Designing a garment for the public is not what we do.

Q. Contrary is the modern women’s atelier providing custom clothing made to fit your lifestyle and body. Petite, Plus, Curvy, Athletic – Q. Contrary is for women of all shapes and sizes. Schedule your personal fitting at our new Phoenix boutique and Mary will help design suits, jackets, shirts, slacks and skirts unique for you. She partners with some of the best fabric mills and walks you through the process of designing a one of a kind garment for your wardrobe.

More about women’s custom clothing

The experience begins with your first consultation at our store or at the comfort of your home or office. Mary will help guide you through every step of the fitting and fabric selection process. We will discuss how you like clothes to fit, what fit issues (if any) you have and the purpose of the clothing (a new suit for the office, a stylish jacket to pair with your favorite jeans or some shirts you personally custom design, whatever the occasion.)  Mary wants to learn about you and how you like clothes to fit. She will take between 15-20 measurements, try on some fit garments and take a couple photos. To best ensure a perfect custom fit, we offer a basted fitting for most of our custom clothing.

The basted fitting occurs once the fabric you have selected has been hand cut and temporarily stitched together with white thread. When you try the garment on at this point you have the opportunity to judge its look and feel. The fact that your suit is only ‘basted’ allows it to be changed to any extent you like. For example, you may want to narrow or widen the shoulders and lapels, make the garment tighter or looser in the chest, the sleeves or even the thighs and shorten or lengthen the hemline.  These adjustments can be made and more importantly, you can see and feel how your jacket, suit or pants will fit. The clothing is then sent back to the tailor to be completed. A final fitting will be scheduled when your garment arrives and ensure you are 100% satisfied with your garment.

  • Women’s Custom Suits range from $1300 – $5000
  • Women’s Custom Jackets range from $1000 – $4000
  • Women’s Custom Pants range from $350 – $700
  • Women’s Custom Skirt range from $350 – $750
  • Women’s Custom Shirts range from $175 – $500
  • Time frame is 4-6 weeks

Call 602-301-6987 or email [email protected] to schedule your personal fitting and design a garment that is unique to you.

“Mary exuded professionalism, creativity, and the extra mile. Coordinating suits for all the groomsmen in the party is never easy, particularly when there are different shapes, personalities, and, of course, budgets! Her kind demeanor and passion for style came through immediately, making our experience wonderful. I look forward to working with Mary again for my day to day needs.”

David Martens

“She is the best. Have Mary help with your business or casual wardrobe. You will be glad you did. (It’s not really like shopping!)”

Jay Thorne


Monday | 9:00am – 6:00pm

Tuesday | 9:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday | 9:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday | 9:00am – 6:00pm

Friday | 9:00am – 5:00pm


Saturday | 10:00am – 3:00pm

Sunday | Closed

After-hours available upon request