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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NOV
15

Old Blouse Alterations: How To Give A New Look To An Old Blouse

Old Blouse Alterations: How To Give A New Look To An Old Blouse

Old Blouse Alterations

Why buy new when you can give your old clothing a little TLC?

Here are some old blouse alterations tips to get the right look.

It can be upsetting when your favourite piece of clothing starts to lose its sparkle. After all, we’ve all got that one item that has seen us through numerous nights on the town, or one that has given us the confidence to smash a job interview; it makes sense to be a little down about it! However, these days, there’s so much help available to bring our old favourites back to life – your prized blouse is no exception! Old blouse alterations from our Alterations Boutique experts will bring your sparkle back in a whole new way.

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OCT
25

How To Repair A Zip

How To Repair A Zip

How To Repair A Zip: Five Problems and Solutions!

Burst, split or faulty zips can make a perfect garment useless. Follow our handy list of problems and solutions for how to repair a zip.

Our great fitting trousers, dresses, blouses, or anything else with a zip for that matter, are our go-to garments. However, with clothing items such as these, there’s always going to be the risk of a broken or faulty zip. When this happens, it instantly makes an outfit unwearable. It can be frustrating, but it’s not the end of the world. We’ve put together some rules to follow for how to repair a zip, ensuring that your most loved items are back in the wardrobe in no time. Small clothing alterations can make all the difference to your prized garments.

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OCT
09

How to Take in a Dress: Creating the Perfect Dress for You

How to Take in a Dress: Creating the Perfect Dress for You

Knowing how to take in a dress can make all the difference, if it is done correctly.

When it comes to dresses, the key is how it fits. Dresses we buy from high-street shops are made to standard UK sizes, categories we do not all fit in to. It is common that we go shopping for a dress and find one size fits in some areas and not the others, which can be extremely frustrating when you thought you had found the perfect outfit. This is where knowing how to take in a dress comes in! When something fits you flawlessly, you look and feel great. Alterations can turn a standard dress into the perfect outfit for you.

There are many alterations that can be made to a gown to achieve your desired result. If you’re looking for experts who know how to take in a dress, then keep reading to find out what we can do for you!

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AUG
14

5 Tips for a Perfectly Tailored Suit

5 Tips for a Perfectly Tailored Suit

Tips for a Perfectly Tailored Suit

Struggling To Find The Perfect Suit? The Devil Is In The Detail

 Finding the perfect suit can sometimes feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. Today we bring you 5 handy hints to keep in mind to make the process as simple as possible and help you along the way.

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JUL
30

How altering your jeans can make all the difference!

How altering your jeans can make all the difference!

Why tailoring your jeans can make all the difference!

We all know that jeans are the ultimate item of clothing – they’re comfortable, go with everything and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. That is, if they fit well. We’ve all been there before – bought what we thought was the perfect pair of jeans in our regular size, only to try them on at home and be presented with a huge gap at the waist, an awkwardly long hem or an unflattering baggy leg.

While people don’t generally think twice before altering a suit or cocktail dress – what about jeans? The most hard-working garment in our wardrobes, jeans are often thrown away if they’re not the perfect fit.

However, that doesn’t have to be the case. Making alterations to jeans is simple, if you know how. It’s a relatively inexpensive option for a perfect fit, meaning you can purchase a cheap pair and have them tailored specifically for you, for a fifth of the price of a designer pair. So, if you’re looking for an expert denim tailor, read on to find out how we can help.

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JUN
25

Transform Your Inherited Wedding Dress with Alterations

Transform Your Inherited Wedding Dress with Alterations

A wedding is a great time for families to come together. It makes sense, then, that for many brides an inherited wedding dress can be a beautiful thing. You’re wearing a dress steeped in family history down the aisle, all to start your own chapter in the story! However, not every bride-to-be will immediately fall in love with the wedding dress passed down from a previous generation; because fashion evolves and tastes differ, you may end up with a wedding dress you just don’t want to wear!

As your big day should be primarily about you and your partner, don’t feel pressured into wearing a dress you really don’t like just because it has sentimental value to your relatives. However, another solution that may keep everyone happy is to transform your inherited gown into something old and borrowed yet totally updated and new with wedding dress alterations.

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