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Dress & Attire in Washington, DC,
(202) 483-5929

About Us

Cheryl A. Lofton & Associates is a premier, 3rd Generation, full-service tailoring shop in Washington, DC. The Lofton's have been a part of the wedding industry since 1939, specializing in alterations and custom made pieces for the entire wedding party. Check out our social media! @LoftonSalonDC

Our History

As a third generation tailor, Cheryl began sewing at the young age of 12 under the tutelage of her grandfather, the late J.C. Lofton. Mr. J.C. Lofton was the first African American to have a tailoring school in conjunction with a thriving business in downtown Washington DC. His reputation endures as the standard by which Cheryl A. Lofton & Associates service their clients to this day: Quality, Integerity, and Community.

Services Offered

We offer full-service tailoring as well as customization, repairs, and even custom suiting. Our specialists have decades of experience with both traditional gowns, couture pieces, suiting, bridemaids dresses, vintage pieces, and custom designs. We have hundreds of fabrics to choose from for custom suiting and shirting as well. There is little that we cannot do.

Vanessa Robin

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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!)

    Frequently Asked Questions about Dress

    What are your price ranges for full-priced suits and tuxedos?

    $500 - $999, $1,000 - $1,999

    How do you price dress alterations?

    By Piece

    Who do you provide services for?

    Bride, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Flower Girls, Groom, Groomsmen, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Ring Bearers

    Which of the following services do you provide?

    Alterations, Appointments Only, Full Customization, Preservation

    What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

    Less than 6 months

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