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What to Wear to the Office?

Have you got a big day in the office today and is your brain fried from you working on your big project that you’ve completely no idea what to wear to the office? Well you’re just in luck, as Girl Meets Dress, is here to save you from a fashion disaster in the office!

RED VALENTINO / Scalloped Layer Dress

RED Valentino‘s crepe dress is a delicately designed piece featuring scalloped layers in contrasting black and red. Balance the detailed little number with classic courts and a tote bag.

BY MALENE BIRGER / Napilla Stretch Dress

Smarten up your looks with a fitted stretch dress from By Malene Birger. This sophisticated style is finished with stitching to highlight the panels, cleverly constructed for a flattering silhouette. Add sky-high pumps and an elegant tote to complete this office-perfect option.

VERSACE / Nero Print Shift Dress

This Versace mini dress is the ultimate shift dress if you want have to go straight to an event from the office. If you are looking to turn heads and impress fellow guests at an event this season… look no further and hire the dress of your dreams!

SEE BY CHLOE / Preppy Crepe Dress

See by Chloé adds a dose of French chic into this schoolgirl-inspired number. Crafted in rich orange with cream accents and a slightly ruffled skirt, we love this fresh and feminine piece.

McQ ALEXANDER MCQUEEN / Wool-blend Valace Dress

McQ Alexander McQueen keep things pure and simple with this wool-blend dress. A frilled valance adds playful texture whilst the charcoal hue ensures the piece remains sophisticated.  Due to this wool-blend dress‘ easy design  you can easily transform your look from the office to a party.

 

If you need any suggestions or styling advice for the event, email: Enquries@girlmeetsdress.com

Dress for success, is the motto of the day here in the office!

We’ve recently been featured in the Sunday Times – Click here to read the article.

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Anna Bance Co Founder of Girl Meets Dress

Anna Bance Co Founder of Girl Meets Dress

 

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Anna Bance co founder of Girl Meets Dress

 

1. Was it a light bulb moment when you came up with the basic idea of girl meets dress?

We were the first company to rent luxury fashion online and it is wonderful that Girl Meets Dress is now pioneering the way for rental as an exciting ecommerce category of its own.

The idea for Girl Meets Dress came to me while working as Head of UK PR for French Luxury brand Hermes. As we know, celebrities have always borrowed dresses for special events, and I noticed that with the proliferation of social media everyone is now a mini-celebrity in their own world, adding an increasing social pressure to a women’s inherent desire not to wear the same dress twice.

Launching Girl Meets Dress gave all women can have access to this luxury – being able to easily wear more relevant, trend led, time-sensitive fashions, while continuing to invest and buy only in those classic pieces which will stand the test of time.

 

2. How easy was it to get the business started up?

When Girl Meets Dress launched back in 2009, the recession mindset dominated which was fantastic timing for the concept.

It meant that “cost per use” was a huge driver, as being smart with money and where to spend it was highly regarded.

We operate in a similar way to that of another retailer, buying the stock from designer brands and then renting the items out to customers for between 10-30% off the retail value.

When researching the market we noticed the trend for fast fashion phenomenon which has been fuelled by mass market retailers’ abilities to manufacture and retail in very short time cycles. so much so that women now buy four times as much clothing as 30 years ago and the average woman has 22 garments in her wardrobe that she has never worn. We took this into consideration and established price points from here.

Retail and consumer habits are changing significantly, both in terms of expectations but also in terms of value. The growth in rental is testament to that change and also highlights consumers growing preference for experience over ownership.

In the past most people lived a more predictable, structured life. Most consumers aspired to own a home, and a car or two. There were certain days for work and days for play, clothes for work and other clothes for play, and so on.  Today, people are rapidly evolving how they live and work. What seems increasingly important to people is quality of experience, selection and convenience.

 

Anna Bance GMD

Anna Bance co founder of Girl Meets Dress

 

 

3. Being a novel idea altogether was securing finance by banks easy?

Girl Meets Dress.com raised a round of financing in 2013 from Global Founders Capital, the $200M fund from Rocket Internet’s Samwer brothers and former Delivery Hero co-CEO.

