Tailor-Free Gowns

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.

2. Blake Gown

This sleek stunner is the definition of “universally flattering;” we love it for petite, tall, slender, and curvy silhouettes! The off-the-shoulder bodice offers built-in bust support, and the faced hem can be shortened by a skilled seamstress.

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.

4. Sutton Gown

Elegantly minimalist, this of-the-moment slip gown is simple to alter at the waist, sides, and straps if needed. Bias-cut satin is perfect for infusing curves in straighter silhouettes, and the rolled hemline makes shortening a breeze.

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.

6. Sedgwick Gown

This graceful lace column is a stylist favorite for petite and curvy brides, with a top-applied hemline for simple shortening and a bra-friendly neckline. A hint of stretch in the lace and lining creates an effortless fit.

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.

8. Hyde Gown

If you’re looking for a gown that adds curves to straighter figures, this sleek crepe sheath is the perfect choice. Hyde features an easy-to-shorten rolled hemline, and its minimalist vibes mean you can show off your unique bridal style with accessories.

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!

10. Kaida Dress

A playful pick for any bridal occasion, this sparkling shift dress has an easy shape that works for a wide variety of body types. The mini silhouette is perfect for brides up to 5’10” and means no hemming for petite brides.

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