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Dress & Attire in Washington, DC,
(202) 483-5929
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 54 Reviews


    Jessica S.

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  • I came to Cheryl and Gale (not sure if I’m spelling her name right) after a HORRIBLE wedding dress alteration experience elsewhere (review to come). They were able to squeeze me in less than a month from my November wedding date. My wedding dress was mangled and Gale worked her MAGIC in a series of nearly 4 appointments to essentially reconstruct the dress to make it the beautiful masterpiece it was meant to be. It fit me like a glove and complemented me in all the right places. After every appointment, I left feeling assured that my dress would be taken care of and that they both truly cared about my satisfaction. I felt so confident and beautiful on our special and it’s all thanks to them. The professionalism, flexibility, meticulous attention to detail, levity (they were both really good at making me smile and laugh during a very stressful time), and superior knowledge of tailoring—you really can’t go wrong here. I will certainly be back for other pieces. Highly, highly reco... Read more

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    You look amazing!! Thank you so much for the kind review. We wish you and yours a lifetime of love. We look forward to seeing you again!

    Sarah C.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Gale did a truly wonderful job with my wedding dress alterations. Turns out the dress that was "just my size" needed quite a number of adjustments to fit me well, and she executed them perfectly. I was so pleased with how it looked after she was done. Thank you!

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    Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for this beautiful review. I'm glad you were happy with our services and we hope to see you again soon!

    Alexandra B.

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    5 out of 5
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  • My fiancé purchased a suit from an online retailer to wear for our wedding and, despite his best efforts to take accurate measurements, it arrived fairly ill-fitting. Cheryl A Lofton & Associates did a fantastic job making the necessary adjustments and were extremely communicative every step of the way. The turn-around time was very fast and the suit looks absolutely fantastic. To anyone out there needing adjustments on their suits, even for very special occasions, we would highly recommend Cheryl A Lofton & Associates and will be returning there for all of our tailoring needs!

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    Thank you, Alexandra! We appreciate the kind review! You both were such a pleasure to work with. We wish you two a lifetime of love (& hope to see you again)! CL&A

    Dani D.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Having my wedding dress tailored by Cheryl Lofton & Associates was perfect from start to finish. I reached out about tailoring services in late June for my August 22 wedding. I wasn't sure if I would be able to find a tailor given the pandemic, but CL&A had protocols in place to make sure I had a safe experience. I emailed a picture of my dress before I came in and Amber recommended I work with Gale, who does beautiful French bustles. I was always the only customer in the store during my appointments, and we always wore masks. Gale worked magic on my dress, which was two sizes too large in the bust, needed four layers hemmed, cups sewn in, and a French bustle. All was completed in time for my wedding, and the price quoted during my first appointment was what I paid upon pickup. I was so grateful to be able to wear my dress, I cannot say enough good things about CL&A!

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    Dani!!! You're going to make us cry! LOL We appreciate this review. You're so kind. Covid stinks, but we made it through! We wish you and yours a lifetime of love and look forward to working with you in the future! CL&A

    Grace M.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Cheryl Lofton & Associates did a beautiful job with the alterations for my wedding dress. The fit wound up being just perfect--comfortable to wear all day and incredibly flattering--as you can see in the pictures! The experience of getting the alterations was also lovely. I fainted in the store during the session (fainting is just a thing I do), and they were so patient, generous, and warm with me as I recovered and then through the rest of the alterations. I'd highly recommend both the gorgeous final product and the experience!

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    Thank you, Grace! You look amazing! *heart-eyed emojis* You were such a please and we hope to see you again for your everyday alterations as well! CL&A

    Amy M.

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    5 out of 5
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  • Best decision I ever made. I took my dress to Cheryl Lofton's team after reading their wonderful online reviews, and after having some not-so-pleasant phone calls with other (more expensive) bridal seamstresses in town. Not only were they kind and thoughtful, but Gail (my seamstress)'s attention to detail was impeccable. Wedding dresses, tuxedos, suits, dresses, you name it. I trust and highly recommend Cheryl Lofton for anything special you need tailored.

    Becca S.

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    5 out of 5
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  • I came to Cheryl Lofton at the recommendation of my Floravere stylists for wedding dress alterations. I worked with Valerie who had altered the same dress for someone else which made me confident that she knew the style and fabric well. Valerie was very down to earth, detail-oriented, and attentive to my preferences. The dress came together wonderfully and I loved the way that we changed the back of the dress and made it into a low V back. I found the prices to be more reasonable than another alterations shop I considered in Alexandria, Virginia. What I appreciated even more was that they gave me a pricing quote free of charge based on what I wanted to change even before I put the dress on! I would absolutely recommend Valerie and Cheryl Lofton for wedding dress alterations.

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    Thank you for such a kind review! We wish you and yours a lifetime of love and thank you so much for letting us be a part of your big day. Best, CL&A

    Carol H.

