The summer season means more than just great weather and the occasional vacation: it’s also peak wedding season, meaning you’ll have to dust of your suit and tie or your favorite dress to look dapper for all of your friends and family who are tying the knot! And, if you haven’t slipped into your formal wear in recent months, this might also be an ideal time to seek out alterations in Cape May County!
Whether you’re still shedding the extra winter weight or you’ve lost that weight and then some, being able to rely on your formal attire to fit like a glove isn’t always going to turn out well. Instead, it’s best to break out these pieces early in the season and see if they still fit—or, if they don’t, seeing what needs to be done to put them back into perfect form and fit! Take a look at a few things to consider:
- Try on any pants or slacks to make sure that they fit you completely. This means checking the waist fit, the length of the pant and the snugness of the pant altogether. Be sure to sit, stand, walk and move around in your pants to make sure they’re comfortable—after all, you won’t be standing still at a wedding for very long!
- Check all jackets and blazers for the right fit by examining arm length, jacket fit while unbuttoned, jacket fit while buttoned and the liner of the jacket. Jackets can be fickle and even a slight difference in your body type can be enough to make the entire thing fit awkwardly, so be diligent in making sure it really fits appropriately.
- For collared shirts, check the sleeve length, the sleeve fit while buttoned, the collar fit while buttoned and the drape of the shirt. Your shirt should be form fitting, not too tight, with enough room for you to move around in without it coming un-tucked.
- For the ladies who like to sport a formal dress or two during wedding season, check that the length is correct, the bust is properly proportioned, the hip fit is snug and the overall lay of the dress is flattering.
In all of the above cases, if something is off or needs a slight adjustment, it’s far cheaper and much more efficient to visit a tailor for alterations in Cape May County as opposed to buying a brand new piece of clothing!
What’s more, if you’re working from a hand-me-down or something you got at a discounted price off the rack, alterations can make your cheap investment completely worthwhile. Being able to take an article of clothing that fits and transforming that fit into a wedding-ready look is one of the many joys of visiting a tailor.
Don’t get caught in the midst of wedding season without properly fitting formal attire. Instead, visit Court House Cleaners with your formalwear and get some professional help when it comes to tailoring the perfect fit through alterations.