Ballroom Dance > Transform a normal tail-suit into a ballroom one

Discussion in 'Ballroom Dance' started by emsanchez, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. emsanchez

    emsanchez New Member

    Has anyone transformed a normal tail-suit into a ballroom one? I mean change armpits, shoulders, etc. Is it possible?
  2. bia

    bia Well-Known Member

    I swear we have an old thread or two on this question, though I can't seem to find them right now. I think the consensus was that it's difficult to the point of not worth it, but it may be worth doing some searches to find the details.
  3. Joe

    Joe Well-Known Member

    With the stylistic differences between street tails and ballroom tails, it is no longer worth the effort. Street tails have longer front facings and much shorter and wider tails, as well as shorter trousers.
  4. dbk

    dbk Well-Known Member

    You would have to completely reconstruct the shoulders, which is possibly the most complicated part of a suit. And it still won't look exactly like ballroom tails, like Joe said.

    If you're looking to save money, your best bet is to buy second-hand (something that fits your shoulders correctly) and get it tailored.
  5. latingal

    latingal Well-Known Member

    Welcome to DF emsanchez!

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