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

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

Rent and go

Text: Joan Kong

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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 six best sites to rent from for the upcoming party season. It's time to start planning your looks!

Plush Porter

Founded by local celeb Julie Woon (during her first pregnancy, no less), Plush Porter came about when she realised the market was underserved and also, being in the entertainment industry means having to constantly search for work-events dresses.

What we love: Plush Porter also offers hair and make-up services on top of dress-renting, so if you have no idea where to start, you're all set here.

How to rent: Rent the dresses online and have them delivered to and picked up from the address of your choice, or try them on at its HQ or at Plush Porter.

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Lola Gown

Started by local influencers and close friends Nana Law and Isabelle Lee over two years ago, count on Lola Gown if you're looking for statement-making pieces at varied price points. They're the perfect picks if you'd like to flaunt some skin.

What we love: Aside from renting, there are pieces including dresses, separates, and accessories for sale too.

How to rent: Try on the dresses at the comfort of your own home for RM35, or try them in-store for RM15. You can either opt for self-return or pick-up, or get them delivered to you for a fee.

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Define Haute

A scroll through Define Haute's Instagram feed and you'll notice the array of polished gowns they offer, be it an embellished mermaid-cut dress or a wrapped number with delicate floral embroideries.

What we love: You can do no wrong with the array of curated selections available.

How to rent: You can book a 30-minute appointment slot online, and drop by the showroom to try on and rent the looks.

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Glam Edge

Looking for dresses that will complement your feminine style? Glam Edge is the one to turn to with its offerings in the prettiest pastel hues.

What we love: Aside from gowns-for-rent, the site sells its own self-designed dresses too.

How to rent: Make an appointment to try on the dresses in any of their two showrooms, or get them shipped to you for a fee.

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Runway Story

With over 100 designs available in-store, it's impossible to not find the perfect piece at Runway Story.

What we love: From plain refined silhouettes to fully embellished mermaid-style gowns, it has them all.

How to rent: Make an appointment before dropping by the store for a fitting.

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