Our Story

We’re glad you’re here!

We’ve started this blog to share more about our community, how we make our dresses, our adventures, and whatever else belongs on the Virginia Dare Dress Co blog. So we’d love to know, what kinds of posts would you find valuable here? Comment below for a chance to win a $50 gift card.

And if we haven’t met before…

We’re a dress & gifting company inspired by beauty, kindness, and adventure. 🪁

We provide timeless, classic styles for women who value beautiful dresses created with ethical manufacturing and high-quality fabrics and craftsmanship.

Each piece is made to last you for years to come and be a staple in your closet that you reach for again and again.

Wearing that perfect piece brings more joy and beauty to your day, but finding dresses that are classic, feminine, and versatile can be a challenge.

You should be 100% satisfied with the clothes you wear each day, and we offer free returns and exchanges for each of our products so you can have the right dress or blouse each time.

Every dress pattern is uniquely designed by us and we work directly with trusted factories in the US, South Korea, and India, while sourcing our own fabrics and one-of-a-kind prints.

To learn more about ethical manufacturing, watch The True Cost: A fashion documentary

Our Gifts

We make it easy to send “just because” gifts to your loved ones, faraway friends, and appreciated clients.

Our goal is to make beautiful gifting easy while still feeling personal & heartfelt!

Each of our gift box products are thoughtfully curated to provide you with a variety of delightful items to choose from when crafting just the right present.

Each gift is hand packaged and includes a personalized note written by one of our team members.

Thoughtful, beautiful gifting has never been so easy!

We’re excited to begin this blog!

➡️➡️ And we’d love to know, what kinds of posts would you find valuable here?

• Styling tips
• Travel/Adventure Inspiration
• Behind the Scenes/Education
• Community Features
• A mix of everything!
• Something else?

Tell us below in the comments for a chance to win a $50 gift card.

96 thoughts on “Our Story

  1. I would love to see more pictures of how you style your clothes with jewelry, scarfs, shoes. I received my first dress today and your packaging, note card and waffle all made me smile. I found you on Old Soul Etiquette. Your dresses are simple and will be perfect for my work travel.

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  2. A mix of the items mentioned sounds great (styling inspo for different seasons/scenarios, travel, adventures, etc.) I’ve been loving your local adventure series on Instagram so seeing those turned into blog posts would be fun!

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    • I just love this company and what it stands for! I cannot wait to see the blog unfold…a mixture of everything from styling tips to the women behind each piece would be great. ☺️

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  3. A mix of everything!!! I would love to see dresses styled on different shaped models. Plus sizes would be great as well! Your dresses are gorgeous!!! 💕💕

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  4. I’d definitely like to see a mix, but I’d especially like to read about styling tips and behind-the-scenes articles! What’s the process to make the garments from start to finish? 👀

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  5. I would love a behind the scenes and education in posts. I would also love education on the best fit of a dress. I bought a dress from your company (on sale/clearance) but I’m not convinced I got the right size. So seeing how a dress should fit would be nice.

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  6. I’m always game for styling tips! I love your Dress Adventure posts on IG, and all peeks behind-the-scenes.

    Anything related to femininity, the inspired life, sustainable fashion, travel, or business piques my interest.

    Congratulations on your new blog!

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  7. This is exciting! I would enjoy seeing photos of various shapes/sizes wearing your dresses, with each model’s height, weight or measurements listed and what size they are wearing. I think this would help us “try on” a dress as best we could from a distance. I’d also enjoy styling tips and inspiration that feature your dresses with different shoes and accessories.

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  8. Please share how you came up with the vellum overlay for your gift boxes and show different ways to use it to further customize the gift. It is a tremendous way of making a gift box extra special and makes it a notch above the rest.

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  9. I would love to see each of your favorite dresses and why you love them, why you feel confident in them, and your personal introductions! I would love to hear about each of your contributions to the company I love! 🤍🤍🤍 I took my engagement pictures in one of your dresses and it the most amazing dress I own! Love you!

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  10. I live a long way from you but would be delighted to find similar local (to me) creators and small businesses to what you promote and sell. Recommendations from others about their local areas for beautiful places, foods, and comfort goods would be delightful. I feel a bit left out over here in the Pacific Northwest!

