custom clothes for women 2023

The guide to buying plus size clothes Hong Kong

Plus size clothes Hong Kong

3 different ways to buy plus size clothes

Plus size women come in all shapes, sizes, and heights. If you want to look good and feel great you'll often find Ready-to-Wear fashion let's you down. But what are the alternatives? 

This 'for plus guide' covers 3 different ways to shop for plus size clothes that make you look good and feel great because they fit you perfectly and they are the right colour and style: 

First, we'll discuss the pros and cons of ready-to-wear or off-rack plus size fashion and the easy way to work out whether this shopping method is the best way to rock your specific brand of plus size curves. Then, we'll share the intel on 2 'made for you' or 'custom plus size' options that will get you a look you love when ready-to-wear fashion fails you. Let's get started...

what are ready-to-wear plus-size clothes?

Ready-to-Wear plus size clothes are pre-produced clothes based on a pattern that has been scaled into standard size categories. Eg: 2XL, 3XL, USA 18 etc. You can shop our ready-to-wear or buy from M & S, or order online from overseas plus size fashion brands that deliver to Hong Kong. But...

Ready-to-Wear plus size clothes are great if they fit your 5 torso length measurements perfectly but there's a 90% chance they won't and they can leave you feeling self-conscious, fat or frumpy. Here's why...

Clothes that don't fit you right
If the 5 torso length measurements of a garment don't match yours this happens...
  1. 1
    Your tummy looks bigger
  2. 2
    Your hips/thighs/arms look bigger
  3. 3
    You look frumpy 
  4. 4
    You look older
  5. 5
    You look unstylish 

the problem with off-rack plus size FASHION...

The problem with off-rack or ready-to-wear clothes (even when you buy from us) is that they are pre-designed for a fit model with specific torso length measurements and then scaled. If your torso measurements match the fit model's, the clothes will look great on you. But if they don't, you won't...

For example, let's say you and a fit model are both Size 18 and both 5'9" but the fit model is 16" from shoulder to natural waist and you are 14" from shoulder to natural waist because you have smaller boobs. If I design a top that is 16" from shoulder to natural waist it will look great on her but will make you look fat and saggy - so you'll end up with your version of the picture above! 

When it comes to tops and dresses everything starts with the fit from your shoulders. If the fit model has shorter measurements than you from the shoulder it's obvious because the garment will feel uncomfortable and may bite into your underarm. But when the fit model is longer than you are from the shoulder there isn't a point of discomfort to warn you. And this is only 1 of the 5 essential torso length measurements you need to consider if you want to look great and feel confident!

So how do you know if off-rack clothes are best for you?

are ready-to-wear plus size clothes best for you?

There are two easy ways to check if ready-to-wear clothes are best for you:

Self-Assessment Method

The self-assessment approach is free. Simply look in the mirror and if you look saggy, matronly, frumpy, unstylish, or all you see are flaws, and this happens on a regular basis, it's a sure sign that ready-to-wear clothes aren't right for you!

Hire a personal stylist method

The alternative to self-assessment is to hire a personal stylist who specializes in plus size women. 

The problem with the self-assessment method arises if ill-fitting clothes are all you've ever worn. That's because years of wearing clothes that don't fit you perfectly make it easy to blame your body instead of blaming your clothes. Many women get stuck because body blaming or confidence issues have become so ingrained they can't imagine looking any other way...

The advantage of working with a personal stylist is they can help you get 'unstuck' quickly by showing you how clothes should look when they fit your 5 torso length measurements perfectly. And if you're working with our personal stylists you experience first-hand the benefits of 'made for you' clothes so you'll see the difference immediately!

Before we explore what 'made for you' clothes are and why they can transform your life, not just your look, it's important to understand what your 5 essential torso length measurements are...

your 5 essential torso length measurements

If you want to rock your brand of plus size curves you need to know what your 5 essential torso length measurements are and then buy clothes that are a 100% match! If increased self-acceptance is on your goals list for 2023, the perfect match is essential...

