The Ultimate Guide For Choosing Your Perfect Size

Shopping for clothes online has become a common practice many for years, but even more so since the pandemic. As an online custom apparel retailer, we know the struggles that come with not knowing what size to order. To make things easier when you order from our website, we’re sharing some helpful tips to ensure you are choosing the right size and fit for you.

Compare your measurements to the size chart on our site

To get an accurate size, your best bet is to find a similar item you own and love at home, lay it flat, measure it in inches, then match those measurements to the manufacturer’s recommended Size Chart.

You can find the Size Chart for each product under Product Info in the design center.

See what other customers are saying

Oftentimes, the best way to figure out what size to order is by taking recommendations from others who have purchased the same item. Under Product Info, there is a sliding scale where it shows what our customers are telling us about the fit of the item, whether it runs small, fits perfect, or runs large.

Read the Sizing and Material Notes

More information regarding sizing is in the Sizing and Material Notes for each product under the Product Info tab. Always reference this section to learn more about specific measurements and the contents of the material to determine fit.

Explore which styles fit best for you

Do you ever see something online you like and wonder if it’ll look good on you? We created a list that explains each style we have so you never have to wonder again.

We offer six different fits for Tops:

Slim FitThese shirts are cut to fit closer to the body and they run small.
Relaxed FitWhen compared to Slim Fit, Relaxed Fit shirts are cut with a more generous fit, which means they will fit more like a basic t-shirt. Compared to a Unisex shirt, a Misses fit tends to have shorter sleeves and a more feminine cut.
FlowyAs the name implies, these shirts offer a flowy, loose fit that works with almost all body types. They are also very trendy.
Plus SizeThese shirts are true plus sizes. They come in 1X – 4X (some retailers would label these as Plus 1 – Plus 4).
UnisexThese are in our Mens/Unisex Tops section. These shirts offer a roomy fit for all genders.
MaternityThese shirts are for pregnant women.

Check out Custom Fit – Different Styles And Which Fit is Best For You for more information.

We hope this guide was helpful for your next Customized Girl purchase. Of course, if you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service team. Happy Shopping!

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Fall Bucket List Ideas 2021

Fall is in the air and is giving us lots of warm & cozy feelings. The crisp air, the changing of colors, the smell of pumpkin spice, and the anticipation of the best holidays of the year are just a few of our favorite things. Because fall is often times short-lived, we’ve put together a list of things we want to do before the season ends.

Apple Picking

There’s nothing more “fall” than driving to an apple orchard to pick some juicy apples. Not sure if it’s the actual picking of the apples, the activities like hay rides, or knowing that you are going to be making some yummy apple treats later on that gets us the most excited, but either way, it’s something we always look forward to. Check out some local apple orchards near you.

Pumpkin Patch

A pumpkin patch is always a great idea, whether you are going with young kids, your friends, or a fun date. Not only can you hunt for the perfect pumpkin to carve later on, but pumpkin patches are also perfect for getting that picture-perfect fall experience. Corn mazes, petting zoo, train rides, and more are some other the other activities that you can experience at some pumpkin patches. Grab your flannels and get the family together for the perfect photo op at a pumpkin patch near you!

Haunted House

Nothing screams Halloween more than going to a haunted house. If you love a good scare, gather some family or friends for a night out at a haunted house. Check for some local attractions near you. If you’re someone who wants to take haunted houses to the next level, check out the Top 10 Scariest Haunted Houses in America.

Host Friendsgiving

Gather up your closest guys and gals to celebrate Friendsgiving! Friendsgiving has become more and more popular in recent years but for those who don’t know, Friendsgiving is a term that blends friends and Thanksgiving. It’s a place where friends can gather to celebrate with great food, games, & more. What’s great about Friendsgiving is that it can be more laid-back and less pressure than a traditional family Thanksgiving. You can even make it a potluck for it to be an equal effort type of event.

Tailgate At A Football Game

What’s fall without some football?! Grill out, play some drinking games or cornhole, and cheer on your favorite team at the next tailgate. Don’t forget to get all decked out in team apparel! If you need some suggestions on what to do at a tailgate, here’s 15 of The Best Tailgating Games For You And Your Family This Season.

Have A Bonfire

Invite your friends over for a bonfire complete with s’mores and ghost stories! Bonfires are one of the best ways to still enjoy the outdoors when the weather gets cooler.

