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Dressed for Success and financial independence

Blake Lively once said: “The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence.” Sometimes though, confidence comes from wearing beautiful things.

Imagine you had to dress professionally for an important job interview but you didn’t have anything appropriate in your cupboard and you couldn’t afford to go out and buy something. What would you do?

Many job-seekers are faced with this problem around the world and especially here at home. That’s why the work that Dress For Success does is so important. Dress for Success Cape Town is a registered charity that improves the employability of women in need in the Western Cape by providing, free of charge, professional clothing, a network of support and the career development tools to help women achieve self-sufficiency.

Their vision is a world where women don’t live in poverty, where they are financially independent, are treated with dignity and are directly impacting their lives and those of their families.

Dress for Success is about so much more than just some new clothes. Not only do they help their clients choose an interview outfit and accessories, their programs are designed to boost their confidence and provide guidance and support for the upcoming interview. The ladies who walk through their doors leave feeling powerful and prepared – essentially dressed for success.

The organization is an ever-expanding network of affiliates who work together with referral agencies, volunteers and companies across the world to make a big impact in women’s lives. Their aim is to help over 1 000 women in 2018.

If you’re Interested in getting involved by donating clothing, financially or becoming a volunteer, you can reach them at


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