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Dressed to Impress: UCLA women’s rugby scrimmage in prom dresses

By Jennifer Lin, Erin Ng, Austin Yu

Nov. 14, 2013 8:18 p.m.

`The women's rugby team held their annual "Prom Dress Rugby" event Thursday.

(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

The event was designed to bring attention to the club and encourage UCLA students to join.

(Erin Ng/Daily Bruin)

The team said that they obtained the dresses by going to thrift stores or reusing dresses from previous games.

(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

The event drew 20-30 players as well as a crowd of spectators, which was up from previous years.

(Erin Ng/Daily Bruin)

In all, the club played for about 25 minutes in a match that drew some intensity, despite the attire.

(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

The game also served as a unique bonding experience for the team in addition to increasing their exposure.

(Jennifer Lin/Daily Bruin)

The club said that the event, held at the intramural fields, was designed to show that any person could play rugby.

(Austin Yu/Daily Bruin)

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