 

 

4. What it something that people were naturally drawn to or was it a bit of a hard sell hiring dresses?

I would say there had always been a potential market for the service we provide. I spotted a gap in the market for online luxury fashion rental after working as Head Pr for Hermes for a couple of years.

Now a days GirlMeetsDress.com provides millions of women the ability to rent designer dresses and accessories for a fraction of the retail price, allowing them to look and feel beautiful for all of their social events.

 

 

5. Your part of a sharing economy that is growing by the day. How do you think you fit into it?

When Girl Meets Dress launched back in 2009, the recession mindset dominated. It meant that “cost per use” was a huge driver, as being smart with money and where to spend it was highly regarded. But it was also clear that people have since realised that experience and time are the most precious commodities we have, and that consequently ownership is becoming more irrelevant than ever before.

 

 

6. Where do you see the business growing into?

We started International delivery in 2014 and have expanded into Europe, targeting customers from over 30 different countries including France, Germany, Spain and Italy.

The majority of all transactions are outside of London, enabling customers in all parts of the country to have global designers delivered to their doorstep. Customers can rent over 4,000 dresses from over 150 designers.

This is the first time designer rental has been made accessible in Europe. The expansion will enable customers in all parts of Europe to have access to global designer brands. The expansion into Europe aligns with the GMD team’s global ambition to build a brand combining e-commerce and merchandising expertise with a deep sense of innovation and luxury.

 


Spotted: Girl Meets Dress on the red carpet

It’s been another busy week dressing celebrities here at Girl Meets Dress! Australian XFactor judge Dannii Minogue was spotted wearing our Alexander McQueen Tartan Print Dress when she turned up at 2Day radio station in Sydney. Our celeb dresses collection is always building, with more and more celebrities turning to Girl Meets Dress for their event outfits! Hire celebrity dresses like the Alexander McQueen dress and have your own celeb moment.

Dannii

Another celeb spotted in one of our dresses was Corrie’s Debbie Rush who was attending the Christie Charity Ball at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester. Debbie chose to wear our Diane Von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Dress in Black, and rocked the look! Rent celebrity dresses for every special occasion in your calendar!

Debbie

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Best of British: Designer Dresses to Hire

Maybe it’s the fact it’s just been London Fashion week, or perhaps it’ the return of Downtown but we’ve come over all British in the GMD offices and it looks like we’re not the only ones!

This A/W designer dresses will be taking inspiration from traditional patterns, fabrics and prints and of course here at GMD we’ve got out paws on the newest brit-chick designer dresses to hire from some of our favourite designers from Britain and beyond.

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one This McQ by Alexander McQueen Tartan number is a designer dress which epitomises brit-chick style. The Punk-inspired patterns harks back to early Vivienne Westwood designs and stays true to McQueen founder Alexander McQueen’s Scottish heritage.  The short cocktail dress would be a perfect night out dress or for wearing as an edgy party dress to all those do’s you’ll be attending over the festive season.

twoNext up this classicly British Argyle patterned designer dress which was in fact designed by American Marc Jacobs – proof that us Brit girls are the most stylish in the world no doubt? The typically British fashion and fabric make this dress a dream for vintage dress lovers. Hire this designer dress and you’ll look like you’ve stepped fresh out the 1940’s.

three Last but not least and there’s even more tartan, or plaid as the American designer of this dress, Marc Jacobs, would probably say. The perfect dress for a job interview or big meeting this Knee Length Tartan Dress can also be dressed up to take you from office to office party in seconds. At just £39 this little number shows that designer dresses to hire are a real money saving option for the festive season and beyond.

 

Feeling inspired? Then why not check out our just in to see even more classic brit-inspired dresses from Marc Jacobs and McQueen. Check out our selection of party dresses to hire to cover all your events this autumn and winter and browse our Designer A-Z to see if we have designer dresses to hire from your favourite names.

 

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