OUTFIT: Chic by Choice
Weddings are always a perfect reason to get dressed up in a new dress and some heels. Theoretically. Slowly, however, I feel like I am getting to an age where lots of our friends are getting married, which means lots of new dresses. Most of which I will probably only wear once. So when we headed to Zurich this past weekend to see my oldest kindergarten friend say “Yes!”, I decided to go with a slightly different concept: A new dress, but just for the day.
Recently I was introduced to Chic by Choice with a concept that lets you hire designer dresses. Marchesa Notta, Valentino, Hervé Léger, Tibi … it is all there.
About a week before the wedding, my sister helped me go through all of the dresses for wedding guests. Together we choose a black and blue lace option as my first choice, which I ordered in two different sizes – just to be sure. They arrived on Thursday before noon, giving me just enough time to plan the entire look before take-off on Friday. Since the dress was such a key-piece itself with the pretty lace and color combination, I wanted to keep my accessories elegant but simple in hues of gold and nude.
Honestly, not only once was I approached at the wedding because of my dress and I felt pretty fancy in a 700€ dress, which cost me less than 100€. Do you guys have any experience with a designer dress hire? I think I’ll definitely do it again – especially as a wedding guest or for a fancy ball it would totally pay off. You can get Valentino dresses worth over 2.000€ for less than 10% of the price … ♥
CRISTALLINI: lace dress (via Chic by Choice)
OFFICE: heels (currently on sale)
ELIZABETH & JAMES: earrings
*in friendly collaboration with Chic by Choice