Go Trick-or-Treating

No matter your age, Trick or Treating can be fun for everyone! Whether you are accompanying your kids while they go door-to-door or handing out candy at your house, it’s so much fun to get in costume to celebrate Halloween. If you want to take it a step further and go all out this year, check out How To Throw A Wicked Halloween Party to gather ideas on the best food, lighting, music and more.

Go Fall Shopping

New season = new wardrobe! Out with the shorts and tanks and in with the flannels and sweaters. Don’t get us wrong, we love the summer weather, but there’s nothing like feeling warm and cozy in your new fall clothes when the cooler weather rolls around. A cool new idea to try this fall is customizing your own sweaters, leggings, flannels, and more, especially with holiday events coming up.

Bake Festive Treats

One of the best parts about fall is all of the delicious treats we can enjoy all throughout the season. Warm up the oven, get some cute fall plates, and bake some festive treats for your friends and family. For some fall inspo, try these 80 Delicious Fall Desserts You NEED To Make This Season

Enjoy Nature

Depending on where you live, fall is often times very short-lived. In some places, the orange, red, and yellow trees may only last a couple weeks. That’s why we recommend getting out in nature to fully embrace this season before it ends. Go on a nature walk, have a picnic, jump in a pile of leaves, or attend a fall festival. Here are 7 Outdoor Activities for the Fall Season.

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How To Choose Your Team Fan Wear

It’s no surprise that wearing your team’s colors or logo on a t-shirt is a common thing to do when attending a sporting event. But do you ever wonder about the psychology behind why we do that?

According to an article from Live Enhanced, wearing team sports apparel such as jerseys, t-shirts, and hats to games “brought about positive feelings” giving fans a sense of belonging, camaraderie, and a common purpose. Not to mention team spirit is contagious! It’s no wonder why sports fanatics all over the world wear their team’s apparel for big game days.

With fall sports starting up, here’s your opportunity to create custom fan gear for you and your fellow fans! With our custom products, you can add your own text such as names and numbers, add art, and even upload photos. Take a look and get some ideas on how to choose your team fan wear.

Custom Varsity Jackets

One of our all-time best sellers! If you’re looking for a cool and classy feel, keep it old-school with vintage-style varsity jackets. Perfect for layering on top of T-shirts and hoodies for those chilly nights. It’s definitely a sideline winning look!

Custom T-shirts and Jerseys

Proud moms and dads can create custom jerseys and tees to wear at games to show their love and support! Yep, be THAT mom or dad that stands out from the rest.

Custom Stadium Blankets

For those chilly fall nights, custom stadium blankets are a must-have! Stay warm in style by adding your own custom text, art, and photos to this super soft fleece blanket. Its DryBlend, sweatshirt-style material will keep you warm and comfy while you root for your team.

Custom Hoodies

Let’s be honest, even though we love summer, we can’t wait for it to be cool enough to jump in some cozy hoodies. We have lots of hoodie styles to choose from where you can design with your own text, art and upload cool photos. Design the front and the back with your child’s name and number to wear at all the games!

Custom Travel Mugs

Running late to practice? Attending a game in cold weather? These are all good reasons to customize your own travel mug. Personalize it with your child’s name, number, and even upload their photo for a unique on-the-go beverage.

Custom Bags

There’s no better way to hold all your game-day snacks than this custom backpack! Wherever you go, represent your team or favorite player with a custom design. From totes and drawstrings to duffels and backpacks, there’s definitely no shortage of bag options to find the perfect one for you.

With fall sports in full swing, this is your sign to start customizing your sports apparel before it’s too late! For more creative ideas, check out our popular designs for each fall sport.

Football🏈 | Cheerleading📣 | Volleyball🏐 | Soccer⚽ | Cross Country🏃‍♀️ | View All Sports.

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5 Ways To Commemorate Juneteenth

Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks an important day as it honors the end of slavery in the United States. Also known as “Freedom Day,” it is celebrated every year in America. But what does that celebration look like? Here are 5 ways you can commemorate this important day in American history.  

