The Importance of Alterations

Fashion is 3 parts fit and 1 part style…

Rarely do brides—or bridesmaids, or mothers of the bride, for that matter—find a dress Why alterations are importantthat fits them perfectly without having a skilled seamstress make a few nips and tucks. That’s why alterations are key to making sure you look your best on your big day. Our in-house alterations department knows this well: We have over 40 years of alterations experience (read more about our history here) and are accustomed to working with the finest (and sometimes trickiest) fabrics, like silk and leather. That’s why we also offer alteration services to those who have chosen to shop elsewhere. While we obviously hope that you find your dream dress in our shop, our other goal is make sure you have a dress fit for a queen—or, more appropriately, a dress fit for you.

A Few Fitting Tips:

– Bring your dress early, but not too early. The earlier the fitting the higher the risk the dress won’t fit perfectly on the actual day; the later the fitting the higher the risk it won’t be finished on time. At Nitsa’s, we’ll help you create your ideal alterations timeline so ill-fitting, or ill-timing isn’t an issue.

– Bring accessories. By wearing both your undergarments and shoes at your fitting, you’ll make sure that your dress will be perfectly adjusted. Wearing other accessories—your earrings, your veil, etc.—will help you visualize what you’ll look like that day.

– Bring a friend. If possible bring your maid of honor. The final fitting is a great time for her to learn to bustle before the big day, and just generally to learn how your gown works. If you need an extra pair of eyes earlier on, your mom or a close friend is an idea companion for earlier fittings.