Gala Balls are a fancy affair, a fun excuse to dress up in head to toe glam and sashay your best look down the red carpet. At GlamCorner we’ve made finding the perfect dress at an affordable price a breeze with our huge collection of designer gowns suitable for black tie events at a fraction of the retail cost! Our lovely Brisbane based customer Melanie recounts her experience hiring our Grace & Hart ‘Valentine Flare Midi’ for her work EOFY Gala Ball.
Tell us about the special occasion you had and why you wanted to wear a designer dress for it?
Annually, the company I work for rewards its employees with an end of financial year (EOFY) Gala Ball. It is our equivalent to the Oscars; an opportunity to celebrate and recognise individuals, teams and the business as a whole for achieving its objectives. It is a special night as every employee from across the globe gathers in one city. I wanted to wear a designer dress for this event because I wanted to look and feel my best without the pressure and frustration that comes with dress shopping.
What was it about this occasion that made renting a dress so appealing for you?
The gala ball requires everyone to feel and look fantastic and every year I rely on GlamCorner to look fabulous. I travel a lot and don’t have the luxury of staying in one spot long enough to collate an extensive wardrobe. Why buy a dress I will only wear once? GlamCorner allows me to try on a selection and choose a designer hot off the runway! It’s simply a “no brainer”.
Tell us about the dress and the designer label you chose, and why you chose it?
I wore the ‘Valentine Flare Midi’ in Black by Grace & Hart. As soon as I saw this dress I knew I had to try it on. It was elegant yet tastefully sexy with its lace on nude tone detail and open back. When I tried the dress on in a size 8 it was as if it was tailored just for me – it fit perfectly and looked super cute, so I didn’t even bother trying on the other options. This dress was comfortable to wear and didn’t require a lot of accessories. I felt like a movie star wearing it with nice heels, earrings and a clutch.
Have you rented a dress before or was this your first time?
This was my second time using GlamCorner. The first time I hired the glamorous ‘Paillete Lace Gown’ by Tadashi Shoji for our 2015 EOFY Gala Ball. I was so impressed by the quality of the dress and the efficient service that I knew I would use GlamCorner again.
Tell us about how you first discovered GlamCorner?
I had just moved back to Australia from Los Angeles and started a brand new job. Even though I had just started, I was invited to attend the EOFY Gala Ball – I freaked out. I wanted to make a good impression but didn’t have much money after moving back and had never been to such a formal event before. I hit Google. I know guys hire suits but can girls hire dresses? I had no idea! Fortunately, GlamCorner’s website popped up and I was saved. The rest is history.
How was you overall experience with GC (online and offline) and would you recommend us to other women?
Both of my experiences with GlamCorner were flawlessly effortless. The hardest job I had was trying to choose a dress because there was so many to choose from! The hire charges were reasonable and I loved the pre-hire try on service. The dresses always arrived on time with no hiccups. I had the dresses delivered to work in Brisbane, so I didn’t even have to worry about trying to get to the post office before it closed after work. GlamCorner provided a pre-addressed express post bag, so all I had to do was pop it in the express postbox when I was done – simple and no stress! I didn’t even have to dry clean the dresses before returning them. I highly recommend GlamCorner and a few of my work colleagues are now also hooked.
Thanks Melanie! We’re so happy we were able to help you find the perfect dress for your special evening. You looked fabulous! We look forward to seeing you again soon xoxo