Painted by PIOL


Have you ever wanted a dress that fit you like a glove? And a comfortable one at that? I often find that when shopping for a dress “off the rack” I usually find a style I really like but then the arm holes are too big, or it droops in all the wrong places. Too small there, too big over here – it can make for quite a frustrating experience!

Disclosure: PIOL is a brand that we believe in and love, and R&R was gifted the items featured in this post. All opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting R&R and the brands that support our blog.

Enter PIOL Dress – an online shop based in NYC, where you can custom create the perfect, go-to dress. Inspired by the philosophy of the ever-fascinating Edith Head, PIOL gives you the freedom and control over color, fabric and fit options which allows you to make a dress as unique as you are.

“I assure you that even the most beautiful women are not pretty all over. They have merely learned to use clothes deftly enough to give others the impression that they are. Why shouldn’t you?” – Edith Head

For me – creating my very own dress was like a DIY experience – selecting my color aura, finding the perfect fit and then choosing from colors, patterns and fabrics that make my heart go pitter-patter! Not to mention I had been looking for a dress that could carry me through the seasons in color and weight and I really wanted a three-quarter length sleeve. With PIOL’s design room, I was able to make it all just the way I wanted.




I just had to include a behind-the-scenes shot of me and my little guy that my five-year-old took of us at the end of the shoot – a budding photographer, I must say! And I love that my PIOL dress is made of high-quality fabric and materials to stand up to the test of mommyhood – a huge plus in my book!

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  • What a cute dress!! I love that more brands are starting to do custom designed pieces. The fit can really makes a difference!

    ​​Something Gold, Something Blue

    • Thanks sweet friend! Customized is key to a great-fitting dress. And we know how much you love dresses, too! XO