Hunting for workwear that fits you perfectly? We’ve rounded up seven brands that offer made-to-measure clothing for women — as well as big stores that offer affordable tailoring.
What Stylish Women Get Tailored
We've offered a lot of tailoring clothes tips over the years, from the best alterations for suits to the most common tailoring requests that stylish women make. These are some of our best posts on point, including:
- A Guide to Suiting Alterations
- Tailoring Alterations for Women: What to Ask For To Look More Polished
- How to Get Your Pants Hemmed
- Top Five Alterations for Women (Reader Poll)
- How Short is Too Short for a Skirt
You may also want to check out our series on Workwear Stores Off the Beaten Path, as well as some of our discussions on the best made-to-order clothes for professional women.
Hunting for suits for tall girls? You’re not alone — it can be really tough to find good options.
The perfect fit for a plus-size blazer can be elusive, so I’m thrilled to introduce today’s guest poster, Kathryn Rubino. In addition to being a plus-sized lawyer and overachieving chick, I’m proud to count her among my most fashionable friends. – Kat The search for the perfect blazer is age old, and for those of … Read More about How to Find The Perfect Plus-Size Blazer
What are the most helpful alterations a tailor can make for professional women? What tailoring alterations really make an impact in looking polished? Reader L wrote in with this question, and I thought it might make an interesting open thread: I’m 99% sure you did something on this years ago but could be worth reviving … Read More about Tailoring Alterations for Women: What to Ask For to Look More Polished
Pear… apple… hourglass… triangle… ruler… what’s your body type? More importantly, which are the best work clothes for different body types? Whatever your size or shape, what is your power outfit — the general style/shapes of clothes that make you feel great? Kate and I have studied the comments on our last post on dressing for … Read More about The Best Work Clothes for Different Body Types
2021Update: We still stand by this advice on how to dress when you’re slim but too tall for petites — you may also want to check out our recent roundup of where to find petite-friendly clothing for work, or our work fashion tips for petite women. If you’re slim with a small frame, but too tall … Read More about Slim But Too Tall for Petites: When Are Alterations Worth It?
Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic … Read More about The Best Washable Pants for Work
2016 Update: See our latest discussion on the best work clothes for different body types! Which are the best workwear brands for you if you’ve got hips — and you’re tall? Which brands are best if you’re curvy and short? Which brands should the apple check out first? How about suiting brands? Ladies, I got … Read More about The Best Workwear Brands for Hips (Or Other Body Shapes)
2018 Update: We still stand by these tips on expanding your suiting collection, but you may want to check out our recently updated Guide to Suits, as well as some of our more recent Suit of the Week picks! We also had a fun discussion about whether you can wear interesting suits to court. How … Read More about Expanding a Suiting Collection
Which are the best blazers if you’re small and busty? Reader K wonders: One of my biggest obstacles when it comes to finding business appropriate clothes are my breasts. I feel like it’s impossible to find a jacket or blouse that won’t either pull or else drown me. Either my jacket is so big that … Read More about Busty Blazers
Here’s a fun topic that we haven’t discussed in years — what makes something frumpy? How can professional women avoid frump? I agree with a lot of what I said four years ago in terms of avoiding professional frump — primarily: wearing clothes that don’t fit — this is a big one! A lot of … Read More about Professional Frump: What To Avoid
What is the perfect pants fit — how SHOULD should they fit? When are they too baggy; when are pants too tight? Reader K wonders… Can you discuss proper fit of suit pants/slacks for the workplace (including trouser jeans for casual Fridays)? I can’t find anything related in the archives- I was hoping for something … Read More about The Perfect Pants Fit