Dress for Success Cincinnati solves the “Catch-22” that confronts women trying to enter the workforce: without a job, how can you afford an interview outfit? But without the outfit, how do you make a great impression at that interview?
Dress for Success Cincinnati became renowned for providing professional clothing to women returning to or entering the workforce. Although our mission has expanded, the StyleHER program remains a crucial part of our work and a vital first step in a woman’s journey toward self-sufficiency.
Each Dress for Success Cincinnati client receives one outfit when she has a job interview and an additional week’s worth of work-appropriate apparel and accessories when she becomes employed.
Women come to Dress for Success Cincinnati by referral from a range of non-profit organizations or by self-referral. Each client works one-on-one with a highly trained volunteer Personal Stylist who helps her select professional attire and also provides support and encouragement.
Most of the clothing we distribute comes from women who donate to Dress for Success Cincinnati in order to help another woman succeed.
We are excited to share that we have a new way to provide apparel to women for job interviews or new employment!
Our no-contact Style Kit pickup service ensures women have the clothing and accessories they need to begin to get their careers back on track.
Here's how it works:
1. We contact clients to get info about sizing and their style preferences.
2. Based on the information clients give us about sizing and their style preferences, we will make a custom kit, complete with clothing and accessories. The Style Kit includes an outfit, shoes, purse, goody bag, Stitch Witchery, pants extender, and a packet of DFS tools and resources.
3. Clients can pick up their Style Kit at our office at a designated time. We will provide curbside service to pick the kit up at our street level front door.
If clients receive items that do not fit, they do not return them to us. We’ll ask them to please keep them and pass them along to someone they know who may need them.
Women will also be eligible to come in for a personalized styling appointment with our team of experienced stylists when that service is available.
We’re excited to outfit clients in this new way! Please contact our Styling Services Manager if you need additional information.
Every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:15 A.M. and 10:15 A.M.
One Saturday a month. Please contact us for appointments and details.
All suiting sessions are by appointment only.