We all like to look a bit glamorous now and then, but sometimes the budget doesn’t allow for the splurge. Plus, how many times are you really going to wear that evening gown? Hiring can be a sustainable and much more budget-friendly option. Here are a few of our top picks for dress hire boutiques around Perth.
One Night Stand Boutique
Delivering to Perth since 2012, One Night Stand opened their Subiaco boutique in 2019, so you can finally get your mitts onto their gowns in person! Designers include Ae’lkemi, Elle Zeitoune, Mackenzie Mode, Thurley, Elliatt, Pasduchas and heaps, heaps more – so whether you’re a minimalist, boho babe or fully formal, you know they’ll have the dress that’s perfect for you.
Shop 2/94 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
The Higher Boutique
If you’re into next-level glamour, Higher Boutique is well worth a visit. The Osborne Park boutique has a huge choice of gowns that will have you feeling like the undiscovered Kardashian sister. Figure-hugging, cut out and plunging necklines are all on offer, but don’t worry – there’s some more covered options if that’s more your style.
Shop 2/222 Main Street, Osborne Park
All The Dresses
Started by Perth local Olivia Vlachou and her husband Basil, All the Dresses takes out some of the hard work from trying to find the dress that’s juuuuuust right. Collating garments from multiple dress hire sources around Australia, All the Dresses puts, well, all the dresses in one place. Search by category, colour or length, or even search by occasion if you need a guiding hand for what’s suitable.
Little Borrowed Dress
Little Borrowed Dress has over 300 garments available for hire from their Northbridge boutique, with a huge selection of brands that include Camilla and Marc, Natalie Rolt, Bec and Bridge, One Fell Swoop and plenty more. Sizes range from 6 to 16, with floor-length gowns, mini and midi dresses to make you feel like you walked straight off the runway. Plus, if you are a lucky duck with designer dresses gathering dust, you can always check out LBD’s consignment options.
8/321 Newcastle Street, Northbridge
Dressed By Jess
Run out of their home in Dalkeith, Dressed By Jess is appropriately well-heeled. Ranging from casual minis for a special weekend lunch, all the way up to full-length formal dresses, whatever your event is, you’ll be looking fresh – with designers like Manning Cartell, Shona Joy, Significant Other and Scanlan Theodore keeping things stylish as ever.
After experiencing frustration when trying to shop for dresses, owner Cassandra Tomeo opened her own Bassendean hire showroom in 2019. With an ever-growing collection of ballgowns, cocktail dresses and jumpsuits in sizes 14-22, there are plenty of options ranging from sultry to conservative, ready to suit any size 14+ babes.
Shop 15B, Hawaiian’s Shopping Centre Bassendean, West Road Bassendean
With a showroom as part of the dreamy new Emporium warehouse collective in Osborne Park, it’s hard to resist a visit to Something Borrowed. Of course, the collection of dresses on offer is just as dreamy as their new space, with lush ball gowns, date night minis and work-function-appropriate-
1/74 Gordon Road East, Osborne Park
My Sisters Boudoir
Established in 2013, My Sisters Boudoir has a massive collection of formal dresses on offer in almost any style imaginable; from sleek and sexy to sweet and romantic, and everything in between. You’ll find labels like Nookie, Rat and Boa, Alamour and Alex Perry all available at an affordable price, but whatever you pick, you’ll be feeling like a million bucks.
Joondalup Lakeside Shopping Centre, 420 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup
Poison Ivy Dress Hire
Rounding it out with another home-based boutique, Poison Ivy is keeping things glitzy and glamorous. They’ve got an insane selection available, with dresses from Sofia the Label, Atoir, Bronx and Banco, Nicola Finetti, Zhivago… the list goes on, with short and long styles available up to size 14.
West Coast Dress Hire
West Coast Dress Hire are now kitting you from not one, but two delightful locations. Whether you’re after the flounciest frills or the sleekest slip, the team will make sure to find something just right for your special event. You can expect to find labels on offer like Natalie Rolt, Bec & Bridge, Shona Joy and L’idee.
1/10 Station Street, Cottesloe
19/181 Oxford Street, Leederville
Labels On Loan
With a huge range of over 200 gowns in sizes 4 to 18, Labels On Loan really have something for just about everyone – and for just about every event. From a fancy lunch to an opulent black tie gala, Labels On Loan’s friendly team will have you feeling fab enough to take on the world.
Cover photo Bec & Bridge via All The Dresses.