Frequently Asked Questions
What types of dresses do you have?
What is the advantage of buying over renting? What is the advantage of renting over buying?
What do your dresses cost?
Short dresses for rent range from $10 to $60. Long dresses for rent range from $20 to $120. Dresses for sale generally range from $90 to up to $300. The vast majority of the dresses can be purchased for under $300.
How does the rental process work?
If you choose to rent a dress, you will be asked to complete a rental agreement. I ask for a credit card number, which will be charged for the retail price only if you do not return the dress. You can take the dress with you at the time of rental and make any temporary alterations needed. Dresses must be returned within a few days after your event.
Do I need to clean the dress before I return it?
How is the cost determined?
How do you determine which dresses are for sale OR rent vs. those that are for rent only?
Some dresses that are never worn with tags are for sale OR for rent. Some dresses are for sale only. I do not mark dresses that have been previously worn for sale. However, if there is a dress that is not marked for sale and you really want to buy it – just ask. I’ll try to work it out for you.
What if I want to buy or rent a particular dress and you don't have my size in stock?
How many dresses do you have and where have you gotten them?
I don’t know exactly, but it is more than 1,000. I promise you will find the greatest selection of formal dresses in the Lincoln area right here.
Nearly all of the dresses I own have been purchased brand new, never worn, from dress designer wholesalers. Most of the dresses I offer are from high-quality designers. A few dresses have been donated.
What happens if there is a rental dress I like but it doesn't quite fit me?
What happens if I damage a rental dress?
I have dresses that I no longer want. Will you buy them from me? Can I donate them?
What about alterations?
Formal gowns will frequently need alterations, whether you get them from me or someplace else. Dresses are made very long and often will need shortening. Sometimes straps need shorting as well. If you choose to rent a dress, you can take it with you at the time and make alterations on your own or hire someone. However – please note that no permanent alterations are allowed. Unless special permission is obtained, any alterations need to be removeable. If you wish I will do it for you for a fee. If you prefer making permanent alterations to a dress I would suggest you consider buying it.