Lufkin woman gives away free prom dresses

Lufkin woman gives away free prom dresses
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Shopping for the perfect prom dress can be a hassle, especially when the price tag doesn't match your budget.

However, a Lufkin woman's wise decision to clean out her closet full of bridesmaids and prom dresses turned into something she never expected. 

"I decided to put it on Facebook thinking that a couple of my friends would have a couple of dresses and we can just donate them to a small organization that was in need," Breann Hollis, creator of Princess at the Prom said.  "Instead, the whole community came together and I have had over 175 prom dresses donated."

That is how Princess at the Prom was created, an event dedicated to making sure no girl misses out on the prom experience.

"Some girls, they don't think that they can find a dress but she helped me find one, so I think it's good," Natalie Rosales, an 11th grader shopping for a prom dress said.

"Seeing them here today makes me feel good, because I know that I'm helping them," Hollis said.

Each girl left the Princess at the Prom event with an extra boost of confidence.

"It makes me feel hot," Rosales said.

"I feel great about finding my dress," Haley Lobett, an 11th grader shopping for a prom dress said.

"It's awesome to see them and their reaction whenever they look in the mirror," Hollis said. "I think several of the girls felt really beautiful today."

Not only did the girls get to pick out the dress of their dreams, but they also can sign up for free hair and makeup appointments for the night of their prom.

"I just can't get over Breann, because this is all of her doing," Sommer Willis, a stylist who helped with the event said. "It always feels good to give back to the community, and for Breann to take hold of this and grab it by the horns, it blew up this year. I hope it'll happen again next year."

Although everything was free, many girls chose to pay in gratitude.

On Saturday, 50 girls walked away with the dress of their dreams. Hollis will continue to give the rest of the prom dresses away, you can contact Breann Hollis at 936-239-9399.

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