The average price of attending a prom is close to $1,000 according to a 2014 survey by Visa.
The Reston event helps local teens potentially save hundreds of dollars. This one-day event is open to any current high school student who is in need of a prom dress, shoes, jewelry and other accessories. Everything is absolutely free, but there is a limit if one dress per person.
Diva Central takes place at RCC Lake Anne, 1609 Washington Plaza, from noon to 6 p.m. on April 25.
“Prom is an event that many teens look forward to all year, but it is also an event that can burden families with expenses for formal wear, accessories, a meal, transportation and more,” says Kenny Burrowes, RCC Teen and Family Program Director. This is the 13th year RCC has held the event.
“Through Diva Central, RCC helps teens look forward to the prom night of their dreams, complete with the perfect dress and accessories, but without those costs,” he added.
In addition to prom dresses in all colors, sizes and styles, volunteers will help shoppers select shoes, jewelry, handbags, wraps, and other accessories. Staffers from Reston’s Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa will also be on hand to provide hair and makeup services to teens.
All of the dresses were donated by the local community between January and March.
Diva Central shoppers in 2013/file photo
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