Custom Clothes for Women Critical Measurements
5 Essential Torso Length Measurements

Make sure you buy clothes that fit your torso length measurements 100% from:

  1. 1
    Shoulder to underarm
  2. 2
    Neck to under bust
  3. 3
    Under bust to natural waist 
  4. 4
    Natural waist to hip
  5. 5
    Hip to knee 

what are 'made for you' clothes?

If ready-to-wear fashion fails you don't waste another second blaming your body, check out custom plus size clothes instead!

There are 2 types of 'custom plus size' clothes available in 2023:

  1. 1
    Customized clothes 
  2. 2
    Tailormade clothes

what are Customized Clothes For Women?

There is a growing number of ready-to-wear plus size fashion brands like us that allow you to order customized versions of their off-rack collections...

Sounds good, but what does this mean in practice?

How Customizing Works

Customizing means you choose a style online or in-store that is already available in standard sizes BUT INSTEAD of buying it pre-made you order the style you want and request it to be made to fit your 5 torso length measurements.  

But that's not all, because it's 'made for you' you can often choose a different fabric and change other details too.... 

How Customizing Clothes For Women Works
How Our Customizing Process Works

We have an easy 3-step process:

  1. 1
    Choose the style
  2. 2
    Choose the fabric and trims
  3. 3
    Adjust the fit to match your body 
Popular Customizations

Below is a list of the most popular customizations requested by our plus size customers...

  • Armhole depth and upper arm width
  • Raise or lower the waistline
  • Raise or lower the 'rise' for trousers
  • Extra 'wiggle room' over the hips, tummy, bust, arms, or back
  • Increase or decrease the full length
  • Shaping darts for tiny waist/wide hips
  • Sleeve length
  • Fabric type and color
The Benefits of Customized Clothes

The best way to explain the benefits of customized clothes is to show you what the perfect fit looks like on one of our plus size customers. Peta-Rene has a G Cup bust and a big tummy but you'd never know it when you see her in clothes that fit her torso perfectly...

LoveIt Customized Plus Size Clothing
Customized Clothes Transform Your Life. They...
  • Make you look great
  • Feel comfortable to wear
  • Increase your confidence
  • Give you control of your identity
  • Give you the space to accept your body
MAKE YOUR WISH LIST COME TRUE

Customized clothes give you the same feeling of satisfaction and joy as receiving everything on your XMAS or birthday 'wish list'. Instead of wishing for things to be different — I wish this dress was a different colour, or I wish the sleeves were longer, or I wish this top didn't pull across my bust, or I wish these trousers didn't gape at my waist — customized clothes make your wishes come true...

WHAT TYPES OF CLOTHES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED

With plus size fashion brands like us, you can customize all types of clothes including:

  • Dresses
  • Women's collared shirts
  • Pants/trousers
  • Tops and skirts
  • Cardigans and jackets
  • Maxi dresses
  • Occasion/formal dresses
  • Plus size outfits for work
  • Athleisure wear
EXAMPLES OF CUSTOMIZED CLOTHES FOR WOMEN

Check out some of our customers who order customized clothes. The aura of confidence that comes with the perfect fit is unmistakable. If you're not in the same place, it's worth trying because you only live once, and customized clothes can completely transform your world...

DOES IT COST MORE TO ORDER CUSTOMIZED CLOTHES?

Some brands charge extra for customizations, while others include some customizations and/or charge extra for different fabrics. You should carefully considering the prices and the returns policy too... 

HOW LONG DOES CUSTOMIZING TAKE?

Every brand is different, but on average most brands take 2-3 weeks to make your order. You may not get the instant gratification that comes with a fast fashion purchase, but you will get a lifetime of confidence and compliments that makes it worth the wait!

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT STYLES & FABRICS TO CHOOSE?

