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. 


For information about donating clothing or accessories, please scroll down.

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Our Commitment

While our office is open on a limited schedule during this health crisis, we remain committed to serving our community partners and clients via virtual suiting and career readiness services.  If you wish to donate career wear to our program, please scroll down to see details about that process.  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, Target, Kohls, and Soma, so our clients can purchase whatever we’re unable to provide to complete their wardrobe.  We also use Uber & Lyft gift cards to provide our clients who face transportation challenges with rides to and from their suitings.  Contact Allison Adams via email to arrange to drop off your gift card donation, or mail them to Dress for Success Nashville at 1608 Woodmont Blvd., Nashville, TN 37215.

Donation Drives – If your workplace or group would like to organize a donation drive to benefit Dress for Success, please contact Allison Adams via email for guidelines.

Clothing Donations
We welcome donations – by appointment only, via link below – of new or gently used women’s career wear and accessories. 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.  

Clothing donations by appointment only via link listed below.  Our office is open by appointment only.  We schedule drop-off appointments on a couple of afternoons, most months, to receive donations of professional clothing from our generous community – curbside and contact-free.  We are currently accepting donations of these items:

  • Career wear – suits and separates, dress shoes, jewelry, purses, belts, and reading glasses (any power).  In order to meet the demand for business-casual attire, and to accommodate industry-specific attire needs, we need donations of khaki slacks, black pants or black jeans, white shirts (with collars), shoes with non-skid soles (pristine tennis shoes), low-heeled or flat black shoes. Donations of career wear in large sizes are especially helpful. Please donate according to this seasonal calendar:
    • January – February – Fall & Winter Items Only
    • March-June – Spring & Summer Items Only
    • July Large Sizes Only (sz.14 & up) – one appointment day only
    • August – October – Fall & Winter Items Only
    • November – Large Sizes Only (sz.14 & up) – one appointment day only
    • December – No Donations Accepted
  • 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. We regret we are unable to offer a wait list for cancellations.  Please be prompt so we can unload your donations safely and guard against overlapping appointments.

Questions about your donation appointment?  Please contact Susie Tucker via email.

Interested in conducting a clothing donation drive for Dress for Success Nashville?  Please contact Susie Tucker 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!

Need additional information on Dress for Success Nashville?

Call (615) 983-5153 or email nashville@dressforsuccess.org