AbbeyPost Made to Measure Kelly Dress Review

Powered by Mom shares her review of her made to measure Kelly Dress from AbbeyPost!

Do you have a tough time finding clothes that fit properly on you? Could it be because most off-the rack clothes are made to fit certain sizes and shapes? This doesn’t always make sense since we’re not all the same shape and size! I think I’m now officially addicted to AbbeyPost clothes as I love my new made to measure Kelly dress, this is not something I say often. In fact I so rarely love any dresses I find, especially since I gained weight after my daughter was born and some of it never left me!

Here I am wearing my Kelly dress and I got the plum color, I was very tempted with the red color but I’m sure you can figure out why I went with purple. As you can see my cat Oliver insisted he be in the picture too 🙂  (look for an awesome coupon code to AbbeyPost at the bottom of our review)

abbest post dress 3 with OliverIt was easy to order my dress, I provided all of my measurements and AbbeyPost even has a video (check it out here) to help you figure out where to measure so you can get the best fit possible. I decided I liked the 3/4 sleeves and the v-neck just like they had in the picture on their site and I also provided my preference for the length of the dress too. Having the choice of sleeve length, neckline and length of the dress was wonderful. I don’t like my dresses to be below the knee unless it’s floor length and I don’t want it too short either as I certainly don’t want to worry about it rising every time I sit down! I have to admit I was a bit worried when I got the dress as it seems so plain looking on the hanger, but once I put it on I was ecstatic! I think this is the first time I’ve said that about a dress in a long time, it looks so different once I put it on because it was made for me!

Abbey Post dress 1

Being a busy, working mom who is trying to run her own home business I simply don’t have the time to find the “right” dress in stores that will fit me, my budget and that I will confident in and now I don’t have to thanks to AbbeyPost. I’m already planning on  which dress I want next (leaning towards the Rachel Dress in red) that’s how much I love these dresses. They are well made, nothing flimsy about them, comfortable and when something is made for your body type and style preference how can you not love it?!

I also like that I can dress it up or down, wear with heels, flats or boots like I do below.

abbest post dress 4 with boots

I’m looking for the perfect pewter handbag and shoes to really dress it up, and for my next date night with hubby I’m going to wear it with those and some chunky jewelry for yet another look. Love the versatility with these dresses!

I’ve got the sash a bit messed up in the back here which my daughter failed to tell me but that’s okay it’s an easy fix even for the style challenged. I usually could never get sashes/belts on dresses to work but I did fine with my Kelly dress 🙂

abbey post dress back

I don’t think you need to ask but just in case you haven’t caught onto my enthusiasm I LOVE ABBEYPOST dresses and I can’t wait to try more made to measure clothes for me. As I mentioned I’d love to get the Kelly dress and their Tanya Stragith Leg Ponte Pants looks like something I would get a lot of use out of and I won’t have to get the pants hemmed like I have to for so many pants. Some of the regular sized petite pants in stores are a tad short for me if I want to wear anything with heels and “regular” pants are always too long for this almost 5 “4” gal so thank goodness for made to measure clothes at AbbeyPost!

Powered by Mom Kelly Dress

Now you too can enjoy the many benefits of made to measure clothes with AbbeyPost! Check out their site and use this fabulous coupon code for 30% off just enter VIP30OFF. I know you will love AbbeyPost as much as I do!

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  1. Amber Ludwig says:

    Gah! Nothing ever fits right!! Im a mom now and I try to shop in womens but am so petite that I look like a teenager trying to wear my mothers clothes :/ Would love a company like made to measure clothes to be everywhere!!! The dress looks so fantastic on you and is so figure flattering!

  2. sherry butcher says:

    I sympathize with your pants length dilemma, I’m now 5 2 and must hem everything. Love the dress on you and the color is great. TFS.

  3. Elizabeth Martinez says:

    That dress looks great on you. It would be awesome to have a custom made dress.

  4. Michelle L says:

    The dress looks great on you.

  5. That looks beautiful!

  6. That plum dress is very flattering on you. I always have a hard time getting clothing to fit right. Would love to try a custom fitted dress!

  7. Katherine Riley says:

    I think pewter or silver accessories will really set the color of the dress off. It fits you well.

  8. Diana Vuong says:

    I like that the dress(es) would be according to your measurements. I would like the top more tapered and the bottom more loose like a baby doll dress with pockets on the sides.

  9. I really like the idea of clothes being made just for me. That dress is really pretty too. Love it.

  10. Natalie Brown says:

    This dress looks really pretty on you! Your kitty is super cute too. I like that you can give them your measurements and it’s custom made. So nice! Thank-you for the information & review!

  11. Melissa George says:

    awesome. i love the dress and i love the boots too. i love the styling and blue is my favorite color. The dress looks amazing on you.

  12. Katherine Riley says:

    I love that you can get clothing custom made for your measurements. Pants are always the worst for me as I am very short waisted but long legged. Petite sizes fit me around my waist and hips but the pant legs are always to short. And if I buy to fit my legs, then I get an extra roll of fabric around my hips (ugghhhh). I love the dress and color you chose!