When it comes to styles and fabric advice every brand is different. Some brands will accept customized orders but you're on your own when it comes to choosing styles and fabrics and you have to work out all the measurements yourself. If you need advice, it's best to hire a personal stylist who can advise you on the best style and fabric choices and take your measurements too... 

Other fashion brands — like usgive you hands-on guidance and style advice at every step of the customizing process and we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

TAILOR MADE CLOTHING FOR WOMEN

The main difference between customized clothes and tailor made clothes is that tailormade or custom plus size clothes are bespoke. This means you come up with your own idea or vision for the finished garment and a tailor designs a pattern, sources the fabric and makes it for you

With tailormade clothes, you are only limited by your imagination and budget. With customized clothes, you are modifying a pre-existing pattern so although there is great flexibility, it's not unlimited.

WHAT TYPES OF CLOTHES CAN BE TAILOR MADE?

With plus size fashion brands like us, you can enjoy a full range of tailormade garments including:

  • Dresses
  • Women's collared shirts
  • Pants/trousers
  • Tops and skirts
  • Cardigans and jackets
  • Maxi dresses
  • Occasion/formal dresses
  • Plus size outfits for work
  • Traditional Chinese Style dresses, trousers and jackets
  • Tailor made suits for women
The Benefits of Tailor Made Clothing For Women

Historically, most women have viewed tailor made clothes as an expensive option reserved for special occasion dresses and formal gowns...

But with modern tailors like us, you can have everything from lounge pants to work wear as well as avant-garde fashion designed and made for you...

LoveIt Tailor Made Clothes for Women Ideas
Tailormade Clothes...
  • Unlimited creative freedom
  • Made to measure - 100% perfect fit
  • Unlimited fabric and trims 
  • Original (bespoke) design 
HOW MUCH DO TAILOR MADE CLOTHES COST?

The prices for tailor made clothes vary widely and depend on design complexity, your desired fabrics, the quality of workmanship and time

CHOOSE TAILORS WITH PLUS SIZE EXPERIENCE

If you want to love the outcome it's important to choose a tailor with experience designing custom plus size clothes. 

WHERE TO BUY plus size clothes hong kong...

Looking for plus size clothes Hong Kong? From the ladies' market to international brands like M & S there are shops in Hong Kong that sell large size clothes for ladies but that doesn't mean they will make you look great and feel good...

If self-love, body acceptance and increased confidence are on your goals list for 2023 then it's worth checking out custom plus size clothing options before you buy any new clothes because our customers tell us there is no contest between owning 3 outfits that make you look fabulous and 50 that don't!

BENEFITS COMPARISON

We are one of the few plus-size clothes stores from which you can buy ready-to-wear or custom plus size clothing. Checkout the benefits comparison below...

Ready-to-Wear Clothes

  • Buy and wear immediately
  • Can be returned or exchanged
  • < 10% chance of perfect torso fit
  • Can't change fabrics or trims
  • Forced to buy for widest parts of you
  • Post-purchase alterations are costly and never as good
  • You pay and organise alternations
  • Most aspects of fit can't be changed post-purchase

Customized Clothes

  • 100% perfect torso fit
  • Flexibility to change fabric/color 
  • Wiggle room where needed
  • Customize detail like sleeve length 
  • Try samples before you buy
  • No need for post-purchase alterations
  • Same price as Ready-to-Wear*
  • Can be returned or exchanged*
  • Easy to repeat order
  • 14-21 day wait

Tailormade Clothes

  • 100% perfect torso fit
  • Unlimited choice on fabric 
  • Unlimited choice on style
  • Original bespoke design
  • No need for post-purchase alterations
  • Can't be returned or exchanged
  • 14-21 day minimum wait
  • Generally more expensive than customized clothes

why shop with us?

If you're on a mission to find out where to buy plus size clothes Hong Kong we'd love you to consider us. Our integrated shopping experience has you covered with what to wear, where to buy, how to wear it, and buy accessories. And we make shopping for plus-size clothes a whole lot of fun...

