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BORROW ME | Kirstie Kelly

borrow me Trying on wedding dresses is one of the most memorable moments of wedding planning, but has the potential to be very stressful. Now thanks to Kirstie Kelly, you can try on wedding dresses in the comfort of your own home. Under the Borrow Me program, you can pick an unlimited amount of dresses from their collection to be delivered to your home for $35 each. Find the one you love and order the dress online, if not return them all with no obligation for purchase. It is that easy! For more about Borrow me and Designer Kristie Kelly, see below.

About Kristie: As a Couture Designer, Kirstie Kelly is known worldwide for her understatedly classic yet original Couture bridal gowns, infusing an accessible spirit with the Couture attention to detail and glamour in everything she creates. Kirstie's passion and drive are centered on helping today’s empowered woman feel extraordinary whether she is planning her dream wedding or planning to strut down the next Hollywood red carpet. After spending two decades honing her couture and tailoring skills, Kirstie has evolved into the designer and entrepreneur she is today because she truly understands her clients and the complexities of their contemporary lifestyle. As Kirstie's collections developed, a new area of client service organically evolved into dressing women of discerning taste for day and night functions; thus, the Kirstie Kelly Essentials line-- priced from $400-$5,000 --was born. Now with her new offering of a capsule collection of women’s tailored shirting that enhances every woman's wardrobe, she continues to help women everywhere feel extraordinary regardless of their own personal style. No matter what envelope Kirstie is pushing, everything stays firmly rooted in her skills at creating beautifully tailored pieces in which women -- no matter what their body type or stage of life -- will feel and look amazing.

FAQ about Borrow ME:

How do I place a Borrow Me order when I find a gown I want to try on?

  • It’s easy. Just select your measurements (bust, waist and hip) then click the Borrow button and the gown will be added to your shopping cart. You can add more than one gown or bolero and proceed to check out.

What is the price to borrow a wedding gown?

  • It’s a $35 flat rate for each gown. That includes shipping both to you and the return shipping to our showroom.

Can I borrow more than one gown?

  • Yes! Its fun to try on a few styles to see what might be best for you. It’s just $35 per gown. That includes shipping both to you and the return shipping to our showroom.

What’s the difference between the bridal collections?

  • Each of the 3 collections is of high quality, using fine craftsmanship. The big difference is the types of details, fabrics and styling.

How much is shipping?

  • Shipping is included in the $35 flat rate per gown.

How long will it take to receive my gown once I place my order?

  • Bridal gowns are typically special order gowns that require 12–14 weeks to fabricate. Certain styles and sizes are available immediately. Please inquire if interested.

I like the personal attention I get in a showroom. Will anyone be contacting me about my gown during this process?

  • Yes! Kirstie Kelly’s stylists will guide you the whole way. Whether you need a little advice about the perfect fit or fabric, we will provide friendly, knowledgeable support on the phone and through email. This is your personal experience so you can feel free to go at your own pace.

What if the gown doesn’t fit?

  • The gown you are receiving will be a sample size based on the measurements you submitted. It may be a bit bigger or smaller just like in a bridal salon but we can work with you so you can get an idea of what the perfect fit would look like.

I loved my Borrow Me dress. How can I buy it?

  • We’re thrilled you love the gown! You have three ways to make a purchase:
  1. Visit and select your gown. Then click the Buy button. You will then be contacted by one of our stylists to assist with the correct sizing.
  2. Call 1.855.KIRSTIE (1.855.547.7843) and our bridal stylists will help you purchase your dream gown.
  3. Send an email to to let us know you’re ready!

Can I borrow a bridesmaid dress?

  •  Yes! Just like our wedding gowns, it can be fun to try on a few styles so feel free to borrow more.

How much is shipping?

  •  Shipping is included in the $35 flat rate per gown or bridesmaid dress.

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Bridal Collection Hits Target...Yes Target!


The last couple of weeks I have posted a few retailers that now have bridal collections. A few were shocking to me, but none were more shocking than the news that you can now buy Bridal Gowns and Bridesmaid Dresses at the one and only Target.

Target is known to have wide array of products, but I would have never guessed they would extend their brand to wedding dresses. I mean really...who would think to go to Target for their wedding dress? All of the dresses are priced below $130, so if you are on a tight budget Target may be the place for you. The dresses are very simple and could definitely be dressed up with accessories. I'm not a huge fan of the dresses, but you be the judge. Would you buy your wedding dress or bridesmaid dresses at Target?

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2013 MET Gala Wedding Gown Inspiration


Brides look everywhere for wedding inspiration and if you are a bride leaning towards a black and white theme, this year’s punkesque Met Ball Red Carpet was the perfect place to look! Monday night, Hollywood’s hottest stars came together for the 2013 Met Gala to kick off the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Exhibit. Every year the gala organizers pick a theme to give our favorite celebs an opportunity to wow us with their sense of fashion. “Punk: Chaos to Couture” was this year’s theme and whether you want a nice soft look with a slight edge like Katie Holmes or Nicole Ritchie or a dress that is sure to turn heads like Emma Watson the Ball had it all!


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Emma Watson and Gwen Stefani showing us how to do edgy in the right way. Emma's look may be a little risque for a wedding but with few modifications it could be perfect for the bride that isn't afraid to take a few risks.


Nicole Ritchie and Katie Holmes gave us a softer side of Punk but still displayed a bit of edge. The white hair and dark lips on Nicole works for her and is a nice contrast to the simple dress. Katie's dress is very soft and elegant from the front but the train and back of the dress shows she is definitely ready to party.

Just for fun, I picked my favorite and least favorite looks of the night! Do you agree or disagree? Let us know!!


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Miley Cyrus in Marc Jacobs, Jennifer Lopez in Michael Kors, Lala Anthony in Zac Posen and Dakota Fanning in Rodarte

Missed the Mark:

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I hate this dress on Kim and the full length matching gloves make her look like shes missing limbs. Katy Perry just looks blah! This was her moment to go all out and she came out with this... no bueno! Beyonce....King hurts my heart but this look is just not doing it for me. I think its the matching boots and belt that throw me off.

I couldn't do this post without including Sarah Jessica Parker's head piece. I love how she is always taking chances with fashion!

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For a full list of all of the red carpet looks click here


Wedding and Events Boutique by Ann Taylor

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Still looking for the perfect dress for a wedding or other special event coming up? Try Ann Taylor! Looking for a wedding dress? Ann Taylor has that to!


Perfect for bridesmaids or as a guest. A soft look for a nice spring outdoor event.


Still need accessories? Complete your look at Ann Taylor as well.


Find a beautiful Wedding Dress without breaking the bank! Simple yet very elegant.


Stand out in this Royal Blue Dress. Perfect for an evening formal event.

For more of the Ann Taylor Wedding and Events Boutique click here!