Seventeen years ago Anna Barbieri searched for a temple dress to fit her petite size. With so little variety available she and her sister, Tamera Perkins, felt the time had come to create a line of beautiful, contemporary temple outfits to accommodate LDS women of all sizes and style.
Since then, White Elegance has become Utah’s premier shop for all things modest, all things white, and all things elegant. Offering a large variety of fashionable gowns and accessories; you are sure to find your perfect match in anything from temple gowns to baby blessing outfits to newly designed modest formal wear.
It's a lifestyle
Anna and Tamera recognized early on in their venture to create White Elegance just how set apart from the world members of the LDS faith are.
The need for modest clothing, among other wholesome activities, is a lifestyle choice that will never go away; but the options outside the faith-based community will. This makes White Elegance more than just another clothing store; but a store based around a lifestyle of faith and modesty.
Style to fit your needs
White Elegance is more than just a modest gown. While all gowns meet temple and church standards, their clothing line designs are driven by you, the customer. Anna and Tamera feel it is important to listen to their customers’ needs and wants.
Modesty doesn’t have to come in limited options, and White Elegance proves this in their various designs for all styles and body types. Modesty can certainly be stylish, but why not make it beautiful? This is exactly what White Elegance does.
It’s what their customers expect. Not only does White Elegance produce beautiful gowns and clothing lines, they also serve their community. Over the past six years, White Elegance has welcomed over 700 Young Women’s groups to participate in free programs at their stores to prepare for the temple.
They believe that giving back to those who have made their business possible is among the greatest blessing of their business. As Anna puts it, “We have been very blessed and believe that sharing our unique stories and perspective may help motivate members to place the Temple at the center of their lives."
At the end of the day, Anna and Tamera believe that it’s about what you can give back by what you’ve been given. This is why when you shop at White Elegance you will be helping serve a global community.
White Elegance donates to Temples worldwide, missionaries, and has partnered with many humanitarian organizations; including their recent partnership with Operation Underground Railroad, which rescues children involved in sex trafficking and slavery.
When you purchase Temple hankies and Envelopes from White Elegance you are purchasing beautiful, quality fabric made from The Sisters in the Philippines where poverty is commonplace.
White Elegance donates 10% of all such purchases to the Philippine Self-reliance Livelihood Projects which provides job training in sewing, computer software, plumbing, electrical jobs etc.
Growing in White, and growing in Elegance
Anna and Tamera are excited to continue improving and releasing new lines of Temple, Baptism, and Blessing outfit styles. They also hope to continue to increase their service to their community and organizations around the world.
You can purchase beautiful, modest clothing from White Elegance from anywhere in the world. White Elegance receives and ships orders worldwide the same day as purchased. You can rest assured that no matter your body type or your style, you will feel beautiful in your White Elegance.