  1. 1
    We sell ready-to-wear, customized and tailormade plus size clothes Hong Kong
  2. 2
    Our personal stylists help you make the best decisions for your age, shape, budget and lifestyle
  3. 3
    We share free plus fashion tips that are easy to learn and apply 
  4. 4
    We offer styling services and closet editing services if you want a style makeover 

Before: It had always been daunting for me to shop for clothing as I lacked the confidence to try new styles and colours.


After: It was my first styling session to learn about my body shape and colours for my complexion. Catherine has shown & styled me to discover what would work & I have had so much fun learning these skills. These new skills have enabled me to build up a classy & gorgeous wardrobe of dresses & separates for work and play.


Comments from friends & colleagues were so complimentary and have been stopped on the street to be asked about my gorgeous pieces. Very grateful to have discovered this little gem & highly recommend a visit.

Ling Suter 

LoveIt Styling Services Review

Before: I don’t want people to say “how sweet, he brought his wife”.  I want people to think - who is that woman?  I can feel her positive energy. I need to meet her.  

After: When people meet me now they see a butterfly. Confidence shining through. They will never know the journey of self-discovery that I have taken. That will be our secret.  Thank you LoveIt.  I not only “Love it”, I love Me!

Irene Levy

LoveIt Styling Services Review

Before meeting Catherine I used to shop thinking I had to cover my curves and the additional weight gain. I felt frumpy and uncomfortable with no style.


After: Catherine shares easy-to-apply style steps and has you feeling positive about your body shape in no time at all. With colour and style matching and tips and tricks, I watched, with my own eyes, my shape and size change by at least 2 sizes “optically” - I am the same curvy gal I was when I walked in but now I’m owning it and loving how I look. I really cannot remember the last time I felt this way. The best thing is that transformation can happen immediately with what you learn.

Shana Hurrell

LoveIt Styling Services Review

HOW TO SHOP WITH US

We care about giving you the best possible help and advice and we make shopping for plus size clothes a lot of fun...

NEED AN OUTFIT URGENTLY?

If you have an urgent need then it's best to contact us by phone or whatsapp so we can understand your needs and give you quick advice

BROWSING AND WANT TO CHECK OUT READY-TO-WEAR?

Looking for plus size clothes Hong Kong? You can browse our ready-to-wear collections online using the links below OR...

Enjoy browsing in-store at LoveIt Boutique and Fitting Room.

General browsing hours Tuesday - Saturday: 1 - 6pm

BOOK FREE PRIVATE SHOPPING

Time poor or lacking in confidence? We recommend you book a free private shopping session and enjoy working 1-1 with one of our personal stylists. Our private shopping sessions offer a fun and non-pressured way to try or buy clothes, browse fabrics, and find out all the tips and tricks that will help you look your best

Most of our customers prefer private shopping because they want hands-on guidance and advice without the distraction of other shoppers

Private shopping is available Tuesday to Saturday: 9am - 1pm; 6 - 7.30pm

CLOSET EDITING SERVICE

Do the clothes you already own make you feel good about yourself? If you're not loving your look or you need help pulling stylish outfits together it's best to start with a closet editing service. We offer closet editing service in-store and at home. Explore both options and decide which is best for you...

STYLING SERVICES

If you want to transform your look, build your confidence, embrace your body, look younger or slimmer then the best place to start is at the beginning. Check out the before and after examples and learn more about our styling services...

HOW TO BUY CUSTOMIZED CLOTHES

Want to know more about how to order 'customized" clothes? Check out the full details...

HOW TO BUY TAILORMADE CLOTHES

Check out how to order tailormade clothes from us...

HAVE A GENERAL QUESTION?

Contact us and have all your questions answered by a 'real' person who's guaranteed to understand your needs and give you the best advice...

Plus Size 16 US Women’s Clothes / Size 20 Womens Clothes UK

Where to Buy Plus size Clothes Hong Kong

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