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"Life is about experiencing every moment—the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful. At JessaKae, we create dresses that help you feel and embrace all of life's experiences." - JessaKae Maddocks
Our founder, Jessa, channels her deep empathy and personal journey into every design. Inspired by her own childhood and the struggles of her beloved plus-size grandmother, JessaKae is a brand that celebrates inclusivity and representation. JessaKae was born from Jessa's desire to provide what she missed as a little girl: the magic and dream every girl deserves. We showcase the beauty of diversity by featuring people from all walks of life in our dresses, ensuring no one is left out. At JessaKae, we see your soul, your pain, and your beauty. We are here to support you through every moment, helping you break free and feel the true essence of life.

 

Our Story

JessaKae was founded by Jessa and her partner Jordan in a basement in Draper, Utah, in 2016. Those early days are unforgettable, filled with folding dresses on the couch, building cardboard cities on the patio, and hauling massive USPS mail bags to the post office daily—often in a tiny FIAT. It was a lot of hard work, but it was also a lot of fun.

As operations grew, they expanded into the kitchen, replacing dining room tables with warehouse shelving. The space was affectionately dubbed “Jessa’s sweatshop,” as it wasn’t uncommon to open the front door and find 6-7 people inside, folding clothes and fulfilling orders.

Within a few months, the entire living space was dedicated to JessaKae. Before long, the brand moved into its first actual warehouse (it felt like angels were trumpeting that day). Despite the growth, those basement days remain some of the favorite memories.

 

 

 

 

Jessa has been an entrepreneur since high school, driven by an innate desire to forge her own path. When the opportunity arose to combine her two passions—photography and fashion—she seized it wholeheartedly.

Working in the fashion industry has not only fueled her creativity but also provided a therapeutic outlet in her battle with depression, a struggle she has faced for years. There's nothing she finds more fulfilling than helping people feel confident, express their personalities, and showcase their unique style through fashion.

Being able to focus on work that she is passionate about has been a profound blessing for Jessa, one for which she is truly grateful.

 

 

18 comments

Are your dresses made in China?

I plan to order but, I do not wear anything made in China.

Jess January 14, 2024

Great i have been scammed by one of the websites selling your dresses they are exactly the same!!

Vardah Ajaz December 20, 2023

Great i have been scammed by one of the websites selling your dresses they are exactly the same!!

Vardah Ajaz December 20, 2023

There is a page called jessakea instead of jessakae on FB selling your dresses for 6.95. I did investigate since this seemed to be too good to be true. It is. They’re using your photographs and everything.

https://viciwarehouse.com/products/fairytale-dress?handler=fairytale-dress

Cassie December 12, 2023

Happy Holidays! I thought you would like to know:
I love your shop! On Sunday, I saw all these beautiful dresses that were at amazing prices. It looked legit. I made an order for $36.50 and was very excited! $40+ an international service fee was charged to my bank and I never received a confirmation email.
It’s obvious that I was scammed! It was just mind blowing how identical their shop was to yours! I’ve tried to reach out to them but they have an invalid email address.
I’m disappointed because I don’t expect to ever get any of those dresses, and I would have liked to have saved my money towards one at your shop! I hope sending this that you can find out who’s behind this and get their page and social accounts taken down so others wont be deceived as well. Additionally, based off of their website I would imagine they have imitation shops to the Vinyard Vines company (https://www.vineyardvines.com/)
Cheers to a good holiday!

https://www.vineyadvenes.com/products?handler=dresses-best-sellers&fbclid=IwAR1kgLHOuRgzAmTXgCITz8_tk1UzSMaoExxSnmkW1Bg6Tplhuh50Isfj5w0&page=4&per-page=48

Megan Davidson November 23, 2023

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marc kono November 02, 2023

I love your dresses. I’ve only purchased one so far…for a wedding. When I received the package, I turned the garment inside out and was shocked at the quality of the finish. Beautiful. I have recommended your dresses to others. I just wish I had some ball to attend to, so I could buy a very lavish gown of yours to wear. However, I suppose I could wear it on the farm twirling in the yard much to the shock of my neighbors.

L. Lyle September 20, 2023

I love your dresses but missed out on one I’d love to have in my size :(

Do you guys do restocks, and if you do, how often?

Annie May 17, 2023

I’m so excited to be able to try your clothes. I love that they’re size inclusive and still flattering and beautiful. One request is that you think of us vertically challenged people too :) I’m 4’9" and just know I’ll have to find a wonderful tailor for these pieces.

Carissa Boncardo May 18, 2022

I’m so excited to be able to try your clothes. I love that they’re size inclusive and still flattering and beautiful. One request is that you think of us vertically challenged people too :) I’m 4’9" and just know I’ll have to find a wonderful tailor for these pieces.

Carissa Boncardo May 18, 2022

I just stumbled upon your content on TikTok! I love your clothing line. A bit vintage, whimsical, and feminine all wrapped into one. I cannot wait to make my first purchase!!

Tiffany February 21, 2022

please make clothes for 5’3” women. I love you clothes but can’t begin to wear them- way too long!

donna hinrichs January 20, 2022

It’s so difficult to find quality, beautiful plus size clothes. I’m so excited to see some fall designs in the next few months as well. I’m currently waiting on my first order and I’m so beyond excited for my new beautiful dresses ❤️ thank you for creating beautiful classy clothes for ALL women.

Hannah August 27, 2021

Your fashion is stunning, flattering and modest, I love it!
Do you ship to Australia?
Aussie women love light, beautiful fabrics and classy designs, ever thought about expanding? 😜

Angela Orth August 27, 2021

This is absolutely amazing. I went to fashion school in Salt Lake City and this is the exact style and brand I was hoping to do until I got married started living on the road and had our beautiful baby boy. Now I’m full-time mommying it. I am going to start making my entire closet your brand because I have been looking for this style my entire 23 years of life and thought I would have to make it to ever find it. These are absolutely gorgeous clothes and photography. I am beyond excited!

Emily Brown August 27, 2021

This was so fun to read! I hope you write more posts about your life.
xoxo

Michelle Vance January 11, 2021

I have always had the hardest time finding unique clothes that expressed my own personal taste without breaking the bank! Now my whole closet is JessaKae! Thank you!

Emily Race May 07, 2020

I’ve ALWAYS wondered how you started out. You have such a beautiful company now, Jessa! Thank you Jessake for giving us a peak into what really goes into being THE MOST AMAZING company. I’ll never be able to thank you enough for the confidence you’ve given me for 3 years…and many more to come!

Madelynn DeMille January 13, 2020

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