Prom season was a real stressor for some, especially for those who couldn’t keep up with all the huge expenses just to have a memorable night with friends. Mika Riddick, a nineteen-year-old from Maryland, however, believes in helping her fellow queens out this prom season and offered up her old prom dress to wear, free of charge. Last week, Mika tweeted out an invite to use her 2016 prom dress, and the response she got was overwhelming.
In her tweet, she specifies that a girl in need, specifically in or around the Glen Burnie area, is welcome to use her prom dress for the night.
HI i’m willing to let a girl in *need* use my prom dress. USE FOR THE NIGHT. I need you to be in MD, specifically glen burnie or close to. I have shoes for you as well as a makeup artist if you need that as well. IM NOT CHARGING YOU ANYTHING, JUST HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!!!!! https://t.co/HRofpgELQg
— celeria (@CHIC4MASDULCE) March 13, 2018
lol youre my new bff too cause i mean not all hero’s wear capes
— MurdaaMamí (@pinkbesos__) March 15, 2018
Beautiful! You & the dress! That’s a prom dress! Very nice of you to pay it forward.
— Jennifer (@Jenrstokes) March 17, 2018
Not only was Mika commended for selflessly offering her dress (and makeup and shoes, the whole package!) for another to wear, but other young women were inspired by her and offered up their dresses too. “As much as others are touched, they have inspired me just as much,” Mika explained to Yahoo. “I want things like this to not be so abnormal.”
The fact that so many women were willing to do the same indicates that this may soon be the reality for high school gals who can’t swing the high cost of prom gowns. Following Mika’s tweet, Twitter flooded with beautiful women offering their dresses to anyone who really needed them. Just check out some of the amazing posts!
I am giving away my prom dress for free to anyone who is in need and can’t afford one. It is size 0/2. I am located in Bpt, CT & Boston. pic.twitter.com/eafpTD9dO4
— B-Lo (@brittanybrixo) March 15, 2018
I’m giving away this prom dress for FREE, if anyone know a young Queen in need! It’s true to size 0-1 (upper half of dress will not stretch, bottom half is stretchy) pic.twitter.com/8hY7dKwr1z
— La’Pria (@Foreverpriaa_) March 18, 2018
hey if anybody needs a prom dress for this upcoming prom season for FREE pls DM me!!!! first dress is size 7 & second blue dress is size 6, neither are hemmed!!! pls spread the word pic.twitter.com/mEvgWyqP7X
— Kirsten Weber (@urgirlkirsten) March 16, 2018
so I saw some other girls doing this and absolutely fell in love with the idea, I don’t come from a wealthy family so I know how stressful it is trying to afford prom. If you are in a tough predicament feel free to borrow my dress for your special night pic.twitter.com/QBs4LAAg0j
— rach (@rachhpalmer) March 19, 2018
Prom night is gonna look a lot more glamorous thanks to all these wonderful, selfless ladies.