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Cult Gaia Shannon Feather Dress Shell Pink Size S / AU 8

Cult Gaia

Size 8

$437 Rental
$2,500 RRP

Pretty cocktail dresses and cocktail parties go hand in hand, but where do you go to get that perfect cocktail dress? If you are hosting or attending a cocktail party, The Volte has you covered. Instead of buying an expensive designer cocktail dress that you may only wear once or twice, why not save money and keep up to date with the latest trends by hiring a cocktail dress instead?

What is a cocktail dress?

Somewhere in between formal or black tie and smart casual or office wear, cocktail attire can sometimes be a tricky dress code to master, especially for women! The cocktail dress code is common at weddings, parties and other celebrations. Men will typically wear a suit, but not a tuxedo and the women will often choose a dress length in between a mini dress and a maxi dress, although this isn’t always the case. A long ball gown could be considered too formal for a cocktail party, but from a knee length midi dress to a flirty mini, many styles of dresses can be considered cocktail attire. It’s best to dress tastefully, not wearing anything super low cut or too short and definitely no jeans or denim.

When deciding what the best cocktail clothing to wear is, you’ll need to consider the venue, the occasion, the time of year, whether it is indoor and outdoor and what time of the day it is. For something different, jumpsuits or pantsuits in dressy fabrics can be a great alternative to a traditional cocktail gown. With so many women’s cocktail dresses on the market, you’ll be sure to find one that is appropriate for the occasion.

Where to hire cocktail dresses?

Although there are many stores with cocktail dresses, renting a dress online instead can be cheaper and more convenient than buying a cocktail dress. From a flattering architectural dress from Maticevski to a short and frilly mini by Alice McCall or an amazing dress from Australian designer Alex Perry, The Volte has a wide selection of high fashion brands of cocktail dresses for women to hire. And, you’ll only pay a fraction of the retail price. Dress hire means you can have access to luxury designer fashion without the expensive price tag, and with so much choice you are sure to find a dress you will fall in love with. And we cater for all sizes too, from size 2 to plus size.

Whether you are going to a cocktail party, a formal or another special event, you can’t go wrong with a little black dress. At The Volte we’ve got plenty of designer black dresses to choose from. Our LBDs come in a wide range of cuts, lengths, sizes and designs, and can be brightened up with some bold accessories. If you are looking for bright cocktail dresses for women that really make a statement, we have plenty of colourful and sparkly options on offer for rent too. Why not hire a cocktail dress that will be a showstopper! From well-respected designers and fashion brands such as Gucci, Alex Perry, Tom Ford, Zimmerman, Kookai, Rat & Boa, Bec & Bridge and many more, we have pretty cocktail dresses available to suit everyone’s tastes and budget.

You can’t go wrong with something shiny and sparkly from Retrofete, or if you are after a more feminine look, check out our range of elegant lace dresses. Zimmerman has you covered for textural minis and long billowy maxi dresses whilst Bec & Bridge gives you a flirty and young feel. From colourful mini dresses to a long-sleeved sequin cocktail gown, whatever look you are after, at The Volte, you can rent a cocktail dress for a fraction of the retail price.

How to style cocktail dresses?

There are plenty of ways to style your pretty cocktail dresses and formal dresses, the only limit is your imagination! If you’ve gone for a little black dress, why not jazz things up with some sparkly earrings or a glittery bag? Depending on the style of the cocktail gown, rather than wearing many different accessories, you may prefer to wear one or two statement pieces that you absolutely love. From brooches and belts to tiaras and hats, adding a few accessories can really complete your outfit. When it comes to bags, a small clutch or elegant purse tends to work best with women’s cocktail dresses, rather than a large backpack or work bag. And then, of course, comes the shoes. Depending on the occasion, heels, stilettos or even strappy sandals or flats for more casual cocktail dresses can work well, but you can probably leave your sneakers at home! When styling your cocktail clothing, it’s important to select the right undergarments too. You’ll want to make sure nothing is seen so you’ll need to get a bra to match the style of the dress. And if you’re wearing a fitted or bodycon dress, you may want to invest in some shapewear. You’ll also want to dress appropriately for the time of year and weather, so if it’s cold you may want to add an elegant shawl or wrap, or even a coat.

At The Volte, you can not only rent a dress, but you can also hire accessories too. From jewellery, bags and tiaras to shoes and coats, at The Volte we have your entire outfit sorted. We even have bridesmaid dresses and wedding dress hire. We deliver Australia wide including SydneyMelbourneBrisbaneAdelaide, and Perth, as well as regional areas, and some of our lenders will even ship overseas. Shop cocktail dresses today at The Volte and hire an outfit for your next cocktail party!

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