What you wear definitely says something about you. In extreme cases it can really express your personality in a way that sets you apart from anyone else. Having clothes that are custom made, by yourself or by having someone else make them for you is the only way to really make sure you have a totally unique look that is yours and yours alone.
Of course, custom clothing can easily go from the sublime to the ridiculous and a lot of that will come down to personal taste and just how far you think things can go before they simply look too far ‘out there’.
Whether your starting point in a classic idea that you customise with your own unique twist or perhaps something that you really think hasn’t been done before, custom clothing can be fun, save you money and help make your own unique look.
To help give you some inspiration for your own creations, here are five unique pieces of clothing we think are amazing:
1. Psychedelic Square Dress
Aurore Baron is based in Vendée, France. The French have a long history making unique and one-off Haute couture pieces specifically for one individual to wear so it’s hardly surprising the first entry to our list is French in origin. Baron’s homemade ‘Psychedelic Squares Dress’ is a great idea that utilises bright colours without being flashy or loud. It also has a great mix of retro and contemporary looks to make for a unique piece.
2. Fringe Suits
Carla the Designer in Stockton-on-Tees in the UK makes a range of different things to order. All you need to do is give her your measurements and exact requirements and she looks after the rest. Custom clothing at its easiest!
Her ‘reggae style’ fringe suits (www.carla-the-designer.com/en/27-fringe-suits.html) are made up of everything from miniskirts and boob tubes to bra-tops and high-waisted skirts. Matching cuffs, headbands and boots top off a full ensemble that would make you stand out in any crowd.
Lena Santana has been hailed as leading the custom clothing revolution. She was born in Salvador, educated in London and has lived in Rio and São Paulo in Brazil during her life. It is these influences that come out in her exciting designs which are based around eco-friendly designs and pretty patterns to show that custom made can look as good as catwalk. Read more at jungledrumsonline.com/articles/latin-americans-in-london/material-girl/
4. Black Stretch Velvet Dress
Homemade designs don’t have to be elaborate to work well and sometimes the simple and classic approach is the one that can work best for great results. Take this black stretch velvet homemade dress from Brooks in Tuscaloosa in the USA. Fitting in with her simple yet classic designs it shows that making your own custom clothes can be a great way to find your own unique style. Some great examples here www.chictopia.com/photo/show/605037-Velvet-black-stretch-velvet-homemade-dress-black-metal-belt-vintage-belt
5. Leavers Hoodies
A perennial favourite in the world of bespoke clothing, leavers hoodies are the perfect way to celebrate your years in education. While there are plenty of firms who offer customisable clothing for such occasions, our favourite is Clifton Clothing’s leavers hoodies which give you free reign of every aspect of the design. They even offer a unique service which has the name of every student in the graduating class added to the hood lining rather than taking up the entire back of the hoodie – perfect!
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