If there are a lot of alterations to be done to a dress should you buy it??
Going out for dress shopping is more of a challenge than an activity. Dress shopping is more of an emotional journey that you go on rather than a physical one. Choosing a dress of your choice entails that the dress looks good and most importantly, it fits you right.
The fitting of a dress is important because it adds to your appearance; thus if it is loosely fitted or too tight, it would not stand out the way it should.
Usually, when we go out, boutique to boutique in search for a dress, we have in mind an ideal dress that most often than not has been worn by celebrities or models.
The way these women carry themselves; leaves a strong impact on the viewers. The impact is due to the fact that these women are comfortable with the fitting of the dress. This is why we tend to see it fit us just right when we go to buy the dress. However, there are times when the dress does not fit you properly. It is either completely loose or tight, or maybe has slight adjustment issues. Does this mean that we do away with the ideal we have in our minds? Or is there another way out?
There is without doubt a way to solve this problem. It is clearly obvious that no individual, may it be a male or a female has the same body shape and size. Thus, the ready-mades, which are generally available, are called standard sizes. These sizes are more of an example or a demonstration that are displayed so that the customers can have an idea of how it would look on them or even generally. Also, because there is no one body size or shape, almost every woman is most likely to get an alteration done. Thus, it all boils down to getting the dress altered. Alteration is an excellent substitute for fixing a dress so that it can take your shape. Consequently, an alteration is also a piece of art that only a few can do and not all. For this reason, make sure to see who you are handing it over to for alteration. A well-trained dressmaker is the person who is worth spending money on. He will make sure that the dress is altered just flawlessly so that it suits the person who has to wear it. This way the concern regarding enhancing the appearance will also go away.
Even though, a dressmaker is an option and that too, a good one, but it is important to mention that these dressmakers are expensive. Perfecting your dress is a skill that these dressmakers have but a skill is a skill and that has a cost to be paid. This is why it is necessary for you to also have a certain understanding of how much alteration would a particular dress need like for example how many nips and tucks are needed because after all who would want to leave a dress that they have idealized just because it has to be slightly altered or because the alteration is expensive?
Our alterations boutique, Stitch 'n' Style Omagh is available for all your alteration needs. Visit our comfortable fitting rooms or call us now on 028 8224 7808 to request a quote.
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