Not every dress you purchase will fit your body perfectly. Designers create dresses to fit the industry standards for sizes, but everyone is different. These standard sizes may fit you to an extent, but alterations will help you have a piece that fits like a glove. Effie’s Boutique is the place to schedule your dress fitting in New York. Our professional team will ensure your dress hugs your body in all the right places when we’re done.
What is a dress fitting or alteration? It’s an appointment where a fitter or seamstress alters a gown (whether bridesmaid, prom, cocktail, designer, or pageant) to sculpt the dress to fit the customer. There may be more than one dress fitting appointment before the big event to ensure everything looks as good as possible.
Let’s explore a few tips to remember before attending the fitting.
- Ensure you leave room in the budget for alterations.
- Bring along all the undergarments and accessories you plan on wearing with the dress.
- Make sure you purchase your shoes before the fitting appointment and bring them with you.
- Ask a friend or family member to come with you for support and advice.
A well-fitted gown, from cocktail to pageant dresses, will help shape and support the bust, have the proper length, and complement your body shape. And don’t be afraid to speak up with your opinions. If you want a shorter length to show off your shoes, let the person altering your dress know. They’ll accommodate your specifications to create the perfect dress for you.
Plan to be at the fitting appointment for about an hour, especially for the first one. Every appointment after that will be around 30 minutes. Alterations are the reason you want to find the gown well in advance; if you’re looking for a prom gown, for example, start searching at the beginning of the year. This schedule gives you enough time for the prom dress fitting and alterations.
Effie’s Boutique is the place to shop for all your prom, designer, bridesmaid, evening, and cocktail dress needs. Ensure you schedule your dress fitting in New York with us. Our experts will make the changes needed to give you the perfect gown.