DRESSED TO IMPRESS: Students Harvey Wright, Brett Lister, Sarah Graham, Hailey Page, Tom See and Christian Rodriguez show of their new dresses and suits.
DRESSED TO IMPRESS: Students Harvey Wright, Brett Lister, Sarah Graham, Hailey Page, Tom See and Christian Rodriguez show of their new dresses and suits. Molly Hancock

Stepping out in style

THE stress of buying a new suit or dress for the end of year formal has been eliminated for students after the Dresses for the Drought Australia hosted a pop up shop in Roma.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Jubilee Hall at Roma State College's Senior Campus was transformed into a sea of beautiful dresses and suits - donated from all over Australia.

Tashoni Hardy, one of the co-founders of Dresses for the Drought and Roma State College teacher Amy Kramer joined forces to make the fashionable afternoon happen.

"I have just seen through the community and some of the children how affected families are, even if they aren't on properties, by the drought,” Ms Kramer said.

"The response has been so positive and I have been so surprised and taken back by the students,” she said.

"It is all about bringing people's spirits up, especially in these places affected by drought. Everyone is going through a rough time and this is an aim to take away some of that burden,” Ms Hardy said.

Student Jye Johnson was thankful for the initiative.

"Obviously times are a bit tough at the moment and we're lacking a bit of rain, so it is good to have the opportunity to save a bit of money for what we need at home and get something nice to go to the Year 12 formal in,” he said.


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