I always tell customers the importance of the “right” underwear!


I always tell my customers that choosing the right underwear is almost as important as choosing the right dress for an event!!  An evening gown can be completely ruined if the wrong underwear is worn.

Even the top fashionistas can get it wrong!  You should check out Ashley Greene and thee most awful thick panty line showing through her black leather skirt ..

Even TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh can get it wrong.  Quite simply this dress should NOT have been worn with a bra!  That’s the whole beauty of sheer fabric especially with lace detailing as on Lucy’s dress. Not even has she spoilt the look with the bra but it’s a really heavy, thick, satin padded bra as well which makes it 100 million times worse!

Do yourself a favour ladies and get properly measured at the likes of Marks and Spencer or Debenhams lingerie departments where the staff are specifically trained to measure your body and advise on the best bra and pants to wear for your shape.

Miss Fitness Model World Championships ….

Well I told you all I’d keep you posted on how Eden McAllister did at the 2013 Miss Fitness Model World Championships which were held at the Red Cow Hotel, Dublin this month …..

….. And I’m delighted to announce that 15 year old Eden was the overall formal wear and sports routine winner at the event!

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I think you’ll all agree that Eden looks absolutely stunning in this white tulle gown with silver sequin detail throughout the dress.  A tiny size 6, Eden works the very structured and boned shape of this strapless style extremely well.  Ladies this dress needs NO jewelry and NO accessories.  It’s all about the dress which I think wouldn’t look out of place on a red carpet.

So if you want to dazzle at your next event, make an appointment to try this beautiful dress on along with many other gorgeous styles at Belle Dress Hire.  Contact details can be found at www.belledresshire.co.uk




Fancy wearing Edith Bowman’s red carpet dress?

You should check out 39 year old Edith Bowman on the red carpet of the Scottish BAFTA’s which was held at the weekend …

Edith’s style has changed over the years and I was glad to see her looking so effortlessly stylish as we’re normally used to seeing her in very grungy, hippy Festival clothes.  However, her dress needed tailored at the hemline as it’s far too long!  I hope Edith didn’t venture too close to puddles!

Belle Dress Hire has a very similar dress to this available for hire at just £70.  This style with sheer full length sleeves is also a midnight blue/navy colour and made with a very similar silk chiffon fabric which hangs beautifully on the body and feels really luxurious and soft on the skin.

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Edith’s dress was made by Russian designer Vilshenko and I’m sure came with a hefty price tag, so go on and spoil yourself for Christmas and hire this gorgeous gown at just £70 from Belle Dress Hire!



Get the Jennifer Lawrence look at Belle Dress Hire …

Jennifer Lawrence wore a flapper inspired below the knee dress to the The Hunger Games: Catching Fire premiere in London last night.  I have to be honest and say I’m not a big fan of Jennifer’s new pixie cut as I just don’t think it suits the shape of her face very well and also it actually looks pretty messy.

That aside, when I actually looked more closely at her dress I realised that the top as well as the back is so similar to an amazing dress available at Belle Dress Hire!

Both have a sheer mesh panel across the neck, black beaded detail at the bust and along the V shaped low cut out back.


This dress is available to hire at Belle Dress Hire for just £70 and I may come across as bias when I say this, but I think this style is actually nicer than Jennifer’s!!

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I LOVE it when a customer wears a dress for the first time!!

This fabulous dress from my Paris collection has been sitting in the Belle Dress Hire room for more than 6 months.  I was beginning to lose hope that it would ever be given a chance.  This gorgeous, full length, ruby red, silk jersey dress with mesh and beaded detail at the front and the back, really is a stunning dress.  Ladies have tried it on before but for whatever reason decided to go with another gown instead of this one so I was delighted whenever Linsey Keery came to me for an appointment to find a style for the Regent House Grammar School formal and fell in love with the dress.

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The dress is a tiny size 6/8 so you need to be very slight and also not top heavy to wear this style to the full and so it matched Linsey’s figure to perfection!

In the past, young girls who have come to me for a formal dress appointment have been afraid to even try this dress on as they thought it was too mature …. however, Linsey has shown that by keeping accessories to an absolute minimum and wearing a young hairstyle and make up, you can definitely ROCK this type of style at a school formal.

I have to also add that sometimes my dresses come back after school formals in a less than ideal condition but when Linsey returned the dress at the weekend, I pulled down the zipper on the dress bag to reveal a practically immaculate dress.  No chewing gum or cigarette burns along the hem, no plucks on the fabric, no overwhelming smell of alcohol …. I was so impressed and emailed her to say that she was a credit to her parents and welcome back at Belle Dress Hire any time!!

