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Project Formal is currently accepting applications.
Appointments will start in February 2023 for Prom. 
Appointments for Homecoming will start in August 2023. 

In order to receive formal wear (a dress, shoes, accessories (when available) or a tuxedo rental voucher) from Project Formal, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • A student must be enrolled as a current high school student in the Northwest Florida area and provide proof of a valid high school ID, if applicable.

  • A student must be experiencing a household hardship, current or past trauma, or a challenge preventing the student from purchasing their own formal attire.  

  • A student must complete the online application form below.  An acting adult, such as a parent, guardian, or relative, may complete the application for an eligible student.   

  • In place of an acting adult, a principal, guidance counselor, community advocate, or social worker may register an eligible student.

  • All students must be accompanied by an adult when attending a trunk show to select their formal wear. Please do not bring small children when selecting formal wear, as we want the focus on the student requesting their formal wear package. 


Students applying for a formal wear package (dress, shoes and accessories (when available) from Project Formal should expect:  

  • Once an application has been submitted for a formal package, students (and/or Acting Adult) will receive an Approval Certificate by email who meet eligibility.  The email will include a link to calendar an appointment to attend Project Formal's Trunk Show. 

  • Students MUST book an appointment using the online scheduling link provided in the Approval Certificate email.  

  • The appointment booking will provide specific details on location of Project Formal's Trunk Show. Please refrain from bringing small children to the Trunk Show.  Space is limited and no child care is offered.  We strive to put all focus on the student's experience receiving a formal package.

  • Upon arriving at the trunk show, students will be able to select a formal gown of choice from Project Formal's inventory. 

  • During the appointment, the personal stylist will meet with the student to learn about the style and desires from the student.

  • Each student will by guided by a personal stylist to ensure the student's experience is memorable.  

  • Personal stylists will pamper each student by offering personalized service and styling tips to ensure your formal event is a lasting memory.   
  • If available, seamstress will be on hand during the trunk show or vouchers will be given to the student to make minor alternations. 
  • If available, hair and make up stylists will be on hand to provide tips and suggestion on hair styles that compliment the dress and the student.  

  • Students are encouraged to bring a female adult but not required.  The focus is ensuring the student makes the scheduled appointment.

  • Refreshments will be provided the day of the appointment to make the student's experience is extra special and memorable. 

  • All gowns and accessories (if available) are free of charge and yours to keep.  It's our small way to show you how special you are.   

Students applying for a tuxedo voucher from Project Formal should expect:

  • Students needing a tuxedo will need to complete the application process by selecting "tuxedo rental voucher" on the application.  

  • Eligible students requesting a tuxedo will be notified by phone/email with details about a tuxedo voucher. 

  • A personal stylist will be appointed to the student to ensure a memorable experience.  

  • Students receiving a tuxedo voucher will be responsible for contacting Community Partners assigned to the tuxedo voucher.  

  • Students receiving a tuxedo voucher will be responsible for fitting, pick up and return of tuxedo with the assigned Community Partner who is providing the rental. Student must be accompanied by a responsible adult when being fitted for tuxedo.

  • If available, a boutonniere package will accompany the tuxedo rental.  


Student's Contact Information:


Referral/Nominator Information:


Congratulations on completing your application for free formal wear. If the student meets eligibility, an approval certificate will be emailed to both the student and referral/nominator. The approval certificate will include a link to schedule an appointment to attend Project Formal's Trunk Show to select the student's formal wear. If you don't get a reply on your eligibility within 7 days, please email to make an inquiry.

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