Welcome to Dress for Success Vancouver! We are here to be of support to you before, during and after your journey to meaningful employment. 

We look forward to welcoming you in our virtual Dressing Services Program. In a single appointment we provide an entire interview outfit for you that includes everything you need to make a lasting and positive impression while making you feel amazing. When I say an entire outfit, I mean just that. We provide a suit, dress or separates, a blouse, a coat, a handbag, a pair of shoes, a scarf and jewelry to match. If you need mascara, a pair of nylons or some mittens, we have those, too. 

Due to Covid-19, we are conducting our Dressing Services remotely over zoom. In order to make this happen, we need a specific set of important measurements to make sure that we can offer you clothing that fits your body. We ask for bust, waist, low hip, inseam, bicep and shoulder width measurements in either centimeters or inches.

Without these detailed measurements and preferences, we are unable to put together outfits that will fit you or that you will like. We reserve the right to rebook an appointment if you do not send in this information at least 48 hours before your scheduled appointment.

We also ask you to list off what styles of garments you would like, be it pants, skirts or dresses. In addition, we need to know a bit about what colours and fits you like to wear. The more specific the better, as then we can try to accommodate your wishes. 

Once we have this set of numbers and preferences, we measure clothing and pick only the pieces that will work with your contours. From these garments, we assemble looks that are chic and professionally appropriate and let you choose your favorite outfit out of those that we show you on fully dressed mannequins. 

If you are looking for a job, we will offer you one outfit and we call that an Interview Suiting appointment. Once you have found a job, we welcome you back to choose two outfits and we call that an Employment Suiting Appointment. After you make your selection, we will box it up and you will be given a link to a calendar page where you pick a date and time to pick up your items. 

Our clothes are donated by caring private donors and local businesses and are always one offs. That means that our inventory is unlike a retail store. We do not have the same items in different sizes or items that are of a certain designer or style. We also do not have high end luxury brands. What we do have are items that are clean, of good quality, will fit you beautifully and set you up for success. 

We look forward to working with and for you!

Elizabeth Bull | Dressing Services Manager