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Dress & Attire in Kensington, District Of Columbia,
(301) 933-0288
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4.7 out of 5
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    APRIL

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  • Where to start....Maria was incredible! I was sooooo nervous when I came for my initial fitting. I had two months until the wedding and knew my dress would need a lot of work. I purchased my dream dress at a sample sale, the top of the dress did not fit as I wanted and it had delicate beadwork all over it. Maria immediately calmed my fears and started to pin the dress until it was EXACTLY what I wanted. To get it to fit as I wanted she had to remove some of the beading and then re-bead it in the same pattern! I am still getting rave reviews on my dress and it would not be possible without her!!

    Becca B.

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  • Maria was amazing! Was accommodating to my schedule and somehow made my too-small dress fit me. Would recommend!

    Laura

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  • Maria came recommended by BHLDN Georgetown and I figured she might be more affordable than some of the tailors in DC. She was very direct and warm and is able to balance a lot of foot traffic while always delivering her work on time. I was nervous about my dress since it was all beaded and had to be taken in almost everywhere. She made it fit like a glove (but with room to dance) and I didn't lose a single bead!

    Bridget Smith

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  • Maria did a wonderful job with my wedding gown! She knew just how it should fit, even though it was too big when I brought it in. She told me where it should hit me and how it should fall, and gave me an option on how much I wanted to taper through the thighs. Appointments with her were always on time and quick, but thorough. She even tailored several dresses for me to bring on my honeymoon! The week of my wedding (Oct 5 - a very busy wedding week), she was running a bit behind schedule, so she offered to drive my dress to me over an hour away. She is a lovely woman who is excellent at her craft. Highly recommend!

    Sarah

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  • My dress was a bit too big when I bought it because I had lost some weight by the time my wedding day arrived. Anytime Alterations did an AMAZING job. Personalized service and my dress fit perfectly. It was taken in, hemmed and steamed. I plan on returning to get cleaned and preserved as well. Highly recommend!

    Julia

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  • I brought my wedding dress to Anytime Alterations to get it hemmed, decoration added, and fix an issue with the bodice not fitting correctly. They quickly identified the problem and made the adjustments so that my dress fit perfectly. I got so many compliments on it during my wedding! The only hiccup was that they didn't have the dress ready for pickup on the day that I had scheduled, but they were quick to correct the mistake, finding my dress and delivering it to my house only an hour later (and in rush hour traffic). Very pleased with both the quality of the work, customer service, and professionalism, as well as the level of experience they have dealing with wedding dresses.

    Alanna

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  • Maria did an incredible job! My dress arrived 5 weeks before the wedding and still required significant alterations on a dress with elaborate beading and lace. She was able to squeeze me in during weekends and I received so many compliments on the dress. She is so conscientious of her work that she put in a zipper reinforcement to make sure nothing went wrong on my wedding day and even came out to the car and showed us how to load and unload the dress so that it wouldn't wrinkle. I did have to pay a rush fee since it was less than 8 weeks before the wedding, so keep that in mind when you plan alterations. Lesson learned - tell the bridal shop that your wedding is 2 months before the real date so that it arrives on time.

    Chiara

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  • Maria was amazing!! Finding a tailor for my wedding dress was one of the hardest parts of wedding planning because it was hard to compare tailors since they all do things differently and the range of quotes I got was huge! But I'm so glad I found Maria--her prices were very fair, and she did a fantastic job with my dress! It fit perfectly, and even though my dress was strapless, I didn't have to constantly pull it up to keep it from falling! She could not have done a better job. Everything was perfect and I couldn't have gotten more compliments on my dress. If you are still looking for a tailor for your wedding dress (or anything else really), don't look any further--go to Maria!

    Eleanor Derouin

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  • Maria is a true professional when it comes to bridal gown alterations. She clearly has many years of experience and she made me feel that my dress was in the best possible hands each time I came to her store. Prices for alterations were very reasonable and I felt confident that I was getting great value, especially when compared with other tailors in the local area. She also offered a discount for dress cleaning after the wedding. Maria was excellent and I would recommend her to any bride. Thanks Maria :)

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    Wow! I just opened my email box and I can't appreciate more your kind words! Hope you and Camaron have an spectacular 2019!!!!! Thanks a million! Maria Luz

    Margaret

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  • I found Maria by recommendation from BHLDN Georgetown. I don't live in DC nor near Kesington, but was willing to make the hour drive from Baltimore. My husband and I found out in September we were leaving for Germany, and needed to be married before we left. I found an 'easy to tailor' dress from BHLDN that needed to be four inches shorter, and was all lace. I took it to Maria in mid-october and told her I needed it in 2 months. She did a phenomenal job with the lace, was reasonably priced (there wasn't a quick turn around fee like I feared), and it turned out beautifully. Lace can be tricky, especially since my dress wasn't a simple cut (I wanted to leave the bottom detailing), and you can't tell it was ever hemmed! I highly recommend her, and will get my dressed cleaned by her.

    Jessica Jeanty

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  • I’d recommend Maria at Anytime Alterations over David’s Bridal or any other alterations department that you’d find at a typical cleaners. Maria is much more than just a seamstress and has a designer’s vision when it comes to altering garments. She also has a fabulous heart and sense of humor, and will make your fitting experience worth the visit. I went to Anytime Alterations to have my strapless bridesmaid gown hemmed and to add off-the-shoulder straps. When I tried on the dress with the extra fabric for the straps, Maria suggested attaching an off-the-shoulder wrap instead of straps, and the results were gorgeous. The alteration that she suggested made the dress much more flattering and added a flowy, romantic look that was beyond anything I would have ever imagined or suggested myself. See even created a little fabric cover for my strapless bra, so that it wouldn’t show through the low back of the dress. If you’re looking for a seamstress to alter your bridal wear... Read more

    Regina Young

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  • Very professional and alterations came out with great quality and exactly what I wanted. I would come back for my everyday dresses.

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    Thank you Regina this early morning for using your precious time to write a review. Great pleasure to work with you, we are here to help you anytime! Maria Luz

    Tisha Wiley

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  • I had a less than satisfying experience here taking my dress to consult on alterations. While service was prompt and I'm probably would have been fine technically, I experienced a level of condescension, rudeness, and negativity that I found unacceptable. I also experienced a dramatic change from initial quote to final quote without a clear explanation. Ultimately I did not feel that I would want to continue to interact with Maria and would not recommend to others.

    Kelly Kitchens

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  • I chose Anytime Alterations to alter and clean my bridal gown based on their excellent reviews, and they are worth the high praise. Maria is very personable and discusses the alteration options with her clients. Even with her years of expertise she still valued and incorporated my input. She did fabulous work on altering my bridal gown to make it the perfect fit for me! She also sells various bridal accessories, I purchased my headpiece from her.

    Katey

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  • I came in for a consultation of alterations to be done on my wedding dress. It was custom sized for me at the boutique I purchased it at so there was no need for the dress to be taken in or the length altered. I just needed a bustle for the train and cups put in to the top. After the consultation I was told that I needed more done than I thought, so I decided to pay the deposit and left my dress there. I looked at the receipt (which had no total on it) and it said my alterations would be $850. I was shocked and felt sick that my custom fit dress would necessitate such cost. I called Maria back who told me that if I did not get the alterations She suggested that I would look ugly. I was very upset and distraught because I had already paid so much to get a dress that would fit well. I ended up deciding to not have any alterations done except for the bustle and cups added in, which I think made Maria a bit upset. When I came to pick up my dress the buttons for the bustle were uneven and t... Read more
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