Want Clothes That Actually Fit? Try These 4 Brands
What do we love more than clothes? Clothes that look fabulous the moment you put them on, no tailoring required!
Unfortunately, that's often easier said than done. Whether you're a different size on top and bottom, in between sizes, or or a little taller, shorter, or broader-shouldered than the "average" body type, finding clothes that fit just right can be a challenge.
Fortunately, there's a new crop of companies who are becoming the solution. Here are four great retailers and clothing designers we love—that take "fit" to a whole new (and even affordable) level.
We've told you about Quincy's blazers before—a line of cool, crisp, work-appropriate jackets sized by bust and cup size, hip to waist ratios, and height ("the aspects of a woman's body that vary the most from woman to woman," according to the company.)
Now, the brand has expanded to include tops, pants, skirts, and dresses, and they're just as fabulous as the blazers. Take the site's "fit quiz," then pick out workwear that's sure to be a perfect fit.
Editor's Note: Quincy recently closed.
eShakti is what you might call a custom clothing mecca. Or custom clothing for the people. Or custom clothing made really, really easy (and affordable). Basically, you can buy ready-to-wear items from the site, or you can have them made based on your measurements, for free. You can also customize items (think changing the neckline or sleeves on a top or length of a skirt), also usually for free. Choose from tops, dresses, pants, and our favorite: the Wedding & Events section. Yep, you might actually find a bridesmaid dress that actually fits.
Every gal needs a great bra (or five), and no gal wants to spend an hour with a salesperson to find it. That's the idea behind True&Co, a new lingerie brand. You take a simple quiz about the current bras you wear and how they fit (note: do this at home), and the site will recommend new picks that are designed to fit your body type. Here's the best part: You pick three options, the True&Co stylists pick two, and you try on all five in the comfort of your own home and return what you don't want. For free!
4. Carrie Hammer
We think every woman needs a go-to power dress—that one item of clothing that makes you feel like you can conquer the world (or at least, that big presentation). And the perfect place to find it is customizable boutique Carrie Hammer. Choose a basic style (we love the Kathryn), enter your height and size, then customize the color, length, and sleeve length. You'll have a gorgeous dress that's 100% you.
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Adrian Granzella Larssen is the editor-in-chief of The Daily Muse, the award-winning daily career advice publication that's helped millions of people find and succeed at their dream jobs. A nationally recognized career expert, she speaks regularly to corporations and women's groups and has been featured in Forbes, Mashable, Business Insider, Fusion TV, and Real Simple. She has 10+ years experience in strategic communications and publications, most recently serving as head of online communications for the George Washington University Medical Center. Say hi on Twitter and Instagram.