"How You Make Me Feel"



"How You Make Me Feel"

Janelle Monae said it, and we agree!


your clothes should reflect you!

Comfy & Elegant


This song came out in 2018 and like everything else Ms. Monae does, we adore her creativity and compassion. If we had to pick a theme for our fashions, my vote goes to her masterpiece, “How You Make Me Feel”. Like my earlier comments on the breathability of the African Wax cotton, there’s a sensuousness from putting on something that’s made to fit you. There’s a glory in celebrating all the unique qualities of a person’s shape and capturing those in a garment. A C’ville Dress Co skirt, blouse, jacket, or dress makes the wearer feel special simply because they know it was made for them and only them. We saw that right away with our first fashion show from the models who had their garments made to fit them!

Many thanks to Leah of Style Wise Blog for snapping this great pic!

Many thanks to Leah of Style Wise Blog for snapping this great pic!


We could have made everything a size 2 for industry standard fashion models – those women do live in Charlottesville, too! But early on we decided to make clothing for all shapes and sizes, ages, and all ethnic, religious and demographic backgrounds. That makes our collection fairly unique as it represents diversity. One of the things I’m most proud of is that, like our fashions, our models represent diversity. I’m remembering even our first photo shoot in September of 2017. We had ladies modelling our fashions whose heights ranged from size 4 feet 10 inches to 6 feet. We had models from Central America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and, of course, the US – the ultimate melting pot. Ages from 11 to 70 were represented. We had men and women modeling our fashions; why shouldn’t women bring their potentially best accessory with them? It's a fun and special thing to have your life partner wear a fabulous bow tie to match your fabulous dress, top, or skirt.


design with us, for your body

uniquely yours


We welcome all the feedback we can get. We work very hard to stay in touch with our customers, we keep all their measurements on file for easy re-orders. But more importantly we always want that feedback to know how our garments make you feel!

Have you already designed your perfect garment with us? If not, let us know what you're looking for!

Susan Stimart