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Dress giveaway set for Sunday, Monday

For the third year, If the Dress Fits invites high school students throughout the region to its annual Prom Dress Giveaway.

The event runs 5-7 p.m. Sunday and 4-6 p.m. Monday at Bella Rose Bridal, 1709 Mall Drive, Duluth.

Founders Ashleigh, and her Mom, Amy Arntson have helped to make more than 100 dreams come true for young women who may not otherwise be able to attend their high school formal. All by asking for donated dresses, repairing and cleaning them as needed and giving them away.

Via the If The Dress Fits Instagram site, word of their success reached Soignee Elegant Attire in Colorado. Store owner Patricia reached out to Ashleigh.

"I was stunned and deeply humbled, they never met us and located over 1,000 miles away. They wanted to know what we needed most, and they sent us 16 brand new, high-end dresses," Ashleigh said

Over the past year more than 150 current-styled formal gowns have been donated, and many have been brand new. Sizes range from 0-22 and there are styles for every taste. High school students need to bring a current school ID.

If the Dress Fits is a Duluth-based nonprofit organization that provides an outlet for Northland community members to donate new or used contemporary prom dresses. Teens who otherwise couldn't afford a dress are invited to the event and take home a dress for free.

For more information, contact Ashleigh at or send a message through If the Dress Fits Instagram site or Facebook page.