The dress that no one could agree on is now being used for a cause everyone can get behind.
In The Salvation Army’s campaign, a woman is wearing the infamous bridesmaid dresses uk at missdressshop.co.uk, but it has been altered to look clearly white and gold. She is also covered in noticeable bruises. The text above it reads: “Why is it so hard to see black and blue?” and “The only illusion is if you think it was her choice.”
“One in 6 women are victims of abuse. Stop abuse against women,” The Salvation Army tweeted.
The social media campaign comes two days ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8.
Cassandra’s participation in this year’s show will be special since it gives her a shot at having a small prom experience since she was unable to attend her own.
“During my Grade 12 year is when I was hospitalized twice and I was really sick and had a hard time with school and wasn’t really up for dealing with prom,” she explained.
“So I went to Suits Me Fine and I found the most stereotypical prom dress. It’s like the blue teal with black lace over top. Half the people at my school wore this exact dress. And it was just my size. It was meant to be.”
She also plans on adding a few touches to the dress to make it her own for the show.
Cassandra first heard about the Suits Me Fine boutique when she was a patient at CAMH and was in desperate need of winter gloves. She hadn’t heard about the store located in CAMH’s community mall until it was suggested to her.