to designers and celebrities, our reasonable pricing and high quality service make us the number one choice for any special bride to be. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you plan for one of the most special memories of a bride-to be.

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Home Dressmaking Can Be Supplemented by Using Special Occasion Professional Tailoring

Severe economic recessions can be the impetus for considerable social change and the 2008 credit crunch and ongoing repercussions are said to have led to a revival in home dressmaking.

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The Pinstripe Suit Used to Be Seen as Flashy and Now it is Respectable

There are many theories about the origin of the tailored pinstriped suit that is now almost universally a professional uniform for bank managers, lawyers and businessmen.

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The Questions a Customer Needs to Ask When Considering Bespoke Tailoring or Alterations

Having a bespoke suit made will ensure the fit is perfect for an individual’s shape and size, and tailored to their style and personality.

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Consider Having Something Professionally Made for a Special Event

Special events, like weddings or formal occasions, require an outfit that is a bit special and it may be that a search of the shops has revealed nothing that quite fits the bill.

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How Important is Wearing a Suit in the 21st Century

It is often said that dress rules have become more relaxed and casual, especially since the advent of dress down days at work and the widespread opinion that results matter more than appearance, but is this really true for men?

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Men and Body Shape - Alterations Boutique

An Objective Opinion from a Friend Helps When Choosing a Suit

 

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The History of the Men's Lounge Suit

The two piece lounge suit is a uniform for men in business almost all over the world and it is thought that its present form dates back approximately 150 years.

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Give Your Wardrobe a Style Makeover

How often do we have the experience that when getting ready for a social or business event we open the doors of a wardrobe bursting with clothes but then cannot find anything we feel is suitable?

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Alterations Boutique Male wedding suits

Feeling Comfortable and Stylish at His Wedding is Important for a Man Too. There is no doubt that wedding preparations have become a hugely stressful and expensive business with much of the focus on the dresses to be worn buy the bride and bridesmaids.

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Alterations boutique Dressmaking

Owning a Specially Designed and Custom Made Dress is Every Woman’s Dream. There are many high street shops catering for a wide variety of tastes and styles of clothing but sometimes there are occasions when something extra special is needed.

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Choose Conservative Tailoring for Successful Job Hunting

The challenges for new graduates in finding their first job are many, especially when the economy is struggling to recover from a recession, so getting appearance right as a start is important.Competition for jobs is fierce at the moment and recent research has shown that an average of 83 graduates are applying for every available job.  Not only that but the bulk of the vacancies for graduates currently are in London and the South East.

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Alterations Boutique Dressmaking and Tailoring

Dresses Have Become More Popular in Fashion Stores in the Last Couple of Years. There is so much advice available online, on TV and in the fashion pages about what to wear, how to wear it and dressing for one’s body shape that shopping for clothes can become less of a pleasure than it should be.

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Alterations boutique - Fashion Stores

Dresses Have Become More Popular in Fashion Stores in the Last Couple of Years. There is so much advice available online, on TV and in the fashion pages about what to wear, how to wear it and dressing for one’s body shape that shopping for clothes can become less of a pleasure than it should be.

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Alterations Boutique Bridesmaid dresses

Bridesmaids Come in all Sorts of Different Ages, Sizes and Styles.  It can be difficult when your bridesmaids are all different shapes and sizes and they all have very different tastes and styles.

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Alterations boutique - Ourfits with Accessories

Accessories Can Make or Break an Outfit and the Impression You Create



There are many occasions when it is important for both men and women to create the right impression and part of doing so is about having the correct outfit for the situation. Most people will choose the outfit with the occasion in mind, whether it is a wedding, a celebration or a job interview and whatever their personal style the tendency would be to choose more sober and conventional clothes for, say, an important job interview than would be appropriate for a party.

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Alterations boutique Mens suits

Nowadays people are frequently judged on first and very quick impressions of their appearance and this applies as much to men as it does to women. If a man needs to impress, either at an important meeting or at a job interview not only will a stylish, well-fitting and cared for suit look good, it will help its wearer to feel confident.

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