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    5 out of 5
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  • I bought a beautiful Lela Rose gown online for my wedding but it was two sizes two big. Cheryl and her team took the dress apart and put it back together in such a beautiful way that it looked like the dress was custom made. Miss Valerie also suggested alternations that made me look even BETTER, including a belt that she made from the extra dress material! And the price was VERY reasonable. If you're picky like me and want someone to help you look fabulous for your big day, look no further!

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    Thank you, Carol! This is such a kind review! You're such a pleasure and we're so happy to have you as a client. You look Absolutely Stunning! CL&A

    Anna

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    5 out of 5
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  • I bought my wedding dress from a luxury boutique in Philadelphia that was going to do $1,000 of alterations free of charge with my purchase. I quickly realized it wouldn’t be possible to drive to PA for every fitting leading up to my wedding, so panicked about who to trust my dress with. I called a few places recommended by friends, and most quoted $900-1000. Cheryl Lofton gave me a much more reasonable price. I was worried about trusting my delicate silk dress with someone I hadn’t used before, but the tailors here did amazing! They were super quick, but did great quality alterations so my dress fit perfectly (and I was even nitpicky about every last change needed). So glad to have found them. Will definitely use them for future alterations.

    Eleanor

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    5 out of 5
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  • Excellent alterations to my wedding dress - my feedback was listened to, my schedule accommodated, and my dress fit perfectly :)

    Sarah

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband (!) and I have been going to Cheryl for years. So, when we got engaged, I knew I would trust no one else with my wedding dress! About that dress: I dropped about two sizes between when I bought it and our big day. Yet, Cheryl and her team made sure my dress fit me perfectly! I also had a rather impressive train, and they were really invested in making sure it was the most flattering and gorgeous bustle. I had lace all around the bottom of my dress, so hemming it was a bit complicated. They had to remove it all, shorten it, then reapply it. The final result looked seamless. Cheryl and her team aren't tailors -- they're magicians! Everything she touches turns out impeccably. She even does custom clothing. (I mean, if she's good enough for Michelle Obama...)

    Shelagh

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    5 out of 5
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  • Cheryl Lofton and her team are seamstress queens. I created a custom dress that I THOUGHT fit, and realized through my fittings at Cherly Lofton, that we could make the dress look 3 times as good. My dress had lace, sparkles, sleeves - all the difficult stuff, and the team handled all alterations with ease. Cheryl also helped me FINALLY find a jumpsuit that was not see-through -and my seamstress had to basically remake it because I have a very long torso. It fit like a dream after my fitting. Their prices are maybe 10% more than average in DC, but when you are getting something tailored, don’t you want it to be perfection? It’s worth the $5-10 extra dollars.

    Caitlin

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    5 out of 5
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  • I had my wedding dress tailored at Cheryl Lofton & Associates for my Fall DC wedding. It was very easy to set up my appointment, and the turn-around on my alterations was very fast (I had a simple crepe gown from BHLDN). I ended up returning 10 days before my wedding to have a small bustle added, and they were able to accommodate. A great value and professional service.

    Vanessa R.

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  • I had a great experience with Cheryl Lofton & Associates! Valerie altered my dress and she did amazing work. Cheryl was also very flexible and helpful when I had an anxiety-provoking situation. When it came to my wedding dress, I was very indecisive and anxious. By the time the first round of alterations was done, I had decided to go with a different dress. Since I had already mostly paid for all the work, Cheryl said that if I brought my new dress to the store, she would work out a deal for me by crediting the cost of the alterations on the new dress to the work I had already paid for the original dress. This really helped put my mind at ease and I am so thankful. I could not recommend Cheryl Lofton & Associates more. (And yes, I am planning to sell the original dress!)

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    Thank you, Vanessa! You were a pleasure. Making sure that you're feeling your best on your big day is very necessary and we were happy to help. We're wishing you and yours a lifetime of love and hope to work with you for your regular fittings as well! CL&A

    Andrea

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    1.6 out of 5
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  • I debated leaving a negative review - hopefully this will be helpful for others. I called for an appointment 3 mos before my wedding and was given a date 2 weeks out. When I arrived there was a woman being seen by the gentleman that does alterations. After 10 minutes when she had more outfits to try on, I asked if she was going to be long given I had an appt and taken off work. They finally asked her to let me have the fitting. I came out and they started pinning the dress. There was lots of consternation about what they could/couldn't do regarding support for the dress. In the meantime the other woman had a dog with her and was dutifully glued to her phone instead of the pet she was allowing to just run around. I turn around and the dog is on my train. I am a dog person, and I'm a pretty reasonable person, but seriously? I go to change and when I come out of the small area the rude woman is already back front and center being tended to. I received a phone call after I left ... Read more

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    Hi Andrea, Once again, we deeply resent our client's behavior in regards to watching her pet. We are pet-friendly; however, the way in which she lacked control of her dog was completely unacceptable. We hold no favoritism, but do do our best to approach sensitive situations in the most professional way possible. Unfortunately, we dropped the ball in your experience and really appreciate the feedback that you've given. While we're sorry that we lost you as a client, we're very happy to hear that the outcome of your alterations turned out so well! We wish you and yours a lifetime of love and our best wishes. Best, CL&A
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