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What to Consider When Getting Your Prom Dress Altered

12 September 2023

Even the most stunning prom dress can benefit from a few tweaks to make it fit perfectly. Alterations can enhance the way your dress fits and looks, ensuring that you feel confident and comfortable on your special night. While Krystalls Boutique doesn't conduct alterations ourselves, we can recommend a local seamstress nearby who has a reputation for fantastic work. To help you get the best possible results, we will guide you through the key things to consider when getting your prom dress altered.

Timeliness is Key

Start thinking about alterations as soon as you purchase your dress. Some alterations can be done quickly, but others, particularly complex changes, can take several weeks. Starting early ensures that your dress will be ready in plenty of time for prom. The request for alterations can be placed shortly after purchasing your dress in order for this to be ready by the night of your prom.

Find a Reputable Seamstress

Just as you took the time to find the perfect prom dress, it's important to find a skilled seamstress. While Krystalls Boutique doesn't offer alterations, we highly recommend a local seamstress who can provide the alterations. Please visit our terms and conditions for more information surrounding alterations. Whether it is a small change or a larger change, alterations are the perfect way to make your dream dress as comfortable as possible.

Be Clear About What You Want

When you first begin to shop for your prom dress and even meet with the seamstress, communicate clearly about what you want. If there's a specific area of the dress that doesn't fit right or a design element you'd like to change it is important to let them know. She can provide suggestions and solutions based on her experience and expertise.

Plan for Multiple Fittings

It's rare for a dress to fit perfectly after just one round of alterations. Plan for at least two fittings, possibly more, until your dress fits just right. This allows for adjustments to be made gradually, ensuring the perfect fit.

Getting your prom dress altered is an essential step in preparing for your big night. By understanding what can be altered, starting early, finding a reputable seamstress, bringing the right accessories to your fitting, clearly communicating your wishes, and planning for multiple fittings, you can ensure that your dress fits like a glove.

Remember, alterations are not about changing the dress; they're about making sure the dress complements you perfectly. With the right alterations, your prom dress won't just look stunning, it'll feel like it was made just for you.

Are you still looking for your dream prom dress and have no idea where to start? Give our experienced team a call. We are more than happy to help!

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Please note that our shop location is Leigh on sea, Essex. We see customers from Essex, Kent, London and further afield to help them find their dream dress Our store only sells one of each dress, allowing you peace of mind knowing yours is one of a kind. 

Address: 1536 London Road, Leigh on Sea, Essex, SS9 2QG

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