Fashion Fix: Local Church Hosts Free Prom Dress Closet for Students

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PLANO- Finding the perfect prom dress isn't always as glam as the memorable night itself. But, thanks to a few "fairy godmothers" some area teens are being granted free fabulous frocks for their special soirees.

"It's great because we can save money on prom dresses that we don't need to spend," said one student shopping for a dress.

Saturday morning, hundreds of young ladies lined up outside St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano for the 8th Annual Free Prom Closet.

Nancy Adams with the church says that the idea for the generous event was thought of years ago when "there were high school girls who simply couldn't afford a dress and would miss out on their prom."

fashionLocal organizations, women's groups, and residents donated the dresses. They came complete with all the accessories,  shoes, wraps, jewelry, handbags --you name it! All the looks went to deserving students planning their unforgettable night. A lot of dresses on the rack were brand new and donated from area stores.

"I knew I wasn't going to be able to afford a dress or anything this year," another student added. "I heard that it was out here and I was so excited that it was available!"

That's not all the free closet had in store. Volunteers were on hand to help each girl find the perfect gown tailored to their taste.

"Well, it was kind of hard finding stuff for me cause I'm tall and have long legs, but I ended up finding a dress with a train that fitted me well," said one teen.

Prom dresses fitted with purpose! Now that's our kind of Fashion Fix!