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Outerwear

Amazing Custom Trench Coats---For Women
Amazing Custom Trench Coats—For Women

We make the best overcoats! Yes, there are a few other brands worldwide that make fabulous womenR…

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Wedding Dresses

1950s Style Bustiers & Corsets
1950s Style Bustiers & Corsets

We make many gorgeous ball gowns every year. But sometimes our brides and partygoers want a dress th…

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Sportswear

Couture Blouses---For Weddings and Everyday Wear
Couture Blouses—For Weddings and Everyday Wear

We started making custom made-to-measure blouses for women a couple years ago. Many of our clients w…

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Tailored Suits

Women's Tailcoats and Tuxes---For Lesbian Weddings and Formal Events
Women’s Tailcoats and Tuxes—For Lesbian Weddings and Formal Events

Here are some recent pics from our latest photo shoot. We wanted to design a perfect women’s …

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Lesbian Wedding Suit Gallery (pt1)
Lesbian Wedding Suit Gallery (pt1)

We make suits for hundreds of lesbian weddings every year. Each of them is a awesome event and an a…

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Amazing Custom Trench Coats—For Women

il_fullxfull.579233557_h1ipWe make the best overcoats!

Yes, there are a few other brands worldwide that make fabulous women’s coats—-but how many of them will allow you to choose from 100s of fabrics and will design a coat just for you?

Women's Trenchcoat

Ruched Skirt

From an initial sketch and your measurements to an impeccably tailored final garment, we work with you to get exactly the style, fabrics and details that you love.

Every coat that we make is one of a kind and unlike any coat you can find anywhere else.

We can make our overcoats in any size.  And we draft the pattern just for you.

Sherlock BBC Coat For Women

Upper Back Pleat

So if you are a hard to fit size, petite or busty, we can work with you and get a fit that you love.

Wool Melton Trench Coat

Wool Melton Trench Coat

Although we are called “Denver Dressmakers,” we are quickly becoming a brand that is best known for our custom tailored suits and outerwear for women.

We also run the website www.DenverBespoke.com for men, and have tons of experience crafting highly technical menswear-style garments from some of the finest fabrics in the world.

With A Breast Pocket and Belt

With A Breast Pocket and Belt

When you combine this with our ability to actually fit curvier women, you get coats that look incredible and last a lifetime.

We love to make our coats from fabrics that are literally twice as heavy as the cheap fabrics used for department store coats.  This makes for a coat that will actually keep you warm as well.

A Fur Trimmed Hood

A Fur Trimmed Hood

The pics show some of our most recent trench coats and overcoats.il_fullxfull.689162868_4i3y

Recently our clients have been loving the classic styles of the mid-twentieth century trench coat, but with some feminine twists.

Most of the styles pictured feature either a ruched back or back box pleats for a beautifully flared skirt that is comfortable when walking.il_fullxfull.689172464_t8ul

The jewel toned wine and burgundy coats are both made from a heavy weight wool melton fabric and both feature detachable hoods that button on and off.

The darker wine colored coat has a unique fit with top-stitched seams and a high waistline.

Sherlock BBC Style Coat

Box Pleated Skirt

The two tweed coats in sterling blue and charcoal are made from gorgeous birdseye tweeds.

Sherlock BBC Coat

Classic Double Breasted Overcoat with Welt Pockets

These coats are both inspired by the awesome coat that Sherlock Holmes wears in the BBC series Sherlock and feature classic English coat details like an upper back pleat and box pleats in the skirt (as on the grey and black coat).

The grey coat features angled welt pockets and a classic double-breasted style.

If you are considering a custom overcoat, browse our Etsy store: www.VigilanteLabs.com

Or contact me via email: superhero@vigilantelabs.com

As soon as I hear from you, I will start sketching ideas and looking for fabrics until we get the perfect style for your tastes.

Every year, we make coats for clients all over the world.  So if you are reading this, chances are, we can make a coat for you.

1950s Style Bustiers & Corsets

1950s era Womens CorsetsWe make many gorgeous ball gowns every year.

But sometimes our brides and partygoers want a dress that is on the simpler side.  Hence our vintage tea-length collection.

These dresses, which we call our ’57 Retro Dresses, often don’t have a built in corset.

Although these dresses (and mod dresses from other brands!) often look great with just a basic bra, a corset can really shape the body and add to the look.

