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Design & Alter does all my alterations. They provide a good customer service and very high quality tailoring service. Thank you!


Managed to get a long loved dress copied. I thought I would never be able to wear it again. Really happy with both the service and the dress.





Design & Alter

B&A seamstresses need to hold many years of experience in dress alterations and making. They are highly skilled in looking after the alterations of all the different styles and types of wedding dresses available. B&A alters for bridal designers in the wider region of London. #charliebrear #charliebrearbride #pronovias #pronoviasbride #monsoon #monsoonbride #phillipalepley #phillipalepleybride #susanneneville #bridalwear #londonbrides #londonbridetobe #stylishbride #beautifulbride #londonwedding ...

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Fitting perfectly and not to be noticed that was the challenging task of these bridal alterations. It took patience and several fittings to make this beautiful wedding dress perfect for the bride. We let our brides know that sometimes a step by step approach is needed to find the right solution. #weddingdress #bridalalterations #bridalalterationsspecialist #londonbridetobe #londonwedding #londonweddingplanner ...

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Thank you for a beautiful Thank You! #wonderfulclients #beautifulbrides #findingsolutions #bridalalterations #weddingdressalterations #londonbrides #londonbridestobe ...

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Beautiful bridal fabrics are often used in multiple layers for maximum effect to create depth and volume. #madetomeasure #bespokebridal #bridalalterations #bridalalterationsspecialist #seamstress #dressmaker #dressmaking #weddingdress #londonbride #londonweddingplanner #londonweddingplanning ...

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In the Final Fitting we double check that your wedding dress fits you perfectly and your wedding look is complete. To do this we need your veil, your accessorises, your shoes and undergarments. We talk you though how to lace your corset if you have one, how to correctly put on your dress, how to transport and store your dress. The final fitting is an opportunity to ask any question in regards your outfit. #perfectweddinglook #beautifulbride #bridalstyle #londonbride #londonweddings #wedding2019 #perfect ...

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Bridal fitting appointment @brideandalter - we shortened and altered this beautiful Christian Siriano wedding dress. It was mesmerising and spectacular and just the right dress for the beautiful bride. #christiansiriano #individualchoice #weddingdressalterations #bridalalterations #londonbride #wedding2019 #weddingplanner #weddingplanning #weddingplanningtips ...

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Wedding dresses come in so many different shapes and formats. We loved this one and the bride looked beautiful. It was a difficult dress to alter due to its straight lines and only few seams. A challenge for the team with a very happy ending. #wedding2019 #together we find solutions #weddingdressalterations #bridalalterations #londonbride #beautifulbrides #stylishbride ...

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Bride & Alter – bridal alterations – bridal restyling – wedding dress alterations – made-to-measure and bespoke bridal wear – restoring and restyling of vintage bridal wear


Bride & Alter, sister company of Design & Alter is one of London’s leading bridal tailoring and wedding dress alteration services based in Battersea. Having established our profession for over 20 years, we are a dedicated team of highly skilled and experienced fitting consultants, seamstresses, tailors and dressmakers trusted by London’s leading bridal designers with their wedding dress alterations. We carry out:


  • Wedding dress alterations
  • Bridal alterations
  • Bridal garment alterations
  • Couture bridal alterations – hand finish
  • Made-to-measure and bespoke bridal tailoring
  • Restyling and restoring of vintage bridal wear
  • Mother of bride dress alterations and tailoring
  • Bridesmaids’ Dress Alterations 
  • Groom suit alterations and tailoring
  • Jacket alterations and jacket tailoring
  • Trouser alterations
  • Shirt alterations

Latest News

Wedding Dress Restyling – Case Study

    Case Study - Restyling of a Family Heirloom   One of the bridal projects we looked after last year was the restyling of a beautiful wedding dress the bride's mum had designed for her own wedding about 30 years ago. The dress was too small and out of...

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Offer for your Bridal Family

  Offer: 25% Discount on Alterations for each member of your Bridal Party    Getting married ...does not mean that only bride and groom have to look fabulous on the wedding day!Your wedding is one of your life-time events and will leave a...

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Bridal Shoes & Accessories

  25% Discount on Alteration Charges for all Members of your Bridal Party If you have your wedding dress altered, tailored or restyled with us. Any member of your bridal party is invited to have their wedding clothes altered with us and benefit of a 25% discount on...

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Bridal Sample Dresses

             SHOPPING AT BRIDAL SAMPLE SALES ...and how to choose a bridal sample dress with your budget for alteration costs in mind. We currently take many bookings for brides who have been lucky and bought their beautiful...

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Bridal Vintage

  Can I alter a Vintage Wedding Dress? Can I restyle my Mum's Bridal Dress?     We regularly restyle vintage and family owned wedding dresses. It is always a pleasure to be involved in this very special process. We advise brides in how they...

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Bridal Alterations – Summer Promotions 2018

25% DISCOUNT ON BRIDESMAID ALTERATIONS  FREE FITTING CONSULTATION FOR THE BRIDAL FAMILY: Mother of bride, groom and any other family members who need their wedding garments altered  We are in the middle of our bridal season and our tailors are busy but we would like...

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What is the most common style mistake a bride makes?

VERA WANG, on weddings Nina Garcia, Editor-in-Chief at Elle interviewed Vera Wang for her 'The little Book of Style' about weddings. We think this is great advice for any bride and therefore would like to publish it on our B&A Blog. Q: What is the most common...

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Bridal Trends and Alterations

THE IMPACT OF BRIDAL FASHION TRENDS ON BRIDAL ALTERATIONS. Bridal dress trends are often greatly influenced by iconic, memorable gowns of celebrities like Grace Kelly in the 50s or Princess Diana in the 80s. The upcoming Royal wedding in May this year will...

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Bridal Alteration Costs

  WHY IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO GIVE REALISTIC ESTIMATES FOR BRIDAL ALTERATION COSTS OVER THE PHONE WITHOUT HAVING SEEN THE GARMENT. We are often asked to estimate wedding dress alterations - over the phone - but giving an 'unseen' quotation for an alteration is...

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The Art of Fitting

  THE ART OF FITTING. We regularly get asked the question: “What in fact is the difference between a fitter and a tailor?” The answer is: “A tailor does not necessarily need to be a fitter but a fitter needs to be a tailor and much more than that.” Fitters need...

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