She So Fancy! Book A Look From 13 Of The Best Dress Hire Sites

Rent, wear, return

By Astrid Taemets | 8th December 2022

Funding your fashion addiction without breaking the bank – easier said than done, amirite? And with so many end-of-year events filling up the calendar faster than sand through a sieve, the requirement for a new ‘fit for every fabulous occasion in your calendar is a need, not just a want.

Rather than forking out big bucks for one-time-wear pieces that’ll just sit in the back of your closet gathering dust, save your pennies, save the planet, and rent a killer look from any one of these clothing rental sites.

Here’s to looking a million bucks without spending it!

Passion For Fashion

A rental platform that is gentle on your pocket and the planet, Passion For Fashion will ensure you love getting dressed without the guilt! Stocking some of the most sought after pieces of the season, you can put your best foot forward at every event on your calendar for less! Discover what’s for rent here.

Kidman Australia

Luxury hire lives here – and it comes with a very exclusive access. Curating a top shelf tier of items to hire from luxury brands such as Chanel, the only way to gain access to their pieces is with a password that unlocks their site. More exquisite than your own wardrobe, reserve these pieces for the most special of occasions only.

No Basics 

Feathers, sequins, and see-through numbers are hot property on the party season ‘fit front this year, and no one keeps a stock quite like No Basics. The only hire site with a collection of Santa Brands that could rival the brand itself, book yourself a party outfit that’ll stand out from the crowd. You’ll be booking in events left, right, and centre just to find an excuse to wear these show-stoppers.

Hire by Elle

Owned and operated by Brissy girl, Liz Benson, Hire by Elle is the quickest way to get your last-minute party dress sorted when you’re in a pinch. Stocking all your faves like Zimmermann, Alemais, Rachel Gilbert, SIR., and more, you can hire directly through her Insta, or via the designerex link in her bio. Happy shopping!


A leading online destination for Australian women to rent designer fashion, GlamCorner is known for its exclusive access to unique, elegant garments at affordable prices. Rent beautiful pieces for 4-8 days, or refresh your look and save wardrobe space with a GlamCorner membership. Plans start at $99 per month, and include a monthly box of designer clothing tailored for your every day, work, and event needs. Arrange a complimentary styling session to maximise your box choices. Talk about a wardrobe clean out!

Dress Hire Au

Make a statement at your next big event in your favourite pick from this national dress hire site. From Sir The Label, Alemais, Zimmermann, Bec + Bridge, you’ll find stunning pieces from these labels’ latest collections. In between sizes or can’t decide which dress you want to hire? Add a backup number to your order for an additional $15. Start shopping, honeys!


Rock your next event in style with exclusive brands, such as Christopher Esber, Jacquemus, and Scanlan Theodore available for rent at Designerex. Search and discover hundreds of dresses, select your chosen dress and request to book. With rental tracking, secure real-time ID verification and refund guarantees, Designerex makes renting effortless. Afterpay is also available for payment (big yes!). Snap some pics in your #OOTD and don’t forget to tag @_designerex for a chance to be featured on Insta!

The Volte

Last-minute fashion emergency? We’ve all had our fair share of those. Worry not! The Volte offers next day rental for a selection of dresses including plus size and maternity styles, with dry cleaning fees included in the hire price. Request your desired dress online to organise a rental. An FYI –  if you’re under the age of 18, you’ll need a parent or guardian to complete your dress hire for you.

One Night Stand

Secure your perfect ‘fit with a physical try on at one of the 5 ONS boutique locations across Australia (Teneriffe, if you’re Brissy local!). Boutiques are open 7 days a week by appointment only. Browse leading Australian designs in-store or online if you’re the digital shopaholic type! Rental payment is required when your order is placed, and includes the cost of cleaning, with an additional bond payable when the dress is posted or picked up in-store. Dress bonds are $100 per dress, with some variance for dress type.

All The Dresses

Browse, filter, and compare over 5,000 items for hire from 25 of Australia’s most exclusive brands online including Rat and Boa and Leo & Lin. Prices for rental and postage may range between brands. Dress stress-free, as all rentals include an insurance amount of up to $100, so minor repairs won’t set you back!


Wear better, spend less. That’s the kind of vibe you’ll find over at RNTR. With a slew of stylish pieces from the likes of SIR, Christopher Esber, Camilla & Marc (and the rest!), RNTR. is sure to supply you with a ‘fit for whatever event you’re attending. Take a look at their capsule collection, too. Curated to suit your every day life, from one-off events to elevated workwear and spontaneous after-work drink sessions, you can afford to wear better, every day of the week. They even give you the option to curate your own capsule, too!

The Designer Hire 

Where do all the most stylish women in town get their new season looks from? The Designer Hire, of course! With an impressive brand list, shop for all your favourites in the one place, then rent, wear, and return without the hassle. Party frocks, cocktail dresses, and formal gowns – yep, they stock ’em all!

Capri Hire

Need an elegant piece for something special? Capri Hire has the best range of dresses to suit all styles, sizes, and shapes. Here, you’ll find Christopher Esber, Arcina Ori, Dion Lee, Bec + Bridge, and plenty of your other favourite brands just waiting for you to choose your dates!

Dress Hire Australia

Lookin’ for a dress a little close to home? Dress Hire Australia is located right on our Gold Coast shores, and will fit you out with the latest fashion trends whenever you’re in a pinch! Psst, subscribe and get 10% off your first order!

By Astrid Taemets An advocate for a dirty martini any day of the week, Astrid's life is equal parts cleaning crumbs off a three-year-old as it is enjoying a bump of caviar.



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