  13. The color is fabulous. You look fantastic.

  14. lana simanovicki says:

    i like that they have dresses that would fit me

  15. Mindy Drummond says:

    I love this! I am 5′ tall but have broad shoulders so I can go with petites for the length but not for upper body which makes it so hard to find things to fit good. I love the styles they have and that I can get them to fit! Definitely heading over to place an order. Thanks for the coupon code too! 🙂

  16. That dress looks so nice on you. Purple is definitely a good color for you. Your boots are so cool and look amazing with the dress 🙂 I don’t wear dresses, even as a kid I hated to wear them. I wore one to my sisters wedding 12 years ago. I’m a pants type of gal.

  17. laurie murley says:

    i love this dress i would like to have one of their velvet dresses

  18. I like the idea of buying clothes that are measured to your body type. I usually have the bottoms are to long and the tops are to small if I try to buy a set.

  19. I love that the clothes are basically custom made my daughters and myself are around 5 foot 2 inches and this does create a problem when shopping

  20. MaryJo Tsitouris says:

    True enough, not all people are shaped the same and I this is a great option for those that can’t find clothes that fit right. I would have chose purple over red too! Thanks for the review!

  21. I love the idea of getting clothes made to fit! It’s near impossible for me to find a great dress like this that accentuates all the right areas!

  22. Thanks so much for the Fantastic Review on Powered by Mom shares her review of her made to measure Kelly Dress from AbbeyPost! That dress looks wonderful on you! I also love that color blue! This Company, AbbeyPost sounds terrific! I’m not much of a dress person because I #1 cant find any in the stores that I like and look good on me and #2 don’t go anywhere that I am required to wear a dress. It would, however, be nice to have one around just in case the need arises! Thanks so much for sharing your pictures and all the information on AbbeyPost! This certainly sounds like the place I should really look into! Thanks again, Michele 🙂

  23. This dress looks truly fit to size.

  24. Carol Burgess says:

    I don’t know what your favorite color is. But it should be that one. Looks very pretty on you. You’re totally rockin them boots too. Get it girl. Just having fun. But you really do look pretty in that dress.

  25. That is a very nice color and I think it is definitely a bestie out of your own personal color palette. I think dresses are a challenge for most ladies, this is a great option.

  26. laurie damrose says:

    Thats a nice color for you1

  27. I LOVE that dress! I’m really picky when it comes to dresses as I don’t wear them all that often and it’s hard for me to find something that truly fits. I will be looking into the made to measure clothes byAbbeyPost to see if they will work within my limited income that I have from being on disability.

  28. I’m excited to learn that AbbeyPost makes custom clothing for plus-size women! It’s about time a company catered to that segment of the population! The purple Kelly Dress really looks great on you!

  29. This is such a pretty dress and looks great on you. I like that you showed both dressed up and dressed down accessories, and included the cat!

  30. The purple is a great color on you! I also think it would look really nice with a scarf to bring a little more pattern and playfulness into the outfit. Also, thanks for showing the dress with different heel heights, because that really msakes a difference on how dresses look overall. Thanks!

  31. You look fabulous in this dress! I would have chosen the plum color too…it’s one of my favorite colors and is SO flattering! My cat always photobombs my pictures too! I love the fact that you can custom fit a dress to suit your own personal body!

  32. Oliver is not going to be put aside. Lol. The dress looks really nice on you. I think the color is beutiful as well. You look so comfortable. I always have trouble with store sizes. I would love to shop where I was fitted like that. Like having your own Tailor handy. Thanks for the post
    Carol L

  33. Ronda Walton says:

    I don’t wear a lot of dresses, because they just don’t seem to fit me right. I’m wide through shoulders, but not big busted and am short, but petites don’t fit inseam. Having the dress customize the fit to my measurements would take away these problem fit areas. I love jewel tones, so this plum would be perfect for my skin tone. Not much for red, but on the site, I love the Red coat.

  34. Nice to have something that fits you so well and looks so good on you.

  35. I’m really impressed with their site. They have a lot of great clothing pieces. I love that they feature all curvy women modeling them too.

  36. Marti Tabora says:

    I love this idea, the clothes I choose off the rack never fit me properly.

  37. Debbie Bray says:

    I love the idea of custom fitted clothes, especially with a video to help you measure.

  38. Lovely photos!
    I am not often a fan of dark purple clothes, but this does look nice on you!

    And I LOVE esp. the pic with your adorably beautiful kitty! Thanks for sharing!

  39. Cat Oliver rocks! I can tell he has his own little personality! I had not heard of AbbyPost until this giveaway. The idea of a custom made dress is exciting!

  40. Cat Oliver rocks! I can tell he has his own little personality! I had not heard of AbbyPost until this giveaway. The idea of a custom made dress is exciting to me and I hope that I win this giveaway.

  41. Sharon Siqueiros says:

    This looks like it’s going to be one of those go to dresses! it looks wonderful on you and you can dress it up or down and wear it year round. Thanks for your honest review and sharing how it looks on,
    Happy Holidays!!

