Here’s How You Can Wear The BAFTAs’ Best Dresses – Including Fleabag Star Sian Clifford’s – For Just £15

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The Vampire's Wife

by Natalie Hammond |
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Sian Clifford stole the show at Friday’s BAFTA TV Awards, delivering a heartfelt speech and a supremely stylish #backyardbaftas look in one fell swoop. The dress in question - a tiered and puff-sleeved number from fashion editor favourite The Vampire’s Wife - is still available for £775. The even better news? You can wear an almost identical style for just £15.

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Sian Clifford wearing The Vampire's Wife

By Rotation, the clothing rental app that allows you to monetise your wardrobe and/or borrow someone’s else, has a stash of dresses from The Vampire’s Wife - and some have a weekly rental rate of just £21. The styles are very similar to Clifford’s - with puffed sleeves, ruffled skirts and blossom prints - and the sizes range from UK 6 to 16. Stacey Dooley borrowed one of the brand’s shimmering pink, floor-sweeping frocks a mere two days ago. It’s just £15 a day or £42 a week to rent - and has already got 36,000 likes.

The Vampire’s Wife is one of the app’s most popular brands, according to its founder Eshita Kabra-Davies. ‘While trending contemporary brands fare well on By Rotation, timeless investment pieces such as The Vampire's Wife are a clear favourite for our Rotators,’ she says. Other favourites include cool-girl labels such as Ganni, Jacquemus, Rixo, Rotate Birger Christensen and Cecilie Banhsen, many of which have occasionwear dresses that will make next year’s wedding circuit infinitely easier on your bank balance.

Rotate Birger Christensen’s high-necked, puff-sleeved dress the colour of mint creams has a rental rate of just £10 per day, while Ganni’s classic leopard print wrap dress is £36.

‘During lockdown, By Rotation saw a huge increase in listings with people clearing out their wardrobes and looking for additional ways to make some money,’ says Kabra-Davies. ‘Now with lockdown easing, our community is very active on the app, looking to dress up for any occasion. In the last week we have seen a 130% increase in pre-booked rentals for future dinners, staycations and now weddings.’

What are you waiting for? Download the app - and start rotating.


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