Especially given the popularity of vintage styles right now, there’s no better way to express your personal style with a beautiful dress while still honoring a family member on your wedding day. And no, that doesn’t mean you have to keep the puffy sleeves. We’re talking updates and alterations on that heirloom dress to make it perfect just for you. 

Size Adjustments

Even if you like the style of your mother’s, grandmother’s, or other family member’s wedding dress exactly as it is, there’s a pretty good chance it won’t fix perfectly without a few alterations here and there. Simple size alterations are the easiest fixes for if preserving the same style of dress is important to you.

 Basic Design Changes

If you’re not-so-into the trends of back in the day, you’re not alone. Removing puffy sleeves, lowering backs and necklines, removing ruffles and fullness, and adding new lace and layers are common requests. With these alterations, you can keep as much or as little of the original style as you’d like.

Making a New Dress from the Heirloom Fabric 

Some brides may want to wear a family dress but have a totally different vision for their wedding day style, and that’s okay, too. If you’re one of them, rest assured that we can create a whole new dress using original fabric from your heirloom gown to keep both tradition and your fashion sense alive. 

When it comes to fit and design alterations on an heirloom gown, the sky is truly the limit. Our expert team is ready to help bring your vision to life, so let us know how we can help make your big day even more special.

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February 18, 2023