To guarantee the best possible look with unstructured dresses, we introduced our line of vintage style corsets.1950s Style Corset

1950s Style Lace CorsetThese pieces feature gorgeous silk and lace fronts—-they certainly don’t look like the ugly shapewear from a department store that you would be ashamed to have anyone see.

The backs are made from stretchy powermesh with adjustable hooks and eyes in the back.

1950s BustierThese are the most comfortable corsets ever.

What is more, they can me made in any color you can imagine and you can choose from dozens of different laces.

If you are doing a vintage look for your wedding, this can be your “something blue”!Vintage Lingerie Corset

Unlike ready-to-wear corsets, we make these pieces one-at-a-time to fit your measurements.

Corsets226This means that we can make a great fitting corset for a woman of any height or cup size.

If you prefer a corset with a rigid back and lacing, we can, of course, do this as well.  Just contact us with any ideas you have and we will sketch something for you.

The best way to get in touch is to email me (superhero@vigilantelabs.com).

Although everything is made here in our studio in Denver, Colorado, we can make pieces that fit perfectly even at a distance and have many clients in all parts of the world.

 

Women’s Tailcoats and Tuxes—For Lesbian Weddings and Formal Events

Lesbian Wedding TuxdeoHere are some recent pics from our latest photo shoot.

We wanted to design a perfect women’s tuxedo—that looked good on every body type—-and this is the result.Lesbian Wedding Tuxedo

The cropped jackets end at the narrowest part of the waist—and we tailor each jacket individually to get this just right for each individual client.

The cummerbunds (which can be made with or without pleats) are fully-boned like a corset to gently shape the body and smooth out the silhouette.Lesbian Wedding Tailcoat

Finally, the higher waisted pants with the cropped jacket shape lengthens the body and the legs.

Lesbian Wedding TuxedoWe can do many different fits and leg shapes for the pant—wide leg and bootcut pants look great with this style as well.

The version pictured is an ultra slim pant with a tuxedo stripe and a cropped length.Lesbian Wedding Tuxedo

As with each of our designs, you can adjust any detail.  Change the collar shape—the shape of the points—the buttons.  We offer these pieces in hundreds of fabrics as well.  So we are sure to have a fabric that you like.

Some of the Many Custom Options

Some of the Many Custom Options

Right now the white tuxedo jackets are pictured in a cotton blend moire that has a gorgeous and complicated matte sheen to it.

Lesbian Wedding TailcoatMaking attire for lesbian weddings is a major focus for our business.

We also own the men’s tailoring shop Denver Bespoke, and over the years we have learned the best techniques for adapting men’s hand-tailoring methods to fit a woman’s body.

Just contact us via email so that we can start designing something for you (superhero@vigilantelabs.com).

Or check out our Etsy shop to see many many more recent designs and to check our pricing.

Using our Muslin Fitting Method, we first mail you a mock-up cut from cotton and have you send us digital pics.  This means that we can get an amazing fit for you even if you live across the globe.

 

 

Couture 1950s-Style Ball Gowns

1950s Couture Ball GownHere are some pics of our amazing Seashell Dress.Seashell 4

Every gown that we make is one-of-a-kind and custom made for a client.  So we aren’t afraid to make a wedding gown with a little pop of color!Seashell 3

Designing the right gown for the right event is what we do—and this dress is perfect for a woman who loves a glamorous style with a touch of the mid-Century look.

When we work on a gown like this for a client, we have hundreds of fabrics and colors to choose from.  Any of the details can be designed and redesigned as we sketch to get the perfect look.1950s Couture Wedding Gown

Denver Wedding GownThis piece invokes the 1950s and golden age of Hollywood glamour.—-The perfect dress to wear to a party in Monaco ala Grace Kelly in “To Catch a Thief” or for a fall wedding.Seashell 5

The skirt is partially inspired by the creations of couturier Charles James who was renowned for his sculptural drapery, and then paired with one of our boned halter vests with lacing in the back.

1950s Wedding DressThe overskirt can be bustled up to reveal a pop of shocking golden orange.

These pieces are cut and sewn from hand-underlined silk duppioni.  By laying in a soft cotton layer, we are able to create a full bodied sculpted look that is wonderfully rumple resistant.Corset Back Dress

The halter bodice is made with spiral steel boning for a comfortable and flexible feeling.

