Although the concept of the re-wear has finally become acceptable in the higher-ups of fashion, a.k.a during red carpet events, as fashion girls, we honestly can't resist the urge of picking out a new dress that is more attuned to our sartorial mood for that special event. I mean, what if you don't already own a feathery frock but you're dying to slip into one? We have the practical solution for you: Rent. A. Gown. You'll not only satisfy your fashion cravings but save some money and space in your closet as well.
Below, four local rental shops that you should consider for the next wedding or cocktail party you'll be attending:
Wearing a designer piece doesn't have to hurt your wallet. RSVP.ph lets you rent luxury evening wear so you won't have to "wear things once without regret every single time." They carry a chic, up-to-date selection of formal gowns designed by various local designers, including Vania Romoff, Martin Bautista, and Sassa Jimenez, as well as in-house collections, and pre-loved pieces.
To rent their gowns, you must schedule a fitting on their website two weeks before your event. Upon visiting their studio in Makati, a stylist will help you pick out a dress!
Vestido houses both local and international designer brands. Their eveningwear offerings range from fun, edgy, to classic and understated.
What you'll love about Vestido is that you can conveniently browse through all their pieces on their website, where you can check the rental rate (including the original retail prices!)
According to the brand's website, you can rent a gown two days before the event—perfect for those who need a last-minute formal attire!
Charina Sarte Silk Dress with Slit, P3599 (P22,000 retail price), VESTIDO, vestidomanila.com
Martin Bautista Mauve Organza Dress, P5199 (P38,000 estimated retail price), VESTIDO, vestidomanila.com
Roberto Cavalli Backless Gown, P5199 (P120,000 estimated retail price), VESTIDO, vestidomanila.com
3. Talulah's Closet
Founded by Filipino-Australian host Tricia Centenera, Talulah's Closet gives women access to ultra-feminine formal gowns from the Land Down Under. The best part? Their rental rates are typically below P4,000!
4. Royanne Camillia
Aside from crafting custom-made bridal, debut, and evening gowns, RoyAnne Camillia offers rental services, too—and they carry quite an inclusive size range, from XS to XL. Here, you'll find many floor-length options in a variety of styles and silhouettes (they even carry a couple of ternos.) You can rent most of their frocks for less than P5,000!
The local couturier has two stores located in Marikina City and Quezon City.
Sabina Black Rental Gown, P3000, ROYANNE CAMILLIA, available in RoyAnne Camillia's Marikina branch
Clara - White Filipiniana Rental Gown, P2500, ROYANNE CAMILLIA, available in RoyAnne Camillia's Marikina branch
Hallie - Blush Pink Rental Gown, P2500, ROYANNE CAMILLIA, available in RoyAnne Camillia's Marikina branch
*This story originally appeared on FemaleNetwork.com. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.