Giveaway: Who's That chicka-d?

For most women, getting ready for game day means reaching for that same old jersey, t-shirt or tank top. If Lauren Polt has anything to say about it, they'll all be wearing dresses instead.

Polt is the founder and head designer of chicka-d, a clothing company offering fashion-forward, women's collegiate apparel. As a student at the University of Texas at Austin, Polt experienced the lack of original, feminine and fashionable options for female fans firsthand. After attending many tailgates and games, she quickly realized that other women were struggling with the same problem. One day, Polt, who was studying fashion design, bought a Texas Longhorns t-shirt and decided to cut it up and sew it back together in her own unique way. She wore it to a tailgate party and it was a hit, which gave her the idea to start chicka-d.




After working in New York City in bridal design for a few years, Polt partnered with a former UT classmate to start the company in 2008. They started small and kept the focus on women's apparel, acquiring licenses for local universities like Texas Tech and Baylor. Today, chicka-d is officially licensed with over 80 universities and sold in campus bookstores, online retailers, Kohl's and Dillard's.

The chicka-d collection consists of fun, no-fuss dresses that keep you cool and comfortable all day long. It's an easy game day outfit that doesn't require accessories and makes a fashion statement without looking overdone, which is exactly what Polt says people like about it.

"Women want to look good even if they’re at a sporting event," said Polt. "They want attention not only on the field, but on them, too. Tailgating is like a big party, so it's not much different than getting ready to go to a big social event and you want to feel good about how you look."

The company added toddler and youth dresses this year, and looks forward to expanding into different leagues in the future. Polt recently received the Rising Star Award at Austin Fashion Week for her work with chicka-d, which she hopes will eventually be "the game day brand" for fashion-forward sports fans.

Check out select women's and kids styles from chicka-d's current collection:


Florida State Seminoles Faux-Wrap Dress


Florida Gators Babydoll Sundress with Pockets


Virginia Tech Hokies Ruffle Racerback
Dress with Silver Metallic Logo


Georgia Bulldogs Strapless Dress with Ruffles


Alabama Crimson Tide Girls Dress


Florida Gators Girls Dress


LSU Tigers Girls Dress


Texas Longhorns Girls Dress


Giveaway Alert: chicka-d is giving one lucky TSR reader a 2-for-1! Enter to win a Women's Babydoll Sundress and a matching girls dress in your NCAA team of choice (*subject to availability).




To enter, please complete the giveaway form below by Friday, August 24:

(If you're viewing this post in an e-mail, click here to enter.)


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The deadline to enter is Friday, August 24. The winner will be randomly selected and notified via e-mail.

Want even more chicka-d? Visit chicka-d.com and click on the store locator to find out where to get these styles in your favorite NCAA team just in time for college football season.

XO,

The Style Ref

33 comments:

  1. In Love with the Babydoll Gator dress! Too Cute!

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  2. What a great story of doing what you love and what you're obviously good at! Go Polt!

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  3. Rebecca Reuben8/20/12, 10:39 AM

    The baby doll dress is my favorite, but I hate seeing it in Gator orange and blue.

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  4. Love the faux wrap dress :)

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  5. I LOVE the USF pleated dress with pockets!

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  6. I love all of these cute dresses! I visited chicka-d.com to see all of their styles! I hope they offer more NC State gear! I couldn't find anything at the local stores online. What a great line!!!

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  7. So adorable! I love the USF dress!

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  8. I'm in love with the Gators dress style, but I want it to be a USF one!

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  9. All of the dress are adorable, but the Gator one is my favorite! Go Gators!

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  10. I love them all! The Gators dress with pockets is great... but I love the LSU dress... do they make it in adult sizes?!? :)

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    1. Miranda, chicka-d does have LSU dresses for women! Check them out here: http://chicka-d.com/clothes/lsu/

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  11. Their styles are amazing! I love the babydoll dress, strapless dress and the pleated dress with pockets. Most of all, I love that they have designs for USF!! :)

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  12. Maegan Fader8/20/12, 8:59 PM

    Love the USF Tank dress! So super cute - can't wait to purchase :-)

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  13. My friend told me about this and I am in love. Huge sports fan and I am in LOVE with the Gator dress for me and my 3 year old!!!

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    1. My friend told me about this and I am in love. Huge sports fan and I am in LOVE with the Gator dress for me and my 3 year old!!!

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  14. I'm officially in love with the USF stuff. Super cute! I need these to get me started on the 2013 season when I am back in action. :)

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  15. I love the University of Oklahoma drop waist dress. Sooo cute!

    Thanks!

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  16. I'd love a Wisconsin one!! These are great!

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  17. Their stuff is super cute!!! I hope they have some really cute WVU stuff.

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  18. These are so cute! I'll definitely share with my girlfriends!

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  19. Do they have some for the U?

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    1. Not yet! You can see all the schools they have at http://chicka-d.com/clothes/. If they don't have a school you like, they still make a great gift! :)

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  20. I discovered Chicka-d today and love their clothes! Go Cats!

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  21. loveeee the florida gator dress (especially that it has pockets!!)

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  22. Love it. Please offer professional sports teams, too!

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  23. I absolutely LOVE the Florida Gators baby doll dress!!!

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  24. Love the Gators dress, but want it in USF colors. Go Bulls!

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  25. Love the Ruffle Razorback! Wish it was in Auburn Colors! War Eagle!

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  26. Anne Langlois8/24/12, 12:22 PM

    I like the baby doll dress but would love to see it in Michigan maize and blue :)

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  27. I love the USF Babydoll Bowtie Dress the best!

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  28. I love the Babydoll bowtie dress! I would pick the UF one (just because I already have a USF one!!!)

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