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Zophia Pret a Couture. From sketch to fit, we provide luxury custom pencil skirts for the DC powerwoman.

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Latest sustainability update coming to our website soon! We’ll be adding upcycled fabrics and organic cottons to our inv...
07/11/2022

Latest sustainability update coming to our website soon! We’ll be adding upcycled fabrics and organic cottons to our inventory. This hot passion pink is an organic cotton blend that will be available in two weeks.

The craftsmanship that goes into each  makes this worth while. It’s something that’s kept me going all these years. I lo...
04/08/2022

The craftsmanship that goes into each makes this worth while. It’s something that’s kept me going all these years. I love the challenge of making something fit JUST right. *****************************************This picture shows a bit of that magic. Here’s part of the waistband pattern. If you’d like to learn more about our custom design process, click our book now button for a free consultation. 👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼

A sophisticated and subtle sparkle for this holiday season. Choose from several holiday sequins, wools and corduroy fabr...
11/12/2021

A sophisticated and subtle sparkle for this holiday season. Choose from several holiday sequins, wools and corduroy fabrics. It’s truly an investment piece and a more sustainable way to elevate your wardrobe. The CEO skirt is made with your exact measurements. Click on our book now button for a free consultation!

Excited to introduce the new Ruby Tweed CEO skirt! This slim-fitting skirt is made with five custom measurements. It has...
10/29/2021

Excited to introduce the new Ruby Tweed CEO skirt! This slim-fitting skirt is made with five custom measurements. It has a straight and narrow cut that falls at or below the knee. The fabric is an intricately woven lightweight tweed. Visit our newly updated shop for more details about our virtual fittings. The first consultation is free! 

3 Steps To Order Custom Skirts : 

Step 1 First Design Consult
Step 2 Second Fitting 
Step 3 Final Fitting & Delivery

Hello IG hello 👋. It’s been a while. We’ve been closed since March 2020. But finally this August 2021 we’ll be ready to ...
04/23/2021

Hello IG hello 👋. It’s been a while. We’ve been closed since March 2020. But finally this August 2021 we’ll be ready to open safety. Stay tuned for more details !

Hoping for a new start that looks like this, designing and happy times. Found this throwback to when ZOPHIA first starte...
12/24/2020

Hoping for a new start that looks like this, designing and happy times. Found this throwback to when ZOPHIA first started, photographed by .

Happy Holidays! Wishing everyone a wonderful season and a happy new year! May this new year bring more peaceful times, the end of this pandemic and more !

A page from the sketchbook. Custom formal dresses for a hopeful new year.
12/18/2020

A page from the sketchbook. Custom formal dresses for a hopeful new year.

We are still closed for business. In the meantime, we wanted to share some interesting made-to-measure history that is a...
10/06/2020

We are still closed for business. In the meantime, we wanted to share some interesting made-to-measure history that is at the root of our mission. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Fashion started when humans began wearing clothes. These clothes were typically made from plants, animal skins and bone.Before the mid-19th century the division between haute couture and ready-to-wear did not really exist. All but the most basic pieces of female clothing were made-to-measure by dressmakers and seamstresses dealing directly with the client. Most often, clothing was patterned, sewn and tailored in the household. When storefronts appeared selling ready-to-wear clothing, this need was removed from the domestic workload. Credit :

Missing all of the in-person fittings. There’s nothing like getting to know our clients on a personal level. Patiently w...
08/04/2020

Missing all of the in-person fittings. There’s nothing like getting to know our clients on a personal level. Patiently waiting for the right time to safety re-open. Sending you a huge hug.

A creative and strong woman in the COVID era still wears a . She was meant to be in Paris for twelve days but the univer...
07/08/2020

A creative and strong woman in the COVID era still wears a . She was meant to be in Paris for twelve days but the universe had other plans.

Hi! 👋 Today I’d like to take the time to formally introduce myself to you. I’m Betsy Cohen, founder of ZOPHIA since 2010...
04/25/2020

Hi! 👋 Today I’d like to take the time to formally introduce myself to you. I’m Betsy Cohen, founder of ZOPHIA since 2010. This brand was started by accident. After a failed attempt at a career in fashion in New York City, I decided to continue to feed my creative needs through a sketchbook. At the time, around 2008, I felt very discouraged. Coming back home to DC made me feel like the biggest loser. So, I kept a sketchbook, got a job and tried to move forward. All my fashion aspirations were to wait until after 5PM Monday through Friday.

