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Gala Dinner Dress Tips, & 6 Places To Get Them

By November 17, 2023December 18th, 2023Gala

Are you looking for a gala dinner dress for your next function? Do you find these special occasions fun to attend but often struggle to find the right evening wear for the occasion? If you’ve answered yes to even just one of these two questions, then we have the answers you’re looking for.

In this article, we take a look at some of the best evening gown dress places in Singapore that offer options to rent or buy. Finding the perfect gala dress for your next hotel ballroom event just got a whole lot easier!

To Buy or to Rent?

When it comes to choosing evening wear, the number one question people often ask is, ‘Should I buy or rent’? Some of the challenges you may face when trying to answer this question include:

  • Buying evening wear can be expensive while renting can be time-consuming.
  • Choosing to buy evening wear means you will have one outfit, which might not be ideal to wear to consecutive gala events if many of the same people are attending. (You don’t want it to be obvious that you only own one gala dinner outfit!)
  • Renting may require you to have the outfit dry-cleaned before you return it the next day. This can be challenging if you’re already facing time constraints.
  • It can be difficult to find the right style and size if you’re not sure where to look.

How do you know if you should buy or rent?

Buy Evening Wear If:

  • You attend many gala dinner functions – buying allows you to build up a collection, making it easy to choose an outfit.
  • The evening gowns are not theme-specific which means you can wear them to a variety of different functions.

Rent Evening Wear If:

  • You require gala dresses or evening gowns in specific themes or colours.
  • The gala dinner you’re attending is a once-off and you’ll have no purpose for the dress or outfit afterwards.

Best Evening Grown Dress Places (Online and Singapore Based) To Buy or Rent

Whether you opt to buy or rent your outfit may depend on the type of function you’re attending. For instance, choosing to buy an elegant, but simple, black Oscar de la Renta gown will allow you to use the outfit more than once.

By changing accessories such as scarves, belts, jackets and even jewellery, you’ll easily be able to change your look for different functions. With that said, let’s look at some of the more popular places to rent and buy the perfect evening wear.

For Rent

#1. The Gown Warehouse

thegownwarehouse website

If you’re looking for evening wear that’s both elegant and romantic, the Gown Warehouse is the place to visit. Although it’s primarily a bridal shop, this store features an extensive range of full-length evening dresses in a wide range of designs and colours.

Website: https://www.thegownwarehouse.com/
Address:
25 Lichfield Road, Singapore, 556845
Opening day & hours:
Monday to Friday: 11 am – 8 pm. Saturday & Sunday: 11 am – 7 pm.
Contact Email:
N.A
Contact phone:
+65 6734 3998

#2: Rentadella

rentadella website

If you don’t have the time to go to an actual store to rent a dress, you can simply arrange to rent one online from Rentadella! With a wide range of colours, styles and sizes, renting your dream dress has never been easier, and all from the comfort of your couch or office chair!

Website: https://rentadella.com/
Address:
201 Henderson Road, Singapore, 159545
Opening day & hours: 
Mon – Fri 12 pm – 3 pm, 4 pm – 8 pm. Sat – Sun 10 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 6 pm.
Contact Email:
hello@rentadella.com
Contact phone:
+65 8339 5669

For Sale

#3. Zalora

One of the more popular online sites to choose a simple, yet elegant evening gown is Zalora. With a wide range of colours, sizes and styles on offer, you’re sure to find the perfect dress for your gala dinner with just a few clicks.

Website: https://www.zalora.sg/
Address:
Online
Opening day & hours:
Monday – Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm
Contact Email:
customer@sg.zalora.com
Contact phone:
Live chat on the website

#4. Love FIOYO

lovefioyo website

Looking for a dress with a ball gown feel? Going to a special occasion where you want to look like a princess? Then Love FIOYO is the place to get your dress. With options to buy and rent, getting a couture gown is quick and easy.

Website: https://lovefioyo.com/
Address:
91 Bencoolen Street, Sunshine Plaza, Singapore
Opening day & hours:
By appointment only
Contact Email:
Online appointment request
Contact phone:
Online appointment request

#5. Zion Creation

Zion Creation specializes in cocktail dresses, evening gowns as well as plus size options. If you don’t find a piece you like, the team will help you create a beautiful custom piece for your gala dinner.

Website: https://www.zioncreation.com.sg/
Address:
1 Irving Place, The Commerze, Singapore
Opening day & hours:
By appointment
Contact Email:
sales@zioncreation.com.sg
Contact phone:
+65 6384 4337

#6. Carousell

carousell evening dresses grown online

Carousell is an online marketplace for buying, selling, and renting new and preloved items. Users can find various options at various prices, catering to different styles and occasions. The platform allows individuals to sell items they no longer need, making it a resource for great deals on evening dresses and gowns. Do your due diligence and check the item before purchasing.

Website: https://www.carousell.sg/
Address:
Online
Opening day & hours:
Submit request via website
Contact Email:
Submit request via website
Contact phone:
Submit request via website

Conclusion

Finding the perfect evening wear is a common hurdle many people face, but now you have a few possible solutions. However, if you’re not a guest, but the host of the event, you may find organising can be quite stressful too. Does any of the following seem familiar?

  • Time constraints: Event planning can be time-consuming and finding the time to get everything done can be challenging. Especially if you have other things to do!
  • Experience and expertise: If you’re new to arranging events and functions, you may lack the industry experience required.
  • Budget constraints: It can be challenging to find cost-effective solutions to host a high-quality event.

Fortunately, That’s Innovative are expert at hosting gala dinner events. As an event management company, we have all the answers you need. Want to get solutions in place soon? Contact us for enquiries.

And don’t forget that others are sitting with the same challenges you face. So, if you found this article helpful, please share it with your social circle! You should all look fabulous at the next stylish event.