Bessie Designs by Carolena Nericcio

I created Bessie Design in honor of my mother, Bess Nericcio. She was a librarian, interested in everyone she met, my biggest supporter, and my greatest critic. Anyone that met her felt as if they had made a friend. I owe her the world and this brand is my endeavor to keep her in everyone’s hearts.

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Bessie Choli Dress “Maqsoum”

$70.00

A brand new garment for FCBD®Style dancers, the Choli Dress is literally a choli sewn inside an open-backed dress. The choli hugs your curves while the dress floats gracefully over your curves.  The new version, “Maqsoum” features a wide criss-cross back if you choose to wear a bra and want to cover the straps. Cap sleeves, …
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Bessie Plait Wrap

$25.00

An elegant solution for your hair garden, perfect for short hair. Add jewelry and flowers using Carolena’s Magic Hat Pins . The Bessie Plait Wrap is made from a lightweight rayon/lycra jersey. Handmade by Carolena. Bessie Plait Wrap Instructions   Free! In the video below, Carolena discusses how to wear the Bessie Plait Wrap. Save …
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Be Kind & Patient Maki

$25.00

For fans of Carolena’s 4pmChat and Storytime … the Be Kind & Patient Maki! The 2″ x 2″ Be Kind & Patient Patch adorns this Maki. Handmade by Carolena. Haramaki comes from the Japanese words hara, meaning the center of the body, and maki, meaning ‘to wrap up’. Dancers love the Maki as a belly warmer …
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Bessie Maki

$25.00

Haramaki comes from the Japanese words hara, meaning the center of the body, and maki, meaning ‘to wrap up.’ Dancers love the Maki as a belly warmer during rehearsals and classes. Wear it over the bust and pulled down to the hips, scrunched around the midsection, or doubled over as a mini skirt. The Maki …
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Elevation Jacket

$90.00

Black | Purple | Turquoise | Violet | Red | Burgundy | Chocolate Brown | Forest Green | Royal Blue | Navy | Charcoal Heather

Dance Camp Pant

$200.00

Black | Turquoise | Violet | Red | Burgundy | Chocolate Brown | Forest Green | Royal Blue | Navy | Charcoal Heather

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Bessie Choli Dress “Fallahi”

$50.00

A brand new garment for FCBD®Style dancers, the Choli Dress is literally a choli sewn inside an open-backed dress. The choli hugs your curves while the dress floats gracefully over your curves.  The new version, “Fallahi” features a wide criss-cross back if you choose to wear a bra and want to cover the straps. Cap sleeves, …
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Bessie Skirt Pocket

$25.00

The Bessie Skirt Pocket is a stylish way to keep valuables with you during class, festivals, and workshops. Designed to lay flat against your body. Made from Dance Camp Pant and Elevation Jacket fabric scraps, the whole thing is one big pocket! Sewn along the bottom edge, open on the top edge and ties around …
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Carolena’s Hand Knit Legwarmers 13″ Cabled

$48.00

It’s no surprise that I like to knit. In fact, some of you have taught your sample Teacher Training segments while I was knitting. It helps me concentrate and focus. As a vegan, I eschewed wool and silk yarns many years ago, opting not to use animal products. However, I recently attended a talk on …
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Carolena’s Hand Knit Legwarmers 22″ Ribbed

$80.00

It’s no surprise that I like to knit. In fact, some of you have taught your sample Teacher Training segments while I was knitting. It helps me concentrate and focus. As a vegan, I eschewed wool and silk yarns many years ago, opting not to use animal products. However, I recently attended a talk on …
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Wild Card Canvas Holster Bag

$80.00

They’re baaaack! We are delighted to be the exclusive distributor of Wild Card Canvas Holster Bags. Back in the day, I asked Wild Card if they’d make a canvas bag for me. I loved the design but don’t use leather because I’m vegan. I still have that original bag … but it’s a bit tattered …
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