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for women? Jolie and Elizabeth reached the logical conclusion that as more and more women entered the workplace, seersucker with a feminine touch should as well. They also concluded that women should enjoy seersucker not only in the workplace, but with seersucker party dresses and casual attire as well. Jolie and Elizabeth began to talk with their male colleagues at BCBG, suggesting the need for the design of more seersucker dresses. But they got little response. And so Jolie and Elizabeth decided to break the fabric ceiling and design seersucker dresses themselves. After all, who better than two women who were born and raised in the South to take on this wonderful seersucker mission? And so Jolie came home to New Orleans. Elizabeth made the move as well, and they created Jolie & Elizabeth, setting up shop in the Big Easy. They began to design beautiful seersucker dresses, blouses, and even sarongs, naming each of their frocks after Southern women and places. “Each dress carried our history,� explains Elizabeth. Being well-mannered Southern women, Jolie and Elizabeth responded to each online order with a hand-written thank you note. In the process, they

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