We are officially transitioning into the warmer months of the year, and that means a lot of things: cool drinks, fun days at the beach, longer days and shorter nights. Depending on how your wardrobe looks, it also means that it might be time to invest in some summer clothing alterations in Cape May County.
Summer clothing traditionally means shorter pants and sleeves, lighter fabric and comfortable fits. While there’s clearly little you can do to transform your favorite winter coat into a summer staple, there are several alterations you can take advantage of to turn autumn or spring pieces into the perfect summer vacation outfit. As a shop that offers summer clothing alterations in Cape May County, we can tell you firsthand that this is often a less expensive and more personalized alternative to buying new summer clothes off the rack. Here are some clothing alterations you’ll want to consider this summer season:
- Shorten pants: Whether you want to wear short shorts, don Bermudas or just want to show off a little ankle, consider shortening an old pair of beloved cotton or denim pants before heading to the department store. Finding shorts that fit perfectly can be a struggle, especially for women. Rather than suffering through a stressful day in the dressing room, you can grab a pair of pants that already fit and have them altered to the exact length you’re comfortable with. This is also a smart way to give a second life to those jeans that may be fraying at the bottoms or tearing at the knees.
- Shorten sleeves: Pretty much everything we’ve said about shortening pants can also be said about shirt sleeves. Turn your favorite blouse into a sleeveless summer style, convert your long sleeved t-shirt into a short-sleeved one or go for the classic three-quarter sleeve look. Whatever you want done, your local alterations expert should be able to handle it.
- Make a dress more summery: Summer dresses are light, flowing and tend to show off some skin. If you have a body type that conventional stores don’t tend to cater to, then it could be difficult to find a summer dress that fits well and makes you feel good. An easy solution is to take a more modest dress you already own and have it altered to have a shorter hem or shorter sleeves. You’ll be in control of how it fits, what you want to show off and what you want to cover up.
- Summer-ize your suit: Men who are invited to summer weddings and other formal functions can sometimes have it harder than women do when it comes to dressing appropriately. The only conventionally appropriate apparel for men attending a black tie function is a suit, but that can often leave guys stuck with the same old suits they wear in any other season. Bringing up the hem a bit on your suit pants and wearing dress shoes with no socks is a cooler option (both literally and figuratively), as is altering your jacket to make it more fitted. If you only have suits made of heavy material like wool, go buy an inexpensive cotton suit off the rack, then have it tailored perfectly to your body.
For all these summer alterations and much more, visit Court House Cleaners today!