Cocktail Dress Alterations

Cocktail Dress AlterationsWith over 30 years of experience, we have established ourselves as Manchester’s leading specialists in Cocktail Dress Alterations and Restyling. Whether your Cocktail Dress plain or embellished with beads, our highly trained seamstresses will work on your dress until it fits you perfectly. Our alterations experts specialise in delicate and luxurious fabrics, and materials that are overall not easy to alter. That is why we believe that only experts, like ourselves, should be trusted to perform such delicate work. Our skilful and talented seamstresses can perform any type of Cocktail Dress alterations from shortening a plain hem to completely restyling a heavily beaded Cocktail Dress. By making your dress fit you flawlessly, our dedicated specialists will ensure that you look chic and elegant in your Cocktail Dress. These are just some examples of alterations our seamstresses can carry out on your Cocktail Dress:

Starting Prices 


  • Take in or Let out Cocktail Dress sides - £20

  • Narrow Cocktail Dress shoulders - £20

  • Shorten / Lengthen Cocktail Dress - £20

  • Shorten / Lengthen Cocktail Dress Straps - £10

  • Reshape Cocktail Dress neckline - £25

  • Replace Cocktail Dress Zip - £25

  • Restyle Cocktail Dress - TBA

  • General Cocktail Dress repairs - TBA



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Why Choose Us?

At Alterations Boutique we are committed to excellence. Our highly experienced, fully qualified seamstresses will work on your Cocktail Dress for as long as it is required to create the perfect fit, and we won’t be completely happy with the results until you are. We have established an excellent reputation for delivering impeccable quality alterations when it comes to re-styling, re-sizing, re-modelling, altering or repairing Cocktail Dresses. What sets us apart is our ability to work to a factory finish which means that any Cocktail Dress alterations we perform will be unnoticeable and untraceable; the original stitch pattern, thread colour and any detail will be matched perfectly. This makes us the number one choice for any Cocktail Dress alterations in Manchester. We are highly regarded because of the quality of work we perform, award-winning customer service we provide and reasonable prices we charge. 



Alterations Boutique is a VAT registered Limited company with a comprehensive insurance policy that covers your garment whilst it is in our possession. Unfortunately, there are individuals that have set up rogue businesses that do not pay tax, take cash only and do not have the correct insurance in place which means you and your garment have no protection. We are proud to be a British company that complies with all rules and regulations to provide peace of mind to our clients.


The Team 

All of our team are qualified Dressmakers or Tailors by trade. Despite being already qualified, the team have to undergo a rigorous Alterations Boutique training programme to demonstrate they perform work to our high standards. In addition, there is ongoing regular training to help the team master their skills.



We believe in charging our customers fair and reasonable prices, therefore, we undertake regular research to ensure our rates are moderate. Our Fair and Reasonable Price policy means that our customers receive the best possible service and outstanding quality workmanship, without having to pay premium prices. Please book an appointment by clicking on the link above or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Recent Events and Publications 

Below is a dress that Alterations Boutique altered the award-winning British actress Helen McCrory who has appeared in 'Skyfall', 'Harry Potter', 'The Queen', 'The Count of Monte Cristo' and 'The Woman in Black' . Helen asked Alterations Boutique to restyle her beautiful Christian Dior dress for the Emmy Awards 2013 which she attended with her husband Damian Lewis ('Homeland' star).


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Alterations Boutique made the first replica of Kate Middleton's Wedding dress as commissioned by the Times in 5 hours! Watch Maria Blazquez, the founder of Alterations Boutique being interviewed on Sky News (CLICK ON LINK BELOW) and David Emanuel the designer of Diana's (Princess of Wales) wedding dress, praising our dress on ITV's Lorraine show on 02.05.11 (CLICK ON LINK BELOW).  You can click on the link below to to read the full story.

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