With the rise of sustainable fashion, the tradition of buying clothes for festive events slowly but surely fades away. Instead, more and more customers choose to rent the whole look and feel like a celebrity on the red carpet while wearing Valentino, Vera Wang or Dior. Following the world trends, dress rental has become incredibly popular in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities as well.
Oh My Look!
Probably the most well-known dress rental service in Kyiv, Oh My Look! has more than 4500 dresses available for any occasion from a girls’ night out to a wedding. The major part of the collection is represented on the company’s site online. Besides, there are showrooms in Kyiv, Odesa, Kharkiv, and Dnipro that offer a real-life look at the dresses and a cup of coffee between the fittings.
Read: Ukrainian Brands Outlet in Kyiv
Some showrooms also have a beauty section G.Bar where professional make-up artists can complete the festive look. Each week the dress collection is updated with dresses from upper-segment and luxury brands like Elie Saab, Valentino, Tom Ford and others. Stylists of Oh My Look! also provide assistance in a choice of accessories.
Address: 86P, Kazymyra Malevycha Street
The Kyiv-based young but ambitious dress rental company offers about 200 dresses for various occasions, covering even red carpet events. That’s why renting Balmain, Valentino, and Marchesa, often chosen by Hollywood celebrities, is possible here. All the dresses on Be The site are conveniently sorted by types (wedding, cocktail, prom), colors, sizes, and brands. The small part of the collection is presented in the showroom located in the center of Kyiv. It’s worth noting that 10% of the company’s profit is donated for charity.
Address: 106, Saksahankoho Street
More than 700 dresses of various brands are available for rent and sale at DressForDay. The company focuses on accessibility in their price policy, from UAH 100 to 700 depending on the model, and sizes, offering pieces up from XS to XXXL. The collection is updated every two months.
Read: Ukrainian Fashion Brands Known Abroad
Moreover, DressForDay offers services of professional stylists who help to pick the dress depending on height, figure type, and client’s wishes. Accessories like purses and necklace are available here as well. Upon the first visit, the client gains a 10% discount and after 5 visits he or she gets a permanent 20% discount card.
Address: 6, Symona Petlyury Street
Rent a Brand
Those who are interested in fashion and follow the latest trends might be interested in Rent a Brand — Kyiv-based rental service that offers dresses from the latest collections of luxury brands. To name but a few, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta and Alexander McQueen are available here.
Read: English Speaking Hairdressers in Kiev
A separate section is dedicated to wedding dresses from the leading designers like Vera Wang. Accessories to accompany the look can also be rented here. Those who are pressed for time to visit the company’s showroom can order a free delivery for a home fitting of a preferred item.
Address: 13, Triokhsviatytelska Street
More than 1000 dresses of Ukrainian and foreign designers are available for rent at DressBox. The 24/7 service is available in Kyiv and Dnipro with delivery to other cities. Clients can choose a dress depending on the occasion on the company’s website and try it on in the showroom or at home. DressBox caters for every size from XS to XL and showroom’s stylists can offer the most fitting options for figure type and complexion. By subscribing to an e-mail newsletter, you get a 10% discount.
Address: 72/74, Antonovycha Street
Read: Men in Black: Online Store of Black Clothes
This company offers a more unusual choice range: apart from the classical long, lush, and wedding dresses, clients have a chance to rent women’s suits, dresses for expecting moms and even wings for a photo shoot. Besides, Safo Dresses has an option of pair rental for moms and their daughters — both can choose a matching outfit and complete it with accessories like crowns, tiaras, and bunny ears. Men’s suits are also included in the online catalogue.
Address: 8, Gavela Boulevard
Read: Best Ukrainian Brands for Spring Mood
Last but certainly not least, Dress Bar is located in the heart of Kyiv on Prorizna Street. The company works as a dress rental and a shop, as many clients felt that the look they chose was just too perfect to let it go. That’s why in Dress Bar not only dresses, but the whole range of accessories is available for sale. The site has a simple division into prom, cocktail, and wedding dresses that can be filtered by size, brand, color, and price. New dresses that haven’t been rented yet are marked separately.
Address: 10, Prorizna Street
Photo sources: Facebook pages and websites of businesses mentioned above, unsplash.com. All images belong to their rightful authors.