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Prom Closet event offers free outfits to Las Vegas students

Posted at 12:26 AM, Mar 17, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Prom season is weeks away and many Las Vegas students are starting to plan their last dance.

Between hair, outfits, and tickets, the cost for prom adds up quickly, leaving some students feeling discouraged.

Project 150 partnered with Zappos.com to make prom dreams come true for homeless and disadvantaged teens in Southern Nevada with their annual Prom Closet event on March 16.

The heartwarming event offered nearly 1,500 local high school students the opportunity to shop for fashionable prom outfits for free with a student ID card.

Teens choose from a professionally presented selection of thousands of gently used dresses, tuxes, suits, shoes and accessories.

A personal shopper helped students select the perfect outfit.

Services were also provided to help students with their hair and beauty needs.

This year's prom closet was held at the Zappos Plaza at 400 Stewart Avenue in Downtown Las Vegas.

Students who were not able to attend the Prom Closet event can find outfits at Betty's Boutique for the next two weeks.