Goodwill hosted Little Black Dress Fashion Show and Luncheon Thursday

Some Michiana fashionistas learned a valuable lesson Thursday. You do not have to spend the big bucks, to look like a million bucks.

That was the theme of Goodwill's "Little Black Dress Fashion Show and Luncheon" held Thursday at the Gillespie Center at the Hilton Garden Inn.

Nineteen local women strutted their stuff on the catwalk during the fourth annual event, proving you can dress well on a budget.

Goodwill also opened up an on-site boutique, which offered name brand clothing, purses and other accessories, all at half-price.

It was a win-win for shoppers and for Goodwill, which relies on the fundraiser and purchases all-year-round, to support their job training and placement services.

“When we put it in the stores and people come in and purchase it, the revenues then go to help our mission,” says the vice president of Workforce Development Services Debie Coble “We have very little government funding that we utilize. The majority of the funding comes through our revenue from our stores, so that's very important to us.”

If you missed out Thursday’s event, Goodwill is already planning its first ever "Little Black Dress Fashion Show" in Valparaiso this September.

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