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The Artful Jersey Dress C/O Leota New York

This Leota dress started out as all good ones do—cut and built in New York’s garment district, handled and shipped from their offices in Brooklyn. When it arrived at my apartment across the borough, I found the pattern to be even more lively and sweet in person than I had anticipated from the website photos. So,…

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The Beautiful and Ethical Dress Choice C/O Leota New York

As an environmentalist both personally and professionally, sustainability is an important factor in the food I eat and the clothes I choose to wear. I strive to shop at farmers markets and support local businesses over large, distant chains. However, I have found it remarkablely difficult to find clothing that is made locally and sustainably—add…

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A Dress Fit To Travel the World In c/o Leota New York

The first thing I did in my Leota Sweetheart Dress was ride my bike to work. Its simple design means a few things: no bulk, no pleats, no frills. There’s nothing that gets in the way of being active, and nothing that makes sitting still feel stiff and constricting. Its length (at 40″), too, is…

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A Sweet Dress Fit for the Tall and Slim c/o Leota New York

Photo credit: Joseph Ash The last days of October are always my favorite: it is when my birthday, my sister’s birthday, and many of my friends’ birthdays and wedding anniversaries happen—all capped with the beautiful oranges and reds of fall foliage. I have always preferred cool weather, and fall is my ideal season. Working in…

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A Tall Jersey Dress That Takes Average to Above Average c/o Leota New York

“Average” is a loaded word, rife with etymological associations dating back centuries to describe damages, arithmetic means, and mediocrity (with a slightly more sonorous tinge). Average, to me, has historically been territory to be avoided at all costs. But despite all its semantic baggage, I am fine with having my body type called “average”. It is a…

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Exclusive Q&A with Leota’s Sarah Carson, Mistress of the Flattering Jersey Dress

It’s always a special moment when you talk to an amazingly innovative entrepreneur and feel like you’re catching up with an old friend. Sarah Carson is one of those business owners. Sarah is the design-management-marketing triple threat behind Leota—a line of impeccably crafted, flattering, and on-trend jersey dresses designed and handmade here in the U.S. (in New York…