Dressing for your body is half the battle when it comes to style, and the importance of tailoring is often overlooked. A proper fit has the ability to make or break an ensemble. Expert tailoring helps to ensure that you aren’t adding pounds to your frame. Clothes are intended to be figure flattering, so let the cutting and sewing begin. D.C. has a wide selection of talented tailors in all areas of the capital. Leave the skepticism behind and let the best tailors in D.C. mold your clothes into one-of-a-kind, lust-worthy items.

shopping style tailor dress Where To Get Cut And Sewed: Top Tailors In DC

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Neighborhood: U Street Corridor
Cheryl A. Lofton & Associates

721 T St. Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 483-5929

Hours: Mon to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Lofton Custom Tailoring was founded in 1939. The tailoring and alteration business in downtown DC has been passed down through generations of Loftons. With each generation, the Lofton family brings new ideas and techniques to the art of tailoring. Today, Cheryl Lofton runs a reliable, high-quality tailoring shop. Customers can completely adjust the fit of garments or simply restyle them. Take note professionals: Lofton is particularly knowledgeable in custom suits.

Neighborhood: Georgetown
Do’s Custom Tailors

1508 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 2
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-2913

Hours: Mon to Fri – 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Do’s Custom Tailors specializes in everything from wedding dress alterations to pant hems. Georgetown is home to an abundance of destination retailers, so after you find that little black dress, head over to Do’s to get the exact fit for your curves. If you are willing to pay for superior service, Do’s Custom Tailors is the place for you. Like the saying goes, you get what you pay for. There’s no need to worry about a botched-job; Do’s Custom Tailors has exceptional customer reviews and is guaranteed to provide outstanding service.

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Neighborhood: K Street
Geoffrey Lewis

1433 H St. Northwest
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 638-6088

Hours: Mon to Fri – 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat – 11 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Geoffrey Lewis is a prestigious tailor that sets the bar high for DC tailors. An award-winning, well-respected shop, Geoffrey Lewis has worked with Hollywood productions and political figures, including work on the films “The Pelican Brief” and “A Few Good Men.” The craftsmanship here is like no other, which is why Geoffrey Lewis has three decades worth of devoted customers. Along with alterations, the tailors help the closet-challenged revamp their wardrobes. If your expectations are high (and they should be), you won’t be let down. For special offers, go to the website. A little fun fact: Geoffrey Lewis has even fit the President of the United States.

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Neighborhood: McLean Gardens
Harvey’s Custom Cleaners

3408 Idaho Ave. Northwest
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 363-3332

Hours: Mon to Fri – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat – 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A go-to destination for Washington police officers, Harvey’s Custom Cleaners is a tailor that can be trusted. If Washington’s finest trusts Harvey’s to alter their uniforms, who shouldn’t? With convenient hours for the working population, doors open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Harvey’s is a one-stop shop for refined clothing care, expert tailoring and professional dry cleaning. The store even offers same day dry cleaning services. To collect your clothes in pristine condition without breaking the bank, visit Harvey’s Custom Cleaners.

Neighborhood: U Street Corridor
JC Lofton Tailors

1003 U St. Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 246-6068

Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

JC Lofton, like Cheryl Lofton above, has kept the tailoring business in the family. He opened his own store in 2000 and offers a wide range of services at affordable prices. To receive 10 percent off your first trip to JC Lofton, visit the website and print off the Overnight Prints coupon on the home page. For tailoring emergencies, JC Lofton also makes house calls and is always at a client’s disposal.

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Kelly Johnston is a freelance writer living in D.C. She is a soon-to-be University of Alabama graduate who hopes to have a successful career in fashion journalism. Her major is Apparel and Textiles with a Concentration in Fashion Retail and Merchandising and her minor is Journalism. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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