Hello Ladies, I have much to tell you today, about a clothing company which contacted me called RAUES. They are a company that create customizable clothing that fit to one’s figure/measurements. Yes! I was interested, and I looked forward to choosing the dress that would be designed for me.
Marilyn Monroe once stated, ” Diamonds are a girl’s best friend/” Although I may not disagree, I do think sapphire, rubies, and emeralds are pretty special as well! Jewel tones. Some of my favorite colors to wear, is that in which I am referring. This sapphire dress is so lovely, from Raues from the cut ( a more relaxed cut, in which I asked for, more on that later), the rich saturated color, and the design, a straight pencil dress with customized long sleeves.
Lets talk about the company.
“It is our policy that if anyone is a first time customer, we process their replacement order for the same item for free(It is only valid for first time customers only) if they don’t like the item. Raues is also introducing the feature to have you chosen item either relaxed, form fitting etc soon.”
Many of you are familiar with the concept of custom made clothing. When Raues contacted me they told me that their clothing is made for anybody of any size. What I would have to do is submit about 25 measurements, and I did with the help of my husband, to ensure a tailored unique piece for my body. No matter what the measurements, they can make the garment. As I wrote this, I received an email stating that they now have the feature on their site, which will allow the customer to choose if they want a Slim Fit, Tailored Fit, or Relaxed fit. When I initially submitted my measurements, and they were spot on, I did not mention I like things a bit more relaxed and not so form fitting to the body. I received the black dress, the Sarah Dress, with my choices of sleeveless,v-neck, no pockets and keeping the length as is.
The package came in a lovely box, wrapped in tissue paper, with a delicate pink bow tied to it. When I tried it on, it did fit, albeit much more to the body than I am used to.It did fit , and showed off what is the smallest part of me, my waist. A fit and flare style is one I would consider. However, part of my decision due to my illness, I like to have a looser fit, as my muscles/skin can be hypersensitive when wearing a form fitting garment.
The customer service was spectacular! I contacted Sandra, who was wonderful, and we spoke via email back and forth. She told me that I could choose another dress and to let them know I would like it in more of a relaxed fit. I thought this was an amazing offer from a company, and really appreciated the service and attentiveness to detail that they showed. I chose theEvie dress, as my dress, and the turn around time was quite fast. One can choose to change the sleeve type, pockets or no pockets, the neckline, and the length of the dress. I wanted long sleeves for the fall, liked a v neck, and kept it at knee length. Again, I received the dress in a timely manner,and was very pleased when I opened the box. I love the sapphire blue color,and am a fan of velvet. The fit for me was perfect as they made the dress more of a relaxed fit, and I could see myself styling this in many ways. I chose to wear this with flannel grey 40s style pumps, some vintage style blue and opal jewelry and a navy blue textured clutch to complete the look. Later in the season, I may wear it with some black booties, textured tights, and perhaps jewel toned emerald jewelry. I love the straight style, and the fact that velvet has some give,so it is very comfortable.
The other great thing about the company is that they ship Internationally at a flat rate of 20 USD, and if one is over $200, the shipping is free. They use Fedex to ship the products, and as I mentioned it was a quick turn around time. They will do returns within 30 days as well. I had a wonderful experience with them, as I mentioned, my emails were answered promptly and professionally, and the company wanted me to be pleased with the dress
Please check out RAUES, and see what type of custom clothes you may be interested in. They offer a line of tops, skirts, and dresses presently.
Hello, My name is Jess and I am a 50 yr old fashion blogger who believes that fashion is all about expression and having fun. I have a Connective Tissue disease - Ehlers-Danlos and I want to tell you that it does not define me! I'm also here to tell you Fashion at 50 doesn't mean frumpy! I love color, mixing textures, wearing skirts and dresses ( mostly) and strive for a feminine look. I love Old Hollywood Hair. I live in NC with my husband and my other two loves: Gibson and Truffles, my two shih tzu fur babies.