PORTLAND- In a city like Portland, where it seems more people bike rather than drive, fashion is more practical than stylish.
But, now a local designer is out to change that, especially for women. One dress at a time.
Caitlin McCall, like so many women in Portland rides a bike, but as a fashion designer she saw something lacking. A good look.
Her bike dresses are for women who ride to work, but really don't want to carry a change of clothing for a more professional business look. They arrive ready to go.
As a rider Caitlin studied all the challenges women face when riding.
Her line of dresses use two layers of fabric. The outer shell stretches to move with the rider, while the inner material absorbs any moisture.
I love the idea that you can have a piece that will go from work to play to responsibilities at home and be able to do the job at those places, said McCoy.
Caitlin is a one women micro-business. It's called Quick Study Clothing.
McCall's designs are sold on her website www.quickstudyclothing.com and at Amelia's 2230 NE Alberta Street, Portland, OR 97211.