  1. Educate Yourself and Your Community. Before jumping straight in to the celebration, it is important to know what exactly you are celebrating and why. For starters, try following organizations and creators in the Black community on social media who are advocates and devote their lives to fighting racial injustice. Here are a few we recommend: Austin Channing Brown, Michelle Saahene, Emmanuel Acho, and Brittany Packnett Cunningham.
  2. Support Black-Owned Businesses. Do some research in your area for Black-owned businesses. It can be as simple as dining at a black-owned restaurant, shopping at a local black-owned boutique, or subscribing to a blog of your favorite black writer. No matter the business, the smallest gesture can make the biggest impact. Show your support!
  3. Donate To Organizations. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of incredible organizations across the country aimed to help raise awareness, educate, and make a difference for the Black community. Find one that means something to you and donate to help empower and fight for racial justice. No amount is too small. No idea where to start? Here are a few: Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Anti Racism Fund, NAACP, and Color Of Change.
  4. Listen To Black Music Artists. Did you know June is Black Music Appreciation Month? It’s a celebration of African-American music in the United States. Turn to your favorite streaming platform and jam out to Black artists during your Juneteenth celebration! From Nina Simone who recorded songs that became civil rights anthems to Leon Bridges and Kendrick Lamar of today’s day and age, there are so many incredible Black artists throughout history.
  5. Spread Awareness. As important as this day is, there are still some people who do not know much about Juneteenth. By talking with your friends and family, sharing resources on social media or participating in Juneteenth events, spreading awareness about this holiday can help in more ways than you can imagine.

However you choose to celebrate and commemorate Juneteenth, we hope you make it one to remember.

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New Products On Customized Girl!

We’re constantly on the lookout for new and exciting products to offer on Customized Girl. We only want to offer the best in custom goods to our customers, from the trendiest and most comfortable apparel to the best-looking accessories and home goods, there’s much that goes into our product research. We’ve added a number of new products to our site in the past few months and we want to take a moment to highlight our exciting new offerings!

1. UNISEX TIE-DYE MULTI-COLOR SPIRAL TEE

Nothing says summer fun like a tie-dyed t-shirt! Great for family reunions, picnics, cookouts, summer camp, and more! Design one now for just $25.97 Each.

2. UNISEX TIE-DYE FLEECE HOODIE

This trendy tie-dye hoodie is where comfort meets style. Whether you pair it with your favorite jeans or leggings, this hoodie will definitely brighten up your look! Design one now for just $44.97 each.

3. Three New Crop Tops!

LADIES SCORECARD CROP TOP TEE
Design one now for $24.97

LADIES FESTIVAL CALI CROP TOP TEE
Design one now for $24.97

LADIES IDEAL CROP TOP TEE
Design one now for $24.97

4. UNISEX PERFECT TRI TEE

With unbeatable softness and exceptional comfort, this perfect tri tee will be your new favorite. Design one now for just $27.97

5. SEASIDE COTTON CANVAS PIGMENT-DYED BOAT TOTE BAG

This tote will be your new go-to bag for summer! Large enough & sturdy enough to fit all your essentials for the day. Even includes a pocket on the exterior to hold smaller items. Design one now for just $21.97

We’re always on the lookout for new great product offerings, so make sure to check out all of our customizable items often to see what’s new. Happy designing!

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Top 5 T-Shirt Designs For Graduation

Another year, another class of seniors saying ‘So long!’ to school. Graduation is a huge time for celebration, cookouts, and family well-wishing. Make the moment that much better with a customized shirt to celebrate your ascension from freshman to grad. Here are our top 5 t-shirt designs for the graduating senior this year!

1. Funny Face Cut-Out Photo Tee

A picture is worth a thousand words, but this fun custom face photo cut-out tee will only set you back $14.97. If you buy 6 or more then it costs even less! Surprise your new grad with a hilarious shirt featuring their own face at their grad party. Make sure to have your cameras ready for their reaction pictures.

Upload your grads face to this tee then watch their reaction on their big day!

2. Straight Outta Your School

Sometimes it’s the classics that are most needed. This timeless design is perfect for your graduate who is now ‘straight outta’ their school! Make sure to customize this design in our design center to add the name of their alma mater. You can even add some fun additional text to the back for added effect.

This tee is perfect whether you’re graduating from Compton or anywhere else!

3. Kind Of Graduated??

Let’s hope there isn’t another generation of seniors that get to buy this t-shirt! The global pandemic disrupted a lot of things including graduations. Commemorate some of the strangest school days in modern times with this custom design. Make sure to add your school name in our design center.

Does it still count if you graduated over Zoom?

4. Tie-Dye Gradutation T-Shirt

Tye die is back in a big way! Celebrate your graduation with a super trendy custom tie-dye tee. Your photo feed will look great when everyone at the party is wearing these matching tie-dye designs. For an extra groovy experience, customize a bunch of different tie-dye styles!

This graduation tee is like, totally radical bro!