  42. I have never heard of AbbeyPost, but after seeing the giveaway, I checked out the website and wow. But, then I decided to go to your review and see what you had to say. I’m even more impressed now! You look very pretty in the dress – the color is beautiful on you. Plus, your cat is hysterical, wanting to be in the picture.

  43. rochelle haynes says:

    This is a nice dress love to have it

  44. Rebecca Xavier says:

    I love the dress and that it can be customized to make you feel comfortable.

  45. You look beautiful AND comfortable! The dress fits you like a glove! I sympathize with your pants length dilemma, as I am almost 5’4″ as well. It’s nice to find a company like AbbeyPost where pieces are made to order! Great review!

  46. Diana Smith Hill says:

    That made to measure dress does you justice. I see why you chose the purple. I believe it was a wise choice.

  47. Great find! It’s so hard to find a dress that fits just right, what a time saver!

  48. That dress looks gorgeous on you! It’s so simple but the drape is lovely and it’s really elegant.

  49. Nena Sinclair says:

    Love this dress on you! The color suits you perfectly and so does the style!

  50. Is this for people of all sizes or do they cater only to the curvacious ? I tend to be on the slim side and have trouble finding adult clothing that fits well.

    • Hi Lisa,

      As their clothes are made to measure yes they are for people of all sizes. They also let you know for each dress what body shapes suit it best but they take your exact measurements so it fits you 🙂

  51. You picked a great dress and color. It looks great on you. I like that Abbey Post makes made to measure clothes. It’s hard to find that anymore.


  53. Jennifer Heintz says:

    I have not worn a dress in, well forever! I dress in separates because finding a dress that fits is near impossible. Thanks for the introduction to Abbey Post. Custom made clothing that won’t bankrupt you is doable in this day and age, and I wish them great success.

  54. I love the dress on you – it looks fantastic!

  55. ellen beck says:

    LOVE the dress with the sweater you have on in the top picture it is very pretty You look great and I have to say the fit looks fantastic.

  56. Carolann Leibenguth says:

    Wow that dress fits you like glove and looks amazing on you. I love the color and your cat is cute too ;). I may have to put this on my wish list.

  57. The dress looks very nice and really nice color . AbbeyPost sounds like a great

  58. Beautiful dress. Love the versatility of it!

  59. Lisa Coomer Queen says:

    This dress looks great on you! Made to measure sounds like a good thing. Would surely try. Great Review!

  60. terry myers says:

    Love the dress I know about the clothes for small not confirm to many shapes and sizes we are here we need clothes!

  61. Super cute on you. I really like the V neck and the 3/4 sleeves. I have a horrible time finding clothes that fit me like they should. I love this. Thank you for doing the review.

  62. addiewag724 says:

    Very nice!

  63. laura rubenstein says:

    This is awesome!! And that dress fits you beautifully 🙂 Thank you


  65. You look great in this dress and your boots are rad. I desperately need “Made to Measure” clothing, because I have a disease called Lymphedma that cause me to retain a lot of Lymph fluid. So you can imagine how hard it is for me to find clothes that fit, and custom made clothes are hard to come by at decent prices. I was not aware of this company, so I am grateful for the review.

  66. Julie Simpson says:

    I like this dress. I don’t wear dresses because I can’t wear heel but I could after this Michigan winter see myself in this dress with a cute pair of sandals. Nice to see a normal size woman wearing it also!!

  67. The dress looks really great on you, especially with the boots! I have a difficult finding clothes that fit, too.

  68. You look very pretty in that dress. I know I find dresses hard to fit me.

  69. Flattering cut and best color choice.

  70. Great dress. The color is fantastic and it fits you so nice.

  71. Tamra Phelps says:

    I agree. Made to measure seems to be great! The dress looks great & I love the plum!

  72. Sometimes it’s impossible to find clothes that fit right and I’m not always a fan of shopping. This sounds so much easier! I’ll check it out!

  73. That’s such a great idea to use your exact measurements for a dress! The purple looks really good on you.

  74. This is really nice and made to measure clothes are the best, thank you for your review.

  75. I usually have to go with a skirt and skirt. My bottom is extra small and my top medium large. Not because I’m busty, my shoulders are wide. This would work well for me.

  76. Love this dress! It looks great on you. I love the color!

  77. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This is a great idea. You are right. We are all built differently and I have a hard time finding things that fit just right. Thank you for sharing

  78. lana simanovicki says:

    this dress looks good on you very nice

  79. Beautiful dress and it works very well on you.

  80. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    Beautiful dress, one of my favorite colors!

  81. I love the dress and your cat makes a great accessory!

  82. Maria Iemma says:

    A made to measure dress would be wonderful. I must explore this further as I cannot find good fitting clothes since I am a little (OK a lot) overweight.

  83. Made to measure clothes with AbbeyPost sounds great, it’s a wonderful idea for people who have trouble finding clothes that fit. Thank you for sharing this post.

  84. Great dress, love the color

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