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Prom Dress alterations Southampton

Prom Alterations

So you've found THE dress! Now is the time to get the fit just right so you can enjoy your prom without worrying about tripping over or having to pull your dress up every 10 minutes.

Below are more details about the prom alterations we offer.

Prom dress alterations Breakdown

Below are the details for each of the individual types of alterations most communally made to prom dresses.

On this page is our rough price guide for shortening the hems of prom dress. The prices are based on the material of the dress and the silhouette.

If you have any questions check out our FAQ page. Or if you would like a price guide for your specific alterations please contact us today.

Shortening the Hems

Lace, tulle, horsehair, net, organza. There are many different materials that make up prom dress hems but they can all be shortened. 

To shorten a prom dress we will go through each layer and pin mark the floor before folding the fabric up so you can see the finished length of the dress. Each layer will be sewn according to the specific material and you will have a perfectly hemmed dress, allowing you to walk and dance without having to lift the layers as you move.

This is the most common alteration made to prom dresses and the least we would recommend getting done to your dress. If you are at all worried about hemming your dress please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

We also alter Suits

In case you didn't know we also offer suit alterations.

Find out more about our suit alterations here or contact us to book an appointment.

Prom Rough price guide
The Dressmakers Corset pricing estimate guide

Rough Pricing Guide


Plain  From £50

Tulle   From £75

Horsehair   From £100


Plain   From £75

Tulle   From £100

Horsehair  From £125


Plain   From £100

Tulle   From £125

Horsehair   From £150

The silhouettes below outline a rough price range for different dress silhouettes having the hems shortened. Each dress is unique so costs vary, to get a more accurate price guide for your dress, or if you have any questions, email a photo of you in your dress to:

The above prices are a rough guide for the shortening the hems.

For a more tailored price guide, please send us a photo of you in the garment and a rough idea of the alterations you would like completed to:

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