Your Bride-To-Be Outfits Solved

Okay, so you’ve spent countless hours finding the perfect gown for your big day. I mean, it is the most important dress you’ll ever have to buy. But what about all your other events? Showers, the bachelorette, engagement party, the list goes on.  All these dresses you’ll need definitely add up and it’s likely you won’t be wearing them again anytime soon. So the Style Lend team has pulled together the perfect outfits you can rent for all your bride-to-be events.

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Don’t miss out on these must have Bride-To-Be looks for every event you have coming up. 

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Summer Wedding Style Tips!

We’re very excited to announce that it’s wedding week at Style Lend. While it might be true that it’s technically always wedding week here, we are taking all of the focus off the wedding party (sorry brides + maids) and putting it on the guests. We know how many questions you guys have and the range of dress codes there are, so we’re going to break it down for you.

What do I wear?

The most important factors to consider when deciding on your attire is: time of year, location and the dress code.

And guess what?

These are all things you can find on the invitation (or at least should be). The date and location is a given, and the dress code is generally listed somewhere on the bottom of the invite.  We are expecting that you know that white or ivory should be saved for the bride only! We also suggest not wearing the bridesmaid color either.

Here are the most possible dress codes and what they mean:

Black Tie

The most formal on this list, but a very popular option. Opt for a long gown (or a really chic cocktail dress). We suggest a dark color, such as black, navy, etc.

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Formal or Black Tie Optional

This is a step down from black tie, so opt for cocktail dresses or long dresses.  We suggest if it’s a fall/winter wedding to wear dark colors, and lighter colors for a spring/summer wedding (although dark colors are still acceptable).

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Ria CrissCross- $40/Week

Beach Formal

This is generally for destination weddings, think: formal sundress. We would opt for a flowy dress as it will most likely be hot, but still look formal (do not wear a beach coverup). Have fun with color and patterns! In terms of shoes: flats, sandals, and wedges are all acceptable.

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Semi-formal

If it’s a daytime wedding, you can dress more on the casual side (think dressy skirt and top) and if it’s a night time wedding, we would suggest a dress (although a really chic skirt/top that consists of darker hues will still do).

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Casual

This generally means anything goes, but we would still recommend a cute sundress, skirts or fancier pants and to steer clear of denim or shorts (unless mentioned otherwise).

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Tips!

  • Don’t get too wasted! We know there are open bars, overflowing champagne and people toasting every minute they can, but you never want to be that person (you know, the one who forgot the night and spent the night hovering over the toilet).
  • DO party and dance. The bride and groom want you to have fun!
  • In terms of gifts, get something from the registry or write the couple a check (contingent on how much you believe is appropriate in terms of how much you can spend and how close you are with the couple)
  • Don’t wear white/ivory (as we mentioned previously), however you can have white in the dress, it just can’t be the main event.
  • Don’t assume you get a plus one unless it’s mentioned on the invitation. 

Brides | Look Amazing & Save Money

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Just because you’ve committed to a partner doesn’t mean you need to commit to a dress.

Like we talked about in our last post about bridesmaids, weddings can get very expensive.  It’s good to know when to splurge and when to save.  With that in mind, it’s great to splurge on your wedding dress but you probably don’t want to splurge on different outfits/dresses for all of the events leading up to the big day.  I mean after all, there’s the engagement party, the bridal shower, the bachelorette party and the rehearsal dinner: that’s four dresses.

Whether your events are formal or casual we’ve rounded up a few outfits that are going to save you money, and make you look incredible!

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This dress from BCBG is classy but not too formal, and perfect for just about any engagement party or rehearsal dinner! The best part is you can rent it for only $20/week!

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And of course we have plenty of traditional white options for our traditional ladies, which you can browse here.  This BCBG dress is available to rent for $35/week.

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Our Self Portrait Midi Dress is the perfect match of class and sophistication.  Rent it for $55/week.

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The ethereal Alice + Olivia embellished dress can be dressed up or down, depending on how formal your occasion is.

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This Sue Wong dress is absolutely perfect for a fancy bridal shower or rehearsal dinner!

We’re drooling over this vintage LBD and it’s completely perfect for the brides celebrating their last few days of singledom in Vegas! The best part? You can rent it for only $49/week.

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Style Lend is a great option for all brides wanting to save money and look fabulous all at the same time! Be sure to check out our website and mobile app to browse all of our clothes and accessories.

Bridesmaid | Save Money!

It’s wedding season and we here at Style Lend could not be more excited!  We’ve practically been stalking all of Vogue‘s articles on Spring Weddings, and there was one article in particular that caught our eye: a guide on where to spend money and were to save.

