Finding the perfect dress for your prom or any special occasion can often be as challenging as finding one that fits your shape and body size. If you want to look your absolute best, alterations are usually needed and should be taken into consideration when deciding on the “one”. Here are a few tips from the tailoring experts at Best Cleaners to help you stay within your timeline when choosing a dress.

Style Matters. Not all prom dresses are created equal when it comes to alterations. The dress style as well as the fabric can make a real difference in the time and cost. A dress with multiple layers and/or embellishments will most likely require more time to get a custom fit. With more gowns being purchased online one of the most important things to remember is to order according to your measurements (bust, waist, and hips).

Once you’ve invested the time, energy and money into finding the perfect dress, it’s best to bring it to a professional for the finish work. An experienced seamstress or tailor has greater ability to work with most fabrics and dress styles. They can anticipate potential issues and take accurate measurements for your specific alteration needs.

Plan Ahead
Alteration work increases significantly at most tailoring or bridal shops during prom and wedding season so expect a longer than normal turnaround time for the work to be done, particularly if you are in need of more than a simple hem alteration. Be sure to ask about turnaround time when you are still in the discussion phase of your alteration needs.

At Best Cleaners, you don’t need to make an appointment but you might want to call ahead to confirm availability. Be sure to come prepared and bring proper undergarments and shoes with you. Also be sure to allow enough time in your schedule so you can enjoy a relaxed fitting session without being rushed.


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