I know that you think that you’re the hardest person in the world to fit, and I’m sure sometimes it feels that way. But I’m here to tell you that you’re wrong.
I am the hardest person in the world to fit.
After seconds of soul-searching and lots of anecdotal research, I have determined that God blessed me with an extremely unique body that doesn’t fit in anything right off the rack.
I am short (5’2″) with disproportionately big hair and feet (size 8.5). I have long legs (30″ inseam for full length) which leaves little room left over for the rest of me. I have wrists so puny that I have never been able to wear a standard adult-size bangle like other women. My bra size is 32 C-D which is largely unavailable at regular stores. And the list goes on and on.
But I think I rest my case.
All this to say that my fit problems are bigger or at the very least equal to yours, so I GET IT. I totally get the frustration and pain of not finding things that fit. And that’s why I’m making a case for custom clothing today.
And I’m not talking everything here. I mean, you don’t have to have your tank tops custom made, unless you’re extra and you want to. (And if you are, we need to be friends).
But I’m talking about the challenging pieces. The suits and jeans and pants and jackets. Whatever you find impossible to find, you can now have custom-made. And it’s easier and more affordable than ever.
Here, some of my favorite custom sources, and a code or two to get you started.
Jackets are one of the hardest items to fit, and one of the most expensive to alter, especially in leather. That’s why I am obsessed with The Jacket Maker for custom leather jackets of all styles.
This Sally Mae style is my favorite, but they have so many to choose from it’s actually daunting! Use code NADA10.
Boho-inspired dresses and separates in natural fibers custom-made in India. I’ve ordered two dresses that I’m obsessed with. The fit, quality, and price are all amazing.
Make Your Own Jeans
Jeans are the hardest thing for many women to buy, but clients ranging from 4’11” to 6’1″ have raved about the fit, quality and service of Make Your Own Jeans.
Fame & Partners
This L.A.-based company makes special occasional clothes on demand for cocktail parties, galas, and weddings.
NOTE: Since I filmed this, Fame & Partners has temporarily shut off the site. They seem to be going through a restructuring. Fingers crossed they reopen! In the meantime, you can still shop the Sample Sale here.
Custom skirts that fit your hips and waist are now accessible to every woman thanks to Rita Phil.
The OG of online custom sites, Eshakti is huge, highly customizable, and offers something for everyone.
Measure & Made
Measure & Made uses a body shape quiz to help you choose the perfect pair of pants from their site. It’s ingenious and effective.
Custom high-end designer denim that fits your body is a reality thanks to Sene Studio. They also feature pants and suits.
Send in 2 pictures to Red Thread, and their exclusive technology scans your pics to create the perfect fitting jeans or even a custom capsule for you.
A one-stop shop offering many smaller custom clothiers in one place, from Sumissura to lesser-known niche brands.
The go-to source for custom-made suits, Sumissura also offers custom handmade shoes and boots.
Kit Made Clothing
Choose a style and a fabric, and you’ll soon have a dress made to your size specifications. Classic and trendy styles are available at a price similar to those at better department stores (around $200 for a dress).
Have you ever shopped custom before, either online or off? Which of these brands sounds most intriguing to you? Let me know in the comments!