Lecture: Dress for Success

06 Nov 2017
Movenpick Hotel (Matterhorn III)

Lecture: Dress for Success

Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers people to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help people thrive in work and in life.

 For whom?

For people who have insufficient (financial) means to prepare appropriately for an interview for a job, an internship or a freelance assignment.

What do we do?

In our stores, our volunteers help clients to find suitable attire for the interview: The outfit needs to match both the job and the client’s personality. As a result our clients go into the job  interview with confidence. When a client get hired for the job, they can come back to one of our stores for a second outfit, as to make sure that they can span the first month of their new job (internship, assignment) without worrying about their attire.

The clothing in our stores is all donated by organizations and private individuals. Dress for Success is a not-for-profit organization, thus outfits and advice are provided for free. In the Netherlands, about 3000 clothing sessions take place every year

Success rate:  58% gets the job

We prepare our clients with a coaching and clothing. In the Netherlands, after of our clients leave the store 58% gets the job. This astonishingly high success rate proves the success of our approach of professional coaching and clothing.

Our clients

Not only the market, but also our clients highly appreciate our organization. Our clients rate our services with an average grade of 8,9.

Client quote: “The clothing surely has helped; I did not need to worry about that, which made me feel more confident. Everything was in order; all I needed to do was sell myself.


Starting in Rotterdam, the Dutch branch has expanded to ten stores; spread throughout the Netherlands. We are member of Dress for Success Worldwide, which has been founded in 1997 and has since than been expanded to 146 stores in 21 countries.

We appreciate your donation

Dress for Success is a not-for-profit organization, therefore we can only exist by the virtue of donations provided to us by private individuals, subsidiary organizations, foundations and the business industry. The national association of Dress for Success in the Netherlands as well as most of the stores have the ‘ANBI-status’. This way, tax advantages apply to financial donations that are being made to our organization. If you would like to make a donation, please visit our website: www.dressforsuccess.nl and click the ‘doneer nu’ button. Your donation is being appreciated very much.

Additional information?

If you would like to know more about how to apply for our services or about how to become a volunteer for Dress for Success, please contact one of our stores. Contact information can be found on our website: www.dressforsuccess.nl