Category Archives: Tailored Suits

Custom Women’s Dress and Business Suits. Hand-Tailored in all Sizes.

The New Women’s Tuxedo

Formalwear is one of our specialties.

And although you may have seen some women’s tuxedos on the market, you haven’t seen any like this.

Why are our tuxedos unique?

Because each one is designed in collaboration with a client—-and every client is unique.

Some of the pieces incorporate wedding colors.

Some are super formal—-and others are super fun.

Some have a bit of a punk rock look—-and others are totally bridal.

In the end, the best look depends on the personality of the lady who wears it—-and the event that she is wearing it to.

We always love the idea of adding a bit of color—-even to our wedding gowns.

 

A touch of purple or gold or red can really make a look unique.

Or combine traditionally masculine and feminine details for a look that is totally yours.

Combining traditional menswear wool suitings with amazing silk brocades and satins can give the pieces a really formal touch.

We always can get tens of thousands of fabrics.  And can make virtually any details.

We work with clients all over the world every day.

For fit, we mail the clients “muslins”—-cotton mock-ups that you can try on and provide feedback on the style and look.

This insures a totally custom look via long distance.

Contact us and we can work on some sketches and designs for you.

 

Amazing Tailoring on the Runway

White Vest and Pant SuitEvery year we do a couple of runway shows to display our latest and most unique style.

One of our most recent shows took place at the  Museum of Nature and Science here in Denver.

We showed several women’s sportswear, outwear and formal wear looks.

The pics show some of our favorites:  a ivory wool herringbone suit with beige trim, cropped pants, and a flat cap; a purple tweed peplum jacket with a sporty brown topper, brown pants, and a bold silk cravat; an our of our famous rocker tailcoats shown with a velvet 8-panel cap.Denver Fashion Photographer Brent Andeck-4411

Almost all of the pieces we make are created with a specific client in mind.

A client contacts us and we start sketching and mailing her swatches of fabric until we have the perfect design.

We work with clients all around the world making clothing for lesbian weddings and other formal events, stage shows, and every day wear.

But a runway show is a chance to really have fun with our designs.

To us, every good design has an element of fantasy and evokes the classic designs of the past.

If you have a wedding or other special event, contact us and we can design something for you.

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.

 

 

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