Stand Out in Seersucker

New Orleans-born Sarah Elizabeth Dewey and Jolie Bensen know you can’t survive summer without a cool, wrinkle-free dress.
Article: Stephanie Grananda
Jolie and Elizabeth Seersucker Dresses
Sarah Elizabeth Dewey (third from right) and Jolie Bensen (far right) of Jolie and Elizabeth
Photo: Chris M. Rogers; Styling: Elsa Brodmann/Zenobia; Hair and makeup: Glenn Mosley and Niki walker

The duo worked at BCBG in New York before moving back home to launch their Dixie-to-the-stitching collection in 2010. Their Jolie and Elizabeth (jolieandelizabeth.com) line celebrates style using seersucker, linen, and silk to produce airy, feminine frocks all named after Southern people and places. And each online order comes with a handwritten thank-you note. “We are proud to have a dress made in and of the place we are from,” Sarah says. “Each dress carries our history.”