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YOUR PERFECT GO-TO DRESS

— MAKE TO MEASURE —

DESIGN A DRESS

I assure you that even the most beautiful
women are not pretty all over. They have merely
learned to use clothes deftly enough to give
others the impression that they are.
Why shouldn’t you?*

—Edith Head—

1

FIND YOUR COLOR AURA

Discover your personal palette - four colors crafted by famed costume designer, Edith Head, to complement and brighten your natural coloring.
2

SELECT YOUR SILHOUETTE

Choose the dress style that shows off what you love most about your figure and simplifies the rest.
3

CHOOSE YOUR FABRIC

Browse through beautiful, fine quality fabrics specially designed for your coloring to find the one that best suits you.
4

FINAL TOUCHES

Add your choice of neckline, skirt and sleeves and give us your measurements.
In 3-4 weeks time, you will receive your custom made dress.
1

FIND YOUR COLOR AURA

Discover your personal palette - four colors crafted by famed costume designer, Edith Head, to complement and brighten your natural coloring.
2

SELECT YOUR SILHOUETTE

Choose the dress style that shows off what you love most about your figure and simplifies the rest.
3

CHOOSE YOUR FABRIC

Browse through beautiful, fine quality fabrics specially designed for your coloring to find the one that best suits you.
4

FINAL TOUCHES

Add your choice of neckline, skirt and sleeves and give us your measurements.
In 3-4 weeks time, you will receive your custom made dress.
1

FIND YOUR COLOR PALETTE

Your coloring is what makes you uniquely beautiful. Click onto the boxes that match your hair, eye and skin color below to discover
your color palette -  four colors chosen specifically to complement and highlight your personal beauty.

Hair Word
Black
Dark Brown
Medium Brown
Light Brown
Dark Red
Medium Red
Light Red
Dark Blond
Medium Blond
Light Blond
Gray
Hair Word
Black / Dark Brown
Green / Hazel
Blue / Violet
Skin Word
Dark / Dark Olive
Light Olive / Medium
Medium / Light
Light / Fair
2

CHOOSE YOUR SILHOUETTE

Your optimum style of dress is one that highlights your best features and simplifies the rest.  Scroll over each dress below
to learn more about which is right for you. You will be able to edit the neckline, skirt and sleeve in your Design Room.

SELECT

TAILORED

A form-fitting silhouette with a defined waistline, the tailored dress has a beautiful, crisp look. Princess seams accent the bodice and waist. Depending on your choice of skirt, the tailored dress can be for straight or full hips.

  • Highlights a firm bust
  • Shows off a slim waist
  • Can highlight or conceal hips, buttocks and legs
Added Touch

Some necklines have the option of side panels in contrasting fabric. The double scoop neckline has the option of a contrasting fabric.

SELECT

SHEATH

A more relaxed silhouette with a loosely fitted bodice and waist seam, the sheath dress is particularly suited to a straight figure. Its relaxed fit at bust and waist offers ease and comfort.  Depending on your choice of skirt, the sheath can be for any age.

  • Gives balance to a firm or large bust
  • Complements a straight or thick waist
  • Can highlight or conceal hips, buttocks and legs
Added Touch

Some necklines have the option of a contrasting fabric.

SELECT

SHIFT

A simple, straight silhouette, the shift dress has a slim, modern and youthful look. Slightly fitted at bust and hips keeps the line of the dress crisp and neat. Straight skirt at hip continues the clean line.

  • Gives balance to a firm or large bust
  • Conceals a straight or thick waist
  • Highlights straight hips and small buttocks
  • Shows off slender legs
Added Touch

Some fabrics have the option of a contrasting skirt.

SELECT

DRAPED

A soft, gently structured silhouette, the draped dress is our most loosely fitted dress.
A relaxed, full bodice gathers at the waist with an elastic band and is balanced by a soft, flowing skirt. Depending on your choice of skirt, the draped dress can highlight or conceal the shape of your legs.

  • Conceals a large bust
  • Complements the waist
  • Works well for all hips and buttocks
Added Touch

The mid cascade skirt has the option of a contrasting border at hemline.

SELECT

DRAPED EMPIRE

A gently structured silhouette, the empire draped dress offers a soft, straight line for all figures. The empire bodice and flowing skirt give shape to the bust and ease to the waist and hips. Depending on your choice of skirt, the draped dress can highlight or conceal the shape of your legs.

  • Highlights a firm bust
  • Conceals a straight or thick waist
  • Works well for all hips and buttocks
Added Touch

The mid cascade skirt has the option of a contrasting border at hemline.

