Melbourne Cup Dress Hire

While there is no formal dress code for the Melbourne Cup, it is the most important event on the Spring Racing Carnival calendar, so wear large, colourful, and bold. Statement fascinators, even bigger hats, bold designs, and tailoring are all on the menu (if you like). Because it's still an official event, all of the usual race day rules apply.

Go bold or go home we say!


We have an extensive range of dresses suitable for a variety of occasions including cocktail parties, weddings, formal, black-tie events and more. Our dresses are available in a range of sizes and colours so you can find the perfect dress to suit your need. You can book up to six months in advance and, if you desire, select to try on a dress before your event to have extra peace of mind. Our order, delivery and return processes are quick and easy so that you can enjoy the entire hassle-free experience. Contact us today and select a dress from brands such as Zimmermann to hire for your next event

Numerous delivery options

Do you need your dress as soon as possible? We have you covered. Our company offers express next day delivery throughout Australia. If a last-minute event comes up, we can try to coordinate a same-day delivery if we receive your order before noon. Any member of our customer service team can discuss shipping rates and when you can expect to receive your order.

Not just dresses!

Earrings or hair clips are the perfect way to add a final touch of beauty to your outfit. We carry a beautiful assortment of accessories to suit any occasion. We deliver your add-ons with your dress, so you never need to worry about items arriving at different times. Make sure to look through our full selection of accessories.

Hassle free returns

Once you are done with your dress, the return process is easy. You never have to worry about dry cleaning your outfit; simply place it in the mail back to us, and you’re done.

Can't decide on a style or size?

Checkout our Backup Dress option to take the stress out of figuring out which size or style you need. Another another size OR style for 80% off the second item.

Melbourne Cup Collection

Find your perfect outfit
Browse through our collection of designer garments. We stock sizes 6-16 for events ranging from cocktail through to black tie!
Advanced Bookings
Book your garment up to 6 months in advance! We recommend booking your garment to be dispatched 2-3 days before your event.
Stylist Support
Chat with our experienced stylists via online chat or come in store for a styling session. We can always help to ensure your outfit fits.
Express Postage
Express return postage included on all orders. Just place the return sticker provided in the box over the previous label.
Backup Dress
Unsure on sizing or can't decide between two sizes? Add a back up dress in another size or style for 80% off the second item.
Cleaning Included
No need to worry about cleaning your dress! Just pop your outfit back in your box and we will take care of the rest.

Fascinators for hire

How does dress hire Race dress hire work?

How can I try on my dress prior to my event?

Unfortunately, we don't offer postal try on's. We have stylists available via chat, email or phone to discuss any of your sizing queries and recommend the most appropriate options for your body type. See how to Contact Us here.

We also offer a Backup dress option. Read more about how this works here.

How do I know which dispatch date to select?

For weekend hires we recommend a Wednesday dispatch date. We will always send it our earlier if we can however, if it is hired out the weekend prior by another customer the earliest we can usually dispatch is Wednesday to ensure our high levels of cleaning and quality are adhered to. 

Returns are then due on the Monday in the post.

Should you have any questions about what dispatch date to select please jump on chat, email or phone to discuss with one of our stylists who can guide you. See our Contact Us page.

How do I return my dress?

Sustainability is important to us - that's why we post our items in reusable cardboard boxes! Return postage is covered in the postage price. To return your item you simply need to replace the original shipping label on the box with the return sticker label that arrived inside your box with your item!

What if it doesn't arrive on time?

Express postage generally takes 1-2 business days if located in the Next day network (unless there are major delays in the network). 

For regional NSW customers please select our 8 Day hire option to ensure the weekend prior is booked out and the item can be sent with plenty of time to get there. For peace of mind our Sydney can also choose 8-day hire options to get it posted nice and early. 

This is a great option to add with your backup dress option so you have time to sort out your outfit. For more frequently asked questions please visit our FAQ's page.

How long does shipping take, and how much will it cost me?

$15 for return postage and generally most orders arrive next business day.

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You can save money 
Save space in your closet and be more sustainable
Try it on in store in Melbourne to get your perfect fit

Benefits of Designer Dress Hire

You’ve been invited to a special event, and one of the first things on your mind is what you’re going to wear. Before you rush out and buy something new, consider the benefits of formal dress hire in Melbourne.

Not sure what size you are? Or simply can't choose from our collection? Contact our stylists at for any sizing queries.