Donate Formal Wear to Love the Dress TN

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Love the Dress TN is looking for donations of gowns to provide an inexpensive option for girls who cannot afford the high cost of formal wear for this year’s prom or other social event.

Participants can either donate a gown and receive another one for free, or they can purchase one for $20 or a short formal dress for $10. Proceeds go to GraceWorks.

Since 2011, the event has drawn more than 1,800 participants. In addition to dresses donated by buyers, gowns are contributed by area high schools, local department stores, bridal shops and individuals. The event also includes door prizes, make-up sessions and how-to formal hairstyle presentations.

Donations of dresses, shoes and accessories are being accepted at GraceWorks, 104 Southeast Parkway; Westhaven Golf Club, 4000 Golf Club Lane; and Riley’s, 919 Columbia Ave.

This year’s event will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12 at Church of the City, 828 Murfreesboro Road. Doors will open at 7:40 a.m. for registration. Pre-registration and more information are available at

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