Dreaming of that Cinderella moment? You know, the one where the Fairy Godmother comes along, waves her magic wand, and bibidi babidi boo… you are transformed into a beautiful swan?
Well, forget the Fairy God Mother. Girl Meets Dress can turn dreams into a reality. Located in Chelsea, this dress company lets you rent designer gowns for any occasion, whether it’s prom, a black tie event, wedding, or ball. Even if you simply feel like looking red carpet-ready just for fun, who says you can’t? Girl Meets Dress lets you look a million dollars without spending a dime. No need to dig deep into your pockets and forget about tucking those tags when you can hire out an Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, or Dolce for as little as £49 a night.
They say never get pictured in the same dress twice, so what better way to live a champagne lifestyle on a prosecco budget if not through rental. Unless it’s a wedding dress, of course, forget throwing away £1000’s on a dress that’s only going to be worn once and spend the next century sitting at the back of your wardrobe.
Once you’ve tried caviar, why settle for catfish? Renting designer pieces rather than owning them outright is slowly becoming normalised thanks to Sex and the City. In SATC, Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant Louise introduced us to handbag rentals, until she was gifted with her very own Louis Vuitton.
Sadly, unless we are an A-lister, designer clothing is something we are in awe of and can look at and dream of, but not afford. We could say “that’s what credit cards are for,” but let’s remind ourselves of Becky Bloomwood from Confessions of a Shopaholic. So if renting means we can have a taste of what it’s like to live a life of luxury like the elite on an everyday basis, then what’s the harm in giving it a go?
Words: Louisa Eagle
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