With brands like Cristallini, Lexi and A&L, you’re sure to feel like royalty in these dresses. Browse by brand, size or colour and book the dress online before going in for a fitting. If it doesn’t fit, simply pick a different dress and pay the difference. If you need the dress for longer, they only charge S$10 per extension day beyond original rental period. You can even go through the whole process without going to the showroom, if you prefer.
PUBLISHED February 22nd, 2021 05:00 am
In Phase 3, we’re getting more opportunities to dress to the nines. But for most of us, buying clothes we might wear once or twice isn’t sustainable for our wallets. These clothing rental companies have your back – from designer gowns to casual dresses and suits, we’ve found the best places to rent clothes from so you can impress at your next fancy occasion.
Carrying brands like J’Adore, Jenny Packham and Christian Dior, 18 Atelier caters to sizes up to UK18 and offers a stunning selection of formal gowns and bridal dresses. If you urgently need to rent a dress, just use their calendar to check the dress’s availability a day or two in advance to ensure you have enough time for alterations, if you need them. They take care of cleaning and steam pressing, so all you need to worry about is looking amazing.
Despite their name, Rent-A-Gown has an extensive collection where you’re sure to find what you need. Aside from gowns and bridal dresses, they also offer plus-size options, gowns for pregnant people, prom dresses, designer dresses and cheongsams. With helpful staff members who will save you time by curating the best pieces, simply try on the shortlisted gowns at their store and decide which you love.
Style Lease carries over fifty international labels ranging from ready-to-wear and maternity gowns to even winterwear. Understanding that their clients are often too busy for fittings, when you reserve your piece, they’ll include two other alternatives to be delivered as well (’cause it doesn’t hurt to have options). Items are delivered to your doorstep two days before the event and picked up the day after – we love this no-stress service.
Focusing on the sustainability aspect, Rentadella encourages us to become conscious consumers via clothing rental, because trends come and go, and that dress will likely stay in your closet, rarely worn and gathering dust. Carrying designers like ZIMMERMANN, Nadine Merabi, Gucci and Alice + Olivia, you can book your dress online, plus they have free accidental damage insurance, so you don’t have to worry about tragically damaging your dress.
Looking for a more casual outfit? With Style Theory, pay a monthly fee (from S$59) and receive designer styles in a box for everyday wear, office wear, weekends or events in the first month. Depending on your fashion subscription plan, you can get a box a month or go unlimited with the Pro Plan. They even do free returns and laundry, so you never have to worry about the logistics. They have a similar system for bag rentals too, so you can always have a stylish matching arm candy.
Style Theory has plans from S$59 to S$179 a month.
La Belle Couture
La Belle Couture might specialise in stunning wedding gowns, professional photography and makeup, but they also have spiffy suits and tuxedos available for rent, which are more difficult to find in Singapore. Perfect for formal occasions and weddings, this store has a collection of over 200 classic off-the-rack suits with free alterations and a flat rental rate of S$250 each.
Like most of the other companies on this list, Runway.Rent offers online booking of dresses and handles drop-off and pick-up. They also have a large selection of snazzy suits, and all items for rent are detailed with precise measurements so you know how to choose for yourself, and even recommendations on what cuts to pick depending on your body shape.
Founded in 1939, Fashion Tailors has been catering to corporate professionals, celebrities and politicians for decades. Each suit is meticulously sewn by hand, with craftsmanship at the forefront of their values. Their rental collection caters for almost every kind of suit for adults and children taller than 49 inches. These people are the experts you should consult if you need help finding a good suit.
My Singapore Tailor
One of the most affordable places in town, My Singapore Tailor offers suit rentals for as low as S$149. With a wide variety of suits on offer and alteration services on-demand, this old-school tailor is run by two master tailors with many years of experience in the craft. You’re sure to get a good, affordable fit here.
Top image: Style Lease