There aren’t a lot of online sites that let you customize formal dresses but Coco Myles specializes in this service. Howard Bender, founder of the online retail shop, is the brain behind the New York based company. Their mission is to make couture dresses for different occasions available for women of all sizes.
Unfortunately the Coco Myles website (www.cocomyles.com) is already unreachable since a couple of months.
A good alternative is Sumissura, which boasts a wide selection of custom skirts, custom suits, custom shirts, custom jackets, custom pants and custom coats for women. Shipping is free for orders over $100 and they offer a “Perfect Fit Guarantee” which means they will remake the order if you are not satisfied with their products.
In the review section of the Sumissura website there are customer photos available showing all kinds of individual products. With a delivery time of just 2 weeks, Sumissura claims to be the fastest made-to-measure company in the world.
Coco Myles Custom Dresses
The Coco Myles site has two dress categories. In the ‘Custom Couture’ category, you will be able to design your own dress from scratch. You can mix and match tops and bottoms, choose fabric, colors and add beading and accessories. The ‘Celebrity Inspired’ section contains the most popular celebrity-inspired dresses which are available in several color options. Aside from these dresses, they also have a couple of jewelry and some men’s ties and pocket squares.
Despite the Coco Myles site’s popularity and the dresses’ quality and style, the prices are still very reasonable. An average custom dress costs about $130. There are some additional charges, which costs $10 – $20, if there are special custom specifications needed. Their jewelry section, which is more of a bridal jewelry line, has very limited choices but the prices are also very affordable at just $15 – $25.
Coco Myles DesignTool
Coco Myles has an easy to use design application that is equipped with the right tools to make the shopping experience both fulfilling and enjoyable. The application has a nice 3D image of the dress and you can rotate it and view larger images to inspect the design more closely. There are limited options for fabric and beading style but there is a good range of choices for colors as well as top and bottom styles. You can also add a shawl, sash or bows to the dress but this would incur extra costs.
Both local and international orders are delivered within 6 weeks after online purchase but this can be expedited with an extra fee. Unlike most retailers, they accept returns even for custom made garments. More information about this can be found on the site.
Coco Myles is a great go-to place for those who are looking for custom dresses for special events like weddings, proms and other formal affairs. They have a great selection of styles and colors. Plus, all of the dresses are available for sizes 0-32. With reasonable pricing and an easy to use design application, this site proves to be one of the best resources for custom dresses for formal events.