At Clergy Image, we believe you deserve professional, stylish, and comfortable clergy wear at an affordable price. And we understand women come in all shapes and sizes. So we work from your measurements to ensure the best fit possible. Our unique color-based sizing system is designed to eliminate the pre-conceived notions and stigma attached to traditional sizing. Best of all, we put your collar size on your garment!
A garment you create! Choose the collar style, sleeve length, fabric, color and more. With Shirts and Dresses in a variety of styles, colors and sizes, we have something to meet everyone's needs. In fact, our basic shirt comes in nearly 3000 variations!
Our garments are cut and sewn in and near our Northern California shop as you order them. This means a delay between order and shipping. We do offer Rush services when needed. We hope our unique approach is worth the wait!
Your account includes your contact information, your measurements and all your orders from today forward. (If you have questions about previous orders, send us an email.) Your information is never shared with anyone.
Your email address is your login and the easiest way for us to find you. If it changes, please let us know!
The first time you order on this site, you will need to sign in as a new customer. You will receive an email to activate your account - once your account is activated, your measurements should appear! Please let us know if you have any problems.
If you were measured at an event but did not place an order, you are a current customer.
We work from measurements to help determine your correct sizing and be able to make minor adjustments for a better fit. When you set up your account, please check "Measurements are listed below". You will need to provide the following measurements: height, bust, waist, hips, side seam and collar or neck size.
When you order, you will be asked to choose a size. Don't worry - we will adjust the size if necessary.
There are two changes to our Wish List program. First, it's now called Gift Registry. Second, and most exciting, is that you can now create and manage your own list! Simply design the garments you want and click Add to Registry instead of Add to Cart.
THE TWO TONE DRESS
Add a splash of color to your wardrobe! Slightly fitted through the bust with a flattering drape, the Two Tone works well on most body types. While it has a dressier, more elegant feel, it is still incredibly comfortable. Pockets are standard! As always, your choice of collar size and style.
Available with short sleeves in black with your choice of colored band in Black, Red, Cranberry, Light Grey, Salt & Pepper, Royal, Forest, Peacock, Pink and our first Print.
No Buttons, Zippers or Closures
Available in Every Fabric, Every Color
3 Sideseam Lengths or Customize Your Own
"Having properly fitting clerical wear designed for a woman's body is so helpful in building confidence. And confidence is still so necessary in a world (and many times also in churches) that does not fully value the leadership of women."
Susan is wearing a Bishop Purple Shirt with an Attached Collar
"Just wanted you to know one of your dresses went to Senator Cornyn’s
office today to advocate for separated children. Thanks for making me feel
Sarah is wearing a Tapered Dress with a Round Collar
While discerning her call to ordained ministry, Megan Anderson began reading blogs and websites by and for clergywomen. Over and over again, she read about the difficulty women had finding well-fitting, comfortable clergy wear. She wanted to do something to help - and she knew exactly the person who could do it. A woman who had been designing, sewing, and tailoring clothing for over 40 years. A woman she knew couldn’t let women in need down. Her mom, Cathie Anderson.
At first, Cathie said “No”. But in 2012, after a year of talking with clergywomen about their needs and dreams for clergy apparel, Cathie launched Clergy Image. In 2016, Cathie’s cousin, Linda Escalera, joined the team as the Director of Non-Sewing, handing sales, marketing, customer service and the business end of Clergy Image.
Today Cathie heads up a team of seamstresses in our Northern California workshop while Linda works remotely from North Carolina.
We began with two designs, a stretch Rayon/Spandex blend pullover and a Maternity style shirt - both with a choice of sleeve lengths. We now offer 5 styles of Tops and 6 styles of dresses in a variety of colors and fabrics. Plus you can choose Round, Tab or our exclusive Attached Collar. Our customers are still Cathie’s source of inspiration. From suggestions, requests and what she sees in current fashion, Cathie has added new designs, fabrics and colors.
Our garments have clothed women as they addressed the United Nations, walked the halls of the U.S. Capitol, knelt in the Texas dust outside Immigration Detention Centers, given the benediction at the Smithsonian, been interviewed on national television and testified in federal court. They have clothed women as they married, baptized, buried, confirmed, counseled, anointed, blessed, prayed, celebrated, comforted, studied, lectured, preached and were Ordained, Consecrated and arrested. We have customers in all 50 states as well as places as far-flung as Uruguay, New Zealand, Belize, Norway, Israel, Tanzania and South Korea. Our clothes have been to every continent except Antarctica - and we’ll happy give a free shirt to any clergy person headed there!
We look forward to working with you and hearing your stories!
Cathie, Linda and the Clergy Image Team
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