Dress Barn is a part of the Ascena Retail Group. It is a retailer based in the United States that specializes in selling women's clothing. The Dress Barn stores were founded in the year 1962 in the city of Stamford, Connecticut. There are currently over 800 retail locations in the United States, which employ thousands of people. Dress Barn sells a large variety of women's clothing including standard and plus size attire. They also sell accessories, shoes, outerwear ad more. The store is known to sell both petite and plus size casual women's clothing in their many locations.