Do you have a little black dress that you just love to wear? September 6 is National Little Black Dress Day and we want the women of Australia to unite for Fitted for Work, a not-for-profit organisation assisting women experiencing disadvantage gain employment.
On Friday September 6 women all over Australia, including television presenters, politicians, CEOs and thousands of women just like you will put on a little black dress and donate to Fitted for Work. They will wear either their own LBD or the new DL Initiative by David Lawrence, an LBD specifically designed for Little Black Dress Day.
Fitted for Work is a not-for-profit organisation providing interview-appropriate clothing, return-to-work training programs and ongoing mentorship to thousands of Australian women of all ages and needs. The mainly volunteer-based organisation is the first of its kind in Australia and 75% of women dressed and mentored by Fitted for Work have secured employment within three months of initial consultation.
Little Black Dress Day is our major fundraising initiative – Australian women empowering Australian women. Since 2005, we have helped more than 12,500 women experiencing disadvantage find employment – help us so we can continue to change the lives of our sisters.
For The Little Black Dress Day campaign David Lawrence, designers and retailers of modern clothing for working women, has partnered with Fitted for Work to help raise awareness and funds for empowering women in their transition to work.
David Lawrence creative director Anthony Cuthbertson has produced the stylish DL Initiative, a classic black dress with a modern silhouette and new seaming details and neckline.
You can purchase the DL Initiative online or in stores and wear it proudly on Friday September 6, Little Black Dress Day. RRP is $279 and all profits from sales go to Fitted for Work.
“Approaching the design of the Little Black Dress, I wanted to focus on a timeless silhouette that is flattering whilst empowering women. My hope in designing this dress is that all women will know that, by wearing it, they will helping other Australian women to find secure employment” explains creative director Anthony Cuthbertson.
At Fitted for Work our vision is financial independence for women. Our mission is to help women experiencing disadvantage get work and keep it. Work provides financial security and plays a vital role in the development of a woman’s sense of dignity and self-worth. By providing services to enable women disengaged from employment to enter the workforce, this has an impact on the women, their families and their community.
For more information visit Fitted For Work
“I wore this suit to the job interview and I got the job. It’s my favourite suit and I still wear it. I’m so grateful to Fitted for Work. I’m really proud of the fact I’ve been able to financially support myself. It’s given me a huge amount of freedom.” Anna, client
“I wore the suit to a meeting yesterday, feeling a million dollars and remembered you all at Fitted for Work.” Jen, client
“I’ve just moved to Melbourne from India and had no idea how to get a job. The Transition to Work Program has given me so much confidence and taught me how to go about getting work in Australia. Sally has really helped me a lot.” Srilatha, client