Bonjour lecteurs! Ever felt like shops don’t have the perfect clothes for you? In a recent survey, the famous brand Dove found out that 72% of women in the UK still don’t feel represented in media & advertising (take part in its fabulous #ShowUs campaign if you fancy!) Yet, I am sure you sometimes feel the same way when you shop. I personally don’t remember the last time I bought a pair of trousers in the UK. They are always too long, simply not fitted perfectly. I was lucky to get some trousers made to measure last month and here are my views on such a service. If you feel let down by the clothing industry, time to read my new Distinctively Me Review.
Distinctively Me – Made to Measure Clothes
Distinctively Me is a fab service in the heart of London that offers you the possibilité to get clothes that really fit you. After all, women’s bodies whatever their size or shape deserve the best!
Its créateur, Jill and her team make fitted clothes in your style so that you truly feel wow when you wear them.
Le concept est simple. The brand will help you find something that fits whatever your shape using the best materials possible so that it becomes your favourite pieces for years to come.
Distinctively Me – My Visit To Its Hampstead Studio
The brand kindly invited me to visit its pretty intimate studio in Hampstead and offered to create my own pair of trousers to test its service.
As soon as I arrived, I got to meet the fabulous Jill. Her enthusiasm for such a service was very clear. I also got to see the entire range of the brand.
All the samples looked stunning, made with some material sourced in the UK for maximum quality. Plus, each creation is also made in the country so that it perfectly fits your shape.
During my first visit, we discussed the colour, material and style that would best flatter my body.
My First Impressions
Another fab thing I like? Distinctively Me doesn’t use numbers when it is about sizes. Instead, the label has a range of ladies’ names. I was a ‘Grace’ 🙂 This is such a good idée! Because let’s be honest, sizes can sometimes put you off trying or even just make you feel down!
I don’t know about you, but there are some shops on the high street I don’t even visit because I know they tend to size super small. It annoys me that I need to buy something 1 (or sometimes 2) size up… It makes me feel so bad!
We decided to go for a flare cut in a lovely blue so that I could wear it all year around. But the brand offers a good selection of tailored trousers so you can choose whatever you fancy!
Some Fitting Sessions Later On
For a pair of trousers similar to mine, the label’s prices range varies from £145 to £245 depending on your choice of fabric.
You have to bear in mind that to truly enjoy such a service, you need to be able to come to London. Jill and her team can also travel to some Home Counties.
It took two fittings for my order to be done. The first time, the trousers were a bit too big and it was all fixed within a week. I finally got the trousers mailed to me before going on holidays.
Testing Made to Measure Clothes – My Experience
Having tested made to measure clothes with Distinctively Me, I can see why some ladies would go for it. It was indeed lovely to experience the one to one service.
Jill has a true passion for what she does and I must say that she has a good sense of fashion. She knew straight away what would make me feel comfortable and would look good on me.
The material used to make my very own pair of trousers is made of excellent quality and it feels very good when I wear them.
It is so different than going to the shops and having to try many pairs before even finding a decent one that would make me feel good.
My Distinctively Me Trousers
I really like my My Distinctively Me Trousers because of all the process that went behind it all. Plus, j’adore the fact that it was specially made for me.
Furthermore, in a world where we constantly consume and about 300,000 tonnes of clothing is thrown away in the UK each year, I prefer buying pieces I will keep forever.
And this is where brands like Distinctively Me come along.
Jill and her team made some gorgeous garment that will stand out from the crowd and you can not find anywhere else. They are mine and only.
I love that idea!
When it is about the trousers in themselves, they feel very fluid and I am so comfortable when I wear them.
I really like the colour too. It goes with many things in my wardrobe and I already bought a couple of tops to go with it all year around.
Distinctively Me Review – Le Verdict
Even if Distinctively Me comes to a price, it is less expensive than bespoke services. Plus, its team is present at each step to make sure that you are happy with the final results.
I really enjoyed the whole process of made to measure clothes with Distinctively Me.
If you are in London and need something for a special occasion (or bored of looking for that perfect garment you can’t find anywhere on the high street), I really recommend visiting its Hampstead Studio. The label offers such a wide range of styles and colours, you will find something that makes you feel special.
Distinctively Me offers top quality clothes just made for you and you can be sure to look classy with its creations!
Have you ever had made to measure clothes? Do you struggle to find clothes that perfectly fit and make you feel wow?
Disclosure: With thanks to the brand for providing me with a tailored pair of trousers.
I loving the idea – I struggle to find clothes to fit due to my very petite stature ! Have had made to measure when I can afford – certainly the wow factor
WOW this sounds amazing, I’d love to do this for myself
I always had work suits made for me as I could never find any that fit me.
I love this idea, the idea of picking our your fave bits and putting it all together!
I can relate to the high street stores . Clothes just don’t seem to fit properly I’m a size 14 they’re either too big or too small it’s annoying ! This is a fab idea x
This is a brilliant idea. Sometimes in shops I am a 12 and another it will be 14 so it is endlessly trying on different sizes. Even in the same shop there can be a difference between a 12 and a 14.
The trousers looked awesome I know what you mean about the fit of of the peg trousers the waist is always a bad fir on me
I love the idea of this, but there is nowhere like this where I live
Sounds a great company!
What a brilliant idea, I think this could really boost my self confidence
never had any made to measure clothes
sounds like a fantastic experience, such a treat!
Lovely outfit, looks great
It’s a great idea if you can afford it. There is no way my budget could stretch that far
I have never had anything specially made. I wish there was something like this nearby
wish I could afford this
I had never heard of this brand and their service but applaud them for what they do. We should all be considering investing in quality that lasts and to have bespoke sizing makes it even better.
Good idea if a little pricey but your trousers look fab!
I love this idea, I just have always thought they are very expensive.
this looks a great idea very practical
Love the colour range & patterns ? a little pricey but well worth the quality, great idea for well fitted clothes
I love, love, love this! It’s something I’ve never thought of doing but think I would consider. I’m an awkward shape for me size so this would be ideal and I love that everything in my wardrobe would be something I love and would have names rather than sizes – that is such a good idea.
What a lovely idea. Loving the sleeves on your top
sounds like a good idea, is it expensive
Great idea and fab review. The trousers look lovely.
That’s a good way to find a good fit
wow! never heard of this company before, thanks for sharing! Love the idea, very tailor-made x
Great concept – I often find clothes quite difficult to fit.
What a brilliant idea! I love it! Plus you wouldn’t have to worry about bumping into someone else in your outfit 😀
I absolutely love your top in the photos too by the way
How amazing to have clothes made to measure rather than relying on high street sizes!
A good idea but I’m lazy and like shopping online
never had anything made to measure
Good idea for people that don’t like trying on lots of clothes and can’t get a good fit
Great idea and brilliant review
Good idea if it’s hard to find clothes that fit
This is such a brill idea