wish want wear9:55 am
Up until last Saturday night, the fanciest thing I'd ever worn were a pair of Kurt Geiger courts which were less than half price in the sale. But last weekend, I was the proud wearer of A SASS AND BIDE DRESS. Yeah, you heard. Sass and Bide. Fancy ass stuff. No, I didn't fork out £600 for a dress I'd wear once, instead, I was lucky enough to hire this beautiful dress from Wish Want Wear.
The concept of Wish Want Wear is to give girls the opportunity to wear the dress of their dreams, whether it be a full length and fabulous ball gown for the upcoming prom season, or a cute swinging sixties style mini like this one for a special night out. You can hire designer dresses from the likes of Badgley Mischka, David Meister, Hervé Léger and M Missoni. Once you're done, just pop it in the post, no need to worry about dry cleaning! Or if dresses aren't really your thing, you could always take a look at their accessories section which includes the likes of Chanel handbags and Mawi jewellery for a fraction of the retail price.
The moment my parcel arrived I felt like all my Christmases and birthdays had come at once, I was amazed at all of the intricate bead work around the neckline, it was heavy but luxurious and to me, was meant to be paired with a mini-beehive, flicked eyeliner and bright accessories. All out sixties. With all of the detailing, no jewellery was needed (apart from my friendship bracelet which I never take off), I just added my colourful bag and matching shoes. (Which were killing me by the end of the night. Cue me walking down Bold Street barefoot at 5am. Classy.) Dancing away to the Rolling Stones dressed like my aunty when she was a Beatles groupie, I felt as if I'd transported 50 years back in time, and I loved it.
dress* Sass and Bide via Wish Want Wear / clutch accessorize (old) / heels primark
Thank you Wish Want Wear! Now, which designer dress shall I wear next...?