Among a sea of outfits, teenage girls from the across the suburbs tried to find the perfect prom dress Saturday during the annual Cinderella's Closet at the YWCA in Elgin.
"I think it's amazing and it's a great opportunity for these girls" said Debbie Walters of St. Charles, who was there with her sixteen-year-old daughter Casey looking for a dress.
More than 300 girls had the chance to look through some 3,000 dresses to find just the right fit. Dresses were available for a $10 donation. There was no charge for such accessories as jewelry and shoes.
About 40 percent of the dresses were new with the remaining 60 percent only worn once or just slightly worn. The event now in its fifth year brings in people from all over the suburbs.
Katherine Winston, 16, was hoping to find something in dark blue. "It's a very wonderfully calming color that has the potential to be very expressive" said the Naperville teen as she was looking through the racks.
Casey Walters a swimmer and water polo player at St. Charles North, was especially interested to learn that during the year, the dresses are stored in the YWCA's empty pool. She was contemplating taking home a deep burgundy dress with matching earrings and necklace, with shoes to come later.