When it comes to dressing up for the holidays, there seem to be two types of people. Maybe you are one to reach into the back of the closet to dust off that little black dress that only gets to see the light of day once a year, making a repeat appearance in all your group photos. Or maybe your year-end is filled with frenzied shopping trips to look for that one item that will not lead to a double-take when you awkwardly saunter into a party wearing the same dress as three other guests in your vicinity. At this point, the novelty of getting glammed up is starting to feel like a chore.
Enter: an answer that calls out to both. Like an ever-revolving wardrobe with tons of show-stopping styles from coveted international brands and artful designers, Prêt-à-Dress is the one-stop concept to make sure your every outfit is a look!
Allowing you free reign to experiment with quality pieces in a broad spectrum of styles, Prêt-à-Dress provides an online rental service for designer clothing and accessories. Its selections have been compiled with a sharp eye to encompass the chicest of highlights from the top fashion houses and designers in the world, meaning you are certain to be dressed as your best self no matter the occasion. Get inspired by our top picks from the Prêt-à-Dress collection as you gear up for the upcoming avalanche of holiday parties!
There’s no rulebook that says you need to wait till spring to bring out ruffles and lace. For those who love a bit of contrast, try incorporating these sweet elements into your winter wardrobe, going for an overall vibe that strikes a balance between dainty and classy. Spun in a gorgeous rich red, this ruched mini dress from Self-Portrait is at once playfully chic and whimsically romantic. The cutesy ruffles are given an edge with a trendy cut that curves around the shoulders just right, whilst the devoré dots add a textured element that stuns.
Similarly, lace is also another delicate element to add to your outfits for some romantic elegance. Adding in a refined twist, this black jumpsuit with shoulder cut-outs from Alexis presents a fashion-forward way to wear lace. Its streamlined and sleek shape is juxtaposed with the black lace and frilled halter neckline.
An affair that comes around only once a year, the holidays make for the perfect excuse to go all-out and glam up. Like the bright star that sits atop every lush fir, metallics and sequins are exactly the fabrics to make a grand statement, all whilst keeping it classy. Mixing in a touch of old Hollywood glamour with sparkling lavender sequins and a billowy maxi-length hem, this gorgeous gown by Badgley Mischka is one that gives an elegant spin on the material.
Evoking the grand era of the Roaring Twenties whilst still looking fresh off the runway, slip into this gorgeous sequined romper from Malene Birger and feel just like a flapper amidst the crowd in Jay Gatsby’s lavish mansion. The sharp blazer figure and front tie present the inky blue tones in a super classy form.
When it comes to work parties, office rules may be on hold for the night, but workplace dress sensibilities are still in place. A classic item that stands for professionalism, you can never go wrong with a blazer. What is special about this Jonathan Simkhai version is that the design transforms the outfit into a wrap-dress with the extra elements of ruffles and peek-a-boo lace at the bottom of the hem—a look with the smoothest of transitions from day to night.
For a greater touch of colour and texture, this plum-toned jacquard dot dress from BCBG MaxAzria offers a prim interpretation. Its three-quarter-length cut hearkens to old-school charm, made modern with its quirky pattern.
Make a statement at your next cocktail party by showing off this dazzling sequined piece by Aidan Mattox. Although the shimmer is heavy-duty, the fabric flows with your every dance move, whilst the glimmering contrast of the beaded pattern offers a cascading shape that excites the eye. For an all-out function, this frilled dress from Alexis is a bright show-stopping affair of structured swerves and lines with tiers of peek-a-boo lace. Transition into a night about town with this vogue midi dress by Self-Portrait that has been elevated with flounce sleeves and luxurious embellishments. Tailored to fit you just right, the dress maintains a dashing look that also pops with a bit of holiday fun.
While dinners and tipples after dusk are to be expected, festive brunches and daytime gatherings are also seasonal affairs that call for dressing up. In the shade of delicate buttercream, this layered ruffled maxi by Rebecca Vallance is a breezy number that is perfect for casual get-togethers with the girls or even a dreamy date with your sweetheart. Its lightweight skirt gives a whimsical aura, whilst the touches of structure make sure it sits on you just perfect.
Flirty yet still understatedly exquisite, this Perseverance London piece is a splendid choice for a flattering fit and unique look. Its beautiful blue palette, draped fabrics, and keyhole cut-out make for a luxurious silhouette.
Aside from our holiday edit, the Prêt-à-Dress catalogue is full of stunning, one-of-a-kind items that deserve to be flaunted. Sift through their looks online before heading over to their Central showroom for a fitting appointment that has the extra personalised touch of bespoke advice from on-site stylists.
After that, rentals are available for four days and can be extended by each day, complete with courier deliveries right to your house. You can also choose to pick them up from their space! Returns are just as simple, following their system of return forms for delivery or drop-offs. What comes after is professional upkeep and dry-cleaning that gives every beautiful item the right bout of TLC to keep its prime condition.
Breaking away from the toxic circle of fast fashion, renting your clothes allows you to try on tons of luxury items that are otherwise a crazy splurge, and likely end up zipped into a garment cover forever after one wear. What’s more, their inventory is constantly being shuffled and renewed, opening up a whole new world of options with every switch-up. You’ll never again have to open up your closet and say “I have nothing to wear!”