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Spanx founder offers to lend wedding dress to brides affected by coronavirus

'It's Sisterhood of the Traveling Wedding dress.'

Mar 25, 2020, 10:10 am*

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Samantha Shaps

Spanx founder Sara Blakely offered to lend her wedding dress to brides having to cancel or postpone their wedding due to coronavirus concerns in an Instagram post on Thursday.

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Calling all brides to be… do you want to borrow my wedding dress from me? I have already loaned it out twice… once to a good friend and once to a girl I just met. (Swipe to see the dress x 3)! My good friend @JulieDGruber was having a hard time finding a wedding dress so one day I said, “just wear mine.” And she did! Another time I was hiking in Sun Valley and met a lovely woman on the trail, @NatalyDawn. She was newly engaged. Not sure what made me say it, but I said, “I know we just met, and this may sound strange but you can borrow my wedding dress if you want to.” As soon as I said it I thought… well that was a strange thing to say. She looked shocked and as politely as she could said she was looking forward to shopping for a dress with her mom etc. but thank you. We exchanged emails and I found out she was the lead singer of a cool band @pomplamoosemusic. Anyway… fast forward almost a year and I get a call from her. Her dress had been altered and they ruined the dress. It didn’t fit her at all. The wedding was in a few days and could she still take me up on my offer? Of course! She got it the day before her wedding and it fit perfectly! (Reminding me to never second guess that voice inside. I was meant to offer her my dress just didn’t know why at the time.) My heart is breaking for all the brides out their having to cancel and postpone their special day so I thought why not offer my dress to more amazing women! Hoping this will possibly help ease someone’s plans during this time. So if you’re a size 4 or 6 and want to borrow my wedding dress, comment below. Please tag anyone and everyone who needs to see this and feel free to share it! #LoveWins #TBT #Wedding #Bride #WeddingDress #Giveaway

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The 49-year-old announced that she hopes this will “ease someone’s plans during this time.”

“My heart is breaking for all the brides out their having to cancel and postpone their special day,” Blakely wrote. “So I thought why not offer my dress to more amazing women!”

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In her announcement, Blakely said she lent her dress to two other brides in the past. She wrote that she once lent the dress to a good friend and once to a girl she just met on a hiking trail.

“I know we just met, and this may sound strange,” Blakely said to Nataly Dawn, the newly engaged stranger. “But you can borrow my wedding dress if you want to.”

She wrote that Dawn initially declined her offer, but she reached out a year later and asked to borrow the dress days before her wedding due to an altering malfunction.

“Reminding me to never second guess that voice inside,” Blakely wrote. “I was meant to offer her my dress just didn’t know why at the time.”

Blakely wrote that the dress will fit sizes 4 or 6 and encouraged her followers to tag brides-to-be and share her post.

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“It’s not Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, it’s Sisterhood of the Traveling Wedding dress,” Spanx Instagram wrote in a repost.

Since her announcement, others have joined Blakey in lending their wedding dresses.

Others are criticizing the billionaire businesswoman, saying this is not the best way to help.

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Spanx did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment.

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*First Published: Mar 20, 2020, 11:57 am