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A clothing company for elegance & adventure because life gets more beautiful when you dress up for it.
Our Kickstarter campaign is complete but you can still join if you click the link below!
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224 backers pledged $36,527 to help bring this project to life.

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The Story

"What if you started a clothing company?"

I thought about my mother's suggestion for a moment and something deep inside said, “Yes.”

Virginia Dare Dress Co. began in this moment of clarity after a perfect storm of frustration with my shopping attempts coupled with my desire to do something more.

I believe beautiful dresses make us feel confident and graceful. I'm drawn to classic silhouettes and simple styles that are flattering and elegant yet easy to wear every day.

In my 10 years working as a photographer, I found there are many of us who love how we feel in dresses, but the right ones are so difficult to find.

So I googled: how to start a fashion business…

Since then I've spent years studying design, production, pattern making, and fabric sourcing, as well as learning what we as women want to say about ourselves. Our clothing has a significant effect on us and helps form our identity and community.

Slowly I built this concept of a company that inspires others to their more beautiful potential. I worked with expert sample and pattern makers in New York and Washington DC, and now we're ready to launch.

This first collection was inspired by secret gardens and springtime in London. Perhaps, Kate Middleton and I out for a picnic.

This Kickstarter campaign will pre-sell the collection and fund the production run and start the online store while we continue working to make this dream a reality.

Please join us as we launch Virginia Dare Dress Co. Become a backer and help us tell this story!

 

 

 

 

 

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To you for your time, to my parents, my brothers, my grandfather, Rosalie Ferris, Suzanne Glover, Cara Tomko, Clair Jones, the Alway, Rivera and Pampaloni families, my Cordial Coffee breakfast club <3, George Clay, Randall Loker, Mike Kucks, Katie Skinner, Abigail Gallop, Hannah Teague, Meghan Murphy, Sarah Kriner, Tori Heer, Jessica McCann, Alicia Bruce, Paula Bartosiewicz, Rachel Greene, Rebecca Gallop, Kelsea Andresen, Rachel Bridgwood, Gail Patches, Julie Kilcur, Whitney Donaldson, Grace Gallagher, Jill Roy, Eleanor Moncada, Phoebe Fisher, Lindsay Ponta, Tori Watson, Rebekah Knable and hundreds of others who've helped this dream along.

Risks and challenges

There are so many details involved with manufacturing but a lot work has already been done lining up suppliers and factories to have a smooth process of operation. We'll keep trying to be prepared for new challenges as they come up and open and communicative with our backers until the dresses are happily in your hands.

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    All our thanks and updates of the process.

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    Postcard giftpack

    A pack of 20 postcards with hand-lettered designss from a lovely group of artists.

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    2 postcard giftpacks

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    The Camilla Dress

    The prettiest floral dress with a peplum sleeve, self-tying waist and pockets.

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    The Emma Dress

    A flattering and comfortable knit dress (with pockets!) in either navy or green.

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    The Samantha Dress

    A flowy navy print wrap dress that ties at waist.

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    The Camilla + Emma dresses + Postcards

    The Camilla and Emma (in either navy or green) dresses and a set of 20 postcards with hand-lettered designs from a lovely group of artists.

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    Two Emma dresses + Postcards

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    Camilla + Samantha dresses + Postcards

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    Emma + Samantha dresses + Postcards

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    The Signature Collection

    The Samantha, Emma, (navy or green) and Camilla dresses and 1 postcard giftpack.

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    The Signature Collection with 2 Emmas

    The Samantha, Emma, (in navy AND green) and Camilla dresses and 1 postcard gift pack.

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    Signature Collection + Join Design Team!

    The Samantha, Emma (navy or green) and Camilla dresses, postcard giftpack, and backer joins the design team to help with our next collection.

    (If you want Emma's in both colors, add $145 to your pledge.)

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