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3 Reasons to Take Your Prom Dress to a Tailor June 10, 2019

Midtown East, Manhattan
3 Reasons to Take Your Prom Dress to a Tailor, Manhattan, New York

When prom is on the horizon, hunting for the perfect dress can be time-consuming and frustrating. If you aren’t finding your dream dress, a tailor can help transform an almost-perfect dress into a jaw-dropping piece for a fraction of the price. Below are a few ways an experienced tailor can help you create the perfect dress for the big dance.

What Can a Tailor Do for Your Prom Dress?

1. Customize the Fit

Few parts of dress shopping are more frustrating than finding an ideal piece that is just shy of fitting you perfectly. Professionals will perform custom alterations to make the dress fit your body the way you want it to. They can address common problem areas like the chest, waist, shoulders, and length of the dress, or they can make it a size bigger or smaller.

2. Add Finishing Touches

tailorIf you’ve found a gown that would be perfect with a few more details, a tailor will help. They’re able to alter the style of the dress, including the cut, to meet your preferences. Finishing touches like ruffles, shoulder straps, a train, an open back, and other details can also be added or removed to suit your tastes. This means you can buy a dress for a reasonable price and upgrade it to a one-of-a-kind piece that looks high-end, without hurting your budget.

3. Perform Repairs

Buying your dress in advance means there’s plenty of time for accidents to happen, such as tears and popped seams. Experienced tailors handle clothing repair needs, so they can patch holes, fix broken stitches and seams, repair zippers, and sew tears to have your dress looking like new again. Also, if you find a dress you love, but it’s on the discount rack because it’s damaged, you can purchase it cheap and have it professionally repaired for less than what the dress would have originally been priced at undamaged.


If your prom dress needs custom alterations or repairs, visit the experienced team at 6 Avenue Tailor in New York City. This Midtown tailor offers a host of clothing solutions, including clothing repair and style change services. For over 30 years, they’ve offered 100% satisfaction guaranteed alterations, with rush and same-day services available. Learn more about their dress alterations online, and call (212) 593-1925 to schedule an appointment today.

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