That poufy bridesmaid's dress with the puffed sleeves hasn't seen much action since your best friend made you wear it in her wedding two...

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That poufy bridesmaid’s dress with the puffed sleeves hasn’t seen much action since your best friend made you wear it in her wedding two years ago. Since it’s the season of giving, there’s no better time to pass it on and feel charitable instead of guilty. And the poufier the dress, the better.

“In Seattle, you can’t find anything with enough flounce for a Jewish wedding,” says Jessica Hoffman, who operates the fledgling Adina Bridal Center from her grandfather’s basement in Seward Park. “My community has dresses.”

Based on the Jewish gemach, the center rents wedding gowns, bridesmaid’s dresses, mother-of-the-bar-mitzvah-boy outfits and flower-girl dresses for $18 each. Hoffman accepts tax-deductible clothing and shoe donations and is particularly interested in modest gowns with sleeves, suitable for Orthodox Jewish weddings.

Adina Bridal Center — named for Hoffman’s late grandmother, “a Jackie O clone” — is open by appointment only: 206-725-2456 or HoffJessica@aol.com. All proceeds go to the Seattle Refuah Fund, a Jewish charity.

Pamela Sitt: 206-464-2376 or psitt@seattletimes.com