One day in January of 2010, I was sitting in my office, desperately wishing I could be sketching or doing something artistic with my time. I pulled out a few blank sheets of paper under piles of files on my desk. Within minutes I found myself lost in the joy of sketching a dress I’d wear. At that moment it was as if something hit me. I could still be in fashion, I just had to create the company myself. I’d never thought in a million years that I’d be up for starting a business.

That precise moment I started brainstorming logos and names for this business. A business that would give me the opportunity to still do what kept me alive. Throughout the years it’s been exciting but also extremely hard. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve felt like giving up.

Today is one of those moments. This global pandemic feels like an avalanche on a personal and professional level. We all feel it. It’s not going away, we just have to face it. At least that’s what i’ve been telling myself. It will all end soon and we’ll be back to making custom pencil skirts.

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about the story of ZOPHIA ! I’m incredibly grateful to have such supportive clients, fashion friends and a supportive creative community in Washington, D.C. Wishing you all a wonderful and safe weekend. Show us some love tomorrow for . We’ll have giftcards up on the shop and 30% off all orders.

Oh and yes this is me on my couch in quarantine CEO gear.
Love you all!

Sending out a quick hello 👋. We miss you and can’t wait to be back to making . It’s been quite a journey for the world a...
04/22/2020

Sending out a quick hello 👋. We miss you and can’t wait to be back to making . It’s been quite a journey for the world and for all small businesses. There aren’t enough words to express how emotional this time has been. Thank you to everyone that’s been so supportive. We are hanging in there. Wishing everyone a safe and healthy time at home.

Spring remnant fabric pile. Beige skirt with a red lining. We try to use all of our fabric so that nothing goes to waste...
02/04/2020

Spring remnant fabric pile. Beige skirt with a red lining. We try to use all of our fabric so that nothing goes to waste. It really helps us get creative.

Lighter wools for spring. Here’s a swatch we’ve recently added to our swatch catalog. We recommend this fabric for light...
01/23/2020

Lighter wools for spring. Here’s a swatch we’ve recently added to our swatch catalog. We recommend this fabric for lightweight pencil skirts and blazers.

Flipping into Thursday with a . The perfect investment piece for the office, date night and brunch with the girls. Custo...
01/23/2020

Flipping into Thursday with a . The perfect investment piece for the office, date night and brunch with the girls. Customize your lining, buttons and length. Head over to the shop link on our profile to book an appointment.

Yes 2020. Ringing in the New Year with this timeless sequin wrap CEO skirt.Styled elegantly by . Borrowed from  ‘s CEO s...
12/31/2019

Yes 2020. Ringing in the New Year with this timeless sequin wrap CEO skirt.Styled elegantly by . Borrowed from ‘s CEO skirt collection. ❤️❤️🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾

The best way to wear a  to a piano concert. Loved how she paired it with tall black boots yesterday. Back in 2016, Miche...
12/03/2019

The best way to wear a to a piano concert. Loved how she paired it with tall black boots yesterday. Back in 2016, Michele Ordway and I designed this bold custom skirt for . She’s such an amazing DC powerwoman. Leigh is the founder of Freedom, a strategic branding and marketing un-agency. Always an honor to see her wear it. 🙏🏻 Thank you so much for supporting our mission.

The holiday skirt for life. Our taupe honeycomb  is such a unique piece. This fabric looks like it’s a rose gold from a ...
12/02/2019

The holiday skirt for life. Our taupe honeycomb is such a unique piece. This fabric looks like it’s a rose gold from a distance and shimmers with silver up close. Up on our shop now. 👉🏼 Sale ends tomorrow!

