About Us

Belle Dress Hire founder, Leeanne McAuley, was like many women out there, frustrated by the rails of gowns gathering dust that she had purchased and accumulated over the years for special events.

Eager to find a way to save money on show stopping and expensive gowns, Leeanne very quickly came to the conclusion that dress hire was the way forward.

“I have always loved and been fascinated by fashion – the evidence is in my closet and abused bank balance,” says Leeanne. “My closet is a graveyard of dresses that will never be worn again because I have been photographed in them or they have now become dated in terms of style. I decided to look at what the alternatives would be to buying expensive evening dresses on a regular basis. After numerous phone calls and girlie nights in with friends and family, I soon discovered that a couple of them had used dress hire before. I was amazed! Why had I not thought about this before? It was the perfect solution. After researching dress hire outlets currently available, I came to the conclusion that there was definitely a place for a bespoke and unique dress hire service offering the highest quality of exclusive evening and formal dresses. Thus, Belle Dress Hire was born. I spent lots of time researching both local and national suppliers to ensure I was purchasing the highest quality of stock. After much deliberation, I made the decision to work with suppliers from London whose dresses are not stocked by other retailers in the Lisburn area. My suppliers are extremely reliable in terms of delivery, offer only the highest quality dresses and styles. They also regularly launch new collections for each season so I can ensure the dresses at Belle Dress Hire are exclusive, fashion forward and in trend”.

Utilising years of personal experience attending events that require formal dresses and her avid interest in all things fashion, Leeanne will offer advice and a professional service at Belle Dress Hire. Her style expertise combined with a large selection of stunning evening and formal wear will ensure you hire a head-turning dress each and every time you visit Belle Dress Hire.


Exclusive range of designer evening and formal wear available from sizes 6 to 18.

An extensive collection of dresses has been selected to offer a wide variety of styles and fabrics. Belle Dress Hire has strapless, one shoulder, halterneck, fitted, layered, chiffon, jersey plus many more stunning styles to choose from.

ALL of the dresses can be hired and some are available for purchase so simply visit the SALE section at belledresshire.co.uk to view dresses that are currently for sale. Prices will vary from dress to dress and will take into account its age and condition and its general availability. If a dress you love is not for sale, the best thing to do is sign up to the Newsletter, also online, so you are the first to hear when it is.

Dresses are of the highest quality and a broad range of styles is currently in stock to suit all tastes.

Our dresses are not available on the High Street and come from suppliers based in London as well as Paris so you will be guaranteed to feel special and unique in a Belle Dress.

If you would like to see some sample photographs of dresses available in your size, just contact Belle Dress Hire with the details and a range of images will be supplied for you to view before making an appointment.  Click on the Contact tab on the homepage for more information.

Make a style statement and create wonderful memories with a Belle Dress.