Dress It Up Dressing was founded by Sophia Maroon in 2012. Sophia’s brother had long held that a business was waiting to be built in the salad dressing their mother made every night when they were children (and that Sophia continued to make for her children).
Always up for a challenge, Sophia began sharing her dressing with friends — who then shared it with their friends — eventually proving her brother right. She soon ran a cottage industry, delivering jars of salad dressing to neighbors in recycled clementine boxes she picked up at Whole Foods each week.
One day, a Whole Foods employee asked her what she did with all the boxes. When she told him, he said, “well, if you make salad dressing, why haven’t you shared it with us?” So she did. The reaction: “we don’t sell anything like this, and we should!”
A few samples were all it took to convince the Whole Foods buying team to put Dress It Up Dressing (as it soon became) on the shelves of its Friendship Heights location. And within three months, it was in 14 stores.
Today, Dress It Up Dressing — a line of six olive oil-based salad dressings made with simple ingredients and an impeccable attention to detail — is available at retailers nationwide and online, gracing the plates of thousands of loyal customers across the country. The products have garnered prestigious honors in the food industry, including accolades from the Good Food Foundation and Specialty Food Association, all while the business maintains an unwavering commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.
Born from a mother’s recipe, a brother’s challenge, and a daughter’s passion, Dress It Up Dressing effortlessly brings the quality of homemade and the convenience of store-bought to your kitchen. Shop the collection.
Dress It Up Dressing offers olive-oil based dressings with gluten-free, sugar-free, vegan, paleo, keto and Whole-30 friendly varieties.