10 Easy-To-Tailor Gowns & Bridal Dresses
easy to alter, easy to wear, easy to love
If you’re shopping for a last-minute wedding look or simply don’t want any extra errands before your big day, you might be stressed about gown alterations. While many brides build in weeks or even months to get the perfect fit, you can find your bridal style without multiple visits to the tailor. We asked our Senior Stylist Lindsey L. and Technical Design Director Beth B. to share their picks for “tailor-free” wedding dresses that fit without any fuss. Designed with easy-to-alter hemlines and flattering silhouettes, these 10 gowns offer minimal (or no!) alterations, so you can say ‘I do’ without delay.
1. Kieran Gown
This boho beauty has a super-flattering silhouette, with stretch in the lace and lining to skim the body. A top-applied hemline makes it easy to shorten, so it’s a great pick for petite brides who have time for minimal alterations.
3. Ludlow Gown
Made from graphic lace for boho-meets-modern appeal, this gown’s column silhouette flatters straight and curvy figures alike. The top-applied hemline makes it easy to shorten, while the open back and sweeping train don’t skimp on bridal drama.
5. Dolores Dress
This lacy midi balances ease and elegance with a universally flattering V-neckline and A-line skirt. The mid-calf length accommodates petite and tall brides alike.
7. Placid Gown
This gown has a top-applied hemline for easy alterations, plus stretch in the lace and lining for an effortless fit. Ladder insets and a defined waist make it especially flattering, while a bra-friendly neckline means no stress about finding the right underpinnings. Ruffles add volume and create balance for smaller-up-top silhouettes.
9. Caron Dress
Made from stretch crepe, this midi dress offers a body-hugging but never clingy fit. Its tulip skirt suits statures from tall to petite—no hemming required!