Shavonne Dorsey is the founder and owner of Shavonne Dorsey Designs. Originally from Gary, IN, Ms. Dorsey was reared in a loving, and Godly household. As the youngest of 3 children, her parents worked hard to create memories that are still treasured today by Ms. Dorsey and her siblings.
With several seamstresses in her family, fashion strongly influenced the lifestyle that her mother and grandmother lived. Ms. Dorsey’s mother taught her how to shop for quality, classic pieces that transcends through seasons and time. It was her mother that taught her, “Cheap is Expensive. Buy a great dress and you’ll have it forever. Buy a cheap dress, and you’ll only have it but for a moment.”
As a curvaceous woman, Ms. Dorsey often struggled with trying to find beautiful, age appropriate, high quality garments that fit her young curvaceous lifestyle. As a response she started to sketch what she could not find at retailers and boutiques. As a firm faith believer, Ms. Dorsey is emphatic about creating your reality. With this belief, Shavonne Dorsey Designs was born in 2007. She quickly grew her clientele by selling to women, like her, who were searching for the same thing.
Shavonne Dorsey is enthusiastic to share her gift with curvaceous women who have been overlooked by the fashion industry. As a business owner, Ms. Dorsey has created a service program that makes each woman who shops with her feel genuinely special. It is her endeavor to provide an upscale, rare and beautiful shopping experience that full figured women everywhere desire and deserve.
Shavonne Dorsey was the first designer for curvaceous woman selected to participate in Macy’s Chicago Fashion Incubator Program. She is such a trailblazer in the fashion world leading the charge for great fashion for all shapes and sizes! We are honored to have her and her fabulous looks be a part of our show for Trend Next on November 23 at Life in Deep Ellum.