"It truly just fits so well, and it's SO wearable and bright. THIS is what I was hoping for when I started this experiment, and so I was excited to see that both of these skirts were able to deliver on the first try."
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"I’ve been meaning to get in touch to let you know how perfect the skirt is!! I can’t believe your team could get the fit so right with so few measurements!
" I just want to start by saying that I'm normally an A-line kind of girl because I'm self conscious about my tummy and my bum, so I took a bit of a flying leap when ordering such a fitted skirt. But this skirt, OMG. Not only is it beautifully made, but it fits like a glove! I'm surprised by how much I love it considering it highlights all my insecurities! The little frill bit is perfect for hiding that bit of tummy. Everyone I've had contact with has been super friendly and its felt really personal! From the little hand written note from the tailor to being talked through how to take the right photo and measurements I felt like you had my back and the skirt was going to turn out amazing!
"I'm pear-shaped, with a small waist and wide hips, and just on the cusp of petite/not petite, so finding pencil skirts is nearly impossible. I'm very happy with the two Rita Phil skirts I purchased, which fit great, are comfortable, and feel high-quality. I was especially happy that I could specify the level of tightness and the exact length so I could hit that golden mean between frumpy and looking like I'm about to hit the club. They're also a very good value, especially considering that the whole process is so personalized. Definitely recommend.
"Rita Phil absolutely altered my opinion on pencil skirts. I always favored wearing pants because I could never find a skirt that fit properly or more importantly, stayed in one place when walking. Rita Phil has completely changed the game in women’s fashion by tailoring a skirt to fit perfectly to your body. Their customer service, stylish selections, overwhelming attention to detail and packaging of the skirt, makes you feel like an A-list celebrity.”
"I work in a conservative industry, but I always had trouble buying formal work wear. I’m very hippy, and everything straight off the rack gaped in the back - it was the whole reason I learned how to sew.
I took a chance placing an order with Rita Phil, and I’m glad I did. Julie, a member of their customer service team, was in touch with me promptly, and not only assured me the skirt was in production but collected additional measurements for the seamstress. When the skirt arrived, it fit perfectly. It’s fully lined, there are no loose threads or weak seams, and the darts are evenly sewn and well placed. It’s evident that the person who sewed this skirt knew what they were doing.
All in all, I’m glad I gave Rita Phil a go. I’d placed orders with other sewn to your measurement-companies in the past, and waiting 6 weeks for a sub par product that wouldn’t have fit a deformed Barbie doll. This was a completely different experience, and I’ll be returning for more skirts.
"I am so in love with my Rita Phil skirts. After my first skirt arrived quickly and fit perfectly, I immediately started looking for another skirt to order. I wanted something unlined for the summer, and Julie helped me identify the fabrics that would work best. The ordering process was easy, and I was sent precise details on how to take my measurements- I even got a request to re-do a few of them based on my body type. That showed me the incredible attention to detail and workmanship. The customer service was so responsive and helpful too. ”
"My Stella skirt fits perfectly, and is really comfortable! It never needs to be adjusted, turned back around, pulled down, or hiked up. The measurement process was really easy (how do the tailors get such a perfect fit from just a few measurements and a couple of photos?! It’s miraculous!) and the Rita Phil team was super about communication the whole time. Now the only question is which skirt to order next? ”
"I will forever be a repeat customer! My experience was amazing from the very beginning. The initial consult was very professional but very friendly and helpful. I honestly was not sure what I wanted except that I wanted something that was not too tight around my full hips and behind. They knew exactly what I wanted right away. When my skirt arrived I have to say I was a little skeptical as I began opening the box. I have never been able to find a skirt that fit properly, and I never buy clothes on line for fear of not fitting correctly. This was the loveliest packaging of a skirt. It was folded in a beautiful soft black pouch with the Rita Phil tag stitched on it. I had three lovely hand written notes with it. I was amazed with the look and feel of the skirt instantly! It had a lovely scent also. The lining is stitched superbly into the skirt. They even put a small hidden pocket on the inside of the skirt. Perfect for a piece of gum, a lipstick, money or credit card. I slipped the skirt on and was smiling and giggling because it was the "perfect" fit. The fabric is wonderful, it is breathable, has some give to it and just lays so comfortably over my hips and behind. The waist is a perfect fit also. This skirt is beautifully crafted, the stitching is superb. I will never have to shop for a skirt again! I will only be wearing Rita Phil! This is truly an amazing company! I am forever grateful to the Rita Phil Team! You are all truly amazing!”
"I can’t praise this skirt and this company enough! I have never seen a company take such good care of their customers. They truly want everyone to have their dream skirt. They worked tirelessly with me to ensure I loved my skirt: the pattern and the fit. Rita Phil has such unique designs everyone can find one for their personality. I wore this skirt to an event where I hardly know anyone and I was filled with confidence in my appearance. I felt strong and beautiful like I could take over the world! The skirts are so high quality and fit like a glove. I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. It was worth every penny and more."
