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Bridesmaids & Bridal Party


We offer free consultations to brides to discuss wedding dresses before they buy. The consultation aims to help to make the right decision in terms of buying the dress for your body shape, your type of wedding, and staying in budget with alteration costs.



I can’t thank you again for everything you did for me and my dress. It fitted perfectly and made my day even more magical! I wanted to show you some pictures from the day! S.P. August 2019 

Hi B&A, I would just like to say a huge thank you for your patience in altering my beautiful dress.  It fitted perfectly on the day and I had so many compliments. A.P. May 2019 






Design & Alter

Due to the current health crisis, we are closed until further notice. Please email us for enquiries and future appointments #bridalalterations #weddingdresses #reschedulingmywedding #londonwedding ...

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Marie is cutting out lace to be applied onto the illusion bust area of a beautiful wedding dress. This creates a more modest look which is preferred by the bride. The additional lace works well with the overall look of the dress and has been taken off the hem area when the dress was shortened. @brideandalter we restyle necklines and create modesty panels to make sure you feel at ease on your wedding day. #beautifulbride #bridetobe #weddingdress #modestypanel #neckline #londonwedding #bride #londonbride #individualbride #weddingdressalterations #illusiondress #bridalalterations #professionalservices #dressmaking #londonseamstress #motherofbridedress #weddinglook #familyaffair #capturedinphotos ...

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More and more brides-to-be choose dresses for their wedding they can continue wearing after their special day. We have altered some beautiful dresses with colourful layers, flower embroidery, embellishments from ready to wear designer collections #individualbride #modernbride #londonbride #londonwedding #bridetobe2020 #fashionbride #londonwedding #designerdresses #alexandermcqueen #alicetemperley #gucci #therow #dolcegabbana #chanel #yvessaintlaurent #dior #ferre #givenchy #zimmermann #netaporter #designer #alterations # ...

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Intricate fabric detail of one of our recent made to measure dresses. The dress is confidential; all we can say is, it looked absolutely stunning and was the dress our client always wanted - sophisticated, distinctive - stylish - truly individual. If you are interested in creating the wedding dress of your dreams, please get in touch with our made to measure department. Our promotion of a 30% discount on all orders finishes at the end of February 2020. #dreamweddingdress #myweddingdress #weddingdressrestyling #bridaltailor #bridaltailoring #londonwedding #londonwedding2020 #londonbrides #londonbridetobe #individualbride #seamstress #dressmaking #bridaldressmaking #beingabride #fashionistabride ...

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Our senior bridal tailor Lucy is working on a beautiful intricate wedding dress. Lucy has decades of experience and is highly skilled looking after the most complex wedding and evening dresses. #bridalalterations #bridalterationsspecialist #bridalwear #londonbride #beautifulbride #londonwedding2020 #fashionablebride #seamstress #tailor #forever ...

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The Bride & Alter/Design & Alter workroom has been busy with last minute tailoring and alterations before Christmas. #bridalalterations #bridalalterationsspecialist #wedding #weddingdresses #londonwedding2019 #mywedding ...

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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

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Made to Measure

Made to Measure

BRIDAL MADE TO MEASURE This beautiful wedding dress will be travel all the way to Australia to be worn for a sunshine Christmas wedding.

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B&A-specialised bridal alterations and tailoring

B&A-specialised bridal alterations and tailoring

IN THE MEANTIME … at Bride & Alter – our bridal specialist Marie expressed her valuable advice in an editorial of  ‘Your London Wedding Magazine’ addressing the question ‘what to do being pregnant and needing to make sure that your wedding dress will fit you on...

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Wedding dress alteration and bodyshape

Wedding dress alteration and bodyshape

LETS EMBRACE IT! Rather than wanting what others have, perhaps thinking we would be happier if we had it, we should all embrace what we have! This applies especially to our body shape – flatter and make the most of what you have by carefully choosing what you wear –...

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THE FAMOUS A.P.C. Jeans "A touch of humour and a bit of disrespect: That's what a legend needs to survive." Karl Lagerfeld           This particular pair of A.P.C. (Atelier de Production et de Création) has emotional and cult brand value and no efforts have been...

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Because there are so many different types of bridal shoes and heel heights, please make sure you will bring your bridal shoes for your fitting appointment! OR – if you have not bought them yet, bring shoes which have the same heel height you are planning to buy. It is...

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The English Social Season

The English Social Season

THE ENGLISH SOCIAL SEASON “Do you have your outfit ready?” The weather might not always be what we are wishing for, but we have the marvellous and perennial British summer events such as: Royal Ascot 16 - 20 June Wimbledon 29 June - 12 July Henley Royal Regatta 1 - 5...

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Hannah’s Beautiful Wedding Dress

Hannah’s Beautiful Wedding Dress

This distinctive wedding dress was a made to measure commission by B&A. Material applied are: Pale blue silk satin overlaid by a fine gold lace. The shoulders are appliqued with soft bronze and blue feathers. All the ideas and thoughts which were put into the...

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We Have Moved!

But not far - only a few metres - you will see us prominently in Ingate Place - Archway number 14. Design and Alter, one of London's leading and specialist clothes design and alteration studios has got a new fresh look! Strongly re-branded into ‘Design&Alter’ last...

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