Dress for Success

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Providing professional clothing, a network of support, and career development tools to empower women to succeed.

Dress for Success Nashville is the local affiliate of the beloved, worldwide organ
ization that helps women thrive in work and life. We transition women to self-sufficiency by providing professional clothing, a network of support, and career development tools. This suite of services supports their professional lives, so clients find and keep their jobs, build thriving careers, and prosper in the workplace. Dress for Success equips women with more than just the clothes they need to find a job. It gives them confidence to succeed. 

Our Commitment

While our office remains closed during this global health crisis, we remain committed to serving our community partners and clients via virtual suiting and career readiness services.  Our staff is available by email or phone (615-983-5153).  Follow us on social media (@dfsnashville) for news and announcements. Please reach out to us today so we can assist you.

Our suiting program provides clients with one professional suit and accessories to prepare her for a job interview. After she secures employment, the client is invited back for an employment suiting which will provide her with additional professional clothing to mix-and-match for a week’s worth of outfits. Potential Dress for Success Nashville clients MUST be working with an approved referral partner. Current referral partners include:

Since I joined the Army, I’ve never had to think about what to wear to work. In fact, I’ve never worn a suit or a skirt! Now that I’m retiring and entering the civilian workforce, having the Dress for Success volunteers help me find the right outfit for interviews has been amazing. It’s been such a warm and welcoming experience. I feel great!
J'lene, Dress for Success Client via Wounded Warrior Project
The Dress for Success Circle of Impact

How You Can Help

Gift Cards  –  We welcome donations of gift cards ($25-$50) to stores like Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Walmart, and Target, so our clients can purchase whatever we’re unable to provide to complete their wardrobe.

Clothing Donations
We welcome donations of new or gently used women’s career wear, shoes, purses, and belts. Donated clothing must be in current styles – something a modern woman would wear to work. All clothing donations should be unaltered, freshly cleaned and brought in on hangers. We are unable to accept clothing with stains or in need of repair, or clothing in bags or boxes.  

Donations by appointment only via link listed below.  We’ve scheduled a couple of afternoons each month thru November 2020 to receive donations of professional clothing from our generous community – curbside and contact-free.  We will pause donations in December 2020 and resume in January 2021.  We are currently accepting these items:

  • Fall & winter women’s career wear – suits and separates – along with dress shoes, shoes with non-skid soles (pristine tennis shoes), purses, and belts. (No scarves or costume jewelry, please.)
  • All clothing must be brought in on hangers.  We’re unable to accept bags or boxes of clothing. Limit of 25 hanging items per donation.
  • Click on this link to schedule your donation appointment. Please be prompt so we can unload your donations safely and guard against overlapping appointments.

Questions about your donation appointment?  Please contact Allison Adams via email.

Interested in conducting a clothing donation drive for Dress for Success Nashville?  Please contact Allison Adams via email for guidelines.

Interested in volunteering? Contact Allison Adams via email or phone at 615-983-5144.

Every dollar helps.
With your support, we will continue helping hundreds of women re-enter the workforce each year with the confidence they need to succeed. A donation of $250 will cover the full cost of an interview suiting for one of our clients.  All donations make a difference.  DONATE BELOW!

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Need additional information on Dress for Success Nashville?
Call (615) 983-5153 or email nashville@dressforsuccess.org