The Otey sisters transformed dreams into dresses for generations of Tar Heel brides, debutantes, and partygoers. They crafted figure-flattering formalwear that reflected the times. None of the Otey sisters used commercial patterns, and each dress was uniquely crafted for the woman who commissioned it. Many of the dresses were worn more than once by multiple members of the same family. Browse the decades to view details of the sisters’ creations and learn the stories behind the dresses.