Spring Summer Fashion Trends: Corset Dress Alterations

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This season we've been working on some superb corset dress alterations. It's an elegant summer season staple we can't get enough of.

Corset Dress Alterations

The summer months pose the challenge of keeping cool and remaining elegant for many party-goers. One summer fashion trend that never goes out of style is the corset dress.

Corset dresses and gowns allow for ample support whilst exposing the shoulders in a demure and elegant way. See the couture corset dress alterations we've been working on so far this season.

Dior Dress

We got this Dior corset dress dry cleaned and now it's ready for our client. The view from above shows the structural detail that goes into these gowns.

Oscar de la Renta Dress

We're loving the heart-shape created by the corset on this Oscar de la Renta dress. We took in the sides and eased the bust panel. Now it has the perfect fit for its owner.

Dior Jumpsuit

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Dresses aren't the only garments to use corsets for support. This Dior jumpsuit provides ample support.

J. Mendel Dress

This beautiful J. Mendel gown came to our studio to have the center back and corset taken in. The boning and mesh of this dress are in neutral tones to remain invisible, like our tailoring work.

Dennis Basso Dress

We've been working on this flawless Dennis Basso corset gown. We added large bust pads and shortened the hem. We also couldn't keep our eyes off these unique floral embellishments.

Oscar de la Renta Dress

The second Oscar de la Renta dress to make our list has had its belt shortened. The center back and inside of the corset have now been taken in. The asymmetrical style is also perfect for summer.

Dennis Basso Dress

We also have been working on another Dennis Basso dress with stunning embroidery. Again we took in the center back, regathering the skirt and the lining.

We then took in the corset through the zip and shortened the front and back of the hem and lining. Our client now has the best fit.

Dennis Basso Dress

Our final Dennis Basso dress from this season has had the the center back taken in and now we've been shortening the hem. The relatively minimal stripes conceal how much detail is going on beneath.

Ian Stuart Dress

Alongside two Alexander McQueen bustier dresses this Ian Stuart bridal gown featured in our short film (below). We took in the center back through zip and re-applied the beading, keeping the bead work as original.

We also had to "ease" and gather slightly the front neckline to make sure it wouldn’t gape. The acrobatics in this video prove that our tailoring work allows for greater movement.

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