Women who are on the hunt for the best fitting button-down shirt often go the custom button down shirts route. In the US, there are some custom shirt makers and websites that offer a quasi-custom button-down shirt, but these mostly target men. What about custom clothes for woman or custom Tops for Large Busted Women? For custom button down shirts, we recommend visiting the best tailor in your city. HINT: to find the best tailor in your city, call the highest-end fabric store and ask who they recommend. A local dressmaker (a seamstress who makes clothes) is also a great option. Of course over seas, especially in the Asian cities, custom clothiers abound.
Please learn from our mistakes when having custom shirts made – start at the top! Fit the neckline and shoulder width first. Once those are perfected, move down to the bust. Bust apex – the height of the center point of the bust, is very important. Make sure the curve of the princess seam matches the curve of the bust, and make sure the darts hit in the correct place. From there go to the waist, back, and hem. They are easier places to fit.
Our words of caution are don't risk purchasing custom made button-down shirts without in-person fittings by custom shirt makers. Having button-down shirts custom made, or even tweaked to your specific body by a tailor, can be truly more fun and rewarding than shopping for ready-to-wear at the mall! Take a look at our Crisp White Shirts page for more on shirts.