Prom dress shop rallies community to help teen

The Designer Diva Consignment Boutique's Facebook page. The store used Facebook to help a girl who left the store in tears find her perfect prom dress.

March 12, 2014 4:20:25 AM PDT
A community came together through the power of social media to make one girl's prom experience better than she could have imagined.

It all happened when the 17 year old went to a consignment shop in Massachusetts searching for the perfect dress. Instead, she left The Designer Diva in tears after none of the used dresses were large enough to fit her, WCVB reports.

As a result, the store's owner was upset because she was unable to help the girl so she got an idea to turn to Facebook.

She posted a message to the girl apologizing for not being able to help, but said she would do what she could to find her a dress. And that's exactly what she did.

She asked women on the social media site to bring their plus-sized dresses to the store for consignment. The community responded right away.

"I've had women offering to mail dresses, people calling up offering money to buy her a dress. It's just overwhelming," the store owner said.

WCVB says the teen has been in touch with the store and is going back to try and find her perfect dress.

But she's not only getting the dress -- donations have poured in to cover the cost of her hair appointment and flowers for the big night. A photographer has offered a fashion photo shoot for the girl to show off her new dress.

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