Happy Thanksgiving DC! In case you didn’t know, today is Small Business Saturday. I know it seems like it’s another excu...
11/30/2019

Happy Thanksgiving DC! In case you didn’t know, today is Small Business Saturday. I know it seems like it’s another excuse for a holiday sale but it’s more than that. Small businesses like us contribute to local economies by bringing growth and innovation to the community. Small businesses also help stimulate economic growth by providing employment opportunities to people who may not be employable by larger corporations. We employ highly skilled seamstresses that would normally have a hard time finding positions in the DC area. Our custom are handmade and truly one of a kind. We truly appreciate all of the local support we’ve received over the years. We are lucky to be a woman owned business in the DC area! Enjoy our 50% off all custom items on our shop. 👉🏻👉🏻👉🏻 head over to the link on our bio. Thanks so much for all your support. 📷 .

Testing new wool fabrics this week. Hoping to share the final blazer and  soon.
11/25/2019

Testing new wool fabrics this week. Hoping to share the final blazer and soon.

Current mood, fall plaid and suiting swatching. Also, best project planner  for small businesses. {not sponsored} just s...
08/22/2019

Current mood, fall plaid and suiting swatching. Also, best project planner for small businesses. {not sponsored} just so helpful for tasks and goal setting.

Testing a more subtle leopard print. Trendy but not too in your face.  in this ❤️👌🏻
08/08/2019

Testing a more subtle leopard print. Trendy but not too in your face. in this ❤️👌🏻

Tweeds and prints for this fall. Join our mailing list to be the first to know about all of our new swatches. DM us to b...
08/03/2019

Tweeds and prints for this fall. Join our mailing list to be the first to know about all of our new swatches. DM us to be added.

07/30/2019

Fabric selection is everything, especially when it comes to custom skirts. We make sure that we can create structure and the necessary ease for the perfect fit.

A CEO skirt starts with a quick sketch that’s tailored to your curves. Customize your fit, lining and fabric. DM us for ...
07/25/2019

A CEO skirt starts with a quick sketch that’s tailored to your curves. Customize your fit, lining and fabric. DM us for a free consultation!

Adding this to a summer blazer mood board. Loving this coral. Credit :
07/17/2019

Adding this to a summer blazer mood board. Loving this coral. Credit :

Final look of the honeycomb caper . Ready for a photoshoot before it hits the shop. Stretchy and structured. Comfy and g...
06/20/2019

Final look of the honeycomb caper . Ready for a photoshoot before it hits the shop. Stretchy and structured. Comfy and glamorous. So excited. Delicately sewn by Michele Ordway.

06/06/2019

Swatches zoomed in for some new . Loving this texture and this beat 💪🏻✊🏻

Introducing an interesting new swatch option for our . This honeycomb caper is 97% Polyester, 3% Elastane. The raised co...
06/05/2019

Introducing an interesting new swatch option for our . This honeycomb caper is 97% Polyester, 3% Elastane. The raised cords make it super unique and elegant. What’s interesting is that these types of fabrics appear as if they were embossed.

Stepping into the weekend in  a custom a custom . This is our most classic and season-less pencil skirt. Made to your me...
05/31/2019

Stepping into the weekend in a custom a custom . This is our most classic and season-less pencil skirt. Made to your measurements and hand delivered to your door. Kara Schab

05/24/2019

Happy Memorial Day weekend! Rock in our in style. Re-posting this IG TV 📺 vid...
the founder of freedom, a strategic branding and marking un-agency wholly devoted to innovation. She wears her custom for that instant boost of confidence. The lipstick she’s sampling, a new addition to our shop, is made by . The perfect hue to bring the whole look together.

Swatches for a custom  and top. The first fitting is for fabric swatching, measurements and design choices. The sky’s th...
05/18/2019

Swatches for a custom and top. The first fitting is for fabric swatching, measurements and design choices. The sky’s the limit.

Mother’s Day in a  should be everyday. Our power is truly beyond this world. Let fashion remind you of that. 📸 Pinterest...
05/13/2019

Mother’s Day in a should be everyday. Our power is truly beyond this world. Let fashion remind you of that. 📸 Pinterest inspiration Vogue Russia 2012.

