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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.

  • Black-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

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?

Father of the Bride
Father of the Groom
Flower Girls
Mother of the Bride
Mother of the Groom
Ring Bearers

Which of the following services do you provide?

Appointments Only
Full Customization

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

Less than 6 months
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Reviews of Cheryl Lofton & Associates

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98% recommend it
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Caitlin Sent on 09/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Serious Talent!

I relocated from NY a few months before my wedding and needed to find an alterations expert. Several bridal salons recommended Cheryl Lofton & Associates. I'm so happy I chose them. The entire staff is so friendly too. Ali was my tailor and I'd recommend him again in a heartbeat. My dress needed quite a few alterations which required Ali to remove and re-sew by hand the delicate lace and flowers. Also, I wanted the straps to sit a certain way and Ali told me I could have it that way, but that it would be a mistake - he showed how it would change the look of the back of my dress. He instead recommended a workaround that was genius. Ali also added an internal belt to further improve the fit and add support - such a great idea. In the end, my dress fit perfectly - no gaps or awkward angles. I was so happy and felt beautiful and comfortable in my dress. Ali is a true master of his trade. Thank you, Ali!!
Allison Sent on 05/22/2012
5 out of 5 rating
I have 2 weddings this summer and both dresses needed alterations, she was able to get both dresses done in about a week and a half! Very professional and personable, I'm glad I have finally found a great tailor in DC.
Sarah C. Sent on 02/15/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Phenomenal Experience

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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