Featured Vendor . . . Kathleen’s Bridal and Formal Wear
November 19, 2012 – “In 1992, Kathleen Clifford was working full time during the day and part time in the evenings and on weekends designing and sewing gowns for young women. The love of her life had always been in textiles and fashion design and she was wearing out trying to work both jobs. With the support of her family she quit her full time job and opened up her first business, Kathleen’s Elegant Gowns. The small salon was actually a home based business. The first gowns she had in the shop were dresses she designed and made. She also did all the alterations herself. She quickly became known for her beautiful gowns and one-on-one service. Her business soon outgrew her basement. In August 1998, she expanded to a store of her own on 175 W. 200 N. in Kaysville, Utah. In 2001 she began offering bridal gowns and all the accessories a bride would need to look beautiful on her wedding day. She has three spacious dressing rooms where whole families can help the bride choose her special gown.
In 2006, Kathleen began designing modest prom gowns, seeing a need for this in the market. This was welcomed by her clients and was a huge success. Kathleen then made the decision to carry ONLY modest prom dresses, bridal gowns and bridesmaid collections. With such few modest evening wear options being available and with her expertise as a fashion consultant, designer and expert seamstress, Kathleen began exploring the options of designing and having manufactured her own line of modest evening wear. Today she has expanded to selling her designs to boutique stores in other states and countries, as well as online and in her brick and mortar stores in Kaysville, Utah. You will find both bridal and evening wear that is modest and yet in the most current fashion trends. No longer do you have to dress frumpy to wear modest clothing! Kathleen has solved the problem that has faced modest bridal and evening wear for years. You will look incredibly beautiful in whatever gown you choose from Kathleen’s Bridal and Formal Wear.
It was our privilege to take some photographs of Kathleen’s beautiful and modest prom dresses. Thank you to our models, Chelise and Abbi. They were fabulous! We are happy to partner with Kathleen’s Bridal and Formal Wear and wish them continued success. Click on the link below to enjoy a fun slideshow of some of Kathleen’s amazing designs.” Glade and Corinne