Designer Wear

Dress up in fabulous designer gowns for less than SGD 200! | 65CityGirl

Have a special occasion to attend and you would love to dress up just for the night in one of those gorgeous designer gowns you see in magazines but not so sure about the hefty price tag?  I have a solution for you!

Rent a designer gown instead of buying one! With quite a number of businesses in Singapore just catering to this specific need, it would be as easy as shopping for your regular dresses. Be it a formal work event, gala dinner, wedding or ROM, these shops have a wide range of designer collections and sizes so that any one can find their ideal dress for any occasion.

I was looking for a ROM dress when I came across this fantastic business model. Since the concept of affordable designer dress rental is not something very common among my friends, I thought sharing about the four businesses I have come across would be useful for other Singaporean women out there looking for THAT special dress.

Keeping to an affordable budget of SGD$200 for a dress (super affordable compared to the rates bridal studios try to charge you for tacky looking gowns), I have taken the liberty to pick out a variety of dresses from their websites to give an idea of what you could get for that very reasonable price:

Covetella

Source: https://www.covetella.com/

Want a true Cinderella experience? Covetella offers a personal styling session from head to toe in their showroom. With access to hundreds of designer dresses AND accessories (also available to view online) at a fraction of the price, you will be spoilt for choice. What I love most about their service is how comprehensive it is. They completely understand that dressing up does not just stop at the dress, but the accessories (bags, clutches and even jewelry) that go with it. So if you want that unique Cinderella experience, go try them out (see below for a special promo code!)

How to rent: Online, try at home or showroom fitting options are available. Upon payment, the dress will be delivered to your doorstep, and pickup from your doorstep after the rental duration has ended.
Alterations: Available
Designers: Prada, YSL, Gucci, Givenchy, Zac Posen, Tom Ford, and many more!
Sizes: Ranging from XXS to XXL
For a limited time only: Use our special code “65CityGirl17” for a 15% off your first rental with Covetella. Valid until 31st August 2017

Runway Rent

Source: https://www.runway.rent/

While I have not visited Runway Rent’s showroom before, I have visited La Belle Couture when I was making my rounds looking for a bridal gown. There was a huge range of gowns available at the studio, and I really liked some of the designs by their talented in-house designers (so much that I got one from their bridal sale). Quite a number of the dresses from Runway Rent are from La Belle Couture, which are equally stunning as the other designer labels they have available. The best thing about them? They also have a collection of suits for men. Ladies, this is a good alternative for your significant others who don’t own suits and need to dress up for a special one-off event.

How to rent: Online and showroom fitting options are available. Upon payment, the dress will be delivered to your doorstep, and pickup from your doorstep after the rental duration has ended.
Alterations: Simple alterations to the dress to comfortably fit all of your measurements, depending on whether these alterations may be made to the dress without causing any damage.
Designers: Fewer runway designers- more dresses from La Belle Couture (bridal studio) which are typically more elaborate for you to make a statement. Also they have recently launched a men’s suits collection too!
Sizes: XS – L
For a limited time only, rent any two dresses for the price of one! Upon the first rental, a discount code will be sent to your email to rent the second piece. Includes a free fitting session! Valid until 31st December 2017.

Style Lease

Source: https://stylelease.com.sg/

Some of the dresses from Style Lease are absolutely drop dead gorgeous. I went to their cozy showroom at Circular road for a fitting and really fell in love with several of the dresses. In particular, the Elle Zeitoune label struck a chord with me, simply yet super flattering for the female silhouette. I am definitely looking forward to another event I can rent that particular dress for!

How to rent: Online and showroom fitting options are available. Upon payment, the dress will be delivered to your doorstep, and pickup from your doorstep after the rental duration has ended.
Alterations: They offer in-house alterations services.
Designers: Quite a large (30+ designers) and varied collection.
Sizes: UK 4 – 16

Rent A Dress

Source: https://rentadress.com.sg/

I haven’t had the opportunity to rent from them before, from their website, they definitely have a really large collection across various designers for you to choose from. For Muslim ladies out there looking to glam up, they also have a Muslimah friendly collection for you too! And the thing I love most about them: they also encourage ladies out there who have those gorgeous dresses just sitting in the closet collecting dust to share the love and put them out on rent via the platform. This way more people can get to share in the dream of decking out in those bloody expensive yet gorgeous designer gowns.

How to rent: Online, try at home or showroom fitting options are available. Upon payment, the dress will be delivered to your doorstep, and pickup from your doorstep after the rental duration has ended.
Alterations: Minimal alterations mostly to length of dress
Designers: Quite a large collection
Sizes: Widest range of the four, ranging from UK4 (XXS) up to UK22 (XXXXXL).

Let us know if you found your special dress for your special occasion via any of these platforms? ❤

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