Disclosure: Ad. The pencil skirt is a sample from Rita Phil. The post is not endorsed by them. I wrote it entirely myself and it represents my own 100% honest opinion.
A skirt custom-tailored for you
Which woman never dreamed of owning an item just cut and tailored for her body? Just like the Hollywood celebrities or the aristocrats? Not just customized like in changing the length or hem style, but custom-made like in made to your own unique body measures! Sure you pick the style, colors and even the lining. Sounds expensive. But it hasn’t to be.
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I tested their service, and I’m thrilled!
How it works
I picked the Madison custom pencil skirt from their online store in magenta-pink with orchid-purple and the blue vintage roses satin lining. After placing the order, I received an email with instructions for making and emailing the measuremenst (height, waist, butt, thighs, arm, preferred length of the skirt) and two body profile images (front and side).
It’s important that at least one of your arms hangs down naturally to your side with you wearing fitted clothing. This information enables their pattern maker to have a better understanding of your proportions. I emailed them my measurements. I wondered why you are supposed to send your arm measurements (from the end of your fingertips to your elbow crease). But it also serves the pattern maker to understand your body proportions.
In case, you order an asymmetric skirt, define the length of the short and long part or state for which part the length should apply. Doing so, avoids that they have to ask via another email (full disclosure, I hadn’t defined it and so they asked).
Thereafter, they sent me an estimate when the skirt would be produced (in my case it was 1 week) and an update with a UPS tracking number.
Unboxing the skirt tailored according to my body measures
Opening the UPS package bag revealed a little luxury fabric clutch-style bag (see photos below). Inside was the skirt, nicely folded.
The Madison skirt’s fabric feels solid and high quality and the lining is very smooth and luxury. The craftmanship is excellent. The skirt definitively looks much more expensive than stated on the price tag ($149). The loops to put the skirt on a hanger are set about 3 inches inside (see photo below). This positioning avoids them sticking out when you wear the item. Love this genius detail. The front of the lining has a secret pocket large enough for some dollar bills or credit card.
I wanted the pencil skirt to be tight to create curves (bum, hip) on my straight-up-and-down body and to show off my legs (flaunt what’s left). Look at the photo of me on the stairs. The cut actually gives me curves (see photos below)! I felt like Marilyn Monroe – well sort of. You know what I mean.
Easy to style
The skirt can be styled with various types of tops. I went for a sleek monochromatic look with the silk knit sweater. In the second work look, a blouse in a black plays the bombshell-style down a bit. The garment will also look great with a white button-down shirt and in winter, with a turtleneck sweater or twinset both with pearls.
Very friendly and patient customer support
Ordering to measure is pretty easy when you follow the instructions. Don’t make the mistake I did. Despite I looked at their example photos, I sent them a front and side view of me with an outfit (from the blog). This error meant an unnecessary cycle of email exchange. But they were incredibly friendly and forgiving about my mistake. They patiently wrote that they need photos like in their example photos. They explained that they really need you to wear leggings and a tight top so the tailor gets a precise view of your body shape (Memo to myself: Be a copy-cat when instructions give an example.). See the photos below that I sent them after they made me aware that it’s not just about sending a photo of a sideview and frontview, but the body features. Well, I guess I sent the wrong type of photos the first time as I don’t like my look in leggings with tucked-in shirt. Me and my vanity! LOL.
Great price-performance ratio
I have to admit that the price of this made-to-measure skirt ($149) is in the range what I used to spend on a mass-produced skirt of this quality on which I needed alterations. That’s now history! Thanks to Rita. For me it is cheaper to buy a custom-tailored skirt than a skirt of same price that needs alterations.
Another thing I love about the Rita Phil clothes is that I have a say in the color and lining choices. The high quality of the tailored-for-me classic-with-a-twist Madison pencil skirt make this garment a wardrobe basic for years to come. Moreover, this piece can be worn in all seasons! It will certainly get below 1 dollar-per-wear over time. That’s what I call a great deal!
Who would like this service of tailored-to-measures fashion
Well, which woman wouldn’t like clothes made just for her with her body in mind? Especially, every woman, whose menopausal body changes give her a hard time finding pants or skirts that fit her without spending a fortune on alterations, will love these custom-tailored fashion. This fashion is also perfect for professional women who want a modern style of high quality with a great fit.
I have no reservations to recommend the Rita Phil custom-tailored fashion to my friends and family.
Tip: When you sign up to their newsletter you get a $25 off coupon for your first order!
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Photos of me: G. Kramm
Other photos: N. Mölders
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