Bespoke Holiday Dresses, Made Fast and Affordable



adjective be·spoke \bi-ˈspōk, bē-\
made to fit a particular person; also : producing clothes that are made to fit a particular person
— Merriam-Webster Dictionary

You had a chance to see what the 'Short' in means with my post on petite-friendly brands. Now is your chance to see why I 'talk tailoring' here on the blog. 

I advocate wearing what you want here at Short and Tailor, BUT I want you to make sure it fits. Thanks to the internet, the convenience of online shopping + the luxury of a tailor takes the time out of the equation. 

Consider a custom-made dress for your New Year's celebration! There are a handful of websites that will create the perfect silhoutte, tailored to your measurements (Need help getting your personal measurements? Check out our guide here). As a short girl, this is a life-saver when shopping for formal wear!

When ordering a custom dress online keep these things in mind: 

  1. Time will be a factor. If you need a dress in the next two days, ordering custom may not be an option, BUT plenty of sites have rush ordering. Order SOON if you want something for New Years Eve. 
  2. Most of these companies are outside of the USA. That will affect your shipping time and costs. Also, if you're looking for ethically sourced clothing, then do your research. 
  3. You will most likely not be able to return something just because you don't like it. These are custom-pieces. 

Need to know where to start? Check out my picks below:


The name means "of its (his, her, or their) own kind; in a class by itself; unique" and fits this company perfectly! From their website:

"Customise your own dress using Sui Generis. You can add sleeves, mix and match fabrics, or have a different size top and bottom! At checkout we will ask for your height and your preferred skirt length so we make your dress exactly how you want it."

Check their FAQs page for info on returns, shipping times and costs, and demos on design. 

 Sui-Generis Design Page

Sui-Generis Design Page


I've loved this site for a while now. They have such a great selection of formal, casual, and work wear. You can purchase items off the rack or have them customized. You won't regret trying it. 


From their website: " The only destination where you can customize the most current runway trends into a look that is uniquely yours." Find GORGEOUS runway worthy 'fits on this AUS based website and customize them. They carry a plus-line, too! 

 Customize your purchase.

Customize your purchase.

Let me know what you think about ordering custom-dresses online! And don't forget to check out our "Know your Numbers" guide. 

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