DressDibs.com Launched by PA High School Senior as Universal Tool to Help Eliminate the Ultimate Oh No! Moment of Dress Duplicity at Proms, Homecomings and Formal Events
DressDibs™.com is a free, fun, teen-focused website launched by PA high school senior Alexandra Wenger, enabling girls everywhere to “Get Dibs” on their special event dresses by uploading photos to their personal closet and special event page. The site is the cyber generation version of the manual dress purchase record dress shops used to keep for their patrons and alleviates the hassle of girls creating individual special event social media site pages in the attempt to prevent dress duplicity.
The universal, heart-stopping vision of “dress duplicity” occurring at an upcoming social function, annually contemplated by the site’s founder and myriads of her peers across the country, fueled the brainstorm and mission to create DressDibs™.com as her senior year project.
The site tagline explains it all: “Got the Dress. Get the Dibs.”
The simple, social, fashion website enables girls to post photos and a description of the dress they have purchased or borrowed to wear to a special event to alleviate often felt dressing room anxiety. The need for the site exists because the quaint ritual of dress shops recording each dress purchased by school or event no longer covers the bases in today’s world of department stores, traveled teens and turbo e-shopping. The fact that it is available for use by all girls everywhere eliminates the need for girls to try to create social site pages on their own for every event they encounter and provides a ‘go-to” tool for their use time and time again.
Teen expected applications, upload capabilities, graphics and fashion information make the site as useful and relevant to the teen social and fashion scene as the well known teen magazines and social websites.
As an added bonus, DressDibs™ also provides tons of well-researched ideas, information, resources, and links to help event goers get great ideas about and find prom, homecoming and formal dresses, tuxes, jewelry, clutches, intimates, shoes and flowers.
In addition, the site calls attention to Donate My Dress.org, a national network of organizations dedicated to the collection and distribution of formal dresses, accessories, and other necessities to girls who might otherwise not have the opportunity to enjoy a special event due to economic restrictions.
DressDibs.com™ was created, developed, and launched by Alexandra Wenger, high school senior at Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill, PA, as her senior year project, which is an extra educational, career exposure opportunity offered to qualifying seniors through the school’s senior curriculum.
The intent of the site is to provide a fun, positive, social communications tool for interested girls everywhere, whether they borrowed a dress, bought one at a consignment store, mass retailer or boutique, to feel confident that they will look unique at their special event. The site will be grown and maintained going forward by the founder and associates as a business venture to support her college education at Penn State University.
The year long endeavor was accomplished by Alexandra Wenger with the instruction, cooperation, and support of Mark McCauslin, Cedar Cliff High School senior project and career counselor; Chad and Anne Harnish of M Street Associates Website Architects, Lancaster, PA; Gregg Sheibley of 206 Design, Mechanicsburg, PA; and K.C. Wenger ,K.C.P.R. Integrated Public Relations, Lewisberry, PA.
Since its launch, DressDibs™.com has garnered the attention of print and broadcast media, as well as national retailers, formalwear designers and manufacturers.
K.C. Wenger, K.C.P.R. Integrated Public Relations