Copy designer runway dress at Belle Dress Hire!!


During New York Fashion Week earlier in the year, a full length sheath gown debuted on designer, Tadashi Shoji’s runway.  To us mere mortals, owning a Tadashi Shoji dress is but a dream as evening gowns such as the one in the photo above run into thousands of pounds to purchase.  And that’s only if you manage to get your name on a buying list with a long wait ahead of you of Hollywood actresses, Royalty, “IT” girls from around the world etc  So yeah, it’s probably never gonna happen!

However, imagine you could hire a dress which looks almost identical to this one as seen on the runway?  Imagine you could wear a similar dress to your next event for just £100 hire fee?  Well check this out …


Now available at Belle Dress hire in a size 6, this extremely elegant, delicate sheath dress with mesh detailing and fragile beading all over the gown is simply stunning.  Anyone who wears this dress will feel like a movie star.  This is a style that would rival any evening gown on the red carpet at the moment.  After seeing the dress on a few customers, I have to say that bold makeup with this dress is a must (think of the lady characters in the TV programme Boardwalk Empire for inspiration), a light tan (definitely no orange hues on the skin!) and probably either auburn or brunette hair would compliment the style the best.

This dress is not a typical “hire dress” simply because of its fragility lightness of fabric and delicate beading, therefore cost to hire is slightly more than the usual £70 hire fee.

If you would be interested in trying this dress on, please do make an appointment and contact belledresshire@gmail.com

Get Louise Thompson’s look at Belle Dress Hire …

MIC star, Louise Thompson turned heads in a Stella McCartney dress over the Halloween weekend.

Take a look at the photo below …. Does it look practically identical to Louise’s designer duds just minus sleeves and price tag???  I think you’ll all be nodding your heads in agreement right now.  Hire this amazing dress in a size 10 at Belle Dress Hire for just £70  …

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Feeling Self Conscious??

It is extremely difficult to find an evening dress with sleeves or a style that doesn’t plunge down to the navel simply because these more risque gowns tend to be the most popular styles.

So what happens when you aren’t feeling the best in terms of body confidence but still want to look stunning at your next event?

It’s very simple.  Come to see me at Belle Dress Hire with a one on one appointment for a full hour completely devoted to finding the right dress for you!  Covering up the bust, leg and arms in an evening dress doesn’t have to be boring.  In fact more and more celebs are tending to chose less flesh revealing dresses on the red carpet simply because they can look extremely elegant, timeless and chic.

This amazing dress in a rich, deep navy with sequin and mesh detailing is now available to hire at Belle Dress Hire in a size 16 and will fit the body extremely well whilst “hiding” a multitude of sins ..

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More new styles at Belle for Christmas and New Year!

It’s official, party season is quickly approaching!  I have been amazed at the amount of people contacting me for staff Xmas do’s which are black tie or simply the girls have decided to really dress up and go all out glamorous!

Whenever I think of parties, I think of sparkle along with rich reds, black, dark navy and creams.  Check out this gorgeous new style which will arrive at Belle Dress Hire in early November, just in time for the Xmas party season!!  This dresses is available to hire in a size 6/8 …



I’ve also ordered this fabulous dress with mesh netting in a rich champagne colour (pictured here in emerald green) again in a size 6/8 which I can’t wait to see on as I know it will look so elegant and classy ..


The following style I literally ordered just this morning as I fell totally in LOVE with it.  Check out this absolutely stunning green dress with sequin, mesh detail and short sleeve with full silk chiffon skirt.  This dress will be available to hire from later this week …

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BEST 2013 Celeb Halloween costumes!

I have to hand it to them, celebrities near and far went to alot of effort for Halloween this year!

There were some awesomely sexy garbs donned by X Factor judge, Nicole Scherzinger and pin up icon, Carmen Electra! Whilst some chose a tamer get up altogether like Rita Ora and Beyonce who to be honest looks like she didn’t make much of a ghoulish effort during her concert tour of Australia

And then we have those who really went the extra mile!  Kelly Osbourne, Jenny McCarthy as Miley Cyrus’s tongue (hilarious!!) and last but not least Heidi Klum, as an elderly pensioner we salute you!!!!  Fantastic commitment to Halloween fun!!

But without a doubt, the hands down winner of this year’s BEST celeb Halloween costume has to go to the Honey Boo Boo Thompson Family who this year dressed up as the Kardashian/Jenner clan.