Looking for the ultimate couture-on-a-budget party top? Call Aeriol Fitzgerald . The Toronto-based designer will build you a gorgeous boned bustier (like the unbleached cotton example above in which, FYI, the front panel features tiny pleats - yes, you're right, totally cute with jeans!) cut to your measurements and made in the fabric and style of your choice. And thanks to the hidden side zipper, you don't even need a Scarlet O'Hara-style entourage (or gentleman caller) to unlace you.
Starting from $100, 321 Bustier Studio , 416-586-0096, www.321bustierstudio.com