Wedding Terms, Part 2: Common Bridal Alterations

At Masako Formals we have seamstresses with decades of experience specific to bridal alterations and customizations.

Here are the alterations common with wedding dresses that we do most often in our store:

Bustle – the answer to what to do with your wedding train when it’s time to party. The bustle is the button or pearl and loop alteration that allows you to hang up the train onto the back of your dress.

Bust support – generally, bra free is the way to be. Sewn-in cups give you invisible, easy-breezy lift and support.

Change back closure – change a zipper into a corset back or vice versa.

Add custom straps, sleeves, or a belt – make a dress that no one else has! We can add capped sleeves or straps to give you more coverage and support.

Adjust the dress silhouette – love an A-line dress but wish it were more form-fitting? You can have it altered into a fit and flare or mermaid style dress.

Below, our bride adds custom off-the-shoulder lace sleeves and makes her A-line dress into a trumpeted silhouette.

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