A little black dress is a simple and elegant way to go from day to night. See the dress alterations we've been doing so far this year.
Designer Little Black Dress Alterations
Fashion trends come and go and come back again but a little black dress continues to be a staple of every woman's wardrobe. Yet, there's a remarkable amount of variety and we all have our favourites.
To keep our clients' LBDs on point season after season here's the little black dress alterations we've been doing to make these garments last.
Michael Kors Dress
AW15 fashion sees leather back in our studio in the form of this Michael Kors LBD. The golden rings, buttons and front zip give this little black dress a rebellious impact.
This Escada dress, on the other hand, uses beautiful flower applications to create 3D texture. We took in the side seams, lifted the shoulders and took in the centre back through the zip. It's now the perfect fit for our client.
We have been working on this exquisite Balenciaga dress, taking in the bust darts to create smooth and nice angles. Now the dress' shape and beadwork can flatter the owner's figure.
Roland Mouret Dress
This Roland Mouret dress is proof that leather and crepe match perfectly. Plus, a dress' unique feature can be all in the cut and tailoring.
Christopher Kane Dress
Added details in a little black dress can draw the eye like this Christopher Kane garment. We shortened the hem so it can be enjoyed in comfort and style.
Our tailor Tanya is being hands-on with this fully sequinned Balmain dress. She is reapplying the new shortened sleeves. This outfit proves sequins can be elegant and monochrome while still standing out from the crowd.
This Fendi floral dress is adorned with their famous orchid flower. We added a black front lining for more modesty where the front split is.
Needle & Thread Dress
We shortened the sleeves on this hand-beaded Needle & Thread Dress. Although the dress is black, the sequins and ample beadwork have transformed its design.
The second Balmain garment to make our list is this sheer black dress. We shortened the hem and sleeves by following the transparent lines and created a simple invisible hem. This keeps the design as original and hides our work perfectly.
Roland Mouret Dress
Another Roland Mouret outfit to make our list is this beautifully geometric detailed leather panel dress. We lifted the shoulders, tapered and took it in while keeping proportions as original. This keeps the wonderful finish and adds the best fit for our client.
This Balenciaga dress had its sleeves shortened and tapered whereas the back was taken in at the center. You can see the inside of the sleeve after alterations have been made. Again, our professional hands don't leave a trace.