Why You Should Start Buying bespoke Dresses
So you’ve considered buying a bespoke dress and now you’re thinking “in the face of the growing global economic troubles should you really be investing in a bespoke Black Tie dress?” Yes you really should!
A formal dress is not frivolous investment as some may deem the “it” bag or this season’s trendiest shoes. It’s about looking good with a classic well-made piece.
There’s a good reason why bespoke clothes cost more – they fit perfectly. A few inches here and there make a huge difference, so don’t hesitate to visit your tailor from time to time. If you’re out of ideas about what you’d like to sewn for you, you can always alter the clothes you have bought. Get to know your tailor – in turn they will get to know you, it will make the whole process much easier.
They are many Myths about buying a bespoke dress and we are here to dispel them and give some truly sensible reasons why you should think about getting one – or several!
Myth: It’s really inconvenient to get a bespoke dress made.
Truth: What’s inconvenient is going to 20 different stores.
If going to a tailor, getting measured, and waiting for them to make your dress sounds like the height of inconvenience, think about what you’d do otherwise. High street dresses are all in generic sizes, so chances are good that you’d end up trying on a lot of them and probably even driving around to different stores before you find something that seems acceptable – not even great; just acceptable. That kind of shopping takes a lot of time and petrol, and all it really gives you in return is frustration. Having a tailor make you a dress may not allow you to walk out of the store with it that day, but the actual time you spend shopping is often much less.
Myth: The level of quality is about the same.
Truth: Bespoke clothing really is made better.
It’s not that off-the-rail dresses are the equivalent of plastic bags and bespoke dresses are recyclable canvas, but there is definitely a difference in the level of quality between the two. Part of that comes from the fact that high street dresses are put together by machines on an assembly line, whereas each bespoke dresses will be overseen by a real live person. There’s just an attention-to-detail there that can’t be matched. Also, when you’re having a bespoke piece made, you can choose the fabric that’s going to be used. Even lower-end fabric offered by tailors tends to be better than what’s offered in high street stores, and you can pick material that’s truly amazing.
And then there are things like picking the style to your exact specifications. Typically when you go into stores, you have to go with what’s there in terms of style, the sleeve, style, length or length of hem. You like to bottom part but the tops all wrong or vice versa. Having one fit to your body from the go is priceless.
Myth: High street fits just fine.
Truth: That’s because you’ve never tried a bespoke dress.
For a tailor, “just fine” is a failure. When you get a bespoke dress, you’re buying a piece of clothing that will feel like a second skin – only better. Bespoke suits not only fit perfectly to the particular contours of your body, they also accentuate your best features while masking the ones that you’d prefer to keep hidden. They can do this because someone designed the dress specifically for your body. You’ll never be able to get that with a high street dress, and anyone who says otherwise is just flat-out lying.
Myth: Bespoke Dresses cost an arm and a leg.
Truth: Many people go to bespoke brands to spend less.
Being money-savvy is attractive, however, let’s be completely blunt: no bespoke dress maker worth going to is going to be able to provide you a bespoke-made dress that’s less than the lowest high street dress prices you can find. There’s a reason big businesses use assembly lines, and someone who’s personalizing every dress can’t match that. At the same time, tailors are quite affordable when you start to look at the big picture. First off, it comes back to convenience. Your time is valuable, and if you can go to one tailor with your measurements and get a great dress out of it, chances are good that you’ll save a lot of time over trying to find a high street dress that works. Additionally, bespoke dresses tend to last longer and take more wear and tear, which means you should have to replace them less. And sometimes, tailors can replicate looks on popular (read: expensive) brands for far less than what you’d pay just to get a particular name on the label.
Myth: Bespoke brands just charge more for the same thing.
Truth: Bespoke dresses can be personalized in any number of ways.
Try to buy a high street dress and you’re going to be limited to a few specific styles that are currently popular. Bespoke dresses offer unlimited customisation. All you have to do is tell your tailor what you’d like to do and they’ll let you know the cost and time involved.
If you don’t want to believe what I’ve written above, simply find a woman who owns a bespoke dress and ask her what she thinks. You’ll find out that one you go bespoke, it’s hard to return back to the rack.
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