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Dress for Success SW Florida “A Fashion Night in Black & White”

Dress for Success SW Florida “A Fashion Night in Black & White”

Dress for Success SW Florida presents, “A Fashion Night in Black & White.” Dress for Success SW Florida’s annual signature event will be held on Wednesday, April 10, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Clive Daniel Home in Naples.

“This simple, yet elegant fundraising event will continue to create awareness of Dress for Success SW Florida and provide our clients a beautiful setting to showcase their milestones and share their successes”, says Barbara Melvin, Dress for Success Board of Directors President.

The event is presented by Founding Sponsor, White House Black Market and will highlight a fashionable line up of exciting events that guests are sure to enjoy.  The keynote speaker of the night will be Donna Noce, White House Black Market President and Dress for Success SW Florida Founding Trustee.

Project Runway finalist, Mila Hermanovski is being flown in from L.A. and will be the featured guest.  She is donating a unique silent auction item; a custom ‘Mila’ dress design sketch. Ladies will also enjoy “Fashion Drive” with the season’s hottest clothing, jewelry and accessories available for purchase. The men in the crowd will enjoy the “man cave” featuring manitizers, flatscreen television, cigars and more.  Everyone will receive a gift.

“We are thrilled to host this annual event that brings our clients and community together, and provides an unforgettable evening for all,” says Barbara Dell, Executive Director, Dress for Success SW Florida.  “Proceeds from this event will support the many Dress for Success programs held in Naples and Fort Myers, such as ‘Going Places Network by Walmart’ for unemployed women, the ‘Professional Women’s Group’ for job enhancement and retention and the ‘Entrepreneurial Spirit’ for women starting a one-person business.”

Tickets are $100 and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (239) 689-4992 or email 

About Dress for Success:

The mission of Dress For Success is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. The vision for the Southwest Florida affiliate is to provide an opportunity for socially and economically disadvantaged women in Lee and Collier counties to improve themselves, receive support in career development and feel more confident and empowered. There 125 Dress For Success locations in seven countries focused on providing career wardrobes and employment counseling to disadvantaged women. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has helped more than 500,000 women work toward self-sufficiency. Dress for Success SW Florida’s main office is located at 12995 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 153, in the Pinebrook Plaza next to Bell Tower in Fort Myers. For more information, visit