When we make a ball gown like this one, we generally Muslin Fit all of the pieces.

For this process, we mail you a cotton mock-up of the dress to try on.  You send us digital pics and all of your comments and feedback and we rework the patterns to fit you exactly.

No more having your B-cup dress altered to fit a A-cup or a DD.  We start with your measurements and ship out a dress that fits.

We also made the 1950s style wedding hat and the freshwater pearl jewelry in colors to match the dress.  We love to make accessories.

If you are interested in discussing a dress, just drop me a line (at superhero@vigilantelabs.com ) and we can start sketching and designing the perfect dress.

 

 

Lesbian Wedding Suits (and Custom Tailored Suits for Every Event)

 

Lesbian Wedding Suit

The Romeo Suit

Although we call ourselves “Denver Dressmakers,” a dress doesn’t feel quite right for every client and every event.

We specialize in formal attire and a huge part of that is traditional bespoke tailoring.il_fullxfull.530015582_hvgr

We also run the menswear site www.DenverBespoke.com, and we would constantly get enquiries from women requesting custom tailoring.

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Soon we incorporated women’s tailoring into our dressmaking site, and today we make at least as many custom women’s suits as we do dresses each year.

An excellent women’s suit can be impossible to find.  It is easy to find a business suit in a rayon fabric with a cropped jacket and a skirt, but what about something a bit more formal, a bit more fitted?  il_fullxfull.530016096_du1t

What about a suit made from a gorgeous menswear wool or a couture silk?  What about a 3pc suit?

Lesbian Wedding Suit

Silk Brocade Vest and French Collar Blouse

We quickly realized that tailoring for a bride meant creating a piece that was as gorgeous, fitted, and flattering as any one of our gowns.

It wasn’t enough just to create a suit with a traditional fit, instead we needed to make pieces that expressed just as much individuality as one of our dresses and flattered each individual body type.Lesbian Wedding Attire

Clients come to us and tell us a bit about the looks and styles they love, and we start sketching until we get the perfect look.  This means that we can do pretty much anything with any color and texture.

We also realized that a traditional menswear fit just didn’t work for women that were a bit more curvy.

IMG_0089A traditional menswear fit would make the shoulders and bust boxy and that look didn’t feel right at all.

But luckily, we also had tons of experience fitting dresses.Brown Women's Suit

By combining the types of internal structuring and pattern-making that is found in a couture wedding gown with traditional tailoring techniques, we were able to develop designs that could be 3-4 inches more fitted in the shoulder and bust while still hanging perfectly smooth on the body.il_fullxfull.473273611_gyvh

For brides with a larger cup size, this meant that we could make the whole look of the custom pieces much more trim.

Black Women'sTuxTo get the perfect fit, we actually cut and sew a complete prototype of the suit and first mail this to the client.  These prototypes (called “muslins”) mean that the client gets to test out the fit and look before we go into the final fabrics.Lesbian Wedding Attire

The bride sends us her feedback and some digital pics of her trying it on and we adjust the pattern and rework the design to get exactly the look she is going for.Corset Back Vest

The entire custom process ensures that every part of the suit from the design to the fabrics and fit is created to match the desires of the bride.

The pics show some of our more recent suits.

The classic look of the Romeo Suit is designed to be a piece that looks extraordinary at a wedding and has just enough satin trimming to give it a formal look.  On the other hand, it is conservative and durable enough for business.

Lesbian Wedding Suit

The next suit shows a gorgeous silk brocade vest with subtle cherry blossoms.

This is paired with a custom blouse with a collar that is designed to be worn open and french cuffs.

Other suits show some of our most popular details:  satin and ribbon trims on the lapels, corset lacing on the backs of the vest, three piece suits (where the jacket can be taken off during the reception), gorgeous linings, and classic wools and silks.unnamed-1

The next set (of the black suit) shows a classically tailored black jacket and pant with a grey pinstripe vest.  Picking a vest in a contrast fabric can be an awesome way of adding an additional style detail while keeping to a very traditional look.

We love to make custom suits, so just contact us and we can start working on something for you.

The best way to get in touch is to email me (Lianna) at superhero@vigilantelabs.com.

You can also browse more of our recent suits in our sportswear store: www.vigilantelabs.com