With an MBA and years of sales experience under her belt, lifelong fashionista Bettina Benson wanted to help fellow professional females dress for success. “I’m thinking about that woman who understands the power of presenting her best self, and the power of a well-constructed, functional garment that helps her put her best foot forward,” says Bettina, the founder and creative director of Atlanta-based clothing company Chloe Kristyn.
She was well-established in her medical sales career when her daughter, the business’s namesake, was born in 2013. The self-taught fashion designer officially launched her first collection of dresses and other ready-to-wear apparel in 2016. Bettina initially offered a line of mommy-and-me styles, but she quickly shifted her focus to figure-flattering ponte knit pieces and other clothing geared toward working women in their 40s and beyond in sizes that range from XS to XXL.