"I just love Rita Phil’s services. Everything was super speedy and I can tell a lot of care was placed in my order. I appreciated the prompt communication over emails, the personal Skype call for my measurements, and the personalized notes from the head tailor. The star was definitely my skirt but the cute packaging and the fast delivery was the cherry on top. The texture of the fabric, color, and style are just perfect for my pear shaped body. I’m so happy to now have a company (and personal Rita Phil tailor) to customize my skirts to fit my body and very shortly I will order two more.”
"Ever since the great dress disaster of 2007, I have made it a point never to buy any plus size clothing online - until now. I can't recommend enough that you take the time to Skype with the amazing team at RP, they are friendly, non-judgemental, and extremely helpful with measurements so you'll get a better result with expert help. The final skirt is wonderfully luxurious, the fabrics are wonderfully tactile, the sewing lines are crisp and clean, and it's so comfortable and easy to move around in.
After a long struggle with an eating disorder, I finally want to look and feel my best even while (temporarily) being US size 4x-5x, and the ladies of RP have been so supportive of that dream."
"I’m 5’10 with wide hips and a smaller than average waist, and struggled with finding an even adequately fitting skirt for the longest time. Whatever fit my hips would not fit my waist, and vice versa — not to mention length issues. When I saw an ad for Rita Phil I knew I had to give it a try, and it was an incredible experience. I feel the product and experience was worth every penny. Thank you to the wonderful team at Rita Phil for caring for all your customers on such a personal level!"
"I could not possibly be more satisfied with my experience with Rita Phil. The customer service was phenomenal -- from the easy-to-follow online video instructions, to a personal FaceTime session with Julie and the tailor who made my skirt to ensure my measurements were right, to the multiple emails back and forth to make sure everything was completed to my satisfaction -- I have been so impressed with the time and effort that goes into this process. And all this is before I even mention the skirt itself! It's so comfortable, there's not a bit of stretching across my hips, and I get endless compliments on it. I'm so happy to finally be able to wear this silhouette without worrying about it riding up or looking too tight. I'll definitely be a repeat customer."
"I cannot recommend Rita Phil enough. My experience buying from them was simply the best shopping experience I've ever had. I generally hate shopping for clothes as I have such a difficult time finding things that fit properly. I sent my measurements in an email and got a call from Julie (who is so helpful and sweet). The seamstress was there with her, and we measured my (weird) proportions together over FaceTime just to make sure. It was a very personalized customer service experience that I was not at all expecting.
I couldn't believe how fast the shipping was! The skirt arrived in a beautiful silk pouch (that smelled lovely) with a handwritten note tucked in. SO. CUTE. The fabric was high quality and the craftsmanship was gorgeous. I can't wait to buy my next skirt!I've never been big on wearing skirts but now that I can get affordable, stylish, well made, and custom fit clothes I am definitely making an exception"
"I don’t have a picture of my own skirts —yet, but here is my daughter (with her pug, Blanche, who refused to stay out of the pictures.)
My daughter is a college student. Despite the fact that she would love to wear mini-skirts, she can never find any that fit. She's very tall, so the skirts in the stores are either too short or oddly long. And they just don’t fit her proportions. I sewed a lot growing up and I have studied the workmanship of her Rita Phil skirt. There's really nothing like it out there. The quality of the fabrics, construction, and fit are all amazing!"
"I am so glad I found Rita Phil! I love pencil skirts, but always thought I couldn't wear them because of my shape (big butt and thighs, relatively small waist.) My Rita Phil skirts fit me perfectly - fitted, but not tight - and I feel amazing when I wear them. The quality is so much better than anything you can buy off the rack, and being able to choose the fabric, lining and style details means I get exactly what I want and never worry about seeing anyone else wearing the same thing. I can't recommend Rita Phil highly enough!"
"Thank you so much to the Rita Phil team. I really appreciated the attention to detail and extra care I received. Thanks for noticing my proportion difference (my very long legs) and adjusting the skirt to accommodate to it and making my butt look amazing too. The quality of the fabrics is beautiful too. It looks and feels like a high quality expensive product. I’m going to proudly wear it to my client meetings and tell all my friends about it."
"I am so happy I found you gals. The fit of my skirts are just wonderful. I’m absolutely in love with them. Please thank your lovely team for me. I’ve told all my girlfriends about Rita Phil.
I was worried about getting custom-made clothes online because I wasn’t sure how it was going to really fit my body but Rita Phil has reassured me everything is going to be fine. The measuring process was much easier than I thought. I really appreciated the one-on-one attention from the customer service team. I found it amazing that your tailor was able notice that my waist measurement was off by a couple inches just by looking at my picture. Overall, it was such a great experience and I love my skirts."
