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RAUES: A Custom Clothing Company Review


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 the Evie 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.
You can also find them on Facebook, Pinterest, Google Plus and of course, their website: RAUES
In addition, they are offering this to my readers:
Exclusive offer to my  readers :
“If they like our facebook page and register with us, they will get a 15% off coupon code. Here is our facebook page :
Thanks Ladies, I hope you enjoyed my review, and will check them out.
Dress C/O:Raues, Vintage like jewelry, 1928.com ( old,similar), Shoes( Nine West “in my closet sale”), Handbag: Treesje.
**All opinions in this review are that of my own.
  • mark
    Posted at 14:25h, 14 October Reply

    whoa! you look gorgeous, pretty lady! love this very elegant outfit!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 14:32h, 14 October Reply

      Thanks Mark, they were a great company! jess

  • Linda Cassidy
    Posted at 16:02h, 07 October Reply

    what a great dress and a great colour. Thanks for introducing us to this company.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:41h, 07 October Reply

      No problem, they were a great company to collaboriate with. take care, jess xx

  • Renae of Simple Sequins
    Posted at 15:09h, 07 October Reply

    hi Jess!

    Thanks for joining your posts to our and like wise. Great dress. Soft and dressy all at the same time. Be sure to continue to attend Fashion ITEM Friday each week. Thanks (or and forgive my slowness, — just blame it on the bc) ♥

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 16:39h, 07 October Reply

      Thank you! No pronlem glad you like it! Yes, the dress is comfortable, and has a great color. Will check it out on Fri. jess xx

  • Sabina “OceanblueStyle” B
    Posted at 05:34h, 07 October Reply

    Jess, I can totally relate to the color and texture. Velvet is amazing and that extra element around your waist is fabulous. You look just wonderful in it! xo Sabina @Oceanblue Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:19h, 07 October Reply

      Thank you Sabina! I loved the color right away, and yes you will see me in more velvet.
      jess xo

  • Stephanae V. McCoy
    Posted at 18:31h, 06 October Reply

    Wow!!! That dress is smashing! The color is so pretty and those shoes are, (well I may be a bit dramatic here) but to die for. The whole ensemble is gorgeous.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:36h, 06 October Reply

      Thanks so much Steph. I was lucky Raues contacted me about wearing one of their dresses, I will wear this in the fall My shoes a 40s style pump were my total favorite before my disease. I cant wear them now, ( i am selling them) but I wore them for the post, as I thought they would work well with the dress. Thanks so much xo jess

  • ADA
    Posted at 16:39h, 04 October Reply

    What a gorgeous blue velour dress. I love that there are more custom-made companies like eShakti, out there. Fun shoes, also. =))

    Thanks for joining Renae and I for FIF this past Friday. I welcome you to check out my blog as well. Thanks & Happy Sunday, Ada. =)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:40h, 04 October Reply

      Will do Ada, glad you like this color, I loved working for the compay! jess xo

  • Eni
    Posted at 15:52h, 02 October Reply

    Hi Jess! This is the first time I see your blog and is the first time that I write. I’m a blogger from Italy. I love watching women’s blogs of foreign countries. I have the chance to see look as nice as this. This is a really beautiful and elegant dress!!!. If you want, take a look at my blog. Kisses,


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:20h, 02 October Reply

      I will do that Eni, I am glad you like this look. I am a huge fan of mostly dresses and skirts, and I would be happy that you stop by anytime, I will stop by your as well. jess xx

  • Beata B
    Posted at 10:39h, 02 October Reply

    That dress is absolutely stunning on you ! Love the colour . Beautiful photo 🙂 x


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:40h, 02 October Reply

      thanks so much Beata ! I could use more sapphire in my closet :-)) have a great day, jess xx

  • Debbie Stinedurf
    Posted at 05:41h, 02 October Reply

    That dress is absolutely stunning on you! The color, the style…it’s just perfect. And what a great company to work with!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:51h, 02 October Reply

      Thanks Deb! They were really great and very professional! jess xx

  • Alex
    Posted at 04:55h, 02 October Reply

    I really like the idea of the costume clothing. The color of the dress is lovely, such a deep and rich shade of blue. The shoes are lovely, I remember them from the other post.

    Alex – Funky Jungle

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:50h, 02 October Reply

      yes, I will only wear them for a post. I am trying to sell them actually.Glad you like the dress!! jess xx

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    Posted at 01:41h, 02 October Reply

    Great dress and I love the idea of Raues. Those shoes and that handbag are perfect with this outfit.

    P.S. – I hope you will join TBT Fashion link up on Thursday.


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:49h, 02 October Reply

      Thsnks Alice!! I will certainly try to stop by, jess xd

  • Shannon
    Posted at 23:39h, 01 October Reply

    Gorgeous!! Loving that dress and those heels are adorable!

    <3 Shannon

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:49h, 02 October Reply

      thanks so much Shannon! I just wore the heels for the pictures, as I cant wear heels b/c of my illness, they used to be a favorite jess xo

  • Johanna
    Posted at 21:32h, 01 October Reply

    You look amazing in this color!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 08:48h, 02 October Reply

      thanks so much Johanna, I dont own this color other than this dress… will have to add it! jess xx

  • Monica
    Posted at 20:51h, 01 October Reply

    You look gorgeous!

  • Carrie
    Posted at 19:29h, 01 October Reply

    Very pretty, Jess! I have never heard of Raues before but this is a great concept. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lorna Mai (@TheColourQueen)
    Posted at 18:44h, 01 October Reply

    You don’t often see velvet in clothing, love the texture and the midnight blue shade, shows up your red hair!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 18:50h, 01 October Reply

      I have quite a bit of velvet for fall I will share, glad you like it and the color. I dont own anything in Sapphire. thanks xx

  • ADA
    Posted at 15:56h, 01 October Reply

    The awesome shade of blue and pretty velvet of the dress look awesome with your red hair. Outstanding outfit. They are similar to eShakti but their pieces are a little different style. I am glad you had a great experience. =)

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 17:28h, 01 October Reply

      Thanks so much Ada, Yes, I dont have much in this color, so it was a winner! Yes, a very good experience. jess xx

  • Kelly
    Posted at 12:05h, 01 October Reply

    Those heels are to die for!! They look like they’re from Anthropologie. And that blue is my favorite color to wear because it matches my eyes. Lovely!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:08h, 01 October Reply

      Thanks Kelly, I amjust wearing these heels for the blog to go with the outfit,but Icant wear them with my illness. I have them on sale in my closet. Glad you like theblue as well. jess xx

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 09:18h, 01 October Reply

    You wear this color fabulously! It is beautiful on you! A great dress for your wardrobe…

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:26h, 01 October Reply

      Thanks so much Pam! I dont have this blue color and really like it. Next year I am adding more dresses to my wardrobe. Have agreat day! jess xx

  • KizzyDoll
    Posted at 07:14h, 01 October Reply

    Marvellous doll, adore this dress, my favourite colour blue :))) You look stunning. And diamonds aren’t my favourite, I prefer sapphires, rubies, emeralds and pearls before diamonds. Perfect look 🙂 Have a sweet day xx

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 07:59h, 01 October Reply

      Thank you !! I really like this blue, I dont have this color in my wardrobe. Me too. I would go with emeralds ! jess xx

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