Operation That’s My Dress
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Military teens, female service members and spouses experience unique challenges related to military life with frequent moves, deployments, and adapting to new homes and communities. The Operation That’s My Dress experience is just one of the many ways the USO connects to service members and their families. The USO provides thousands of new gowns/dresses to teenage girls, female service members and spouses from international fashion designer, Sherri Hill, among other notable designers in the fashion world just in time for the homecoming and prom seasons, military balls and the holidays. Operation That’s My Dress begins with a Fashion Show, featuring professional models showcasing evening/formal wear by world class designers and entertainment by the USO Show Troupe. The event also typically features a beauty bar with jewelry and fashion accessories for participants to get a completely accessorized look from head to toe. A Dress Expo, filled with hundreds of dress options, opens after the Fashion Show and models pair up with attendees to help them find the dress of their dreams. During the Dress Expo, stylists are on hand providing hair and make-up demonstrations and consultations to give participants additional resources to help them feel confident and beautiful.