An affordable range of made to measure capsule pieces for women.
The Distinctively Me range of ‘wardrobe heroes’ allows people to create their own style. Stylish clothes which are timeless and are made to fit each client perfectly. From silhouette skimming pencil skirts and dresses, through to Chanel-style boucle jackets, wear anywhere blazers and trousers that are the perfect fit. The Distinctively Me range is aimed at women who are looking for timeless clothes which deliver style with minimal effort. Their clothes are made using the highest quality fabrics and they can be personalised to suit different styles.
Jill White worked in the corporate world for many years and loved the variety of the companies she worked for, which included Guinness, Gap, Woolworths and RSA insurance. She trained as an accountant and her final role was the Managing Director of a £350m Turnover personal insurance division.
About the Collection
The Distinctively Me service is totally personalised with clients either visiting their Hampstead studio or they offer an ‘at home/work’ service for clients in and around central London.
You get the perfect fit
The brand was built on the fact that the perfect fit eluded many of us for so long. With wardrobes full of trousers but none that gave the perfect fit. Many of their clients visit them because they are disillusioned with what the high street has to offer in terms of fit and choice. They can spend hours shopping but come home empty handed as nothing offers them the perfect fit.
Just as our bodies are unique so too should our clothes be. Those little refinements make all the difference to our confidence and how we feel. Having a pair of trousers that fit your waist and hips, a skirt that doesn't twist around your body as you walk, a dress that fits your top and bottom half, and a jacket that doesn't pull across your chest isn't too much to ask, is it?
When it comes to fast fashion, quality isn't a priority. But with ‘made to measure’ it's about creating a piece that feels right. From boucle to silk, cotton to fine wool, their fabrics are all from the UK or Italy and the quality of the materials they work with is one of the things that marks their pieces out.
Whether it's a go-to Cigarette-pant you can pop in the washing machine, or a Chanel-inspired boucle that will stand the test of time, quality fabrics will always look and feel great, whatever the occasion.
You can play up your personal style
It's time to move away from the masculine connotations of made to measure; boxy cuts in grey, black and navy. The joy of female made to measure pieces is that they can be feminine and stylish.
Made to measure means you can personalise your pieces, adding metallic finishes, colour pops when it comes to lining or fringing to boucle jackets and skirts. One black blazer can be worked in so many ways. Leather lapels, beaded embellishments and bold buttons, with made to measure you can create a piece that is unique to you.
You love your clothes and so you wear them more often
We've all been there. Bought that dress on Tuesday lunchtime for a Thursday evening event. Then never worn it again. Impulse buys are not always the best buys. The same can be said for those bargain buys too. You get what you pay for is perfectly fitting (if you pardon the pun!) because not all clothes are made to last. The skirt that isn’t lined and clings to your legs in an unflattering way. The trousers that aren't holding their shape after just one season.
If you're spending a fair amount of money on something, you'll want something that looks good, feels great and is built to last. And that's the beauty of investing in made to measure.
The truth is, a made to measure pair of trousers starts at £145. Not that much more than a high-end high street brand (think LK Bennett, Ted Baker and Whistles). But because you’ll wear them again and again, the cost per wear is actually very low. They call it fashion maths and the stats really do add up.
Creating a capsule collection of strong, stylish pieces that become the staples you build your wardrobe around means you'll wear your made to measure pieces more often because you'll love how they make you look and feel.
It saves time
Hitting the high street can be hard. We all know that feeling of not finding anything to wear or feeling that we simply must buy something (anything!) only to go back the next week to return it. It's the same online, how much do you do end up returning because of fit issues or the quality isn't what you expected. At times it's stressful and, it's fair to say, less than enjoyable.
The made to measure experience feels luxurious. Not just because their pieces are made from quality fabrics, but the process of made to measure is a real treat. Clients go for two fittings, on average, and each session, at their Hampstead studio, is unrushed and has the personal touch.
You're doing your bit to slow fast fashion down
Women get to a certain stage of life, or consciousness, where the relentlessness of throwaway mainstream fashion doesn't feel right. Yes you can still love trends and buy into made to measure but it's about finding a look that will flatter your shape, not just push this seasons must have styles.
It's about finding a way of dressing that works for you, year in year out, and then adding contemporary touches, maybe from the high street, along the way.
Made to measure gives you confidence
It's no secret that women can be insecure about their body shapes. And is it any wonder? You think you've made into size 10 territory, only to find that you're a size 14 in another label.
But we'll let you into a secret. Looking, and feeling, great isn't necessarily about losing weight. The right clothes, in the right fit, can work with your silhouette to flatter to your figure. And make you feel fabulous.
Distinctively Me have an understanding of women's body shapes. They know that women want something different to men when it comes to made to measure. They design with women in mind and they know how they want to feel. We want clothes that play up our best bits, play down the bits we're not so keen on, and give women the confidence to be their best selves.
They offer free consultations and fitting in their Hampstead, NW London studio and offer fittings throughout London and the Home Counties upon request.
The Merit Club members receive 10% discount on orders placed before 1st September 2019
Price varies – between £140 - £565
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