About Us

          Church is not a fashion runway! Those were the words from my mother upon discovering I had conspired with her seamstress to make 10 pieces of clothing from patterns I had torn from one of her style books.  Yes, my church's 'Week Of Praise' was approaching and I wanted a stunning outfit for each occasion whether morning worship, evening praise, or Bible study.

          I was possessed you could say, and though I've come to agree that  church is not a runway there is so much more  about the spirit of getting dressed for church than just looking super adorned for the kingdom.  Some of the best memories I have of getting ready for church was; fighting over stockings and beads and brooches with my sisters for Sabbath or having pristine dresses for worship on Sundays at my ultra conservative catholic high school. There is something about the smell of ruffled dresses and the newness of silk or polyester that makes you feel that everyone is anticipating something great for the day.

Great experience, beautiful words and praise, expectant people is all that is behind Great Expectation.

Great Expectation is based in New York, operated by two sisters and their mother and we are super passionate about finding you the right fit.

Feel free to reach out to us if you have questions at info@greatexpectationstore.com and we will get right back to you.

Arlene O'Connor

GE Manager & Stylist