Your Sister's Closet - Opening September 16th
September 16th - October 21st, 2017
Your Sister's Closet
306 High Street
Seaford, DE 19973
Your Sister’s Closet ("YSC”) is a project of Soroptimist International of Seaford through which the club rents out formal dresses, providing women with a low cost alternative for dresses for proms and other events. Men rent tuxedos, so YSC wanted to provide women with a similar option. The original intention of the project was to provide underprivileged high school girls the opportunity to affordably rent dresses allowing them to attend proms and other events which they might not otherwise experience in hopes of building the girls’ confidence and self-esteem.
The project has grown beyond just proms, and the dresses have been worn by women of all ages at all types of formal events including pageants, fundraiser galas, cruises, weddings, etc. The dresses have been worn not just by women in need, but by women from all walks of life as a smart alternative to spending hundreds of dollars purchasing formal gowns.
YSC began in 2009 and was originally called "Cinderella’s Closet.” The project started out as a one day event, has been held at various locations and has evolved over the last several years. Dozens of Soroptimist members have volunteered hundreds of hours to make this project a success.
In early 2014, YSC moved into a lovely store, which is located in a charming old, downtown building renovated by YSC. Our hope is to not only provide affordable, beautiful dresses but to also provide a pleasant shopping experience.
We have collected over 400 gorgeous dresses in all colors, shapes and sizes: short, long, modern, and modest ranging from size 0 to 28. All dresses have been donated to YSC. They are inspected to make sure they are in good condition and are then dry-cleaned before being offered for rental.
The rental cost is $25. When the dresses are returned we refund $10 to students with school events, making the total actual cost only $15! Non students receive no refund. Dresses do not need to be cleaned prior to being returned. Renters must be 18 years of age or accompanied by an adult. Picture identification and cash payment is required.
We need gently used formal dresses in all styles and sizes! If you have a formal dress you’re willing to part with, please consider donating it to this worthwhile project.