5. 2021% Done With School

Nothing expresses the senior feeling more than this t-shirt. When you finally end that senior year, you’re absolutely 2021% done with school! I imagine next year’s senior class will feel this but even 1% higher! Customize this funny shirt with your graduate’s name and their school. Makes for a great souvenir of the time they spent in school.

That’s 1 more percent than last year’s seniors!

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Tie-Dye Shirt Contest! Get Creative & Design Your Own For A Chance To Win!

If you thought the tie-dye trend was over, think again. In a time of uncertainty, now more than ever, we crave a source of comfort. Tie-dye has that nostalgic element and brings us back to our more innocent memories of childhood. Even so, there are new ways to reinvent tie-dye in 2021, like our new Unisex Dream Tie-Dyed Tee! It fits like a dream and feels like one too! Available in 3 different colors, sunset, purple dream, and lemon lime, it’ll be your new favorite to wear all summer long. 

To celebrate this product launch, we are holding a Tie-Dye Tee Contest on our Instagram page! Win a FREE Tie-Dye Dream Tee with your own customized design just in time for #NationalTieDyeDay on April 30th!

HOW TO ENTER:

  1. CUSTOMIZE Select our Dream Tie-Dyed Tee on CustomizedGirl.com and use our design center to customize any way you’d like. (choose any color)
  2. SHARE Save your design & share it by taking a screenshot and posting to your Instagram story or feed. Make sure you tag us @CustomizedGirl
  3. WIN We will select one winner. If you win, we will print your shirt and ship it to you!

Winner will be announced 4/8/21 @ 12pm on the post and the winner will be contacted via DM.

We hope you have fun designing and getting creative with us! Stay tuned for more product launches and giveaways just in time for summer. ☀️

5 Events That Tie-Dye Shirts Would Be Perfect For:

  1. Sports Teams. Starting a new volleyball league this summer? Customize tie-dye tees with your team’s name & number and have the coolest uniforms in the league!
  1. Family Reunions. Every generation loves tie-dye so why not customize tees to wear for the next family reunion?! These shirts make a great keepsake for years to come!
  1. Charity Events. You’re sure to stand out and bring awareness to your charity with custom tie-dye tees with colors that pop!
  1. Summer Days and Holidays! Fourth of July screams red, white and blue tie-dye. Customize your own patriotic tee to show off your American pride! 
  1. Parties. Get matching tie-dye tees for bachelor/ette parties or for your birthday party event! No matter the occasion, your group will love these bright and festive party shirts!

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Decoration Methods – How do we do it?

Have you ever wondered how we produce all of the orders that come through our site? In this post, we want to share the various types of decoration methods we offer and how they benefit you! Read below to find out more.

1. Printing: Printing ink with a direct-to-garment digital printer

This is the method we use for almost all of our apparel. It involves state-of-the-art digital printers printing high-quality ink directly onto your item. This process offers several advantages over screen printers, including:

  • A full range of colors at no extra cost. Screen printers print only one color at a time, so each additional color is an extra cost for you.
  • No minimums and no setup fees. Our printing process is the same whether we are printing 1 item or 1,000. Screen printers, however, have a lot of up-front costs in setting up the screens, so they charge for it and require minimums.
Beautiful and custom direct-to-garment printing!

2. Film or Foil: Using an ultra-thin, precision-cut, heat-pressed “film” material

This is a great method to create a durable design on unique items. For example, it’s not possible to create custom, no-minimum designs using ink on items like duffel bags and mesh jerseys. We use film instead, and it works nicely.

Items decorated in film offer a wide range of specialty options including metallic, glitter, neon, and glow-in-the-dark.

Because we cut this material before heat pressing, we must avoid complex shapes. Items using this method cannot be distressed or use distressed fonts. Also, certain pieces of art from our library are too intricate for film. (These pieces of art are not selectable when designing a film-only item.)

Three or four layers of film overlapping each other can create quite an undesirable look and feel on your item. To avoid this, we limit the design center to one text style and one piece of art for film-only items.

Uploaded images are not available for film items.

Film is perfect for custom dance bags!

3. Sublimation: Applying ink using sublimation

We use sublimation on our hard-good accessories such as custom mugs and shot glasses as well as some garments. It involves printing ink onto a very special transfer material and then applying that print to the item in a fancy heat press.

Sublimation results in very vibrant colors. You will usually notice that pinks and reds are brighter on mugs than other items.

White is not available with this process. If the item is white (like most of them are) that will be transparent and show up as the item’s color. However, if the item is metallic pink, the white will be transparent and show up the metallic pink of the item.

