At Maria's Closet, we want to help you feel confident, beautiful, and empowered as you get ready for your magical night!

With hundreds of beautiful dresses to choose from, ranging in sizes from 0 to 30, our stylists do their best to help you find exactly what you're looking for. We even have stations with matching purses, accessories, swag bags of make-up, and hair and make-up stylists to give advice and tips. 

Each selected candidate will be allowed to bring up to 2 parents/guardians to the event. 

Special perks:

  • All items are free of charge and are yours to keep!

  • Based on availability, Maria's Closet does its best to include accessories to complete your special look. 

  • We make sure you have plenty of time before your prom just in case your dress needs some minor alterations to make it a perfect fit.

  • If you are accepted into our give away, you're also eligible for our Marias Girls Scholarship! 

Please keep in mind:

  • Your appointment can take up to a few hours, please arrive on time to make sure we have enough time to find you your perfect dress! 

  • Remember to bring your student ID.

  • Please refer to your reservation information as to whether or not a guest may accompany you as it varies per day and location.

  • We want to make sure we have dresses for everyone, so only one dress per selectee

  • We can't exchange your dress, so make sure to pick one you love!

Dream dresses
DIY make-up tips by Christina Paiz
large selection in every size
Personal Stylists
Styling teams
Fittings for alterations, if needed
Satisfied clients
Shoppers who care
Like-new condition, stunning
Girl Empowerment
Yes to the Dress
Dresses for each personality

Selection Process

Our candidates are referred to Marias Closet through counselors, social workers, after school organizations, or other school representatives. 

Marias Closet Girls must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be referred by your principal/counselor, community organization staff or social care agency.

  2. Applicants must be a currently enrolled and a high school junior or senior.  This applicant must have maintained their enrollment in high school for two years prior to graduation.

  3. Applicant must have passing grades, minimum GPA 2.0.

  4. You must be able to demonstrate financial need.

If you meet these above criteria, please have your counselor or representative complete the following with you:


  • Our dress giveaway application, and scholarship application if applying 

  • Application essay – Each applicant is requested to write a one paragraph statement. This paragraph should include why going to prom is important to you.

  • Photo release and permission to use recipients’ paragraphs in Maria’s Closet materials  (if not 18, this must be completed by parent/guardian)

  • All application packages must be emailed to

  • Application deadline is March 27, 2022 @ 11:59pm

Once the application package is complete, your referring representative will contact Maria's Closet for consideration by our Board by submitting the package via email.

If you are selected, Maria's Closet will send a notification to your representative along with dates, times and location information.