I started this company to honor my Southern heritage and in particular my grandparents who were, and still are, the greatest influences in my life: my grandmother, Dorothea Draper and my grandfather, William James Witherspoon. My grandparents taught me everything I know about gracious Southern living. From them I learned to dress and act like a lady, to take pride in my home, to reach out to help a neighbor, and to always invite everyone in for a visit.
Dorothea was also a wonderful hostess who always made more food than was necessary and sent people home with fresh homemade biscuits and vegetables from my grandfather's garden.
Speaking of my grandfather, my Grandpa James could charm anyone. He taught me that good manners and great style go hand in hand.
When I returned to Nashville with my own family, I wanted to recapture and celebrate all that I love and remember about my grandparents and the South. That is why I created Draper James.
Whether it’s Nashville or New Orleans, Beaufort or Birmingham, there is a special breed of charm and grace that’s signature to the American South. With Draper James, our goal is to bring contemporary, yet timeless Southern style to your wardrobe and your home, no matter where you live. We hope you will stop in to see us often—our door is always open.
The holidays are here, and it's time to celebrate! Sequins and plaid, a copule of of our favorite things, come together in this party-ready top. It's been designed with an elegant V-neck detail and a feminine keyhole at the back. Pair with our matching Se
We love a soft, rich velvet fabric to bring a touch of glamour to any look. This top boasts a flattering peplum fit and a charming scalloped detail at the neck. It's the subtle details that make it special, like the elegant V-detail at the back. Pair this
We brought back our signature, best-selling pearl sweater for all our Southern girls and Southern girls at heart. This charming sweater is sophisticated, yet playful. A darling piece to dress up or down this season.
Sequins and plaid, a few of our favorite things, come together in this party-ready skirt. It's been designed to hit right at the knee and is finished with a comfortable, ribbed waistband. Pair with our matching Sequin Top for a perfect set.
Now this is how to do denim! We gave this skirt a scalloped hem for an extra bit of femininity—and it's everything. It looks good with literally anything you pair it with, so have fun, y'all!
A shirtdress is the right thing to wear just about any day of the week. We love the versatility it offers, but we love it even more when shirtdresses come in classic prints with great details. This one has both! We added ruffles to the three-quarter lengt
Y’all, we went there. We made a sailor style dress, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. The pleated A-line skirt meets a ribbed waistband, and the bow at the neckline brings a bright burst of red to the classic, navy palette. We love to wear thes
Dreams come true when a stunning dress happens to be as comfortable as your favorite blanket. This ponte dress is fitted and has the right amount of stretch for mobility. The print is eye-catching, but it’s the two-tone waistband and neckline that pull th
This fun mixed-stripe dress is one of our favorite new pieces! It's super flirty and incredibly flattering thanks to its holds-you-in ponte fabric. 74% Polyester, 20% Rayon, 4% Spandex Length: 40" Machine wash cold separately - inside out on gentle cyc
Sweet green gingham meets feminine embroidery. What's not to love, y'all? Wear this anywhere—and we mean anywhere—and you'll get all the compliments. 100% Cotton Length: 25" Center back keyhole with button Machine Wash Cold With Like Colors Gentle Cyc
A perfect combo of ultra-flattering details define this chic floral dress: Knot tie shoulder details, a nipped-in waist, and a sleek A-line silhouette. Trust us, this dress looks amazing on everyone. 54% Viscose, 46% Rayon Lining: 100% Polyester Length