Spotlight on Tadashi Shoji

“Every woman, regardless of size and shape, deserves to feel confident, comfortable and gorgeous.”
It is this belief that drives Tadashi Shoji and his namesake brand. Employing expert techniques in draping, ruching and shutter pleats, each garment is masterfully tailored to flatter all figures.

Tadashi also carefully chooses fabrics with stretch, such as luxe jersey, embroidered lace and featherweight tulle to render a custom-made feel. So, whether it’s a cocktail dress or floor-length gown, the wearer looks red-carpet polished, with all the effortlessness of slipping on her favorite T-shirt. From the fabric to the fit, a Tadashi dress is infused with glamour and ease.

With a range of styles and exquisite craftsmanship, Tadashi Shoji inspires real women, on their most memorable occasions, to feel confident in what they are wearing and comfortable in their own skin– in a word, beautiful. Tadashi Shoji, founded in 1982, maintains signature boutiques in the United States and China and is carried in more than 700 major department and specialty stores worldwide.

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Paillette Embroidered Lace Sheath Dress
Available at Nordstrom in 3 colors
This supremely ladylike sheath puts a glam spin on cocktail attire. Fashioned from exquisite mini-paillette embroidered lace with a contrasting underlayer, the figure-flattering silhouette is fitted but not tight. Highlight the classic bateau neckline and sheer illusion yoke with swept-up hair.

Embroidered Lace V-Neck Dress
Available at Nordstrom in 10 colors
A curve-hugging silhouette tailored out of gorgeous embroidered lace, this sheath exudes elegance. Eyelash-finished scallop trim at the neckline, hem and sleeve lends a delicate touch, while the ribbon appliqué snaking around the waist imparts a subtle sexiness.

Embroidered Lace 3/4 Sleeve Dress with Sheer Cut Out Detail in Black/Nude
Available at Nordstrom
Casual Chic… This embroidered lace dress features a bateau neckline, ¾ sleeves, stretch belt accent at waist, and peekaboo cutouts on skirt. Fully lined

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Embroidered Lace V-Neck Dress: Available at Nordstrom in 10 colors

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Neoprene Boatneck Dress with Paillette Detail
Available at Nordstrom
A simple, sophisticated black shift gets a modern update with metallic gold micro-paillette trimming that creates an ultra-flattering effect. A bateau neckline and a modest knee length ensure this is one LBD you’ll reach for again and again.

Chantilly Lace Boatneck Sheath
Available at Nordstrom
Embrace colorful lace. A collage of lace is paired with pleated stretch mesh that crisscrosses at the waist to define and slim your waistline. A sheer illusion bateau neckline completes the look. Fully lined.

Embroidered-Lace Cap Sleeve Blouson Waist Dress
Available at Nordstrom
A beautifully-tailored sheath that’s perfect for any event. Dainty cap sleeves and a slightly-scooped boatneck flatter arms and shoulders while a grosgrain ribbon sash subtly defines the waist and accents the blouson. Add a pop of color with a red lip.

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Tadashi Shoji

Tadashi Shoji, the founder and chief designer of the Tadashi Shoji collection was born and raised in Sendai, Japan. He began painting and drawing from a young age and eventually moved to Tokyo, where he studied fine art. His talent was soon recognized and he was recommended for an apprenticeship with Japan’s leading contemporary artist, Jiro Takamatsu, who is credited with paving the way for the modern art movement in Japan during the sixties.
However, it was not until Tadashi moved to Los Angeles in the seventies that he awakened his life-long passion, fashion design, in which he also earned a degree. Soon after university, Tadashi began working at a prominent clothing manufacturer and quickly climbed the ranks. Noticing that women had few choices when it came to special occasion dresses in the contemporary market, he launched his own collection in 1982.
For the next 25 years, the brand continued to thrive and in 2007, Tadashi debuted his higher-end runway collection at New York Fashion Week to rave reviews. In 2013, to mark his 30th anniversary as a designer, Tadashi released a capsule collection inspired by his greatest hits on
Today, the Tadashi Shoji collection is globally recognized and loved by devoted women ranging from busy working mothers to red carpet gracing celebrities. With his original designs and innovative collections, women regardless of shape or size are inspired to showcase their beauty and walk with confidence.