This red Valentino gown from Garry Marshall's Pretty Woman became as much of an instant classic as the movie itself. Julia Roberts shined in this perfectly tailored gown with elegant white gloves and a fabulous '80s updo.

Black-Tie Event: Ball Gown Hire For Any Occassion

There are gowns, and then there are the gowns. The gowns women around the world idolize and model their wedding dresses and formal wear after. And the last few centuries are full of dresses that have long outlasted their wearers and established young starlets as timeless icons for the ages.

Perhaps one of the most opulent ball gowns from the ages is Princess Margaret’s dress which is going to be on display for the first time at the Royal Style in the Making exhibit at Kensington Palace, where Princess Diana’s wedding dress will also be shown to the public for the first time in decades.

Gowns are a particular type of dress. They are mystical, usually come with a big-budget price tag and an inability to be worn again. That’s why the rise in evening dress hire has seen boutiques across the country pop up and rake in revenues better than brick and mortar stores.

If you have an upcoming charity event, corporate cocktail function or an evening black-tie ball make sure to hire a ball gown from one of these Perth boutiques for your next event – and you’re guaranteed to feel like a dynast.

The Best Ball Gown Dress Hire in Perth

Something Borrowed

Since opening in 2012, Something Borrowed has become one of the most popular boutiques for evening gown hire in Perth. Located in Subiaco, the boutique has over 300 dresses to choose from, including a large range of designer ball gowns. The boutique offers a free styling consultation with a qualified stylist to help you select the perfect dress for your next event. During the appointment, you can discuss and select garment options, dress codes, shoes, bags, jewellery and even your hair and makeup. Once you find a dress that you love, you can book it for the week of your event and drop it back at the Something Borrowed after the dry cleaners.

Little Borrowed Dress

Located in Northbridge, Little Borrowed Dress is a designer dress hire and consignment boutique. Having first opened in 2013, the boutique now has an extensive collection of outfits to suit women of all ages, sizes and shapes. Open by appointment only, the boutique provides all clients with a free styling session to ensure that customers choose the right dress. Once you have chosen your dress, you can book it in for your special event and drop it back after you have worn it, sometime in the following week.

One Night Stand

One Night Stand first opened in Adelaide back in 2012. Since then, the store has grown to have boutiques across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. The boutiques collection contains evening gowns and cocktail dresses from some of Australia’s most-loved designers including Thurley, Stephanie Chehade, Ae’lkemi, Lxiah, Lexi, Elle Zeitoune, Nicholas, Camilla, Talulah, Winona, and Nookie. One Night Stand is the exclusive hire stockists for D’lelle, another highly sought-after evening wear labels. The Perth store is located in Subiaco but if you can’t make it in store then you can browse the boutique’s online collection and place an order over the phone.

The Higher Boutique

Based in Perth’s Osborne Park, The Higher Boutique offers an extensive collection of designer evening gowns and cocktail dresses. As one of the only hiring boutiques that don’t require an appointment, you can simply drop into the store anytime it’s open. Once you have found the perfect dress, you can book it in for the day of your event, or, if you’re in a last minute rush, then you can also take it home with you on the day. You can browse some of The Higher Boutique’s collection on their website and social media.

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