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Date: 5/6/12 10:21 AM

Did anyone else see this article Women's Suits: The Perfect Fit Is Mostly In The Bust about a brand of women's suits that are sold by bra size and height?

What do you think, do they go far enough to give a better off the rack fit or is it just a gimmick?

Some of the article comments mention a need to fit larger cup sizes with smaller band sizes and differences in fit within size ranges, such as making skirts to fit larger bottoms, but is it even possible to make an affordable, profitable rtw line that accommodates multiple fit types? Does this brand offer a better solution for the majority of women's fit issues or is custom made the only solution if your body doesn't quite fit the size chart?

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Date: 5/6/12 12:12 PM

It sounds like the clothes are made to order, not rtw.

My DD will need something like this, or learn to sew herself if she ever needs business suits. At 13 she is a 30G on top and a small on bottom. She is not one size larger on the bottom as described in the article.

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Date: 5/6/12 2:06 PM

Five Sizes: 32,34,36,38,40
Two cup Variations: A/B and C/D
Three lengths: Petite, Regular and Tall

That's only 30 sizes. No need for custom anything.

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Date: 5/6/12 6:34 PM

This is similar to what Bravissimo is doing with its Pepperberry clothing line.
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Their tops and dresses come in the usual standard dress sizes with the addition of a Curvy, Really Curvy, Super Curvy, and a new trial launch of Super Duper Curvy rating. The more dramatic your bust in proportion to the rest of you, the higher your curviness rating. I've worn their clothes in the past and found it a very good way to get something that actually fitted me.

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Date: 5/6/12 10:08 PM

I had a look at the size chart and couldn't tell if they meant bra size or bust measurement but I'm thinking it might mean bust measurement. Because I know I couldn't be wearing something equivalent to an 8.

Stuff like that keeps me wearing DIY and t-shirts on top.

Not that it matters - the styles aren't that tempting as far as I'm concerned. Mostly two-button jackets, OK looking on a tall slender model but a fairly corporate look. But hey, it's an idea. If it isn't "there" yet, something might evolve from it.

As for me, I got a Burda jacket pattern I want to try in a cotton/linen blend.

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Date: 5/7/12 0:51 AM

I didn't read the article. But, I have a feeling that if men had breast there would already be such a line!

I really think it's not fair that my husband can go and buy a pair of jeans, that is x waist, and x leg length. When women's jeans only come in sizes, such as 12, 14, etc, and only three lengths-petite, regular, or tall!

Yet the question exist is there a market for such....men gets to have their pants/jeans same with their shirts-collars you buy by inch size, and by chest size! in ALL sizes, I don't understand why the question even exist if there is the market for women on this.

In my calculations, of having many brothers, a husband and a father, women buy many more clothes then men! They get to have suit jackets that fit their chest and length (That's how they buy suit jackets) but women who seemingly in my understanding, knowledge and general watching buy copiously more clothing, wouldn't be in the market realm?

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Date: 5/8/12 9:09 PM

I think it will fit some women that are fairly proportional in bust to bottom sizing, but a better idea would be (IMHO) to buy the jacket by bust measurement, and neck to center back length, and skirt separately by hip/waist, and overall skirt length. What is knee length to me (or whatever length I want) is a miniskirt on taller women, and what appears to be a miniskirt to them is a one-inch above knee skirt to me. And, petite tops (I am 5'2") always hit the waist of the top at the bottom of my ribcage. This always looks stupid on me, as if I were wearing a hobbit's top, and a giant's skirt.

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