About Us

Welcome to Dottie’s Diner Aprons!  

Since 2009, Dottie’s Diner, headed by Dana “Dottie” Paulson, has been specializing in the cutest-ever, high quality, retro 50's-inspired aprons for YOU! Our original designs are made with loving care in the USA, and our first goal is to make you happy, because we want you to come back. we do. we really do.

The Aprons

Dotties Diner aprons are amazingly cute and flirty. The one, two, or three layered full circle skirts kind of swoosh and twirl when you move. Every bit of our aprons are expertly sewn and handled, stored hanging, and packed and shipped with care. If you are ever dissatisfied, do not worry, we will take care of you. You will never have to fight for your happiness here. We want you to be happy. 

apron photo

The apron details are where the love is. We make the neck ties extra long so that you can tie a huge bow at your neck and look like the princess you are. We do the same with the waist ties. They are so long you can actually wrap them around to the front and tie them, or whatever cute thing you can think of. Our aprons adapt well to wearing as a costume, with a petti-skirt underneath. Our layers are actual layers, as opposed to one layer made to look like 3 layers. Our aprons skirts are actual full circles, as opposed to a triangle shape. The neck and waist ties are a full 3" wide, and feel good in your hand. All of this takes a ton of fabric and hours to make, and we gladly do all of this just for you!

Dottie's Diner

The Diner is run by Dottie, and she has lots of help from her two besties in the way of love and support, photo-shoot help, and organization help. Almost all of the aprons and other designs are hand sewn by Dottie herself.

The really hard thinking is done by other people.

Laurie, Linda, and Dottie xoxo

photo of dottie and friends


dottie photoDottie is just a Colorado cowgirl type who loves to create fresh new retro inspired goodies. There are not enough hours or days to make and stock the wonderful things that she wants to do for the apron shop. Eventually we will be hiring some help to make that happen. Until then we just do what we can, have gratitude for you, enjoy the ups and downs of internet life, and wish for you a glamorous and beautiful Dottie Diner Day!