"I love my skirt! The fabric is great: luxurious but also appears to be durable (I like clothing that is classy and goes the distance!). I feel great in the skirt and have been able to dress it up for work or down for the weekend. I already can’t wait to get another one!"
"I'm beyond thrilled with my new custom skirt from Rita Phil. The fit is impeccable; unlike the mass market skirts I've bought in the past, there's no shifting or bunching, and it's as comfortable to wear as a pair of old jeans. Because it's well made of quality fabric, it's also hand washable at home, which is a huge money and time saver over dry cleaning. I love Rita Phil's custom ordering model and can't wait to buy more from this great company! I wore it for the first time all day today. Comfortable, didn't ride up, flattering. I will be ordering again, and I am just so happy with the skirt I have."
"The lining is so much softer than I expected and makes the skirt very comfy. I am amazed by the quality and fit of my skirt. I did not expect this from an online company. The process was easy and simple and the skirt arrived so quickly. Thank you for answering all of my questions and helping me pick the right fabrics. Great customer service!"
"While searching for stores that carry skirts for tall woman I came across Rita Phil. I am thick waisted and can never get skirts to fit in the hips and struggle to find the length I need. I was intrigued with the custom skirt idea. Julie answered my many questions. I took a chance, ordered the black Lillian skirt and was so glad I did. I now also have the Kimberly skirt and am about to order a third skirt. The quality of the skirts is amazing. The skirts are very comfortable. This is a great company with great customer service and outstanding quality."
"Thank you so much for the wonderful service. The skirts are so beautiful please thank your team too. I don't even know where to start to explain the quality of these skirts. The fabrics are soft and thick but aren't heavy. They help to hid all the lumps and bumps and create a smooth overall appearance, which I extremely appreciate. The fit is really perfect."
"I have only positive things to say about my experience. The customer service is exemplary. When a tailor spotted a potential discrepancy in my measurements, the team set up a skype call to guarantee the accuracy of my measurements. All responses were quick and thoughtful. The skirt itself is masterpiece. The fabric and craftsmanship are of the highest quality. The fabric does not cling, bunch, wrinkle, or lose its shape throughout the day, and the stitching and seams are flawless. And it actually fits!"
"I’m absolutely in love with my skirts. The fit is amazing. They’re all fitted to my body but not tight at all and so comfortable. The lining is very soft and doesn’t ride up which is a really important detail for me. I finally realized why the website stresses the “enclosed lining” as a special feature. I’ve worn other skirts with linings that aren’t attached so they separate as I walk. Then I’m constantly having to reach up my skirt and pull it down throughout the day. But with Rita Phil skirts stay together and stay put which makes it so much more comfortable and easy to wear all day.
The customer service is amazing. They are so responsive and attentive. I got my measurements wrong the first time so my skirt didn’t fit. Rita Phil’s customer service responded immediately to my email offered to get on a video chat with me to help me take new measurements so they can remake the skirt. I felt so cared for and the second skirt came a week later and fit like a glove! So I immediately bought 2 more."
"The quality of the skirt’s fabric and stitching is impeccable. It feels so luxurious. I am blown away by how great my skirt feels and fits. The fit is perfect. I’m very petite, so even when I buy things that are categorized as “petite” they are usually still too long. I loved that I was able to tell the tailor to make it to my preferred length. I felt like I had a personal tailor walking me through the process of making my skirt."
"It fits in all the right places without being overly tight in any one area, which I honestly didn’t even think was possible to achieve from an online store. I can barely find clothes that fit properly from stores where I can actually try on the clothes.
Let’s start with the fabrics of this skirt. It feels super luxurious. The lining fabric is silky smooth on your legs and the main fabric looks and feels like high quality materials. I also have to mention the awesome customer service I received. They were so nice and patient. I was really skeptical about the entire process so I had so many questions but they answered it all. We must have emailed over 20 times. They made me feel reassured and when my skirt arrived I was not disappointed at all. I really love it!"
"I am so happy I found [Rita Phil]. I have a really small waist and I prefer clothes with a looser fit. It’s almost impossible to find something that will fit my waist and still be comfortable on my thighs. I loved that you have different types of fits for the skirts and when I wrote in my fit and length request in notes section someone actually emailed me back to confirm and offered more options. It was nice to feel like they cared."
"Super happy with my experience with Rita Phil! I've got a difference of 12 inches between my waist and hip measurements, so buying skirts and pants have always been a challenge for me. These skirts hug and accentuate my curves perfectly. The lining not only comes in fun colors, but has such great stretch! I feel so comfortable and confident when I wear my skirts. These classic, well-fitting, and high quality pieces make a great wardrobe investment!"