(Closed) Having the hardest time finding clothes for my FI (hus-butch to be!)

posted 8 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Since men’s clothes aren’t really made for curves, I think it will be hard to find something ready-to-wear.

 

What about finding something at a thrift store that is slightly larger, then having it tailored? That should be much more economical, and probably comparable in price to a male renting a tux. If she finds something that fits Ok in the shoulders but is roomy in the chest and waist, having it tailored shouldn’t be a problem. 

 

Good luck! I hope she finds something she feels proud to wear.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

That’s very classy. I do think you’re going to have to buy and alter a suit like this. I would talk to a seamstress or tailor who does high end clothes. They would be able to tell you how much mens suits can be altered for women’s curves. Then see if you can find a high end suit consignment store. Or a place like Jos A Banks that has big sales all the time.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would also talk to the people at a men’s suit store and a women’s to see if you could buy one and have it altered. I would think a woman’s fit would be easier to alter to give you a look than a man’s due to the curviness of a woman’s body.

I hope you find what you are looking for!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think you could get something tailored to fit. Men’s clothes will have broad shoulders and chests anyways and won’t fit very well. But I don’t see why they couldn’t nip the shoulders in.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

When we were looking for a suit we found that several stores offered free alterations (though I’m sure this was factored into the price). I was surprised to learn that most suits aren’t made to be warn off the rack! I would suggest Zara or Jcrew for a suit jacket-but I don’t think they have morning jacket styles. 

Another option could be to check online uk stores because that tye of jacket is very popular for weddings. The exchange rate isn’t too bad, and you never know – you might find a store with good shipping! Ebay could also have several options.

 

good luck!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

you’d think by now they’d make something like this for women!

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Has she actually gone to a rental store and tried on some tuxes?

I can’t recall the occasion( I think it was some kind of charity event), but a whole group of women rented tuxes and we didn’t have any trouble finding jackets to fit. There are lots of smaller men out there.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Im wondering about http://www.indochino.com I know it’s all for men but they do the entire suit by custom measurements so it’s likely that they can customize for a female body based on her measurements. Just throwin it out there!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

MsInterpret, do you mind if I ask where you got her french-cuff shirt?  My future hersband is looking like crazy for a french-cuff shirt in ivory, and is having a similar problem to your issue with the suit:  we can only find the right shirt in men’s sizes, which won’t work for her body.  Any advice?  Thanks!

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