DEC
24

How to update your wardrobe for the new year

How to update your wardrobe for the new year

Update your wardrobe for the new year

When the new year comes around a lot of us look for new beginnings and ways we can change things up. Many people look to their wardrobe for improvements, wanting to change up their style or enter the new year with less clutter in their wardrobe. Having a clear wardrobe actually makes it a lot easier to choose clothes as you have only the things you know you love to wear.

We’ve put together this blog to help you clear out and improve your wardrobe in three simple steps ready for the new year. Keep reading for how to update your wardrobe for the new year by reducing what you have and recycling older items with alterations. 

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NOV
29

Top tips to keep warm outside this winter

Top tips to keep warm outside this winter

Fashion secrets to keeping warm outside

The cold weather is well and truly here, and there’s nothing worse than going outside and being absolutely freezing cold. It can be easy to forget how cold it gets in these winter months, and while you want to still be able to go outside you need to make sure that you keep yourself nice and wrapped up so you don’t get out there and spend the entire time shivering and wanting to get inside as soon as possible. Lucky for you we’ve put together a few ways you can use your clothes to help you keep warm, while still staying fashionable. Keep reading for our fashion secrets to help keep you warm outside.

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OCT
29

How to wear prints and patterns

How to wear prints and patterns

How to master prints and patterns

People often overthink prints and patterns, wondering what you should and shouldn’t wear together when you’re planning an outfit. Adding a bold print or pattern to your outfit is a quick and easy way to show you’ve put effort into your outfit, rather than just opting for neutral items. Learning how to incorporate just one pattern at a time will give you a great understanding of how you can play with patterns, and as you get more confident you’ll understand just exactly how it is you like to wear these items.

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SEP
28

Top autumn 2021 trends

Top autumn 2021 trends

Autumn trends

Every year when autumn comes around we see a whole host of new trends come along with it, and this year is no different. As the weather turns chillier and the nights draw in, we swap our summer clothes for more autumnal looks, and new trends come along with this.

We’ve already noticed some of the top trends for autumn 2021, and put them into this handy blog so you know what to add to your autumnal wardrobe this year. Keep reading for three top trends to look out for this autumn. 

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AUG
29

Essential fashion accessories to easily improve your outfit

Essential fashion accessories to easily improve your outfit

Four must-have accessories

Accessories can truly make or break an outfit. When you’re finished getting dressed, adding the right handbag or the perfect pair of earrings can really elevate a look, and leave you feeling much more fashion forward and confident in your outfit. There are so many options when it comes to accessorising, but there are a few staples that can help elevate your look without overcomplicating anything. Keep reading for our four must-have accessories to help you easily improve your outfit.

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AUG
01

How to know when you need alterations

How to know when you need alterations

Alterations are a great option on many different items of clothing, but how do you know when they should be done? It can be easy to forget that they’re an option in modern life with the rise of fast fashion, but they’re a really great option to help save you money and also make you feel better in the clothes you wear! You don’t have to be getting married to use alterations either, they are available for all items of clothing and can even be used to reinvent the outfit. Keep reading for just a few of the signs you should get something altered.

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JUN
29

Why you should get clothing alterations

Why you should get clothing alterations

Clothing alterations 

Many people forget clothing alterations are an option. With the rise of fast fashion it is easy to get caught up in constantly buying new items, when really you have a perfectly good stash in your wardrobe at home. You probably have a pile of clothes you love but don’t quite fit, or maybe something still with the tags that you thought you loved but actually needs some changes to suit your style. Instead of throwing them out and buying new clothes, consider alterations. They are a really affordable way to refresh your wardrobe without spending a lot of money or contributing to your carbon footprint. Keep reading for three reasons you should get alterations. 

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MAY
27

Popular Styles for Prom 2021

Popular Styles for Prom 2021

Dress Styles for Prom 2021

Prom season is here, and with the lack of proms allowed to go ahead in 2020, we are all ready for our dose of fabulous prom dresses. Every year we see different styles coming out, so what should we expect from our 2021 prom attendees? Keep reading for some of the most popular prom styles for 2021.

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APR
26

How to Find the Most Flattering Colour for Your Skin Tone

How to Find the Most Flattering Colour for Your Skin Tone

Clothing Colours for My Skin Tone

Often you will hear people talking about how a specific colour is really flattering on them, or how they avoid a specific colour because it ‘washes them out’, but what does this really mean? There isn’t really any set rule, you can wear whatever colour you want! However, there are certain colours that are known to better flatter different skin tones. In this post we will be breaking it down into four different categories: warm skin, cool skin, neutral skin, and then those colours that just suit everybody. Keep reading if you are looking for some help finding the best colours to flatter your tone.

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MAR
23

Small Changes That Can Completely Transform Your Outfit

Small Changes That Can Completely Transform Your Outfit

Small Changes That Can Transform Your Outfit

 

Style doesn’t always have to be about just the clothing. If you’re not looking to add any new clothing to your wardrobe, there are tons of other ways for you to change up the way you look with accessories and small changes that add your own personal style to an outfit. You don’t always have to invest in new clothing to make a new fashion statement, there are plenty of ways you can transform an old look completely just by adding some accessories or slightly altering the item. Keep reading for four simple ways you can change up your outfit.

