Finding clothing that *actually* fits you is no easy feat. Your favorite leather jacket is just a tad too tight, your staple booties are slightly too narrow, and even the vintage jeans of your dreams give you a slight dreadful camel toe. Tailors can be helpful when it comes to size adjustments, but there’s really nothing quite like the comfort of a flawless fit. The fashion industry agrees as a few notable fashion companies are experimenting with innovative techniques to customize our clothes for a better fit. Scroll on to learn about five personalized clothing companies worth trying this year.
1. Careste: Offering a “uniquely intimate, made-to-measure couture clothing experience,” Careste specializes in making well-fitting blouses. The simple process begins by taking basic measurements and entering them online where Careste creates personalized patterns that can be applied to any of their styles, like the timeless silk Adela ($325) or the romantic Holloway ($345) pussy-bow blouse.
2. ZOZO: Simply order your ZOZOSUIT online and then capture your body’s exact 3D measurements using the free iPhone app. ZOZO receives your info and creates custom-fit clothing and delivers it straight to your door. Choose from everyday basics like fitted V-necks, merino crews, and indigo blue skinny jeans — all for under $60 and designed to hug you in all the right places.
3. King Children: With the use of augmented reality technology, this eyewear company is able to fashion the ideal sunglasses or eyeglasses for each diverse face. First, the app scans to read your face shape, structure, nose height, and more. With accuracy down to a millimeter, the app then allows the user to design their own frame color, shape, and lenses — all for just $125.
4. RedThread: “Apparel sizing designs clothing to fit an ‘average’ woman, but there’s no such thing,” says RedThread founder Meghan Litchfield. “That’s why sizing universally fails women on fit.” Until now. RedThread takes 3D measurements via the app, gives the user a fit quiz, and then assigns a fit analyst to design personalized specs for each buyer based on measurements and preferences. The brand’s debut launch features everyday basics like the Essential Ankle Pant ($148) and the Snap Jacket ($168) — in your very precise size.
5. Margaux: Finally put your best foot forward by taking four measurements from each foot — length, width, volume, and heel width. Enter everything online, pick your style, and patiently wait between eight and 10 weeks for your magic slippers to arrive. Customizable styles include their signature ballet flat ($275), a not-so-basic black bootie ($325), and a sleek pointe ($275).