Last weekend, I had the exciting opportunity to model some dresses for the innovative dress rental company, Dressed Charlotte. After reading about the owner (who won second place in a local entrepreneurship contest!) and the business model, I knew I had to meet her. Not only to learn more about the company to be able to offer it to my styling clients but also because she seemed like a really cool person. So I set up a meeting. And I was right. About both. Dressed Charlotte is one of the best ideas to come to this awesome city of ours. And the owner, Bernadette Maulion, is an amazing person with the cutest bubbly personality. But don't let the sparkle fool you, this girl is extremely business savvy (having just earned an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill) and is #onfire. She and her husband recently moved here from NYC and she, like everyone else that moves here, has fallen hard for Charlotte. I decided we were soul sisters after talking about business, our dreams, styling, our shared love of HGTV AND the long-ago cancelled show "Lipstick Jungle."
Dressed Charlotte has a great inventory of dresses in sizes 0-18 (with more coming in all the time!). I've already recommended her service to a friend in need of a mother-of-the-bride dress and just might have my eye on one I modeled! And with prices starting at $19, renting from Dressed Charlotte for your next event is is a no-brainer.