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FEB
26

Essential Pieces you Need for Spring

Essential Pieces you Need for Spring

Spring is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about what you need to be ready for the new season of fashion. Changing from your winter to your spring wardrobe is arguably the biggest change we see all year! Many people tend to pack away their outfits when a season is over, so now is the time to dig out those warmer weather pieces and get ready for the sun to start shining. Rather than overcomplicate your wardrobe, keep it simple with some spring essentials and you will be fashion ready all season! Keep reading for five essential pieces you need this season.

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JAN
25

How to sustainably freshen up your wardrobe for the new year

How to sustainably freshen up your wardrobe for the new year

Freshen up your wardrobe for the new year

The new year is a great way to start fresh and reinvent yourself. With the struggle of global warming becoming more and more apparent, many people are turning to find more sustainable ways to change up their fashion without using fast fashion companies. Alterations are a great way to completely freshen up your style without ever having to buy any new items of clothing, while also giving you the freedom to be creative with your clothing! Keep reading for some simple steps that will help you sustainably freshen up your wardrobe for the new year.

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DEC
22

Four Easy Tips to Make You Look More Stylish

Four Easy Tips to Make You Look More Stylish

Looking more fashionable isn't always about wearing the coolest trends, mastering complicated styling tricks, or wearing the most expensive clothes. A lot of the time people who want to become more stylish overthink things and make it a lot more complicated than it needs to be. Instead, find the things you need to focus on and improve step by step. We’ve put together this blog to give you four easy tips that will help you look and feel more stylish! Keep reading for some top tips on how to style your clothes.

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NOV
23

The Most Popular Pieces of Clothing to get Altered

The Most Popular Pieces of Clothing to get Altered

Believe it or not, alterations are a lot more common than you may think. We spend so much of our lives in our clothing, people want to look and feel their best, and a lot of the time alterations can make such a big difference. Whether it’s a quick shortening or an entire garment reconstruction, alterations are becoming more and more common. We’ve put together this blog to let you know what the most common alterations are for men and women and what it is about these items that can be so easily transformed with alterations. 

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OCT
14

Help The Environment - Alter your Clothes

Help The Environment - Alter your Clothes

Help The Environment with Clothing Alterations

At Alterations Boutique, we love to help people discover old items in their wardrobe and fall in love with them all over again. We see so many different items come through the door everyday and never get tired of taking an item of clothing and making it special. Clothing alterations don’t have to just make you feel great on the outside, they can also make you feel great on the inside! Altering your old clothing rather than buying something new is really helpful for the environment, massively reducing your carbon footprint.

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SEP
22

How to Take up Trousers

How to Take up Trousers

How to Take up Trousers at Alterations Boutique Manchester

If you are looking for a quick fix to trousers that are too long, follow our steps to taking up your trousers! Sewing sounds easier than it is, so you definitely want to try this out on an old pair of trousers and save your favourites for the professionals, but it’s always good to give something new a go. Keep reading for the 4 step process of taking up your trousers.

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MAR
24

What Ball Gown Should I Buy?

What Ball Gown Should I Buy?

By definition, a ball gown is a floor-length dress that is worn to a formal event. There are various different types of ball gowns on the market for you to choose from that are matched for different styles of events. Whether it be a summery occasion where you want something light and floaty to wear, or a winter ball perfect for a sparkly gown and added volume. It can be difficult to decide what ball gown you should buy for your event, which is why we have put together this helpful blog! Keep reading for advice on what style of ball gown you should buy for your next event. 

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FEB
19

What Clothing Should I Have Tailored?

What Clothing Should I Have Tailored?

Having your clothing tailored can make all the difference to how you look and feel in your outfits. Although it may not be realistic to get all of your items of clothing tailored, there are a few staples that can have a big impact on your wardrobe. Essential items such as a fitted pencil skirt, a tight pair of trousers, or a structured blazer can tidy up your wardrobe and style in just a few stitches. We have put together our top four items that we think you should have tailored! Keep reading for the four items you should be taking down to your seamstress.

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JAN
17

4 Ways To Always Get That Perfect Fit

4 Ways To Always Get That Perfect Fit

If your favourite get-up doesn’t look as good as it once did, cocktail dress alterations could be your saving grace.

Whether you’ve put on a few pounds over the festive period or your New Year’s resolution is to get a little slimmer, you might have found that your going-out gear just isn’t fitting as well as it once did. It’s important to remember that no matter what shape your body is in right now, it can still look as good as ever. Cocktail dress alterations are here to save the day!

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DEC
11

Wedding Party Dresses

Wedding Party Dresses

Dress Alterations Tips For Wedding Guests

 

You may be one of those people who gets invited to another wedding every month, or someone who has never attended a wedding in their life.

Either way, getting a fancy wedding invitation through the letterbox is a lovely and heartwarming feeling. However, attending a wedding can sometimes feel more stressful than if it was actually you getting married (not really but you know what we mean)!

 

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