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There is a lack of ready-to-wear clothing designed for little people. Kathy Woods explained to Inspiring Lives Magazine that, “as a little girl, I witnessed the challenges my mother faced because she had to alter all of my clothes. As an adult, those challenges continued with expensive trips to the tailor. My frustration led me to the idea of creating the Kathy D. Woods collection, and the rest is fashion history!”

Woods is the first fashion designer to ever create a ready-to-wear clothing line for little people. In 2012, she became the innovator who showed little people that they matter in both the fashion industry and on the runway when she introduced the Kathy D. Woods collection at the Little People National Conference Fashion Show. The industry and little people everywhere have been buzzing about it ever since.

Kathy D. Woods is an online women’s clothing company showcasing fashions expressly designed for adult little people. The fashion house is passionate about providing beautiful and high-quality ready-to-wear clothing that is affordable, of exquisite taste, and perfectly proportioned.

The company offers an excellent fit for a variety of body types. Smart, chic, and always relevant, the Kathy D. Woods collection embodies modern concepts for the empowered woman.

Woods explained that the number one challenge is fit. “When we purchase clothes from a department store, we have to have them altered. Often, the garments become distorted and nothing like the original design.” That is why the focus for the Kathy D. Woods collection is to give customers the proper fit with a collection that is elegant, chic and modern. She explained her ideal customer: “I’m designing for women ages 25-45, who want to invest in quality clothing with impeccable fit, style, and timeless appeal.”

Rebecca Cokley, one of her many fashion clients, stated, “When I initially tried something from Kathy’s clothing line, it was the first time I put on something and said ‘This is me. I don’t need to alter it. I don’t need to move that hemline or make sure to wear a belt (back-gap is all too common in jeans).’ I love supporting a business that is owned by a member of my community.”

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3Kathy D. Woods Collection

Photo Creative Direction by Natalie Smith • Photography by Christopher Eusebio • Modeled by Jennifer Stillman Crumly • Styled by William Burt • Hair & Makeup by Vanessa Cartier

 

2Kathy D. Woods Collection

Photo Creative Direction by Natalie Smith • Photography by Christopher Eusebio • Modeled by Jennifer Stillman Crumly • Styled by William Burt • Hair & Makeup by Vanessa Cartier

 

1Kathy D. Woods Collection

Photo Creative Direction by Natalie Smith • Photography by Christopher Eusebio • Modeled by Jennifer Stillman Crumly • Styled by William Burt • Hair & Makeup by Vanessa Cartier
SOURCEPhoto Creative Direction by Natalie Smith • Photography by Christopher Eusebio • Modeled by Jennifer Stillman Crumly • Styled by William Burt • Hair & Makeup by Vanessa Cartier
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Dr. Shellie Hipsky is the CEO of Inspiring Lives International, the President of the non-profit 501(c)(3) the Global Sisterhood, and the Editor-In-Chief of Inspiring Lives Magazine. She was deemed “Inspirational Woman of the Month” in Inspirational Woman Magazine and a “Luminary Author” for Inspire Me Today. She earned “Woman of Achievement,” “Entrepreneur of the Year in Inspiration and Empowerment,” and “VIP Woman of the Year” and was also a 2015 National Professional Woman’s Association’s “Woman of the Year” and the “2013 Best Business Woman in Pittsburgh” by the Women’s Small Business Association. A former professor of the Global Perspective at the Ph.D. Level for over a decade, she is a proven expert on what she teaches and keynotes events around the globe. Her internationally best-selling Common Threads trilogy provides Inspiration, Empowerment, and Balance based on 100 amazing interviews from her Empowering Women Radio. Dr. Shellie’s latest book, illustrated by her 10-year-old daughter Alyssa, is Hopping off on a Business Trip: the first in her The World is Ours series for children. She is currently writing her 12th book, Woo Hoo! Brand You! through Morgan James Publishing. Dr. Shellie continues to share quality time with her family while helping to inspire the world!

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