Shopping Trip: Best Dressed Southie

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You never know when an unexpected invitation to a formal event will arrive in your mailbox. Such was the case a few weeks ago when the Boston Ballet invited me to their annual Ball of Enchantment. First reaction; OH MY GOD, I'M GOING TO A BALL! Second reaction; OH MY GOD, WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR?! With a limited budget and no time to order online, I immediately thought of Best Dressed, a local, family owned and operated boutique that offers 5 day rentals of special occasion dresses and gowns starting at $40.

I opted to visit their newest location in Southie on West Broadway where Nikoleta welcomed me and helped me pick out my gown for the ball. I was worried they wouldn't have enough options but I was very pleased with the selection! Nikoleta and her sister Vicky (co-owners and sisters) update their selection of styles weekly with gowns in all lengths and sizes for every occasion. I tried on more than eight different dresses before deciding on "the one." Nikoleta was even kind enough to have the dress I selected temporarily hemmed for my event, which is always a concern for petite gals looking for full length dresses!

In addition to dress rentals, Best Dressed also sells a selection of dresses, jewelry, handbags, and undergarments to complete your look. You can get pretty much everything you need for your special event look at Best Dressed. After selecting my gown Nikoleta helped me pick out the perfect pair of earrings to complete my look for the Ball of Enchantment! The dress is yours for 5 days, and then Best Dressed takes care of the dry cleaning, too. They also have an amazing loyalty program--rent 5 dresses and the 6th is free. Shopping for special occasions has never been easier thanks to the Lirantonakis sisters!

I was provided a complimentary dress rental in exchange for review purposes. All content and opinions expressed are my own. Thanks for supporting those who support!

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