How to Wear a Designer Dress on a Budget

Oh South of France, how I miss you! You were a magical mix of glamour, sun, sea and cocktails, all wrapped up in a stylish bow. Four days flew by in the blink of an eye and with so many undiscovered treasures yet to find, I am already counting down the days till I can visit again.

One of the highlights of our trip was taking a speed boat out for the day and heading to the gorgeous marina of Mandelieu-La Napoule, just outside of Cannes to borrow a yacht for the afternoon, courtesy of Fairline Yachts, for our photoshoot for the fabulous Chic by Choice. In case you didn’t see my previous post on Chic by Choice, which we photographed for last summer, they are a brilliant designer dress hire company that allows you to wear incredible designer dresses at a snip of the price!

Have you ever bought beautiful expensive dresses for weddings, cocktail parties or black tie events that then spend most of their lives hidden away in your wardrobe hopefully awaiting their next debut? Often that debut never comes as our tastes change and we secretly all want the thrill of wearing ‘that’ dress for the first time. So off we go once more in search of the perfect little number that will outdo all the others before it and make us feel like a million dollars! It likely will a handful of times if we’re lucky, before finding its resting place in our wardrobes with its companions…

However, if you love the idea of owning a beautiful expensive dress but feel you can’t justify the price tag for just a few wears then Chic by Choice could be the perfect solution for you. Their online site has a huge selection of beautiful top designer dresses to suit literally any occasion, from gorgeous full length ball dresses to sassy little cocktail dresses like the ones I’m wearing in this post. They are always updating their stock with the latest styles and trends from the catwalk too, so you can take your pick of some amazing designer dresses to hire for as little as £50.00!

How it Works

Hiring a dress from Chic by Choice could not be easier, you simply choose the dress you want to hire from the website and book a delivery date, hire period (4 or 8 days) and size within a minimum of 24 hours before your event in order to receive by 5 p.m. on your chosen delivery date.

The great news is, if you are unsure of which size to pick, you can pick a 2nd size in the same dress, which you will receive absolutely free with your original choice, ensuring you get the perfect fit!  Once finished with, put the dress back in the box and DHL will collect from the same address and there is no need to dry clean as Chic by Choice will take care of that for you.

Wild Flower Geo Combo Black Lace Dress by Cynthia Rowley

Grey Pencil Dress by Catherine Deane

With the heady days of summer slowly drawing to a close for another year, it will soon be time to start turning our attention to the party season ahead. Dare I say it out loud but Christmas is a mere three months away (or two if you’re count the shopping build up!) and with that comes the usual festive parties to look forward to.

So if you are looking for some inspiration and a knock out dress that doesn’t cost the earth when the pennies count at Christmas time, then why not check Chic by Choice out…!


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