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The craftsmanship that goes into each makes this worth while. It’s something that’s kept me going all these years. I love the challenge of making something fit JUST right. *****************************************This picture shows a bit of that magic. Here’s part of the waistband pattern. If you’d like to learn more about our custom design process, click our book now button for a free consultation. 👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼
A sophisticated and subtle sparkle for this holiday season. Choose from several holiday sequins, wools and corduroy fabrics. It’s truly an investment piece and a more sustainable way to elevate your wardrobe. The CEO skirt is made with your exact measurements. Click on our book now button for a free consultation!
Excited to introduce the new Ruby Tweed CEO skirt! This slim-fitting skirt is made with five custom measurements. It has a straight and narrow cut that falls at or below the knee. The fabric is an intricately woven lightweight tweed. Visit our newly updated shop for more details about our virtual fittings. The first consultation is free! 

3 Steps To Order Custom Skirts : 

Step 1 First Design Consult
Step 2 Second Fitting 
Step 3 Final Fitting & Delivery

Hello IG hello 👋. It’s been a while. We’ve been closed since March 2020. But finally this August 2021 we’ll be ready to open safety. Stay tuned for more details !
Hoping for a new start that looks like this, designing and happy times. Found this throwback to when ZOPHIA first started, photographed by .

Happy Holidays! Wishing everyone a wonderful season and a happy new year! May this new year bring more peaceful times, the end of this pandemic and more !
A page from the sketchbook. Custom formal dresses for a hopeful new year.
We are still closed for business. In the meantime, we wanted to share some interesting made-to-measure history that is at the root of our mission. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••Fashion started when humans began wearing clothes. These clothes were typically made from plants, animal skins and bone.Before the mid-19th century the division between haute couture and ready-to-wear did not really exist. All but the most basic pieces of female clothing were made-to-measure by dressmakers and seamstresses dealing directly with the client. Most often, clothing was patterned, sewn and tailored in the household. When storefronts appeared selling ready-to-wear clothing, this need was removed from the domestic workload. Credit :
Missing all of the in-person fittings. There’s nothing like getting to know our clients on a personal level. Patiently waiting for the right time to safety re-open. Sending you a huge hug.
A creative and strong woman in the COVID era still wears a . She was meant to be in Paris for twelve days but the universe had other plans.
Hi! 👋 Today I’d like to take the time to formally introduce myself to you. I’m Betsy Cohen, founder of ZOPHIA since 2010. This brand was started by accident. After a failed attempt at a career in fashion in New York City, I decided to continue to feed my creative needs through a sketchbook. At the time, around 2008, I felt very discouraged. Coming back home to DC made me feel like the biggest loser. So, I kept a sketchbook, got a job and tried to move forward. All my fashion aspirations were to wait until after 5PM Monday through Friday.

One day in January of 2010, I was sitting in my office, desperately wishing I could be sketching or doing something artistic with my time. I pulled out a few blank sheets of paper under piles of files on my desk. Within minutes I found myself lost in the joy of sketching a dress I’d wear. At that moment it was as if something hit me. I could still be in fashion, I just had to create the company myself. I’d never thought in a million years that I’d be up for starting a business.

That precise moment I started brainstorming logos and names for this business. A business that would give me the opportunity to still do what kept me alive. Throughout the years it’s been exciting but also extremely hard. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve felt like giving up.

Today is one of those moments. This global pandemic feels like an avalanche on a personal and professional level. We all feel it. It’s not going away, we just have to face it. At least that’s what i’ve been telling myself. It will all end soon and we’ll be back to making custom pencil skirts.

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning more about the story of ZOPHIA ! I’m incredibly grateful to have such supportive clients, fashion friends and a supportive creative community in Washington, D.C. Wishing you all a wonderful and safe weekend. Show us some love tomorrow for . We’ll have giftcards up on the shop and 30% off all orders.

Oh and yes this is me on my couch in quarantine CEO gear.
Love you all!
Sending out a quick hello 👋. We miss you and can’t wait to be back to making . It’s been quite a journey for the world and for all small businesses. There aren’t enough words to express how emotional this time has been. Thank you to everyone that’s been so supportive. We are hanging in there. Wishing everyone a safe and healthy time at home.
Spring remnant fabric pile. Beige skirt with a red lining. We try to use all of our fabric so that nothing goes to waste. It really helps us get creative.
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