As much as we love weddings, they can get expensive, even when you’re not the one who is getting married.  Bridesmaids not only have to spend money on dresses for the events, but on the bridal shower and bachelorette party, wedding gifts and travel costs. Expressing budget limitations early on can be a big help, and luckily Style Lend is here to help you save money.

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Do you remember that scene from Bridesmaids, where Helen wanted everyone to buy the ridiculously expensive Fritz Bernaise dress (“It’s on sale!”) and Annie was vying for the more affordable–and much more plain–non designer dress?

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You don’t want to look plain at your friends wedding, but you also don’t want to spend a ton of money.  Let’s be honest: no matter what dress the bride chooses, no matter how pretty it is, or expensive it is, it’s still a bridesmaids dress.  You’re never going to wear it again.  Like ever (even if it is a Fritz Bernaise).

And once you buy a dress, you’re probably going to have to pay to have it altered (and that is going to cost just as much as you paid for it).  At Style Lend, we have a perfect fit guarantee; so if an item doesn’t fit, you can exchange it for a different item, or even get your money back.  If he bride is kind enough to let you pick out your own dress, renting is definitely the best option.

Here are some gorgeous dresses that are anything but boring:

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Nicole Miller “Ruched Indigo” Rent for $40/week

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Parker “Shane Embellished”  Rent for $40/ week

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Burberry “Prorsum Spring 2014” Rent for $120/ week

You can browse all of our formal dresses here!

Then there’s also the fact that you need so much more than just the bridesmaids dress. Weddings are serious affairs with an almost never-ending list of parties to attend.  Forget about the actual wedding for a moment: there’s also the engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette, and rehearsal dinner.  So obviously you need a different outfit to wear for each event right?  You can’t be an outfit repeater!

But we’re here to save you! Here are some of our favorite dresses that are perfect for the bachelorette party.

Free People “Black Vegan Leather Dress” Rent for $20/ week

Parker “Black Elijah Sequin Dress” Rent for $50/ week

Rachel Zoe “Muse V-Neck Sequin Dress” Rent for $55/week

Be sure to check out all of these dresses and items for any other occasion over at Style Lend and on our mobile app!

Wedding Diaries: Beauty

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The big day is approaching faster than ever! We partnered with Memebox a cosmetic startup company from San Francisco! Memebox provides exclusive boxes that include trending Korean makeup products. In honor of wedding season, makeup experts from Memebox created 3 boxes for each of you: The Guest, The Bridesmaid, and The Bride. Let’s welcome our guest blogger and makeup artist from Memebox, Jiwon!

THE guest

We wanted the wedding guest look to be feminine, soft and delicate. The makeup is very natural, and appears almost effortless. The skincare prep before makeup application is meant to leave skin clean, soft and highly moisturized.

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Products:

Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic Pore Minish Cleansing Bubble – To get skin clean and soft, we chose a gentle cleansing foam. This Dr.Jart+ foam cleanser removes impurities without being harsh on the skin.

MisshaNear Skin Moist Capsule Essence Moisturizer – This very lightweight essence leaves skin highly moisturized and better prepared for makeup application.

IPKN Flash Creme Radiant Primer – Priming the skin before makeup application is very important. This primer can extend the life of makeup and even out skin texture so makeup application is smoother. This primer also gives the skin a beautiful luminous glow.

Catwalk Eye Cheek & Brow Palette #01 Street – This Memebox palette multitasks as brow powder, blush and eyeshadow. The colors are soft and earthy for a pretty toned down feminine look

Too Cool for School Anke Lip Study Water Beam Stick #5 – This subtle colored lip product is lip color, lip shine and lip balm in one! It adds a soft pink hue to the lips that carefully accent the earthy tones in the Memebox palette.

Etude House Mascara – This waterproof mascara adds volume and curl to accentuate the eyes.

XO Black Stick Foundation – This easy to apply foundation comes in a convenient stick form. It evens out skin tone and hides imperfections.

THE bridesmaids

Bridesmaids should look natural and effortless, so we chose products with staying power, and color you can build up.

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Products:

Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic Pore Minish Primer – This pore minish primer creates a smooth canvas by controlling oil and leaving a matte finish for makeup to adhere.

Iope Air Cushion XP #N23 + Refill – The Iope air cushion compact is one of Korea’s bestsellers since it launced in 2008, with one being sold every 30 seconds. With its innovative technology and formula, it is still a must-have in any makeup routine.

XOXO Memebox I’m Lip & Cheek #01 Romanus – We love multifuncional products, and this one from our private label is exceptional. This creamy nudish-pink is easily blendable and leaves a matte finish.

