Dore Designs, INC is located in sunny, tropical southwest Florida. It was founded by Dorothy Salcedo in the late 1970’s so that her son could be dressed for his career with Fred Astaire Dance Studios. It started small, in her guest bedroom, in quaint Cape Coral.

As local dancers realized that Carlos Salcedo was the best dressed dancer in the area, Dorothy became recognized as the fashion source for Ballroom attire. The company quickly grew into a new space with several wonderful employees. Dorothy’s knowledge of fine design and fabrics made Doré a nationally recognized name in Ballroom fashion. Dore dresses are known for their classic cuts and top quality design. 

In 2007, the company was purchased by Dawn Smart. She had worked with Doré as a sales representative since 1999. She’s been active in the Ballroom dance industry and the gown business for over 10 years prior to joining Doré. Her solid background in sewing construction, sales, and the dance industry brought a new perspective to Doré Designs. Under her ownership, she’s helped Doré Designs to grow immensely under her supervision. Explore our wide variety of dazzling dore dresses!

Dresses Proudly Designed and Handmade in
Cape Coral, Florida.