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dlkelly1917 on Jul 7, 20215 out of 5 stars
I sent measurements for my lampshade and it looks fabulous! Made to order. The color is perfect also. Just as the website shows!
NANCY on Jun 16, 20215 out of 5 stars
Superior cover for the wire shade on the outside covered porch lamp. It fits perfectly and looks fantastic. Will send picture when I take one. Thrilled with this purchase and would definitely buy from this craftsperson again. The color is perfect with our decor.
Sheila on Oct 9, 20215 out of 5 stars
These shade covers are the bomb!! Well made and fit perfect Shop owner is a doll; I ordered a color that turned out to be too bright. She sent me some fabric samples so I could see the colors with my decor. We got it figured out - I returned the first one and she's remaking/ shipping the replacement!
Kara Studio on Sep 23, 20215 out of 5 stars
Perfect fit! Velvety fabric couldn't be a closer match to go with my new pillow shams (see photo)
Susan Siebert on Sep 23, 20215 out of 5 stars
Lampshade cover looks great in my little lamp Great way to change the lamp and well made and easy Looking to order again
dskyzers on Sep 14, 20215 out of 5 stars
This item didn't take long to arrive after I ordered it. It fits perfectly over my existing lamp shade and the color matches great with my room and bedding. I'm so very pleased with this purchase.
gwendolyn on Sep 13, 20215 out of 5 stars
I am more than pleased with my shade covers. I have large shades that are hard and expensive to replace and Dress a Shade covers were the perfect solution. They look elegant in the formal living room and I would recommend them to anyone who is interested in making a change and not spending tons of money. Buy them and I know you’ll be happy with the look and the price.
Never give up on a dream. You will succeed one day!
When I was a little girl, I would look for hours on end at all the wonderful and colorful costumes the encyclopedia of that time held. The rich, sumptuous velvet fabrics and luxurious intricate lace designs would capture my imagination. I later realized after following an artists path of dabbling in many mediums such as; paint, pencil sketching, mosaics and murals, along with training in the Upper East Side studio of furniture artist, Isabelle O’Neal, that textiles would be the medium I most loved. I began working with interior designers, creating unique window treatments and using slipcovers to turn worn and tattered furniture into fresh new masterpieces.
One day, as I was simultaneous looking at a plain white lampshade, thinking about all the fabulous fabrics and, (sorry folks) putting on a "stretchable" T-Shirt, the idea came to me. Why couldn't I also resurrect lampshades as well? With fabrics that are stretchable, form fitting, removable and washable, I could make a Slip Cover look like the actual shade itself. Thus began Dress a Shade, Inc. in February of 2011. Very quickly I new I had something when People Magazine contacted me to do an article and Home Shopping Network, (HSN) accepted the product that aired with great success within the companies first year.
Next to experiencing each and every day what I was truly meant to do, is my love for bringing joy and beauty into my customers home. Nothing brings me greater satisfaction then when I hear from a customer about how happy they were with not only their Slip Cover, but their entire Dress a Shade™ experience!
My team and I will always do our best to make sure we bring to you exactly what you are looking for. If I don't have the right color or design already in my shop, I will work tirelessly to find that perfect style so that you get exactly what you are looking for.
I look forward to meeting you and many more new customers along this journey.
Laura Elrick is the founder of, Dress a Shade, Inc. A lifelong artist, in the mediums of paint, pencil sketching, mosaics, murals and fabric design. Laura trained at the Upper East Side studio of renowned furniture artist Isabelle O’Neal.
It may take up to two weeks to ship your order if I need to re-order fabric. If I have the fabric in my shop the order will ship within 7 days.
Accepted payment methods
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
I don't accept cancellations
Returns and exchange details
Please, (since our slip covers are custom fitted to your size shade and cannot be resold), make sure it's what you want, you've provided the correct measurements and the color is correct.
Swatches are free so don't hesitate to ask for as many as you'd like, this can help in matching your home decor colors.
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do the Slip Covers fit any size shade?
Yes, they are custom made and will fit any shape or size lampshade perfectly. All that is needed are the measurements.
Is it difficult to measure?
Not at all. I offer measurement instructions on the, Home page and also on each product page.
Is the color of the photo the same as the actual fabric?
When I create each photo, I take considerable time and care to make sure the photo matches the fabric exactly. There are many reviews on my Etsy shop from customers saying how perfect the color was. However, each computer monitor's screen can be slightly different, so It may vary ever so slightly.
Can I get a fabric sample?
Yes, just email, (email@example.com) me your address and what style(s) you’d like, and I will mail you those samples.
Is the fabric flammable?
No, all fabrics are flame retardant, just like the fabric on the lampshade you have now.
Can the Slip Covers be washed?
Yes, wash Slip Covers in cold water. Do not use bleach and tumble dry on low.
Can the Slip Covers be used on a wire frame only?
Yes, in fact, they work best on just a wire frame.
Does the Slip Cover look like a Slip Cover when it’s on the shade?
No, they are made to fit snug and keep the shape of most lampshades. Only the very curvy “Bell” shape is where they might loose just a little of the curve.
Frequently asked questions
Please follow MEASUREMENT Photo found on every product page.
All slipcovers can be washed in cold water and dried on a low temperature. Do not use bleach.
Custom and personalised orders
All slipcovers are Custom Fitted to your exact lampshade measurements. Please write your CIRCUMFERENCE measurements in the, "Add a note to DRESSASHADE" section found when you click on, "Add to cart"