The most important rule of tailored clothing is that it must fit your body perfectly. Nothing looks as sloppy as an ill-fitted suit or dress, and at the same time nothing will make you feel as confident as clothes that are designed for the unique shape of your body. They aren’t called power suits for nothing! Whether you’re a size 36 or a size 44, you need to try wearing custom made-to-measure clothes at least once in your life. You won’t regret it.
Why Made-To-Measure Clothes Work For Every Body
Most women will know that off the rack or pret-a-porter clothes almost never fit right, especially when it comes to tailored pieces like blazers and dress pants. That’s because there is no global standard when it comes to clothing sizes. Clothing brands and designers create their own sizing ranges, which is why you can be a size 36 in one brand and a size 40 in another. Many brands use fit models as the basis for their clothing sizes. Fit model sizes vary from brand to brand, but the industry standard is usually around 5’6 - 5’8 tall (171 - 177cm) with measurements of 36-28-39 in (91-71-99 cm), give or take a few inches.
This means if you are shorter, taller, or have different proportions to the fit model, the clothing won’t fit right. Petite and tall women are all too familiar with the struggle of having sleeves and pants that are too long or short. And as there are so many different body types, it’s very rare for an off the rack item of clothing to match up perfectly to your bust, waist, and hips. Of course, you can send your clothes to the tailor for correction. But this gets expensive, and sometimes it’s simply impossible to get the result you need due to the fabric or cut of the item of clothing. Why not get things exactly right the first time around with made-to-measure clothes?
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The Benefits Of Made-To-Measure Clothes
Just as the name suggests, made-to-measure clothes are designed exactly to your measurements. Imagine having a blazer that fits perfectly across and around your shoulders, with the right sleeve length, and that tapers into your waist just the right amount. Dress pants that fit perfectly around your waist and your hips, with the perfect length of inseam, and that flatter the shape of your legs. No more spending additional time and money at the tailors, or feeling bad because your body doesn’t match up to another brand’s sizing chart. Every body is different and beautiful, and made-to-measure clothes highlight this.
If you find yourself wearing tailored clothes regularly, made-to-measure clothes are a must. A perfectly tailored dress blazer and dress pants will make you look like the sharp and talented girl boss you are. As you can see, all of these outfits are two very different sizes but they both look amazing on each woman!
This double-breasted blazer and dress pant combo works perfectly on both ladies. The blazer accentuates the waist without making either woman look overly bulky. Their pants hit at just the right length for the both of them - the pair on the left hit just above the ankle, perfect for a petite woman, while the pair on the right hit just below to cover taller legs.
Black Pantsuit Tuxedo
A black pantsuit with a tuxedo-style jacket is a timeless classic that works on any body type. The left outfit has an unbuttoned jacket to show off the high-waisted dress pants, which elongates the legs. The right outfit is a sleek, all-black look with a done-up jacket button. The monochrome palette creates a long, slim line and the buttoned jacket shows off the waist.
The white pantsuit is a fresh yet powerful look that’s perfect for the summer. The look on the left features a buttoned single-breasted jacket, which again creates a slim and lengthening silhouette. The right look has a double-breasted jacket, perfect for showing off curves.
A brown and navy suit combo is an excellent office look. The look on the left is a matching pantsuit, styled with an open jacket to show off the vertically-striped shirt. The long lines and stripes create an optical illusion of height. The right look has a brown and navy checked blazer styled over an all-navy ensemble. The high-waisted pants and buttoned up jacket also give the illusion of mile-long legs.
Patterned suits are perfect for the boardroom. The look on the left is a sleek blue pinstriped number, featuring tapered pants, a buttoned jacket, and a high neckline to perfectly show off the wearers figure while adding height. The right look has a check suit in a completely different silhouette. The comfortable wide leg pants are balanced with a buttoned up jacket (to accentuate the waist) and a shirt unbuttoned to create a long, v-neck silhouette.
No matter what your size is, made-to-measure clothes will be a game-changer. Update your wardrobe for the better today!
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