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Spanx founder Sara Blakely is spreading positive vibes amidst the coronavirus pandemic by taking to Instagram to announce that she will be offering her wedding dress for free to brides whose weddings were canceled because of the virus.

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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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On Thursday, Blakely said in her Instagram post that her strapless, tea length wedding dress which she herself wore on her wedding day, is up for grabs. She said that her heart is breaking for the women who have to cancel their wedding because of the virus. To relieve their stress, she is willing to lend her wedding dress.

The 49-year-old entrepreneur married Jesse Itzler in 2008. She said she already loaned out her dress twice, once to a friend and another to a lady she just met. This isn’t exactly the first time she offered her sentimental wedding gown to a bride-to-be in need. She told the story of how her friend @JulieDGruber had trouble finding a wedding dress so she just told her to use hers and she did.

The second time was when she met a newly engaged woman @NatalyDawn. She wasn’t sure what made her offer her dress but the lady refused because she was looking forward to shopping for her own dress with her mom. They exchanged emails and to her surprise, she contacted her a year later. Turned out the bride-to-be’s wedding dress didn’t fit her at all since her big day was only a few days away, she decided to call Blakely. The dress arrived a day before her big day and fortunately, it fit her perfectly.

The fashion entrepreneur said she felt bad for all the brides who had to postpone their wedding plans so she thought of lending her wedding dress to more amazing women out there. She’s hoping this simple act of kindness can help ease someone’s wedding plans during this difficult time. She added that women with size 4 or 6 and want to borrow her dress can comment on her post. She also asked followers to tag anyone they know who may need it and to feel free to share her post.

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Sara Blakely’s Instagram followers lauded her for her kindness while some got inspired by her post and decided to do the same.

As reported earlier, Justin Bieber, Stephen Curry, Justin Timberlake and other celebrities started donating to COVID-19 relief efforts.

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