Our tailor needs you to select your hair, eye and skin colors along with a silhouette before you enter the Design Room

CONTINUE TO DESIGN ROOM


In more than twenty years
of designing for and dressing
the world's most glamorous
women, I have yet to meet one who is
physically flawless. Most of the beauties
you think are perfect have defects just
as you do.  But they have learned
how to accentuate the positive and
camouflage the negative.*

—Edith Head—

3 YOUR DESIGN ROOM

HAIR / EYES / SKIN edit
YOUR COLOR AURA

Your color aura is determined by the color of your hair, eyes, and skin. If these colors don't feel right to you, there are other palettes from which to choose.  Click here to see all of Edith Head's color palettes.

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CORAL / TOPAZ / SEA GREEN / TOBACCO BROWN

FABRICS

The price of the dress is determined by the choice of fabric. Click onto fabric details to find out more about price, drape and material of our beautiful, imported fabrics.

    DESIGN DETAILS

    Follow the tabs to choose a neckline, skirt and sleeve that highlight what you love most about your figure and simplify the rest.
  • NECKLINE
    SKIRT
    SLEEVES
    ADDED TOUCH
    • NO ADDED TOUCH IS RECOMMENDED FOR THIS DRESS

  • HIGHT SCOOP
    NECKLINE

    Nicely frames a small or heart-shaped face.
    Has option of contrasting side panels.
    Available in sleeveless only.

    select

    ADDED TOUCH FABRIC

    For your final step, you can give your dress an added touch. The gray area on the silhouette to the right represents where a contrast fabric can be placed. We've selected the fabric that best matches your dress and complements your color palette.  


    Color in your wardrobe
    is more than something to please
    the eye and more than just a matter of
    personal preference.  It is a kind of magic that
    can transform you from what you are to what you
    would like to be.  It can make you seem slimmer or fatter,
    younger or older, audacious or timid, dull or
    exciting, wholesome or naughty.  But most of
    all, and for our purposes here, it can make
    you look better or worse.*

    —Edith Head—

    MATTE STRETCH

    SMALL/MED/LARGE GEOMETRIC/FLORAL PRINT

    $

    Fine Italian matte stretch; Medium weight with easy drape and stretch; 97% poly, 3% stretch. Perfect for all seasons. This beautiful Italian poly falls gently and softens the natural curves of the body. Small/medium/large, colorful/subtle print slims/accents/highlights the figure. FLORAL PRINT

    SELECT YOUR SIZE


    YOUR PERFECT FIT

    The final ingredient to your perfect dress is the fit. By giving us your measurements, we can make a dress that fits you properly from head to toe. The key, however, is that you give us your true measurements. Our lips are sealed!

    For starters, please give us your dress size. If you typically fall between sizes, don't worry. You will enter your exact measurements on the next page.

    YOUR DRESS SIZE


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      *For special sizes, a $50 alteration fee will be added to the price.




  • Excellent fit is one of the first
    requirements of dressing for success.*

    —Edith Head—

    YOUR FITTING ROOM


    HOW TO MEASURE

    If you don’t have a cloth tape measure, we suggest you measure yourself using a long piece of flat, narrow ribbon. Mark one end with a pen and wrap it comfortably around each part of your body. Mark with a pen where it meets. Then use a regular tape measure or ruler to measure the length of the ribbon as marked.

    Be sure to measure yourself in under garments, not over clothing, keeping the tape or ribbon straight and parallel to the floor. Keep it slightly loose and breathe naturally.

    DETERMINE YOUR BUST

    Wear the same bra you intend to wear with the dress. Measure around
    the fullest part of your bust, keeping the tape/ribbon 
    parallel to the
    floor.  Please note: this is a different measurement than your bra size.

    SELECT YOUR CUP SIZE

    Tell us the cup size of your bra.  If you fall between
    two cup sizes, we recommend you select the larger.

    UNDERSTAND YOUR WAISTLINE

    Bend to one side to find your natural waistline. Measure
    around your waist at this point, keeping the tape/ribbon
    parallel to the floor.

    DEFINE YOUR HIPS

    Stand with your feet together. Measure around the fullest part
    of your hips and buttocks, keeping the tape/ribbon parallel to
    the floor.

    SPECIFY YOUR HEIGHT

    Give us your height without shoes. This will help us adjust 
    the length of the hem.
    YOUR MEASUREMENTS

    Select your measurements on each tab below. After you have entered each tab, click below. You will be able to review your order before checkout.

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    *For special sizes, a $50 alteration fee will be added to the price.

    Our tailor needs all your measurements before you enter the fitting room.

    REVIEW/CHECKOUT





    How clothes feel,
    as well as look, is of
    tremendous importance.*

    —Edith Head—

    REVIEW YOUR DRESS

    You have now designed the perfect go-to dress - gorgeous and meant just for you. You can review the details below and click edit to make any revisions. Please note: we cannot make any changes to an order once it has been placed.


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    edit dress   delete dress

    ADDED TOUCH FABRIC


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    Remember, it is always fashionable
    to look your best.*

    —Edith Head—