Racing Season Is Here! Have You Tried Dress Hire?

Racing Season Is Here! Have You Tried Dress Hire?

Avoiding outfit-repeating come soiree season can be an expensive task, but we've got the solution.

By Tamille Head | 28th September 2017

With soiree season in full swing, it can often feel like every week there’s a different event to attend. From weddings to race days, the only thing more stressful than your overflowing calendar is the thought of spending a fortune on yet another designer dress. Queue: dress hire! For the girl who doesn’t want to sacrifice style and wear the same designer frock to each event because of the hefty price tag, dress hire boutiques are a lifesaver. The premise is simple: select the dress, choose hire dates, wear to the event, and then return. Dry cleaning is usually included in the hire cost, so it couldn’t be simpler. With the racing season on its way, we’ve tracked down the best selection of dress hire boutiques to make gliding through soiree season a cinch.


LendMyTrend is a peer to peer rental platform that allows users to share their wardrobes. It is an all-inclusive platform that aims to embrace the diversity of our ever-growing world by not limiting our collection to a particular size, gender or ethnicity. LendMyTrend also offers a concierge service to users that a time poor or have a larger inventory. This service works in that the LMT team, photograph, list and coordinate the logistics of your garments for an agreed upon time period. You sit back and do nothing and watch money come straight into your account. LendMyTrend has approx. 250 garments listed on the site, from a range of designers.

Glam Corner

Stocking a huge range of designers, in sizes 6 to 22, Glam Corner is the leading online destination for hiring designer labels in the country. Prices start at an incredibly low $39. The best thing about placing an order with Glam Corner is the option to add a "backup dress" for $15.

Her Wardrobe

Her Wardrobe ships Australia wide and is definitely one of the leaders in the industry. The selection of dresses is up-to-the-minute and prices range from approximately $79 to $200 per hire. All of Her Wardrobe’s prices include postage, including return.

Style Theory

Arranged in four categories – wedding, formal, party and race day – navigating your way around Style Theory is a breeze. Stocking a host of Australian and international designers, such as Thurley, Zimmermann and Balmain, prices start at just $49. In addition, they also stock a wide range of accessories, from millinery to jewellery.

Dress Hire AU

Dress Hire AU stocks a wide range of designers for competitive prices. From AJE, Alice McCall and Shona Joy, to For Love and Lemons, Sir The Label and Asilio, there’s something to suit all styles. In addition, they also have a number of designer handbags for hire, to complete your look.

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Article by Tamille Head

Tamille was a Journalist at Style Magazines. She enjoys green smoothies and gin & soda (with cucumber) in equal measures. When she’s not writing about lifestyle trends, she can be found heading to gigs, adding to her hat collection, or ducking down to the coast for a salt water fix. She can rarely be found in the kitchen because pizza is life.