Haena x Memebox Catwalk Eyeliner #01 Cat Eye – This pencil eyeliner from our Haena x Memebox collection is a creamny, smudge-proof liner that won’t budge all day. It goes on smoothly and is easily blendable for a smokey eye.

Pony x Memebox Shine Easy Glam Eyeshadow Palette 1 – Formula and colors designed by Pony, Shine Easy Glam eyeshadow palette features 8 neutral mattes and shimmers that add a hint of glamour to your eyes in the most natural and flattering way. Formulated with nourishing oils the shadows effortlessly adhere to skin without creasing or flaking.

Peripara Mascara – This voluminizing mascara will have your lashes looking fuller than ever before! This bristled brush is shaped so you can presicely coat each and every lash fully from the inner to outer corner easily.

Innisfree Green Tea Mineral Mist – Moisturize and freshen up anytime, anywhere! Innisfree’s Green Tea Mineral Mist is a gentle facial mist that delivers instant moisture and revitalization to help relieve exhausted skin. It has Green tea Extract as its key component which is known to gently soothe irritations while also delivering vitamins and minerals beneficial to the skin.

THE BRIDE

For the bride, we chose products that are long lasting for the wedding festivities – the bride will be showing off some serious glow!

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Products:

Mediheal W.H.P. White Hydrating Charcoal Mineral Mask – This sheet mask is equivalent to a serious facial. One of our office favorites, if you wear it for 20-30 mins before bed, you’ll wake up with a brighter complexion. This is a great first step in preparing for a big event.

Mediheal E.G.T Essence Gel Eyefill Patch  – This under eye patch is highly effective in diminishing dark circles and bags with marine collagen extract being the main ingredient. Stick it in the fridge until it is cold for a more cooling/soothing effect.

Botanic Farm Pearl Shining Primer – We’ve tried so many primers, but nothing compares to this pearl shining primer. Not only does makeup last longer, but it’s the only primer that gives serious glow without looking oily or shiny.

Hera UV Mist Cushion C23 – A holy grail product for flawless coverage! This cushion compact is a foundation, that also functions as a whitening and wrinkle care product. It also includes SPF 50 for full coverage and protection, and is easy to carry around for touch-ups.

Dr. Jart+ BB Mate Contouring 1.2.3 Kit – Cream formulas are easier to work with, and we love how natural the shades are.

XOXO Memebox I’m Cream Blush #05 Emma – This cream blush is super blendable and leaves a lightweight powdery finish for long-lasting color. This pinkish apricot works well on so many skin tones, and can be layered for a brighter look.

Peripara Liquid Eyeliner – Pen liners are our favorite because we can make thick or thin lines, and this one by Peripera is easy to use, and lasts all day. Bonus points for being super smudge proof and waterproof.

Missha Mascara No.1/Volume & Lash Extender – This mascara contains fiber and Spider Silk peptides, for length and elasticity of eyelash extensions.

Pony Shine Easy Glam 3 Eyeshadow Quad #02 Pink Bloom – Very soft, pink-hued colors that can be built up for a bolder look.

Soyoung x Memebox Lovely Lip & Cheek #01 Lovely Peach – A lip and cheek product that leaves a silky, matte finish. It’s so easy to use, and leaves a natural flush.

Too Cool for School Perfect Day Make Up Fixer – The last touch- this makeup setter locks in makeup so it lasts through humidity and fights mid-day shine.

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We want to give a huge thanks to Memebox for collaborating with us on our wedding diaries adventure! We hope all of our tips this month have helped you during this busy and fun filled wedding season!

Wedding Diaries: The Bride

The days are counting down and you’re getting close to the big day! We understand that being the bride of your wedding can be hard. Along with finding the perfect dress for your perfect day, there are still two more outfits you have to prepare for: the bridal shower and the bachelorette party. You think you may be going nuts, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back!

Read on, stress less and spend more time on the rest of your wedding planning to-do list.

The Bridal shower:

It’s a special day for you and your girls! Enjoy this day filled with toilet paper gowns, fruity desserts, and lots of laughter!

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Sometimes wearing a dress all the time can become just plain annoying. Change up your bridal look this season and wear a romper or jumper to your bridal shower instead. They are incredibly easy to wear and require very little maintenance while you’re trying to have fun at your bridal shower. This ruffled Stone Cold Fox is such a fun and flirty romper for any summer occasion – especially your bridal shower! You can rent this for $45/week! Keep it simple, and wear a pair of simple nude sandals.

THE Bachelorette:

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Need help planning an outfit for your night out on the town with your girls? You can’t go wrong with clothing or accessories that sparkle. Take away the stress of buying a brand new dress for your bachelorette party and check out the closets of stylish women near you to rent from. You can find dresses like this Alice and Olivia dress or our fave French Connection sequin number on the SL app!

