Worried about prom dress alterations? Well, buying a dress online or off the rack doesn’t always guarantee the perfect fit because all of us have different heights, body frames, and measurements. Sizing guides are made considering set measurement combinations, and therefore, most dresses need a little bit of fixing, here and there to give the wearer a custom fit. A seamstress or tailor should easily be able to offer prom alterations at affordable prices, ranging between $30 and $50 per hour.

Prom dress alterations cost also differs with the amount of work needed. For example, if the fabric is a bit tricky to work on or the embellishments have to be readjusted, expect a higher alteration expense. The time taken for alterations can also vary vastly with the amount of work needed. For example, removal or addition of bra cups or illusion mesh may take up to 2 days, whereas adjusting zippers, linings, or hemming may take up to 2 weeks. Therefore, it is advised to find an expert alteration tailor or seamstress and enquire about the costs and time needed beforehand. Take appointments accordingly, and if the time or budget exceeds your requirements, it is best to return or exchange a dress for a smaller or bigger size or an entirely different style or fabric. Couture Candy offers easy return and exchange policies so read them carefully to avoid any last-minute hassle.