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Less Dress Stress, Free Prom Gowns Available at Fair Oaks Prom Dress Shop

Annual May event lets students with financial challenges dress in style — last three days May 30 thru June 1.

Annual opportunity to let students with financial challenges dress in style. FCPS on YouTube.
Annual opportunity to let students with financial challenges dress in style. FCPS on YouTube.
The Fair Oaks Prom Dress Shop won't be open this weekend, but the prom dress alternative for cash-strapped students will be open for three more days next weekend, May 30 to June 1.


Fairfax County Public School marketing students from Centreville High School and the Fair Oaks Classroom on the Mall program opened the shop earlier this month. The dress shop, which has been in business for nine years, helps financially challenged students attend prom.

Centreville High School Fashion Marketing students started collecting donated dresses in 2006 as a way to combine their interests in fashion with community service.  

The Prom Dress Shop is located on the upper level of Fair Oaks Mall in the former Champps Restaurant between the Corner Bakery and Texas de Brazil.  Students from any area high school who are in need of a prom dress, and do not have the funds to purchase one, can come to the Prom Dress Shop.  They must show a valid student ID, or other form of school identification, in order to anonymously select a free dress. 

See more information from FCPS.

Remaining store hours include:

  • Friday, May 30, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 31, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, June 1, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.



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