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Published November 19th 2022
Thinking of hiring a dress? Let's see what's out there
If you're looking at a sustainable way to get a wedding or formal event dress, why not hire one instead of buying it? By hiring a dress, you can usually hire an expensive designer dress for a fraction of its purchase price. Many dress hiring companies do the cleaning themselves. You also won't need to worry about reselling the dress later or it taking up valuable room in your wardrobe.
If you would want to keep your dress, then dress hire isn't for you but you can still buy a beautiful dress at a great price. If you're all about preserving wardrobe space, saving some money and being sustainable, this article might help you.
Whether you're a bride looking for your own gown or for that of your bridesmaids, mother of the bride or even to attend a wedding as a guest; dress hire might be just what you need. There are several dress hire options available, some of which are featured below:
With so many gorgeous designer dresses to choose from available for under $200 for four days of hire, Dress For A Night is a great option. The way this service works is using Express Post or you can visit their store in North Sydney to try your dress on. My favourite option for bridal is either this Nadine Merabi Stella Gown or this beautiful J'Adore Elyse Gown. As a shopper, I really like the Dress For A Night site. It allows filtering by dress size, price, dress length, sleeve length, the occasion and the designer. The fact that there is the option to try on your dress in a brick-and-mortar store also gives me peace of mind. Dress For A Night is one of the services that takes care of the dry cleaning.
What's unique about Glam Corner is that there are separate collections for one-time dress hire and the option of becoming a member. The super glamorous one-time dress hire collection includes this gorgeous Tadashi Shoji LS Lace Gown as a potential wedding gown hire for under $200. The website itself is also user friendly, with the option to filter by style type, price, length, neckline, sleeve, body type, colour, season, print, style preference, trend, occasion and designer. Glam Corner is another service that takes care of the dry cleaning for you, which makes it even more appealing. I love the sustainability of this service.
It's just a matter of finding the style you love in your size and going for it. There's absolutely nothing wrong with hiring a dress (or two) for your special day. You could hire a separate reception dress. You could also potentially arrange for dress hire for your bridesmaids, which would be a potentially cost-saving and sustainable option for them. A bonus of this for your bridesmaids would be that that they wouldn't need to resell their dresses after the day. Good luck with your wedding or event.
Have you used any of these (or other) dress hire services? What has your experience been? Please share your experiences with wedding dress hire and event dress hire in the comment section down below.