Red Dolly. The love for classic prints and polka dots.

Red Dolly. The love for classic prints and polka dots. August 11, 2016
Red Dolly

Company: Red Dolly Swimwear
Location: Riverside, California, USA
Designer & Owner: Heather Stepanik
Education: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

As a young girl I always loved creating things. I was surrounded by creative people in my family. From my great grandmother’s cake decorating, to my grandmother’s sewing, there was always creating going on around me. I always knew I would be designing in some way or another. And from my childhood to adulthood, I learned that we are what me make ourselves. I am so fortunate that I get to live my dream of creating and sharing with others. I want women to feel beautiful, comfortable, and confident in my suits.

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When did you start your line?
I started Red Dolly Swimwear back in 2008 after having such a hard time finding a modest and cute swimsuit for myself. I’ve always loved vintage fashion and the retro style. I loved how my first Red & White polka dot one piece suit came out, so I decided to start selling online to see if other women were looking for the same thing.

Where did you start selling?
I started my Etsy shop and immediately was receiving orders. When I saw that there was a demand, and I worked on adding new colors and styles throughout the years. I love classic prints and colors such as polka dots and stripes.

When did you start crafting matching suits for girls?
A few years later, after receiving quite a few requests from women asking for matching suits for their daughter, I started Red Dolly Girls. Then a couple years after I had my baby girl and knew what they were talking about. I of course had to make matching baby suits for her! That is when I added Red Dolly Mini to my line. Eight years from when I started, I now have a factory producing my line and it is being sold to online and shop vendors throughout the world!


What’s your advice to children?
I always encourage my children to never be afraid to follow their dream, or if they have an idea to try it, because you never know where it will lead!



Thank you Heather! We wish you well and continuing success with Red Dolly Swimwear. Red Dolly Swimwear full line available at RedDollySwimwear.comYour Kidvisory Team!

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