Sometimes—actually, most times—I feel as though I’m living a double life. I’m a typical, buttoned-up serious professional from nine to five, and then in the evenings and weekends I’m a Bitch—attending cocktail parties, charity galas, dinner dates, and the like.
The ability to find something that will take me from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. is a struggle, and, at a minimum, involves the shedding of cardigans and the addition of five-inch heels and my fuschia lipstick come 6 p.m.
Most stylish young professional lasses share similar frustrations: how to find flattering-yet-work-appropriate clothing that’s stylish-yet-affordable and can take you from day to night.
Moreover, even if you work in consulting, government, or the nonprofit sector, you want to be excited to get dressed on a Monday morning. Because, Monday mornings are bad enough without the boring work apparel.
Chrissie Gorman decided to take matters into her own hands. After spending several years in strategy consulting, she was left with a closet that was split between uber-professional dress pants and button ups or casual clothing that she actually looked and felt great wearing. While getting her MBA at Harvard, Chrissie started to envision an alternative, where a young professional’s wardrobe could be versatile and flattering.
So she partnered with her friend Lauren Harris to bring the idea to life. Lauren, who has a degree from Parsons and experience at Zac Posen and several contemporary designers, brought the fashion and design skills to match Chrissie’s business prowess.
And thus, through two brilliant blonde bombshells, Tailour was born, with its first collection launching the beginning of this year.
Now, here’s the kicker. Aside from being from being chic work attire, Tailour is catered to your body type—offering nine different dresses shapes and styles designed to fit different women’s body types. It’s a much more flattering alternative to the straight or boxy suiting dresses.
How it works is you head to the website, and fill out some information about your body—small on the bottom, big on the top, vice-a-versa—and then Tailour selects your best pieces. This season, you can choose from black, graphite, or a chic-and-sexy color-blocked charcoal-with-black. You can try the Tailour shop-your-shape approach here.
The gals sent over two very different dresses for two very differently shaped Bitches—the Franklin + Kinney for Becca, who is tall, leggy and bossomed, and the Montana + Olive for me, who is very small-all-around yet narrow-on-top and a bit thick in the bum-and-thigh section.
Best of all, at a less than $200 price point, Tailour’s dresses are affordable even if you’re on a federal or nonprofit salary. And, the icing on the cake: The luxurious, high-quality frocks are made in the good ole U-S-of-A.
Today, we’re giving away a dress of your shape and choice to one lucky little lady.
To win your Tailour-made frock:
- Like the brand on Facebook
- Follow them on Twitter @tailourapparel
- Follow on Instagram @tailour_founders
- Leave a comment here telling us how you get your outfits from day to night.
We’ll draw a winner next Friday!
If you can’t wait until then, Tailour is offering an exclusive Bitch discount of 10% with the code “BWB10” until the end of the month.
Happy shopping, you Power Bitches, you.