The better it fits, the better it looks

From alterations and bespoke tailoring,

to expert style management

we'll fashion your perfect fit.


We are delighted to re-open our fitting studio. Consultations are by appointment only on Thursdays, Saturdays, and selected weekdays. 
Please book via email info@designandalter.com. For cancellations call 020 7498 4360. 
Consultations are available in our studio and your home address. We continue to wear face maks to ensure clients’ and staffs’ safety. Can we kindly ask you to also wear a mask when you come for your appointment? Please read our guidelines.  

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Arif, our jacket and suit tailors, will be busy next week with all the alterations coming in due to our 25% discount on menswear alterations until 30th of October. Take advantage of a fantastic discount to polish your dress style! 💥💥

📌To book your appointment to have your clothes altered, email us via link in bio 👆🏻👆🏽

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We narrow shoulders, shorten sleeves, take in waists, shorten trousers and reset shams and vents.

Book your appointment and receive 25% Discount on your menswear alterations.

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It is good to know how you should wear different trouser styles to decide for yourself!

Remember, we currently offer a 25% discount on menswear alterations! 💜 Promo runs until 30/10/21

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Did you know that 80% of women find men in well-fitted suits more attractive? In fact, they find the man 6% more attractive than in his casual clothes.

📌 We offer a 25% discount on menswear alterations until the end of October. Let’s have a look at your clothes and ensure the best fit for you. To book your appointment, please follow link in bio 👆🏽👆🏻

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How do you wear your trousers?
💡 Sometimes the rules are there to be broken! @alexandermcqueen

👉🏻 Out of the Handbook of Style
‘Only a little cloth should ever drape on your shoes; ask your tailor for a one-inch break in your front crease.

The hem of your pants should cover the laces of your shoes and slope slightly downward toward the heel, stopping about an inch above the welt. The front crease of your trouser leg should ‘break’ slightly at mid-shin. If the crease is dead straight, your pants are too short.’


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Book your appointment via link in bio! 👆🏽👆🏻

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Design & Alter, High Quality Alteration and Tailoring Services

Having been established for almost 30 years, Design & Alter is one of London’s leading tailoring and alteration services. The signature is attention to detail and quality. The international team of experienced tailors, seamstresses and dressmakers specialise in the alterations and tailoring of complex designer clothes, evening, fur, and leatherwear. They take care of garments close to your heart and ensure the integrity of the original garment is kept, maintaining the original finish, style, and proportions.

Alterations – Dressmaking – Ladies’ Wear

Support to accomplish your style!

D&A perpetuate the tradition of seamstresses who have fitted dresses to perfection. Our team of dressmakers and seamstresses has extensive knowledge in dress alterations, including alterations of complex evening wear with bodice, boning and corsets. We offer dress alterations for day, cocktail, and evening dresses. Our commercial clients are high fashion brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Hermes, only reiterating the experience and expertise D&A dressmakers have in couture and high-end fashion garments.

Ladies’ Wear Alterations


Wedding Dress & Bridal Alterations 

Bride & Alter, the sister company of Design & Alter, specialises in bridal and wedding dress alterations. We tailor bespoke bridal wear, restyle and restore vintage bridal. For more information visit: www.brideandalter.com 



Designer Alterations

The crucial Attention to Detail

Why are designer clothes more expensive than non-designer clothes? Sometimes it may be hard to comprehend. Apart from paying for the brand name, there often is irrefutably a difference in quality, detail and finish; beautiful not only from the outside. Look at the lining, look at the binding! 

D&A offers a high-quality alteration service that maintains the finish, style and proportions to ensure that your garment looks, feels and fits ‘designer.’ Designer Alterations 

Quality Control:  Before any garment leaves the Workroom, it will be quality controlled – twice – rigorously!


Alterations – Tailoring – Men’s Wear

25% Discount from 01/09-30/10/2021

D&A is well known for its excellence in formal clothes alterations. We offer designer finishes, including working buttonholes and hand-sewn finishes. To ensure designer/original detailing and proportions – perhaps buckles and buttonholes of jackets and coats – we shorten sleeves from the shoulders. Sometimes small adjustments like taking in a waistline or the tapering and shortening of trouser legs can make all the difference in sharpening your look!

Men’s Wear Alterations

Additional Services



Dress Re-Styling, Restoring, Preserving

‘I love Vintage!’

Sometimes it does not take much to update, renew or revamp the look and extend the life span of a garment. Lifting a waistline, readjusting the shoulders or shortening a hemline of vintage or an old favourite may just save the item from retirement. Quality clothes turn into classics and rarely run out of date. To enquire – 020 7498 4360.


*We offer a 20% discount on restyling and relining alterations to support more sustainability in fashion and to encourage wearing clothes longer.

Custom made: If your signature garment is falling apart, our made-to-measure department can replicate it in any chosen fabric and colour. Made to measure 

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