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7 Gown rental services in KL you can count on for your next formal event

7 Gown rental services in KL you can count on for your next formal event

Rent and go

Text: Joan Kong Pravin Nair

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Image: GlamEdge

Looking for the perfect gown is anything but a hassle with these services

We've all been through this. We receive an invitation to a wedding, we spend (a lot) on a nice dress, and end up donning it not more than twice, or even worse—not wearing it ever again because you've been photographed in it. But imagine having a closet that has exactly what you need at a fraction of the price, and the best part? It doesn't take up space in your own full-to-bursting wardrobe. That's where clothing rental services come in.

While they are nothing new, we've seen an emergence of platforms that provide gown rentals as of late, with a wide range of options in different price points available for customers. With the clothing and textile industry being the second largest polluter in the world, rental services are your best bet for an economical and environmentally friendly way to stay on trend for special occasions, and we've narrowed down the seven of the best sites to rent from for the upcoming party season. It's time to start planning your looks!

Dressaville

If you're into trendy labels and are always looking to dress up in them for your events, Dressaville is here to spoil you. Offering an array of options from over twenty designer brands, including the likes of Mac Duggal and Jovani, the multi-label store is bound to knock your socks off. Aside from wedding gown rentals, so you can look stunning on your special day without breaking the bank, it also caters to anyone in need of evening dresses for black tie events or for any other occasion you can think of, really.

Carrying over 1,500 bridal and dress options in a 3,000-square-foot showroom, you also have the choice of utilising Dressaville's space for photography services. Remember to make an appointment before arriving!

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KetVonDee

Founded with sustainability at the forefront of its business, Heidi Burarak launched the label in March of 2016 with the aim of providing rental services to those needing evening wear and bridesmaids' dresses without having to pay excessively for it. Additionally, KetVonDee also offers bridal wear, suits and children's formal wear. 

Since its establishment six years ago, KetVonDee has become a one-stop studio, offering makeup and hairstyling services, and even establishing a second branch in Johor Bahru for those who can't make it to Kuala Lumpur. That's not all—KetVonDee has also started offering photography services for events as of 2020 so you can get dressed and have that perfect moment captured forever. 

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Divine Couture

Established in Singapore and then branching out to Malaysia, more specifically in Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas, the philosophy of Divine Couture is "modern elegance meets quality and experience". Founder Kim Tay, who has over 20 years of design and curation experience under her belt, creates self-designed pieces for her clientele.

Gowns that are available for sale and on a rental basis are timeless and elegant. At Divine Couture, both brides and grooms are spoilt for choice, with the option to choose anything from wedding gowns, to evening dresses, cheongsams and suits. 

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Runway Story

Believing that the world is everyone's runway and that each person also deserves their special "Cinderella moment", Runway Story was established with the aim of making women feel seen, confident and empowered. The idea is that if you are wearing garments that make you feel your best, then you become your best self. 

Aside from an array of designs, from evening gowns to cheongsams for rent, the people at Runway Story also offer designer bags for purchase, a great complement to your overall look.

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GlamEdge

Launched in 2017, GlamEdge began as an online gown rental service that also offers gowns for purchase. Offering over 800 day, cocktail and evening dresses in-store and on its site, pieces are either crafted in-house or imported from authorised designer labels. Drop by if you're looking to find opulent designs from the likes of Mac Duggal, Jovani, and Jadore Evening, which are imported directly from their stores in the United States and Australia respectively.

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Vogue Lease

Passionate about creating lasting impressions and founded on the principle of making dreams come true, Vogue Lease offers dress and evening gown rentals for special occasions Yes, there are dresses available for your gala dinner, prom night or that wedding you need to attend as a bridesmaid. 

Chosen based on quality and class, the wide selection of gowns available here are tailored to fit your body perfectly. Head here if you're looking for a more custom experience for that perfect dress.

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Define Haute

Want all eyes on you as you pull up to that special event? Define Haute offers a mix of glamorous, feminine and elegant options in stunning silhouettes that will reflect your personal style. Choose from its versatile collection for a fuss-free and memorable night!

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