Have you just discovered that you bought a prom dress that is too long? While you can have it shortened by a tailor, it will cost you a lot of money as most of the tailors will charge you depending on the number of layers that the outfit has. Since many outfits have two or more layers, this can see you spending a lot of money.
The good thing is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money in order to have your dress shortened. Here are a few ways in which you can shorten the dress without spending a lot of money:
If your outfit is designed in the ball gown style, you should simply add a crinoline. Here you only need to wear a petticoat that will aid in decreasing the dress by at least 2 inches. In addition to this it will also make the dress appear puffer.
Other than adding crinolines you can also add pick up details to the dress. All you need to do is to pinch the fabric of the skirt, lift it a few inches and secure it in place. This will give the outfit a fuller, ruffled appearance. If the dress is too long, you need to do multiple layers.
You can easily shorten this outfit at the waist. You only need to roll the waist of the dress. You can also remove the waistband, cut off a small portion of it at the top and the re-attach the waistband at the place where you want.
You can also consider adding rushing to the dress. This is appropriate if you are short-waisted and the middle of the outfit doesn’t sit right on you. To prevent the rushing from showing, you should do it on the side seams.
If your outfit is too long you only need to put a portion of it under your waistline. To keep the area beautiful you should decorate it with some brooch.
These are some of the most effective ways in which you can shorten a prom dress. While it’s possible to shorten a prom dress, it’s good to note that not all dresses can be altered.