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Enjoy these special occasions with your girls in style! Find the dress for your perfect wedding occasion HERE.

Wedding Diaries: The Bridesmaids

If you are a part of a bridal party this season, let us help you make this experience stress-free! The main dilemma of being a bridesmaid is paying for a dress that will you only wear once. So, we want to share with you two tips on how a bridal party can rent dresses from Style Lend, save money, and look amazing.

tip 1: mix and match

Bridesmaid_8782_v2 Choosing a dress that fits everyone’s body type can be difficult. We suggest simply mixing and matching your bridesmaid dresses! It allows flexibility and helps all of your ladies feel confident and gorgeous in a style that fits their body type. By using our color and size filter on our app, you can find a trendy bridesmaid dress that will match the wedding palette, fit your style, and save you money.

TIP 2: the perfect palette

Bridesmaid_8803_v2 Finding the perfect palette creates more color, depth, and style to your wedding party. It can be difficult assigning one specific color. Giving your bridesmaids the option to choose from different hues can be really handy if your ladies not all available to go shopping together. We love the idea mix and matching different shades of a similar color! _MG_8835_v1 We hope these tips help you and your bridal party feel stress-free as the big day approaches! All of these beautiful gowns can be found on our fashion app! Good luck to all of the beautiful ladies on their dress hunt!

Wedding Diaries: The Guest

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Ladies, wedding season has officially begun! Wedding season is an important time for all of us, whether you are the bride, bridesmaid, or the guest! This month, we are all about helping you look your best for this joyous occasion!

This week, let’s talk about The Guest! Even as a guest, weddings can make or break your wallet. With travel, hotel, food, and of course, the wedding gift – the expense can quickly add up. However, Style Lend is here to lift the expenses of your wedding outfit off your shoulders!

A City Wedding: 

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You can never go wrong with a little black dress. An LBD works for all occasions, especially a wedding. Add a little flair to your outfit with a pop of color and a pair of statement heels.

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Sometimes wearing the same colors as the bridal party can be a little awkward. Wearing black and pale pink is the perfect choice if you are unsure what colored dress to wear. Besides, city girls always stick with neutral colors!

A Wine Country Wedding:

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Heading to sunny Napa for a wedding this weekend? Keep it simple with your favorite strapless dress.

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Weddings in a country can be a little warm, so we picked this simple yet statement strapless dress. We love the tweed material and the floral embroidery. And don’t forget your accessories! Pearls are a girls best friend for any occasion.

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You can also keep it more casual and wear summer gown to your wine wedding. We love wearing at least one statement piece. Pick a bright colored dress for an outdoor wedding for the ultimate showstopper!

A Destination Wedding: 

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Heading out to a destination wedding? Don’t forget your camera to capture every moment and of course, your passport! For a destination wedding like possibly a beautiful beach, this Three Floor dress brings forth a cool, and relaxed silhouette. Depending on your location, we suggest wearing a pair of comfortable heels so you can enjoy your night sightseeing the wedding destination!

Ladies, before you go out and buy a brand new dress for a wedding, check out our app and save yourself the expense! We want to help make this wedding season easy for you!

Spring Wedding Tutorial feat. Dotfully & StyleBee


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Summer is around the corner which means it’s WEDDING SEASON! We are happy to announce that we’ve collaborated with local San Francisco beauty companies, Dotfully and Stylebee. Together, we created a fun and flirty summer look that will go great with any wedding this season!

StyleBee is your beauty on demand. With this innovative app, women can request beauty gurus to their door anytime, anywhere. Customers can order blowouts and makeovers right to their front door step. As we all know, living in SF is a very fast-pace lifestyle with very little time. StyleBee provides you with hair and makeup services with the click of a button. Click here to find it in the App Store!

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Our prayers have been answered, ladies!! It is now possible for us to get free makeup! Much like what Style Lend is all about, Dotfullly encourages women to share beauty. For many of us, we are guilty of never using some of our makeup products. Dotfully helps us let go of any makeup we continue to hoard but never use. Users can sell their makeup products on Dotfully for points. Rather than make any type of monetary value, users gain points to help them buy makeup products that they will actually use! For more information, visit Dotfully and start receiving your free makeup!download

Together, we created this easy, bright, and beautiful look for any perfect summer wedding. StyleBee added a pop of purple eyeliner on a warm shadow base to match the fun and flirty color-blocked dress. Want to replicate this look? Download StyleBee to receive 20% off or sign up for a free account and get 250 Dotfully Points ($25 Value) to spend on free makeup! And of course, you can rent this cute Kate Spade dress on our app!

We can’t wait to share with you the rest of our wedding season tips, this is just the beginning!