Wedding gowns, mother of the bride, mother of the groom, bridesmaid dresses
Groom and groomsmen tuxedos, suits, pants, shirts, sport coats
All types of casual clothing, dresses, pants, slacks, shorts, blouses, uniforms, jumpsuits, children’s clothes, winter coats, costumes, replace zippers
We also offer:
Wedding gown cleaning - pre and post wedding, pressing, and final cleaning and preservation. We do all work on the premises allowing you the confidence that your gown is handled in the utmost latest cleaning and spotting techniques. We photograph your gown before and after and send you a text when your gown is ready for preservation.
We can restore your old wedding or christening gowns!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long before my wedding should I schedule?
3-6 months, depending upon your gown and the type of alterations needed.
How many fittings can I expect?
2-3, also depending upon your gown and how it fits.
What shall I bring to the fittings?
Yourself, your gown, undergarments, shoes and accessories including veil if you are wearing one.
How many people can I bring with me?
We prefer 2 people. Since you will have several fittings, you may want to bring the person in charge of the bustle to your last fit. If they cannot make it, we can always video how to bustle your gown.
Can I come in for a consultation?
Absolutely! There is a $50 charge for consultations which will be used for the alterations when you decide to have them done.
What is involved in wedding gown alterations?
What you want is very important! We look at the entire fit of the gown. Anything that needs to nipped in or out is pinned including the hemline. We can add cups to the bodice and will also show you how a bustle would work on the gown. Once altered, the gown looks exactly like it did before but just fits you much better!
Pricing depends upon your gown and how it fits on you. We give you a detailed alteration sheet with prices at your first fit.
How do I pay?
We ask for a $100 deposit at your first fit with payment due at the final fit. We accept cash or MC, Visa, Discover, AX, Apple Pay
Do I need an appointment?
Yes! We schedule an entire hour to give both of us a stress free, unhurried laid back experience.
Can you care for my gown after the wedding?
Yes! We can clean and press or clean and preserve your gown!
Something Old, Something New
Our bride wanted to wear her mother’s wedding gown at her rehearsal dinner. It was restored by Drake Cleaners, and then refashioned by A Better Fit.
Everyone was pleased!
A Prom Dress, Made into an Evening Gown
At A Better Fit in Midtown Memphis, we love the challenge of taking your vision and turning it into reality.
This was our clients prom dress that she had us customize and alter it into a formal gown for her wedding reception.
We can do the same for you.