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The Final Hurdle of the Debs Alterations Season

We are down to the last couple of weeks to what is an intense Debs season in our The Zip Yard alterations boutiques nationwide (

So what better to showcase than some of the outfits we have worked on over the past few months in debs alterations season. From showstopping dresses, to dapper tuxes, to custom accessories like Dickie-Bows, Pocket Squares, Cravats for the boys and Bling belts, and bags for the girls.

Behold some of our featured Debs work from around the country this summer 2014. All of us at The Zip Yard hope you had an unforgettable night at yours and if it was far from perfect, who cares! You will laugh at those memories in a few years, and as the Sunscreen Song says you will look back at photos when you are older and realise how wonderful you really looked, how true that is.
Purple Debs Dress

Backless styles were HUGE this Debs, as well as bling and embellishment. What a beaut this purple backless number is, and we are LOVING that this gorgeous girl had the courage to go knee length instead of floor length, Vive la Difference!

Custom Made Dress

Movie star in the making in Drogheda! Shona Goring had this beautiful dress custom made from scratch by the amazing dressmakers in The Zip Yard in Drogheda:

The talented and experienced team at The Zip Yard Newcastle West were very busy with new trends in accessories this Debs season. Last year it was skinny ties, this year it was custom-made Dickie-bows and pocket squares.

The Zip Yard in Cork are a very well-known and hugely busy alterations boutique around debs alterations season. This year sequinned dresses were constantly coming through their doors. Many people think they cannot be altered but don’t fret at The Zip Yard we are very experienced in altering embellished, sequinned and beaded styles. Don’t settle for less!

The major trend in Dublin City Debs this year has been designer evening dresses, with labels like Badgley Miscka, Rachel Gilbert, George, Forever Unique, Oscar De La Renta, and more making their way through our doors to be altered. With rental boutiques like Starla ( and Covet ( specialising in this area it makes designer pieces as seen on the Celebs accessible to all you debutantes. And thankfully The Zip Yard specialise in doing professional and invisible temporary alterations to even the most embellished dress for rental.

So to all our Debutantes from the Class of 2014, we salute you!


The Zip Yard xx