The better it fits, the better it looks

From alterations and bespoke tailoring,

to expert style management

we'll fashion your perfect fit.


Appointment’s: Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri and Sat from 09am-06pm
Available in our STUDIO and your HOME ADDRESS
Enquire and book by email info@designandalter.com. 
To cancel or reschedule, call 020 7498 4360. Cancellations later than 24 hours might be charged.

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bridal alterations

We alter all types of wedding dresses, bridal gowns, jumpsuits and bridal ensembles.











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🪡 Many alteration are still done by hand, creating the perfect finish on designer garments. Watching Aref, our suit and jacket tailor altering a @loropiana cashmere garment.

🖋️ Book your appointment vial email.

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We fit your garments in your home to make perfect clothes easy for you!

⏰ Receive a 15% discount on home fittings and alterations as a D&A client. Book your appointment via email - reception@designandalter.com

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⏰ There is no excuse for ill-fitted clothes. For convenience and comfort, we fit your clothes in your home environment and offer a 15% discount on total charges.

📌 To book your appointment, email reception@designandalter.com

📸 labels and snapshots in our workroom.

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Buy your trousers slightly bigger than too small. In most cases, it is easier and more cost-effective to take in than letting out. How much can be let out a seam depends on the seam allowance which is often not very much. We regularly add panels but sourcing a matching fabric is always challenging.

📸 @reiss trouser fitting, before the alterations. We let out almost 2cm, and the trousers fitted much better when the client collected them.

⏰ Are you a D&A client? Book your fitting appointment until 28/02 and receive a 20% discount.

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BRIDAL AND WEDDING DRESS ALTERATIONS by sister company @brideandalter 🪡❤️

📌 Enquire via email. Info@brideandalter.com

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Design & Alter, High Quality Alteration and Tailoring Services

Founded in 1992 and been established for 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


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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