Bag Yourself the same dress as Blake Lively at Belle Dress Hire!

Do you think Blake Lively’s fashion sense is amazing?  Would you love to mimic her style at your next big event?  Look no further than Belle Dress Hire in Lisburn ….

Blake wore a striking, canary yellow, chiffon dress with halter neck straps and a wrapped effect waistline at her latest red carpet appearance.  Check out thee exact same style available at Belle Dress Hire for just £70 …

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This dress is available to hire in a stunning raspberry shade which is so striking especially in the Summer.


Now one of the main reasons Blake makes this dress look even more special is the addition of coloured ear rings in a rich turquoise.  Because it’s coming into the warmth of Summer you can afford to think outside of the box in terms of accessories at Black Tie events.  Take a leaf out of Blake’s book and snub the traditional diamante bling ear-rings, bracelets etc at your next event.  It could just make the difference and turn a simple, elegant gown into a fashion forward, eye catching statement.

Bun in the oven?

I do have alot of ladies that contact me regarding maternity dresses available at Belle Dress Hire. “Unfortunately,” I always say, “I don’t specifically stock maternity evening dresses but certainly some of the styles I do have work extremely well on expectant mums-to-be.”

Enter my model, Wendy who is currently expecting her fourth child!!  At just over 4 and a half months, she looks absolutely fantastic in this strapless, navy corseted dress with diamante detail.

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Wendy wanted to “embrace” her bump, not conceal it, at a recent black tie event and so this dress worked perfectly.  The boned corset, in a slimming, dark navy jersey fabric, moulded to Wendy’s bust and then flared out towards the tummy and hip area.  Comfort was paramount for Wendy, but at the same time she didn’t want to sacrifice looking good!  And why should she??!!  Just because you’re pregnant ladies, doesn’t mean you have to wear a dress that resembles a sack!  The length of this dress was also ideal as a train could potentially be dangerous, especially in high heels!

Check out some of these other styles available at Belle Dress Hire which would work very well with a “baby tum” due to the flexibility of fabric and shape …

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Why buy when you can hire?

I have had an amazing array of customers come to Belle Dress Hire and they all have said exactly the same thing …… “Why would I buy when I can hire?”

It’s true!  Most of my customers rarely attend a black tie event and so don’t want to spend hundreds of pounds on a dress that will be worn once.  What you need to remember is that evening dress trends change constantly mainly because the fashion is dictated by what celebs are wearing on the red carpet.  Therefore, if you spend £500 on an evening dress and decide to dust it off a couple of years later, it is more than likely that it is old fashioned and let’s be honest, perhaps doesn’t fit as well as it used to!

I always advise my customers to invest in a good “cocktail”/”party” dress preferably in black and to keep the design simple.  Idea is that it won’t date as much and you can always change the accessories and shoes to give it a “different” look each time.  However, when it comes to long/evening dresses, why spend a fortune on something you will only wear “every now and again” and hire a fabulous dress each time something comes up at Belle Dress Hire!

I will offer a little advice on hiring ….. don’t leave it until the last minute!  I think it’s important to book an appointment to try dresses on at least 3 weeks before your event.  That gives you plenty of time to think about shoes and accessories without a major panic shopping trip were you either spend more on the shoes and bag than the dress OR you just pick something that “will do”.

So if you have an event coming up in June or over the summer months, contact Belle Dress Hire on 07708905104 or via the website to book an appointment which are available Mon-Sat and I look forward to hearing from you.

Belle Dress Hire Selection

Hi Ladies, just to reiterate what Belle Dress Hire is all about ……….. Belle Dresses are mainly formal in style suitable for black tie events and I do also have a few simpler dresses which are perfect for weddings. I do not stock short/midi length “cocktail” dresses and have sizes 6-16 available. Belle Dress Hire is located across from Dobbie’s Garden Centre on the Saintfield Road just off junction 6 on the M1 and can take appointments during the day or evening to best your needs, Monday-Saturday. Belle Dresses come from London and are of the highest quality. Photos and testimonials from satisfied Belle customers will be shown on the website very soon!

Singing in the Rain

Anyone looking out at that shockingly awful rain, sleet, wind and hailstones today would be depressed! So why not book an appointment with Belle Dress Hire and cheer yourself up. If you have a summer ball, school formal, wedding, black tie event or any other special occasion on the horizon we would love to help find you a dress to beat these weather blues!