About US

“What are the classic staples in your wardrobe?” Ask any woman that question, and the little black dress will be one of the first answers. The last word in versatility, the little black dress is suitable for occasions in every modern woman’s life: from a christening to a rock concert. A birthday party at your neighbor’s backyard or a candle-lit date at a Michelin starred restaurant. A job interview at the local coffee shop or a gala in a grand hotel. Black flatters every body shape and possesses the enigmatic ability to express every mood – from elegance to rebelliousness - earning its distinction as fashion’s most darling hue. My Little Black Dress™ dedicates itself to perfecting this essential in a woman’s arsenal of style.
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My Little Black Dress is grounded in the philosophy that modern women are savvy with busy professional or home lives. Purposely kept small to allow for bespoke details, the collection is designed for an easy, stress-free experience. Silhouettes are designed with different body types in mind, and tailoring is perfected through repeated fittings and refinements. Even the placement of a zipper or a button is calculated so a woman can get dressed fuss-free. Our signature Spectrum Series, with dresses that transform into a multitude of looks, exemplify our desire to simplify our clients’ lives. Every dress in the collection is vastly distinct from one another for every woman’s persona, with seasonal updates allowing each dress to reflect the fashion zeitgeist. My Little Black Dress is designed to be timeless classics, while refreshing and invigorating every wardrobe in which it appears.
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Innovative designs are backed by the traditional craft of meticulous construction. Deviating from mainstream fashion brands, My Little Black Dress focuses on product development, not marketing and branding campaigns. This enables our customers to get quality that rivals luxury fashion houses at contemporary prices. The company owners, having worked in the fashion industry for decades, sourced from the best suppliers. High quality textiles ensure the dresses hold their shapes without costly, time-consuming visits to the dry cleaner – ease of care a necessity for repeated wears. Each fabric has the ideal amount of stretch, for a comfortable fit without compromising the integrity of the textile. While the collection is  mainly manufactured locally in Toronto, Canada, we recently started to manufacture globally as well in order to keep up with the wide variety of demand that we face. We conduct quality control checks frequently and every finished garment meets My Little Black Dress’s exacting standards. No detail is overlooked in My Little Black Dress’s quest to become the go-to, workhorse pieces in our clients’ closets.
 

THE FASHION GURUS BEHIND THE LABEL

Franciska Veress and MT Meikle, with more than three decades of fashion experience between them, are respected veterans in the industry. The pair met in 2012 and bonded through their mutual interests in gourmet cooking, hip sneakers, haute couture, and Sauvignon Blanc. With enviable careers and busy lives, Franciska and MT understand the sartorial challenges faced by modern women. MT is a personal stylist who understands what flatters different body types, and Franciska is an innovative designer who enhances each body type’s unique charm. Their mission is to design stylish, yet functional clothes that inspire women to take on the world.
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Franciska Veress is revered in Canadian fashion for her versatility, but her primary focus is apparel and accessory design. Through hard work and discipline, she earned her distinction as a Renaissance woman with unparalleled creative energy and talent. Franciska has designed full collections for global powerhouses and niche celebrity favourites. Even with devoted fans from the international glitterati, such as first ladies, supermodels, sports stars, and socialites, Franciska firmly believes fashion should be within every woman’s reach.
“I’m used to long days in fashion. I’d be up before dawn for a photoshoot and then head straight to a party thrown by an avant-garde magazine. My go-to outfit is the little black dress. With a change of shoes and accessories, the little black dress can take me through a whole day in style.There is nothing sexier in my closet than my little black dress...”
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Now the city’s most sought-after personal stylist, MT Meikle practiced as a registered nurse for ten years before her modeling career blossomed. Having immersed herself in the fashion industry for years, and yearning for a creative outlet, MT established a fashion consultancy firm. Quickly gaining an impeccable reputation, with clients loyally returning season after season, MT was beseeched by fashion designers for her input in fashion development. A regular guest on television style segments and a noted fashion philanthropist, MT always prioritizes personally selecting styles and dressing her ardent clients.
“My favourite part of my work is watching my clients when I help them find the perfect outfits. Their eyes twinkle and they stand taller with confidence. My clients, from vastly different backgrounds and with diverse body shapes, always go back to the little black dress.”
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