Beautiful vibrant prints on mugs with sublimation!

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Virtual St. Patrick’s Day – How can you celebrate?

As we get closer to St. Patrick’s day this year, we also get closer to one year since our country was put into lockdown from the global pandemic. A lot has happened in a year but the light is finally at the end of the tunnel. Vaccines are rolling out and we’re finally starting to open back up, but we still have a little ways to go!

I think it’s safe to say we’re all hoping this is the last year we have to celebrate St. Patrick’s day virtually, but we’re here to share our ideas on how to still have the most fun while celebrating safely from home!

1. Custom St. Patrick’s Shirt Zoom Call

You may not be able to get with all your friends at the bar this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t organize a rowdy Zoom call with your besties. Get everyone in the crew to make some custom St. Patrick’s Day tees, then hold a contest to see who has the best one! Give special prizes for the funniest, most creative, or best custom element!

Custom face uploads make for pretty hilarious custom elements!

2. Watch A Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

With so many events still shut down, cities are getting creative with their St. Patrick’s day parades. Many are ditching the classic street displays and going fully virtual. Why not make some custom pajamas and snuggle up for Dublin, Ireland’s official virtual celebration? Get all the love from mother Ireland herself from the comfort of your own home for one more year.

Invite the whole family to watch the events with their own custom tees!

3. Learn some actual Irish history…maybe while day drinking?

The meaning of St. Patrick’s day can often get lost in all the noise of drinking and imitating bad Irish accents. Why not take this last year locked up to learn some actual Irish history….with a pint in hand of course. There are tons of fun and informative videos on Irish History on YouTube. Why not throw back a couple of cold ones while learning something?

Personalize these tees with your own Irish heritage.

4. Make Some Custom St. Patrick’s Day Drinking Gear

Customized Girl offers tons of fun products to customize and design. Why not spend some time designing your own custom shot glasses or custom ceramic stein? That way, next year when you can go back to the bars, you can tell them to just fill up your own stein! Not actually sure if that’s a thing, but it’s worth a shot…or stein.

Customize a stein with your clan’s name on it!

5. Participate In A Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Race

One more year of staying inside means one more year of virtual charity races for the St. Patrick’s day holiday. Check out some virtual races in your area here. But before you sign up, make sure to customize some St. Patrick’s day race tees. This is a good year to get back into practice before everyone sees you huffing in person next year.

Customize a tank for your St. Patrick’s day virtual race.

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What are the best contact-free gifts for 2020?

With the insanity that is the year 2020 ever so slowly crawling its way to an end, there are still a few challenges we’ve yet to overcome. One of these being the holiday gift-giving season that comes at the end of every year. Even these traditions are now at risk of being canceled unless we can find a way to work around it.

Gift giving in 2020 comes with its own challenges, but we’re here to say that we think we have the best solution figured out. When you’re holiday shopping in a pandemic there are a few things that we think are most important; it has to be contact-free, there has to be something for everyone on your list, it has to be that much more special so make it custom.

With these points in mind, read below to see why buying gifts on Customized Girl is the best decision to make for your holiday shopping needs this year.

# 1 Contact Free Gift Giving

One of the many benefits of eCommerce is the ability to give a gift to anyone almost anywhere in the world with just a few clicks of a button. This becomes even more important during a pandemic where being physically close to someone can be a risk to you and them. So don’t risk it this year, order from Customized Girl online, and let us ship your unique one-of-a-kind gift to your loved one right to their door, completely contact-free.

# 2 Something For Everyone On Your List

Another major challenge during the holidays is getting something for everyone on your list. What do you get the person who has everything? Well obviously something only you can give, a completely customized gift made just for them. Whether you’re shopping for custom kids apparel, custom men’s apparel, or super cute custom women’s styles for yourself or your girlfriends, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Don’t forget our huge selection of custom accessories for your stocking stuffers either!

# 3 Completely Personalized Gift Giving

Gifts should always hold a personal touch to them, they should mean something to the person you’re giving them to. When you make custom gifts they immediately gain that personal something that you just can’t give with other types of gifts. Add their name to any product on our site, place some special art that speaks to that individual, but most importantly upload your custom photos to remember other special moments from the past year.

Now that we’ve convinced you to complete your holiday shopping on Customized Girl, might we suggest our fantastic selection of custom ugly Christmas sweaters as a good place to start? Let’s make them extra ugly for the year that was 2020!

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