We all have different body shapes and knowing your proportions and body variations are important so that you can request alterations that are most useful to you.

Taking in the waistband on clothes is common and many people require alterations for their pants, jeans, skirts and dresses. Altering the waist will help the garment fit a lot better and the article of clothing will sit better as well and help accentuate your figure in all the right places. Clothes will also be a lot more flattering because it will fit perfectly across your hips, bottom and thighs once the alterations are complete so that you’re more comfortable. This type of alteration is required for those with a small or defined waist because finding clothes that accommodate this feature can be challenging, which is why it’s best to have the waist portion taken in.

If you have a straighter shape, you will often find that there is too much fabric in the hip and thigh areas of the garment. If this applies to you, it’s best to buy clothes that fit your waist and then have the thigh section taken in, so that pants and skirts do not look baggy and fit nicely.

If you have shorter legs, the alteration you will require is taking up the hems on your pants, skirts and dresses, so they’re not awkwardly long and sit comfortably on your body at the right height. When it comes to jeans, the trick is to wash and dry them at least once before altering them so that you get it right. Skirts and dresses should have a hem that is on or just above the knee if you want your legs to appear longer. Sometimes, sleeves will have to be shortened as well so that they don’t hang over your hands, so you can consider doing this to the sleeves on your blouses, tops and jackets. If the opposite applies to you and you have long legs, you may need to add a false hem to your pants to make them longer.

Your body type may include broad shoulders, slim upper arms or a large bust. All of these shapes require different kinds of alterations and a professional tailor will know exactly what to do depending on your request. The goal of completing alterations based on your body shape is to get clothing to fit perfectly based on your needs so that your tops, pants, dresses, skirts and suits fit perfectly and comfortably.

Mina Design & Alteration in Toronto provides clothing alterations of every kind. Their experience and skills set them apart, so whether you have a dress or suit that you would like to have tailored, they can help, so visit them today!