A Katydid girl has no limits. Inspired by women who seek adventure, love the outdoors and refuse to settle for anything but the best, Katydid is a brand that tastefully caters to today's generation of fearless females. Highlighted by eye-catching colors and made of premium grade fabrics, our fashions are highly sought after by free spirits who would rather be outside, enjoying life.
The Katydid Collection lifestyle brand includes women’s apparel, accessories and gifts such as hats, tote bags, quick dry beach towels, loungewear, swim cover ups, t-shirts and more.
Katy Messersmith first arrived on the fashion scene in 2002 quite by accident. While volunteering at a women’s prenatal clinic in Africa, her life took a turn. Her luggage was lost and she was soon collaborating with the local seamstresses. Those first designs reflected the vibrant, local culture but lit a creative and entrepreneurial spark in Katy, foreshadowing the bold Katydid creations to come. Forever the risk-taker, Katy was determined to succeed, despite being self-taught in the worlds of business and fashion. Today, the company is a multi-million dollar business based in the heart of the Dallas Design District and was recently named one of INC 500’s fastest-growing private companies in America and as a Top 100 Women Owned Business in North Texas by Dallas Business Journal. Katydid has been sold in more than 5,000 boutiques and retailers across the nation.
A firm believer in the power of giving back, Katy constantly looks for ways to make a difference in the community and empower emerging women. Fashion Group International of Dallas, North Texas Food Bank, Toys for Tots, Salvation Army and Suicide Crisis Center are a few of the charities Katydid Collection supports.
Katy is a true Texan, she graduated from Texas A&M University and currently resides in Dallas with her husband and son.