All right ladies. Let’s talk bridesmaid dresses. More specifically, let’s talk Little Borrowed Dress, one of the best bridesmaid dress ideas I’ve seen in a long time. Little Borrowed Dress lets your bridesmaids rent super cute, high quality dresses, for just $75. Then, at the end of the weekend they can give them back. (Which is also green and not wasteful. If, you know, they might not wear their bridesmaid dress over and over and over, coughcoughcough.) Or, if they adore them because they are so cute, they can buy them too. Options!
So let’s chat. About a month ago, I was lucky enough to have the chance to meet Corrie, the entrepreneur behind Little Borrowed Dress in person, and I got to play with the dresses. And ladies, you want to do this. The dresses are beautiful, they are in absolutely pristine condition, they are silk, and they are flattering. That, and all of your customer service is coming through Corrie herself, who is a dream to work with.
During our long chat over many cocktails, which we totally did not spill on the beautiful silk dresses, Corrie told me that some brides thought they couldn’t use Little Borrowed Dress if she wasn’t hosting a trunk show near them. Not so! First off, some of you are clearly more industrious brides than I was, because I would have just placed an order to rent these dresses and then run around the house yelling, “I WON I WON I WON I WON.” But Corrie knows not all of you are like me, so you don’t need to do that! (Though you should totally run around the house yelling anyway.)
- You can order a completely free fabric swatch, if you want to look at the fabric and colors in real life (no charging you $15 for a few inches of fabric here). Corrie has a pet peeve about how fabric swatches should be free, and I agree.
- Plus, you can now try on dresses at home. For a super small insurance fee of $5 (offset against the price of the rental when you mention APW), and the price of shipping. Corrie will send the dress to you, so you can check it out and have your maids try it on in advance of the day. Ship it back, place your order, and you’ve got a dress ready to go.
- Plus, Little Borrowed Dress will send you a fitting dress that is in your actual size, so you can make sure it works for the actual wedding. (It may not be in the color you want, but she will send the fabric swatch).
- Any problems? Contact Corrie (she’s a doll).
This makes the ordering process so easy that you’d be crazy not to use this for your bridesmaid dresses. Particularly because the dresses are so cute.
When I looked at the dresses, I fell in love with the Eliza, below. It’s super cute, and is one of those looks-good-on-everyone styles. You should browse all of their dresses (I’m also fond of the Joanna), because you might have different taste than I do, but seriously. Cute.
Now, Little Borrowed Dress is introducing a new range of colors. They now have black bridesmaid dresses (yes!), but I want to marry the Azure (above), and I think you need the grey. So now you have tons of options on colors, and you still don’t have to make your girls buy their dresses. We are winning the wedding world today, ladies.
So go, browse, enjoy. Affordable, rental dresses, that help keep your wedding green and waste free? It doesn’t get better than that.