Is there any way in Photoshop to switch the color of dark clothing into white?

For example, I have the below image and I want to change the gown to white.

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    I'd recommend not to "photoshop" and let the model change her dress at first. If it were colour one you can transpose hue channel easily. Changing black to white is more brutal "photoshopping". – Crowley Dec 19 '16 at 18:28
  • It would give you chance to move that weird shiny side-light too, or at least put a polariser on it to kill the shine on her face :/ – Tetsujin Dec 19 '16 at 19:48
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    Changing Black to White is not a change in color, it is a change in brightness. – Michael C Dec 19 '16 at 20:34
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    Photo manipulation of this sort seems on topic to me. – mattdm Dec 21 '16 at 17:19
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    And black and white certainly are colors in this sense of the word color. – mattdm Dec 21 '16 at 17:19

Use a curves adjustment masked to the dress. Then pull up the blacks and shadows. Fine tune for color shifts. This is a two second job but done properly you'd have to do some edge refining and fine tuning:

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