When it comes to landing the prom dress of your dreams, the shopping is only half of the process. Once you find a dress you love, nine times out of ten, it needs to be tailored to specifically fit your figure. Alterations, whether it’s trimming a few inches off of the bottom of a gown, taking in the top, or even letting out a seam that feels too tight, will ensure your dress is as flattering (and comfortable!) as possible.
But, if you’re like us, you wouldn’t entrust your gorgeous gown to just anyone. Finding a seamstress with a reputation for quality work, timeliness, and talent will ensure you look your best on prom night without any headaches or stress. Since we’ve been in the dress business for a long time, we’ve come to know which tailors have the talent to make a beautiful dress fit absolutely perfectly.
Here are our recommendations for five top seamstresses in the Boston area.
313 Rantoul St, Beverly, MA 01915
Fashion Tailoring’s owner, Anna Veres, and her staff have become known as the go-to team for fitting formal wear, including wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses, and yes, prom dresses.
2. Sonia’s Alteration Shop
1628 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420
Sonia’s has been in business for more than 25 years, and has many happy customers (including plenty of our own!) to show for it.
3. Mr. Joseph’s Tailor Shop
10 Elm St, Danvers, MA 01923
Our hometown favorite! Mr. Joseph’s is known for attention to detail, fast turnaround, and affordable prices.
4. Mauro’s South Boston, MA
653 E Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127
There are tons of fancy, pricey seamstresses and tailors in Boston, but those in the know head into Southie to Mauro’s on East Broadway, where the talented staff can work magic on anything.
5. Alterations by Rosa
2 Colonial Rd # 2, Salem, MA 01970
If perfection is what you’re after, head to Alterations by Rosa. Though her services are on the more expensive side, her work is meticulous.