Ultimate Crime Against Fashion


A new creative idea to help cut down on the costs of additional carry on baggage.  It’s a coat that also doubles up as a carry on bag.  Nobody hates paying airlines more money than me …. BUT …. I can honestly say this invention is truly hideous!  Does no-one remember that Kate Moss was discovered at an airport???!!!  And went onto become one of thee most successful and iconic models of our time!  I don’t think Elite Model Agency will be signing up any new models sporting this ensemble anytime soon!

My idol ….. Grace Kelly comes back to life ….

Nicole Kidman is to play iconic figure, Grace Kelly in the new Hollywood screening of ‘Grace of Monaco’ movie which will depict the colourful life of the wonderful Oscar winning actress and fashion icon who died tragically in 1982.

I think Grace Kelly is one of the most elegant ladies I have ever seen.  When I think of the Grace Kelly, I think of figures such as Jackie Onassis and Audrey Hepburn.  Classic beauties with timeless style and elegance who changed the face of fashion.  Always chic and sophisticated, these ladies stunned the world with their impeccable style and flawlessly cut outfits.  I think we could learn a thing or two from these ladies!  I don’t think they would ever have considered leggings with an oversized t-shirt for example.


I did the blushing bride look over 5 years ago!!!

I think I am officially a trendsetter!!!!  I feel very good about the fact that I wore a blush coloured wedding dress when I got married back in 2007!  Now they’re all at it!

Check out brides such as the new Mrs Timberland, Jessica Biel. Then we have Anne Hathaway’s wedding dress artist sketch at Valentino, again sporting pink/blush as the main colour.  Even Reese Witherspoon wore a pink gown at her second marriage to Jim Toth this year

I was feeling very good about myself being a good few steps ahead of the fashion trends until I realised that …. Gwen Stefani beat me to it!!!  In 2002 when she wed Gavin Rossdale, Gwen wore a fabulous dress by John Galliano for Christian Dior with shots of pink running up through the dress.  This is now heralded as a top ten iconic celebrity wedding dress.


Too high a split Abbey!

Unfortunately, Abbey Crouch has taken a high split just too far!  She is obviously posing and holding her leg in such a way that the split becomes quite vulgar.  Apparently, she even managed to reveal her underwear in her dress whilst posing on the red carpet.

Critics are already quick to point out that Abbey is copying that iconic pose by Angelina Jolie earlier this year.  I have had a few customers in Belle Dress Hire recently who feel that a split can be too revealing and abit risque.  I am always quick to point out that if you have good legs, then a split is the way to go HOWEVER it must be modest and not over the top!  Therefore, check out the dress below available at Belle Dress Hire and you’ll see just how a split should be done …..


The wrong fit for Kim K …

 Poor Kim gets it so wrong in this outfit.  It’s a shame because I think she is such an inspiration for what the media describe as “normal” sized women.  She embraces her curves which is to be admired but unfortunately in this ensemble the outfit is hugging her curves in the wrong places!

At Belle Dress Hire, we understand how important the right “fit” is.  Put aside the colour and the fabric, it’s so vitally important to ensure your dress fits properly!  The idea is that a dress should make the most of your body shape and highlight all the things that are good about your body whether that’s a good cleavage, long legs, a small waist or curvy hips.

With dresses available in stock to hire from three different suppliers in Paris and London, Belle offers an array of different styles to ensure that you have plenty of choice when it comes to finding the “right fit”.

Anything is possible at Belle Dress Hire …

I was contacted by a customer recently who found herself with an hour to prepare for an event and she had nothing to wear!!!

I told her to come straight to Belle Dress Hire and that we would sort her out with something stunning!  The lady promptly arrived at 5:45pm and we chose a beautiful black and cream corset top with a layered, black tulle skirt.

A few quirts of hairspray, deodorant and perfume later and the customer looked fabulous!  She left Belle Dress Hire at 6:05pm to arrive on time for her event at 6:30pm.

Belle Dress Hire goes over and above what you would expect for a local dress hire business.  I will do whatever it takes to ensure you look fantastic for your event, no matter what it takes!

Just wish I had taken a before and after photo!!

How low can you go? Make a chic statement with a Belle Dress …

Michelle Rodriguez steals the show in a backless black gown with a daring plunging neckline.  

The actual cut of the dress is very classic in style.  It reveals just the right amount of skin.  Michelle has also kept her hair and make up very simple as well to complete the look.


At Belle Dress Hire, we have beautiful black evening dresses which will make sure you steal the show just like Michelle.  They reveal just a little skin and the fabric hangs elegantly on your frame to make the very best of your shape.  Just check these gorgeous dresses out!  Now available to hire from Belle Dress Hire ….

Copy Pixie Lott’s style at Belle Dress Hire


We see Pixie Lott channelling her inner beast in a strapless leopard print dress at the Attitude Magazine Awards last night.

Belle Dress Hire has a similiar, stunning leopard print dress available to hire!  With red piping along the “crumb catcher” bustline and high split on the leg, this new dress available from Belle needs plain shoes and no accessories as the dress says it all.

Or why not really go to town with this absolutely fabulous leopard print inspired dress.  Available to hire at just £70 with an additional £40 security deposit which is returned when the dress is brought back to Belle undamaged …


Don’t have a fashion disaster like Sofia!!!


We see the stunning Sofia Vegara at this year’s Emmy Awards in a full length sequin gown channeling the old days of Hollywood glamour.  Unfortunately, poor Sofia experienced a split seam at the event on the red carpet.  Some stylists’s head is going to roll for that one.You won’t need to worry about a wardrobe faux pas with this new dress available at Belle Dress Hire ….

Get Holly’s dress at Belle Dress Hire

The beautiful Holly Madison looking chic and on trend in a beautiful green gown seen recently in Las Vegas, Nevada …

Although, a few months pregnant, Holly still looks radiant and elegant in this emerald green chiffon dress.  Here is the great news ………You can hire an almost identical dress from Belle Dress Hire! It’s almost the exact same shade as Holly’s dress with a side split and layers of chiffon.  Here it is …

I‘m sure that Holly didn’t hire her dress but you sure can!!  Just visit belledresshire.co.uk for more information.  This dress is part of the new Paris collection available from Belle Dress Hire from the 15th October.