So you’ve just got invited to a swanky gala event where everyone’s going to be dressed up to the nines – sweet!
As much as you’d like to step up your party style and blow everyone away, what you don’t want to do is blow a whole month’s salary on three outfits that are very likely going to end up in the back of your closet by November. Sure, you will be making a lot of fashion sense, but fiscally, the idea is nonsense.
Thank goodness, someone finally got fed up enough to find a solution to our perennial conundrum. Remember when Carrie met Louise in Sex And The City the movie, and Louise introduced us all to Bag, Borrow or Steal (now known as Avelle)? Others like Rent-A-Runway and Girl Meets Dress followed.
These services grant a designer closet to those who are big on fashion but don’t have a big fashion fund for luxury wear. Whether it’s a fabulous dress or a statement clutch, you can simply rent it for a fraction of the retail price.
While you save a bunch of money, you can also be sure that you will never again have to appear in the same dress twice. Let’s get the party started, shall we?
1. Rent A Dress
Launched in May last year, Rent A Dress has a perfectly raid-able closet full of designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Michael Kors, Badgeley Mischka and Monique Llhuillier. It’s almost as if you’re borrowing from Blair Waldorf. The style of dresses to expect? Let’s just say you’d be as likely to find something for a garden party as you would for a black-tie dinner — the whole gamut.
How It Works
Try on your dress for 24 hours. Like it? It’s yours to wear and Instagram for three days. After which, they will pick it up from you. Yes, laundry is taken care of. All you have to do is shop and find The One. There’s also the option to shop at their showroom. Appointment required.
Rental starts from S$55. There’s a “try-it-on” fee, rental fee and delivery charge. Details and prices here.