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Short Wedding Dress Alterations

We often mention that you can make your short wedding dress bespoke to your style. There are lots of ways to make your wedding gown unique to you.  When you have chosen your tea length wedding dress you will have your measurements taken. Then it’s time to book in your first meeting with the seamstress who will do the initial changes before meeting so you can try the dress on again.  There are lots of short wedding dress alterations that can be made and we have a few below.

Short Wedding Dress Alterations


The range of vintage style wedding dresses have gorgeous necklines that flatter. But you can add more if you feel for instance that you don’t want an open back – more lace can be added. Or adding capped sleeves or longer will also change the appearance of your short wedding dress.
Cutting Edge Brides Polka Dot Dress
Nellie by Loulou Bridal – Is a stunning Polka Dot Vintage 1950s Inspired Tea Length Wedding Dress. The deep V back is gorgeous and eye catching. Adding more lace to the back is an option.


Most tea length wedding dresses have a structured bodice that will fit you perfectly. A few alterations may be needed to take in a seam or gently let one out. A lot of our short wedding dresses have a button back detail but this is something you can add to a dress if it doesn’t already have one.
House of Mooshki
All House of Mooshki tea length wedding desses have an inner boned bodice to enhance the silhouette. This is the gorgeous Poppy by House of Mooshki.


The fantastic thing about a vintage style wedding dress is that the full 1950’s skirt kicks in on the waist line. It’s a very flattering look and one that suits all different body shapes. For those dresses that have a dropped waist, alterations can be made to fit your body.
Elizabeth Timeless Chic Vintage Style Wedding Dress
Elizabeth by Timeless Chic is a gorgeous retro strapless polka dot wedding dress. The full 1950s style skirt flows from the waist to create a beautiful chic look. Shown here with a matching bolero jacket and 3/4 length sleeve.


Most of the designer short wedding dresses that we stock can be made in any length you want. From short (above the knee) to ballerina which falls on the ankle bone it depends on what you want.
short wedding dress with pockets
Callie by Loulou Bridal is a calf length wedding dress. It’s classic and timeless with simple and strong lines in a beautiful Ivory colour.


We mentioned above that you can change the look of a short wedding dress by adding sleeves. You can also remove sleeves to change the overall look. A lot of the designer short wedding dresses come in various sleeve lengths to suit your style.
GEORGIA ,Tea Length Embellished Lace Vintage Inspired Wedding Dress Wedding Dress with sleeves, by Timeless Chic
Georgia is a beautiful Embellished Lace Vintage Inspired Wedding Dress with sleeves by Timeless Chic

Cutting Edge Brides

One of our expert consultant are on hand at your one to one appointment. We will listen to what you want from your wedding day and show you dresses that suit you. We can also advise you on any alterations that you could have to make your wedding gown totally bespoke.
Our dedicated seamstress can create your dream wedding dress perfectly. So why not book your one to one appointment today. We look forward to meeting you and seeing what short wedding dress alterations are right for you.

Cutting Edge Brides

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