Design Your Own Custom Made Dress with PIOL!

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Shopping has become a bipolar experience for me. I love seeing all the new styles but I know there are a lot I just can’t wear at my age and with by body type. I used to be the Queen of shopping! I could ravage the mall a full 10 hours with only a lunch break. I was like an Olympian Champion of shopping! For realz.

These days menopause and bad eating habits have put me a larger size than I would like so I much prefer to shop online where there are no mirrors or prying eyes. The problem with that is not being able to try anything on and I’m between sizes right now so I really don’t want to buy something that I will inevitably have to return.

There is a solution! PIOL is a custom dress site where they cut and sew a custom dress for you according to your measurements! Even better, YOU pick your color, fabric and style—in fact you design your own dress. All PIOL are hand cut and sewn in New York City’s Garment District. How fun is that?

The revolutionary system’s advanced made-to-measure technology was inspired and originally formulated by Hollywood’s legendary costume designer, Edith Head. I love her philosophy I assure you that even the most beautiful women are not pretty all over. They have merely learned to use clothes deftly enough to give others the impression that they are. Why shouldn’t you? —Edith Head—

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The PIOL website finds a color palette based on your skin, hair and skin. As a blue eyed, fair skinned blonde, my color palette was Peony Pink, Champagne Beige, Deep Blue Violet and Cranberry Red.  After that, the website walks you through selecting your fabric, silhouette, neckline, skirt and sleeve and alters them to your measurements. I chose a bright pink print for spring with a square neckline, short sleeve and full skirt.  If you are unsure of style looks best on you, the website has suggestions on what body type looks best in each silhouette-this is so helpful! There are so many combinations to choose from you’re sure to find something you like. And…the best part is each dress made is a one-of-a-kind creation—YOUR creation! Just call me Coco!

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After choosing your color and style, you measure your bust, waist and hips and enter those along with your height and bra cup size into the form in the “fitting room.” Sizes from 0-22 are accommodated. From there your custom dress is ordered. Your custom dress should be ready in 3-4 weeks, though mine was delivered even earlier! As a very impatient person, I really appreciate the email status updates that PIOL sends—you know when your order was received and when it will ship.

When my dress arrived, it came beautifully packaged in an accordion file wrapped in tissue. I was so excited I swear I heard music in the background. I was even beginning to think  Cinderella’s mice and birds might help dress me! The fabric is VERY high quality and the entire dress is lined! That was such a nice surprise! I honestly don’t think I have had this high quality of a dress EVER!

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I am thrilled with my POIL dress! The design process is fast, easy and fun. They provide so much guidance during the design process it was stress free! It was so fun to design my own dress that actually fits my body and I know no one will EVER have my dress!

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I’m thrilled that I got the opportunity to try the PIOL dress experience. Next time I think I will try a solid color in a different style or maybe a dressier dress in a chiffon fabric. The possibilities are endless!

If you want to learn more about designing your own custom dress, go to the PIOL Lookbook for ideas and visit the PIOL Facebook page for more information. I’m so excited to offer this PROMO CODE of VN315 for $100 off your custom dress! Just enter the code into the box that says Promotional code!

This is not a sponsored post, but I was given the opportunity to try and order a PIOL dress free of charge in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Comments

  1. That’s an interesting concept!

  2. What a great idea. I like the dress you created.

  3. Very pretty dress. I love the concept and your shoes.

  4. That’s an interesting concept!

  5. What a great idea. I like the dress you created.

  6. That last pic of you is so cute!

  7. They contacted me a couple of months ago, and I thought it seemed like an interesting idea. Unfortunately, I forgot all about it. I love the fabric and colors of the dress you chose, and it’s a flattering style. Very nice

  8. Very pretty dress. I love the concept and your shoes.

  9. Such a good idea! Love that dress on you; it is perfect for Spring and Summer.

  10. You look perfect. Like a pink Spring flower.

  11. How fun! I want to design my own dress!

  12. OMG! That dress is darling and you look as cute as can be in it!!!

  13. That last pic of you is so cute!

  14. They contacted me a couple of months ago, and I thought it seemed like an interesting idea. Unfortunately, I forgot all about it. I love the fabric and colors of the dress you chose, and it’s a flattering style. Very nice

  15. I love this concept! Great design!

  16. Such a good idea! Love that dress on you; it is perfect for Spring and Summer.

  17. You look perfect. Like a pink Spring flower.

  18. How fun! I want to design my own dress!

  19. OMG! That dress is darling and you look as cute as can be in it!!!

  20. I love that this is 100% you. A little black dress designed by me would make me very happy.

  21. I love this concept! Great design!

  22. You look fabulous in that dress! Very spring and summer-ready!

  23. that dress looks amazing on you! What a great idea. I wish they accommodated my size, though.

  24. I love that this is 100% you. A little black dress designed by me would make me very happy.

  25. You look fabulous in that dress! Very spring and summer-ready!

  26. that dress looks amazing on you! What a great idea. I wish they accommodated my size, though.

  27. What an interesting concept!

  28. Jess Scull says

    This is such a cool thing to do – Love the dress you designed

  29. What an interesting concept!

  30. Jess Scull says

    This is such a cool thing to do – Love the dress you designed

  31. You look fabulous! I totally wish I knew about this before. Owen has Communion tomorrow and I have NOTHING lol

  32. WOW – this sounds like something I would love. That dress color on you is amazing!

  33. You look fabulous! I totally wish I knew about this before. Owen has Communion tomorrow and I have NOTHING lol

  34. WOW – this sounds like something I would love. That dress color on you is amazing!

  35. wow! This is so awesome! I know exactly how you feel. I’m going to check this out for sure. That dress looks great on you. Thanks for sharing!

  36. wow! This is so awesome! I know exactly how you feel. I’m going to check this out for sure. That dress looks great on you. Thanks for sharing!