    I really enjoyed your summer challenge, a way to meet other kindreds across the country who appreciate the same things. Maybe highlights on your blog about complimentary small women owned businesses from other states?

    I enjoy all your content and can’t wait to see what you come up with.

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  11. Best wishes on your new blog!

    I would enjoy style tips the most. I’d also love to hear situational/social etiquette tips. For example, how should you respond when someone compliments you? Years ago, I learned the answer in a book, and it has always stuck with me. (The answer is, never deflect, but rather, say “thanks! I’m so glad you like it!” That way you are graciously accepting the compliment, and also bringing it back to them. This way you never appear vain, and instead pleasing to them.) I’d love to learn more tips like that!

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  12. Best wishes on your new blog!

    I would enjoy style tips the most. I’d also love to hear situational/social etiquette tips. For example, how should you respond when someone compliments you? Years ago, I learned the answer in a book, and it has always stuck with me. (The answer is, never deflect, but rather, say “thanks! I’m so glad you like it!” That way you are graciously accepting the compliment, and also bringing it back to them. This way you never appear vain, and instead pleasing to them.) I’d love to learn more tips like that!

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  13. Love your sweet company! All topics you listed sound interesting, and I have particular interest as a customer in your gift boxes, which I have sent before and will definitely send again!

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  14. I agree with another comment I saw about doing a post styling different body types! I also love it when companies have opportunities for community involvement, such as maybe a poll to choose a fabric pattern or dress style…. Name a new dress… things like that. I also love giveaways 😉

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  15. I would like to see styling tips as well as more size options for plus sizes. Travel inspiration would be nice as well!
    If you ever want to expand your line I think some leather bags would be nice as well as skirts, longer tunic tops or little girls dresses that match the adult ones. I would like to see blogs about flower arranging too. Just some ideas! We love the quality of your dresses!

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  16. You guys know how much I love your dresses (I feel like something is out of place if I’m not wearing one of my Emmas to photograph a wedding!) and would love some ideas on how to style them up a bit.

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  17. Everything about the dresses and the gift boxes makes me think of High Tea. Beautifully dressed friends gathered together over scrumptious bites and flavorful teas enjoying a warm and sunny afternoon with stories and laughter.

    Beloved recipes (any chance to break out those aprons!), stories of making the mundane into adventure- capturing the spirit of wonder and whimsy that is inexplicably sewn into all the garments you produce.

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    • Further ideas that I’d love to see:

      Dress and fashion history. I also think current events involving women’s rights, bringing eyes to injustices involving women including history of women in society. The freedom and expression of fashion today and how it has been shaped by hundreds of years of social standards

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  18. I love your list of ideas for the blog so far! I suggest stories behind the gift boxes…if a recipient wants to share. Maybe include a little “share your story” tag in the box with a link where they can submit it? Just an idea!

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  19. I’d love to see an “inspired by” feature where you talk about women in your life who have inspired you personally, or professionally! Also love your dress adventure posts and would love to continue seeing those as you showcase local businesses 🥰

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  20. I would love to see an ‘inspired by’ feature where you talk about women who have inspired you personally or professionally (or who each dress was inspired by!) I also love your dress adventure posts and would love to continue seeing content like that!

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  21. I love this company and the message behind it! Your style is so pretty!
    If I had to choose one category I’d like to see most, it would be “Travel/Adventure Inspiration”!

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  22. What I’m always eager to see are new dress designs! Styling tips for different seasons and occasions would be great. I’d also love to see how the dresses are worn when traveling.

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  23. I’d love to see a mixture of all those post ideas! I get a lot of styling ideas from your models on IG, so keep that inspiration coming. Love all that you do—and I love supporting VDDCo!

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  24. Oh yay! I’m glad to see a blog since I’m trying to stay off of social media more and more, but I still want to stay connected with brands I love like yours. I’d love styling tips, especially for different kinds of lifestyles. My style at home is pretty casual and feminine, but I’m finding a need to add more professional/corporate (but still feminine) looks to my repertoire as I attend and speak at conferences. I’d love to see casual and corporate looks using the same dress!

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