The women we love to feature on Women to Watch all tend to have a common goal; Solving a problem. Karen Roberts did just that with her line of classic sheath dresses. 

After a career of over 30 years on Wall Street, Karen was frustrated with the lack of resources to find classic, chic, simple dresses that would allow her to dress with ease from work to evening without crowding her closet with unnecessary clutter. 

In 2015, she decided to try her hand at designing and producing a wearable, simple dress with an iconic silhouette made from beautiful fabrics imported from around the world. As a model with a high profile New York modeling agency in the early 1970s, Karen was fortunate to have had the opportunity to see and learn about many different aspects of the fashion business.

Simply elegant dresses, that’s how it all started. One style, an abundance of variations. An iconic silhouette of Classic American style. Simple. Chic. Elegant.

Sheath dresses beautifully crafted and sewn in New York City. Karen Robert’s produces the dresses in a multitude of fabrics, colors, patterns and textures. They continuously produce new dresses in frequent, small lot production runs so you will have many items to choose from for any occasion at any time of year.

In a moment in time when we are all feeling the need for less clutter and more meaningful pieces in our closet, Karen Roberts is a perfect example of a problem solver that we love to watch! 

Our mission is to channel the confidence of women, making a worldwide power-shift, one tux at a time. We redefine what it means to wear the pants.