Black is Best!

Sometimes it’s the simple things in life. Black never dates, always looks good, is the best colour for slimming effects and is easy to match up with accessories. Nothing beats a good black dress! And that goes for formal gowns as well as work suits and cocktail dresses ladies.
Black can be quite harsh on the skin so if you have a blue tinge to your complexion and don’t want to wear a fake tan, I would suggest going for a dark grey or navy which will be better against your skin tone. However, if you are more shallow skinned then black can look absolutely amazing especially with the addition of a warm, golden tan.

Black is usually best left to its own devices and unlike white, there really is no need to add additional colours, except for on the lips and nails!

a bit of bling never hurt anyone and can look fabulous with black as seen here.  Sometimes it’s best to let the “black dress” do the talking!

For your next big event contact Belle Dress Hire for an appointment.

Black strapless boned fitted dress with silver sequin (size 10) also available in white (size 6)


Formal Season Autumn 2018

If you have an upcoming formal in September, October or November 2018, act fast and get an appointment booked with Belle Dress Hire ASAP. It may seem like “ages away” but finding the perfect dress for your school formal can be time consuming AND stressful!

Hiring a dress for such an occasion takes all the stress out of the experience with no queues for fitting rooms or tills as well as one to one advice and guidance with Belle Dress Hire owner, Leeanne, throughout the appointment.

Once you have the dress picked then the rest just falls into place because you can style around your gown. For example, decided to go with a low back style? I suggest keeping the hair up or off to one side to make sure the full effect of the open back is revealed. A halter neck or low cut V neck definitely calls for loose curls to soften the harsh lines of the fabric. The style of dress will 100% affect your choice of make up in terms of colours and also your accessories. Therefore, I can’t stress enough how important it is to select a dress sooner rather than later if you have a formal coming up.

The photo below shows the great results achieved by taking the time to find the perfect silhouette.

This neckline is perfect for those with a fuller bust as it gives much needed support to the bust. The mesh fabric shows a hint of flesh but keeps everything elegant and sophisticated. The pull to one side of the fabric at the waist is a design feature which is fantastic at hiding and softening some of the curves we’d rather keep hidden! The vibrant red looks good on everyone! Blondes, brunettes even redheads can wear this magnificent shade just make sure to have a little tan on the skin to really make the colour pop.

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