50 Dresses by Tess Vigil is located in Denver's RiNo Art District. Inspired by vintage silhouettes, Tess says, "You are chic! Wear a dress!"
Tess grew up in Denver, moved east to study at Columbia University, then moved west with Teach For America and taught 6th-8th grade English in South Central Los Angeles before deciding to pursue fashion design.
While taking pattern making and sewing classes at Los Angeles Trade Tech College, Tess learned the trade and the business of fashion production working as an assistant for an LA-based kid's clothing line. Then, diving into the ultimate passion project, she designed and made 50 different dresses in her basement.
Tess creates limited edition summer dresses, cocktail dresses, custom bridal party designs, and especially enjoys teaching sewing lessons to budding fashionistas in the 50 Dresses workshop.