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Dress Sense: rent, buy, or rent first & buy later

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By Penny K

If you have an upcoming party, wedding or company dinner and you’ve asked yourself the perennial “what to wear” question, you should be so glad you’ve chanced upon this article.

Unlike celebrities who have stylists, a whole lot of designers dying to dress them, and plenty money, mere mortals like you and I need to fix ourselves up and we need to do it fast, affordably and well.

A good place to do this at is Dress Sense. Centrally located at Raffles City (#03-29A), Dress Sense’s innovative retail concept gives customers the option to buy or rent, or rent first & buy later from an extensive multi-label collection of evening gowns, occasion wear and accessories such as evening clutches and jewellery.






New Inge Christopher Clutches









New Liquid Metal Bracelets and Earrings



Dress Sense stocks a large collection of international occasion wear labels including Jovani, Adrianna Papell and Nicole Bakti. The latest collections at Dress Sense are from Inge Christopher and Liquid Metal. Inge Christopher’s collection comprises delectable evening bags and clutches and Liquid Metal adds attitude to any outfit with its line of rock chick bracelets and earrings.

Incidentally, Dress Sense is running an irresistible promotion where you can enjoy 10% off purchase of new styles from Inge Christopher, Liquid Metal and Choo Yilin Jewellery from now till 31 March 2012.










Badgley Mischka Bangle Watch; Jos + Rachel Dress


We checked out Dress Sense and saw some things we really liked. We highly recommend the understated beauty of dresses by local designers Jos + Rachel and the range of fancy but classy Badgley Mischka timepieces – or, as we’d like to call them, “bangles that tell the time”.

What we really liked too was the service – service staff is genuinely happy to help with picking out a dress to suit your occasion, silhouette and budget. It never hurts having a second opinion. We also liked the roomy changing rooms that come fully fitted with heels so you can simulate added height and have a feel of what you will look like on the actual day of the occasion.

Buy, rent, rent-first-buy-later: how it works

Dress Sense obviously loves spoiling their customers for choice and they do so by offering various retail options!

1. Buy a brand new piece at full price or a rented/pre-loved piece at a lower price. A sophisticated pricing system allows Dress Sense to automatically mark down the price of each piece each time it is rented out.

2. Rent a piece for 2 weeks at a fraction of the full purchase price. To rent, you will have to pay the full purchase price first. When the outfit is returned, the difference between the purchase and rental price is returned. The rental period is 2 weeks.

A note on extensions: If a customer wishes to keep her piece for a little longer, she can extend the rental by another 2 to 4 weeks by paying the rental fee again. Alternatively, she can pay the late penalty fee, which would come up to less than an extension but only if she needs to keep the dress for only a few more days.

3. Rent first & buy later. Like your dress so much you want to keep it? No problem. Since you would have paid the full price for the rented item in the beginning, no amount needs to be topped up. Simply send an email to or call +65-6333-0329 to request for purchase and the rental deposit you paid will be kept with Dress Sense as purchase payment.

For just a fraction of the original prices of designer labels, you could look great – even if just for a night. And if you like the look so much, you could buy it later. It’s your choice from the dress selection down to the purchase or rental of the dress. There’s a lot of room for flexibility and style at Dress Sense!

Dress Sense is located at #03-29A Raffles City.
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One comment

  1. Janette /

    What is the price on the bad gluey mischka bangle watch?

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