Spotlight On: Girl Meets Dress

18 Nov

The festive party season is fast approaching which means the pressure for us girls to find party dresses has begun! If you are anything like me, you either struggle to find a worthy dress in time or resent paying so much for a dress you probably won’t even wear that often. Which is why Girl Meets Dress.com is a fantastic website to check out!

 

The premise is simple; Girl Meets Dress offers customers the chance to rent a designer dress for a heavily discounted price. What is great about this website is that you can rent dresses from as little as £30 (depending on the brand) and you have the option to rent from 2-7 days. Some of the brands and designers include: Herve Leger, House of Holland, David Koma, Alexander Wang, Temperley, Halston Heritage and Christopher Kane, amongst many many others.

David Koma

Halston Heritage

The website allows customers to select a number of dresses to try on and then only pay for the one eventually worn. This works by the customer paying for all of the dresses to start with and then being refunded depending on which dress they have chosen to wear – every dress arrives with a prominent white tag attached to the front of it so it is easy to see if it has been worn or not. The company have an in-house seamstress and dry cleaners so you don’t need to worry about returning the dresses back in perfect condition as they do expect some wear-and-tear. However, the dresses must not be in a really damaged condition as this will incur costs. For a full run down of their terms and conditions, you can visit the FAQs section of the website here.

I was kindly offered the chance to borrow dresses from Girl Meets Dress in time for my event – the Beauty Magazine Awards held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington on Thursday 15th November. I narrowed it down to the red Gorgeous Couture dress and the embellished Diva Sophia dress below:       

Gorgeous Couture

Diva Sophia

I made the order on a Tuesday night and the dresses arrived Thursday morning, even though the confirmation email said it would be Thursday afternoon so this was a great start. The dresses weren’t as folded as I would have liked but this could be due to the box being quite wide and so they could have tumbled about a bit. Luckily any creases dropped out after hanging on a hanger for a while.

 After trying on both of the dresses, the Diva Sophia dress came up a bit small so I decided to wear the red Gorgeous Couture dress. I teamed it with nude Primark heels and a nude Primark clutch:

The event was great – Denise Van Outen hosted the awards and I bumped into TOWIE’s Amy Childs who won an award for her hair rollers! There was plenty of Brut and canapés flowing whilst we arrived before a sit down meal, a Take That tribute band and some music. A great night in all!

Amy Childs and Denise Van Outen

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