Custom Alterations To Make You Love Your Wedding Dress

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Although there are an infinite number of wedding dresses, there may be aspects you want to change to make the dress work for your body type and/or appear unique. Without the perfect dress, there are alterations to help you feel confident and beautiful on your big day. 


Being uncomfortable in sleeveless dresses is a common problem. Although there may be dresses with sleeves, there may be other aspects of the dress you don't like. You can either add sleeves to the dress or have a shrug made to match your dress. Sleeves can look more flattering if the sleeves are created with lace. Additionally, you have a range of sleeve types to choose from. The most common sleeves will be long-sleeve or three-quarter-length sleeves. Short or long bell sleeves can be an option if you want your sleeves to drape and have 1970s vibes.


The waist is another common area for alternations. Some people with a pear or hourglass body type might find dresses that fit their bust and hips are too large in the waist. Alterations can be used to "take in" the waist and give you a more fitted look. If you have a larger waist and want a way to make your waist look smaller, a corset or decorative belt are options. Many wedding dresses have a corseted body to give the illusion of a smaller waist or hourglass figure. Decorative belts also work well to define your waist. Generally, it will be a thick belt and it may have rhinestones or other adornments. If you still want to create the illusion of a smaller waist, but do not have a naturally larger waist, a thinner belt would work better for your needs.


There are numerous types of decorations that can be added to your dress to make it unique. Rhinestones and crystals are frequently used to decorate dresses. Some rhinestones are sewn on, glued, or hot-fixed. Hot-fixed rhinestones require a special applicator to melt the glue on the back of the rhinestone so it will stick. In most situations, either the rhinestones will be sewn on or glued since the fabric might melt if hot-fix rhinestones are used. Adding sparkle to your dress is a way to achieve a more unique appearance. Lace is also an option. You can find lace on the bolt similar to fabric. Another option is a lace that is wrapped around a large spool and used as trim. A lace overlay on the dress or trimming the edge of the dress with lace trim are other beautiful options.

The option to have alterations is one of the most important aspects of finding the right dress. Since there is no such thing as a perfect dress, you can create it.

Reach out to an alterations shop to learn more.


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