Values

Our Values:

Thoughtfulness, Community, and Generosity

As a customer of Virginia Dare Dress Co., you’re supporting a small business with ethical manufacturing practices, as well as helping us to give back to our local community in a whole variety of different ways. 

[We think that’s pretty wonderful, and we’re so very grateful for you!]  

It’s our dearest wish to encourage you to go boldly wherever life takes you by bringing more beauty to your everyday life, and our clothes are always designed to help you feel like your best self. 

Conscious consumerism and honoring craftsmanship—putting quality and fairness over quantity, with ethically-made classic designs that stand the test of time

Behind every garment sold in the world today is a person, sitting in front of a sewing machine; it takes time, care, and skill to craft a piece of clothing, and we believe in treating everyone in our supply chain with respect and gratitude. You can rest assured that shopping with us not only makes your life more beautiful, but it helps make the lives of the people who made your clothes more beautiful, too.

We do our best to encourage conscious consumerism by putting quality over quantity and encouraging women to make thoughtful choices about what they buy. By combining timeless, classic designs with high standards of manufacturing, we’re ensuring that our dresses can be enjoyed for many years to come.


Treating others as we wish to be treated—acting with kindness and care for our customers, producers, and the community around us

From the thoughtfulness and care with which we design our dresses, to our relationships with our suppliers, manufacturers, and lovely customers, kindness is the principle that guides our business. 


We love brightening someone’s day and reminding them that they’re not alone, whether that’s dropping by to thank our manufacturers with delicious pastries or using the resources we’ve been blessed with to help those in need.

 

Celebrating the unique beauty in each of us—designing thoughtfully-crafted dresses to bring joy to women of all shapes and sizes

We believe in dresses that make your heart sing, whatever you do and whatever stage of life you’re at, and we design our products to be flattering and versatile wardrobe staples. We try our designs on real women of all different body shapes and sizes before they go into production, to ensure the highest quality and best fit.

Dresses that give back—sharing what we have with those in need, in every way we can

By donating dresses to Women Giving Back, we help provide clothes for women in transition from shelters to the workplace, and we also run a scheme called Solidarity Dresses which gives our kindreds the chance to nominate a friend who’s going through a particularly hard time for a free dress. You can find out more about Solidarity Dresses and nominate someone you love, here.

Where are our clothes made?

When we started out, all our designs were made in a factory and then family-run atelier in Guatemala that our founder, Rebekah, and production coordinator visited personally many times over the years. 

In 2019, we moved Virginia Dare Dress Co’s manufacturing closer to home, in a charming small town here in Virginia. This means that we can more easily ensure the highest quality production and pay careful attention to detail, every step of the way.

This helps us ensure the highest quality production for our garments and lets us pay careful attention to detail, every step of the way.

Each of our dresses lists the country of origin on the label, so finding out where your dress was crafted is as easy as can be.

 
 
 

Curious to learn more about Virginia Dare Dress Co.? You can read our story here 

 and find out about our team here and here.

Size Guide
If you are between sizes or need assistance selecting the proper size, please contact us!

Abigail + Camilla

Abigail/Camilla XS/0-2 S/4-6 M/8-10 L/10-12 XL/12-14
Bust 33" 34.5" 36" 37.5" 39"
Waist 27.5" 29" 30.5" 32.5 36"
Hips 44.5" 46" 47.5" 49.5" 52"
  

Emma

Emma
XS/0-2
S/4-6
M/8-10
L/10-12
XL/12-14
Bust 32 33 34 37 39
Waist 27 28 29 32 34
Hips 34 36 38 40 46
 

Samantha, Alice and Kate dresses

These dresses are fully functional wraps so the fit is determined by the tightness of wrap. Most customers wear a camisole underneath their wrap dresses. If you're unsure of sizes or would like more coverage, we recommend sizing up.
 
If we can help with any specific sizing questions or would like a measuring tape kit, please be in touch and we'd be glad to help.