service and after taking a quick look at the dresses on offer on their site I was looking forward to giving designer dress hire a go. I had never tried this service before and the idea had never crossed my mind. Hiring a dress, madness!
I was a little worried that I wouldn't be able to find anything to fit as I'm a UK size 16 but they stock sizes 6-18. With labels like Alice Temperley, Halston Heritage and Badgley Mischka there is plenty of choice to help you look glam for a party or wedding or even just dress up for a night out with friends. You get sent two sizes in the post so you will end up with something that fits and if you are struggling to choose a style or are worrying about the fit you can speak to one of their online stylists who can give you some advice.
You don't need to worry too much about spills as all dresses are dry cleaned upon return and all you need to do is pop the dress into a prepaid envelope un-ironed and post it back to them. You get to keep your outfit for 4 or 8 days, paying a charge based on the value of the dress and the length of time you need it for.
Dress: All Dressed Up c/o Wish Want Wear
AAAAAARGH my legs are on display
I wore the dress on a night out with friends and after an initial worry about being too dressed up I forgot all about it and felt thoroughly glamorous. It was nice knowing that nobody else would be wearing the same dress as me that night and I felt a little Sara Luxe in this all black ensemble. I did swoosh the skirt around a lot and try and pull off a pouty, moody goth look but that lasted all of ten minutes after a couple of drinks and plenty of dancing.I really enjoyed the experience of hiring a dress and I'm considering hiring a Chanel bag for a wedding next year. If I had a Chanel bag for the weekend I would be stroking it like a nutter and frolicking around with it...
Would you consider hiring a dress?