However, this weekend we stumbled upon this fabulous website, which we think is an ideal first port of call for ladies looking to get rid of their bridesmaid dresses.
The Glass Slipper Project is an American charity, which is asking for your old bridesmaids dresses to pass on to disadvantaged women in Chicago who cannot afford prom dresses.
It also welcomes donations of formal dresses, shoes, evening bags, jewelry and unused make-up. There are a few conditions, namely the fact that you will need to be prepared to post your frock to America. Dresses should also be less than 5 years old, be in good condition and should also be cleaned before they are sent.
Dresses should also be tea length or long formals. The girls do not take the short dresses.
Find out more on the charity’s website.