Why is tailored always best when buying a women's suit?

26 July 2019

When it comes to women’s tailored suits, the possibilities are endless and compared to any other suit, Hemingway believe that tailored really is the best choice.

Whether it’s for business wear, a special occasion or an upcoming event, we understand that all ladies want to look and feel their very best.

With Hemingway’s tailored suits for women, there are so many things to consider to ensure that the suit is perfect in every way. To help make sure that you receive a tailored suit which is personal to you and fits your body shape, Hemingway have put together five top tips when buying a women’s tailored suit…

1. Let Hemingway provide you with expert advice

It is so important to receive professional advice from a quality tailors such as ourselves at Hemingway when searching for your perfect suit. Believe it or not, there are so many things to think about when investing in a tailor-made suit which you wouldn’t have already thought about. Only a tailors such as Hemingway can provide you with all of the right advice and tips on what will best suit you and your shape, right from the initial consultation to after the purchase has been made. As well as this, Hemingway can professionally alter your suit to ensure it fits correctly in all of the important places, something that you wouldn’t normally be able to do at home. 


2. Consider the materials, fabric and patterns

Depending on what type of suit you’re after and the occasion it is for, there are lots of different materials, fabrics and patterns available with bespoke-made suits compared with made-to-measure. Is the suit for a wedding, for work or for a networking event? If it is an event you need the suit for, will the event be taking place in summer or winter? Things such as the occasion and when the event will be taking place are things to think about which can help you to make a decision on whether thick, wooly materials with minimal pattern must be used or something a little lighter with a bit of colour. At your initial consultation with us, we will discuss the options available before selecting the right material, which will be selected from a choice of hundreds, and our team will then create a new pattern just for you.

3. Think about the fit

Getting the fit right is everything when it comes to tailored suits and having a good fitted suit can allow you to show off your look in a way that will flatter your body shape. The beauty about tailored suits is that they are made to be fitted to your personal measurements while at the same time, providing comfort when worn. Areas of the suit such as the neck, sleeve length and the body length can all be adjusted if this is required. One particular area which can also be altered is the shoulders, which is an area that is easy to get wrong. If the shoulders are too baggy, this will look sloppy and untidy and if the shoulders are too tight, this can cause discomfort for the person wearing it. All in all, getting the right fit with your suit can highlight your best physical features.


4. Decide what occasion the suit is for

As we mentioned in tip two, the occasion for what you require the suit for all leads down to what materials and patterns will be used. If the suit is for something non work related such as a wedding or dinner party, you have the opportunity to reflect your personal style in a tailored suit as you get to choose the materials, patterns and so on. Aspects such as cuff shape, pocket shape and even collar design are all things that can be made to your preferences and the options are unlimited. For a really unique look, extras such as little details on the cuffs or the collar can make your suit stand out from any other, providing something totally bespoke that you won’t find anywhere else.


5. A tailored suit last longer

Compared to off-the-rail suits and some made-to-measure suits, a tailored suit will ultimately last longer due to the quality and materials used. Having a tailored suit means you will experience less problems such as stitching falling apart or getting a rip in the material which people often face with non-tailored suits. However, if you do experience a slight issue with your suit, a tailor can easily resolve the problem. You can even do things at home to help maintain your suit by ensuring that you always keep it on a wooden hanger in your wardrobe rather than a plastic one. A plastic hanger can affect the suit’s shape and will allow it to crease easily, whereas a wooden hanger will maintain the shape and keep it looking smart and neat. A tailored suit is a long-term investment and although the price might be a little more than a shop-bought or even made-to-measure suit, paying the price for a tailored suit will definitely be worth it in the long-run. 

Written by your team of experts at Hemingway Tailors
Written by your team of experts at Hemingway Tailors