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Friday, 21 February 2020 16:33

8 Wedding Dress Alterations To Create Your Perfect Customised Bridal Look.

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We know that you will love the amazing wedding dresses we stock here at Brides Boutique Buckingham, but we are also aware that sometimes you want to tweak them here and there. You often ask whether you can add a detail or remove one (the answer is often yes!), but also, we see brides love a dress but feel that somehow it is not quite right. The good news is that we often have the answer of how to change a dress that is near perfect to totally perfect and here are just a few ideas to get you thinking about wedding dress alterations.

 

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Adding Straps

You try on a dress that makes you feel like a million dollars, but the bandeau top feels wrong for you. Maybe you feel like you need some extra support, so how about adding straps the dress. These could be fine spaghetti straps, or something wider made from silk chiffon – both are simple to do, and our seamstresses can easily help.

 

Adding Sleeves

 

I know many women want to cover their arms (you don’t need to, we promise!) but if you do, how about adding sleeves? Sleeved wedding dresses are also on trend right now and have been since Meghan married Harry, with brides choosing anything from wide ballooned shapes with a 1970s feel to something more intricate such as fitted lace. Talk to a recommended wedding dress alterations seamstress who will advise the best route to go down as some styles will work better than others when adding sleeves. Alternatively, adding capped or short sleeves will make you feel more confident.

 

Adding A Belt

 

Adding a belt or sash is the easiest way to transform a wedding dress without having to employ a seamstress. An added waist adornment will draw your eye to your narrowest point also meaning it is a really flattering option. There is so much choice now too, with ribbons, different colours, antique looking belt buckles and ones covered in crystals.

 

Changing The Colour

 

Changing the colour of a dress is a bit of an “out there” choice but it is possible. Firstly, some designers make their dresses in different colours whether it is a subtle difference such as antique cream for example or something bolder such as blush pink. Ask us and we can let you know. There are also professional dyers out there too who can create a dip dyed effect or a whole re-colour.

 

Shortening The Length

 

Most dresses can come in shorter lengths such as petite or longer lengths for the tall women out there, but you may want to alter your dress a little more than this. A wedding dress alterations seamstress can of course shorten dresses to become tea length but realistically this only works on dresses with full skirts. If in doubt, speak to a seamstress before you buy the dress!

 

Adding A Cape Or Bolero

 

An easy way to change the feel of your wedding dress is to add a cape or bolero to cover your shoulders and/or arms. Not only is a cape a key trend right now, but you can take it off later if you want to. You also don’t need to physically alter the dress.

 

Adding A Modesty Panel

Most designers will add or remove modesty panels – these are flesh coloured panels that cover you up more and make some brides feel a little more secure in their dresses. Ask us when you try on the dresses and we can always advise on this service.

 

Adding More Sparkle

 

Everyone loves a bit of sparkle, right? But for some, a little is not enough! Any seamstress can add more sequins and beading to an existing design or add some for the first time. You could also add sparkle in a new colour to change the feel of a dress rather than dying it.  

 

 

There are many ways you can alter or customise a wedding dress to make it perfectly you and truly unique. If at any time you are trying on dresses and have a thought about altering it, just mention it to us. We have tonnes of ideas plus know some great seamstresses that can make your vision a reality.

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