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A Sympathetic Store Owner Turned To Facebook To Help Plus-Size Teen Find Prom Dress

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When Kristen Harris, owner of the clothing store, Designer Diva Consignment Boutique, heard a teen crying in the dressing room, she knew she had to take action, CBS Boston reported.

The consignment boutique in Abington, Mass., just opened in February, so the selection of sizes was still quite limited. One teen, who has remained anonymous, came to the store looking for a size 22 prom dress, but she was disappointed and frustrated to find no dresses in her size.

"There should have been something there for her," Harris told the outlet. "There should be something everywhere for everybody."

So, Harris decided turn to Facebook to help the teen find a prom dress:


The response has been overwhelming. Several people wrote back with offers to donate formal dresses they don't wear anymore, according to WHDH, and local business owners offered everything from free corsages and jewelry to hair salon services.

On Monday, Harris finally got in touch with the teen, and plans to have her come in next week for a private fitting, according to her boutique's Facebook page.

Harris also added another comment to Facebook, writing:

P.S. while I have all your attention can I do a shout out to all the plus size ladies ... please consider bringing your clothes in to consign. I don't want anyone of any size ever walking in my store and feeling this way again. I want something there for everyone!! Thank you

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