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Best Dress Rentals in Toronto
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Recently, I had a swanky work event coming up, but my wallet was feeling a bit light. So, I did what any savvy local would do—I hit up my crew for their go-to dress rental spots in Toronto. 

Luckily, their recommendations were nothing short of fabulous! Decked out in a killer ensemble that didn’t break the bank, I felt like a million bucks at the event.

Because sharing is caring, here’s the lowdown on the best dress rental shops in our beloved city. Just doing my part to make sure everyone shines bright like a diamond, without emptying their pockets! 

Some rental shops may offer package deals or discounts for longer rental periods or multiple items rented at once. Several factors, including the designer, style, and duration of the rental, may affect the cost.

How We Chose the Best Dress Rentals of Locals in Toronto

Variety of Selection: We evaluated the diversity of dress styles and sizes available for rent, from cocktail dresses to formal gowns, and sizes 0 to 20.
Quality of Designer Brands: We considered the caliber of designer brands offered for rental, prioritizing renowned names in the fashion industry.
Affordability: We examined the rental prices to ensure they were reasonable and accessible to locals, considering factors such as rental duration and additional fees.
Condition of Dresses: We inspected the condition of each dress, ensuring they were well-maintained, clean, and free from any visible damage or signs of wear and tear.
Availability and Accessibility: We assessed the ease of booking rentals, considering factors such as online reservation systems, walk-in availability, and flexible scheduling.
Customer Service: We evaluated the level of customer service provided, including the friendliness, helpfulness, and responsiveness of staff members.
Additional Services: We looked for additional services offered, such as alterations, styling consultations, and accessories rental, to enhance the overall rental experience.
Reviews and Reputation: We researched customer reviews and testimonials to gauge the reputation and satisfaction levels of previous renters.

1. The Fitzroy

The Fitzroy
ADDRESS213 Sterling Rd Unit 111, Toronto, ON M6R 2B2

(416) 901-6572


Saturday: 11 AM – 5 PM

Sunday: 12 PM – 5 PM

If you need to turn up the fancy for a special occasion, then check out The Fitzroy. Since 2016, they’ve been a go-to of locals for renting dream designer dresses, jumpsuits, suits, and accessories.

What’s cool is they’ve got sizes 0 to 20 in stock.

When we visited them, we went right in since no appointments were necessary! We were able to try on several outfits, guided by their knowledgeable stylists. 

If you’re not in Toronto, we suggest going for their free virtual fitting via FaceTime or Zoom.

Planning a group shindig? Bring the squad along for a fitting session in their Toronto studio, accommodating groups of up to 10. 

And don’t forget the accessories—we saw some of their awesome glam bags, luxe coats, and even fanciful fascinators!

The only hiccup we heard about is that some customers had a bit of trouble getting through to them with queries. 


  • Over 8 years of experience
  • Sizes 0 to 20 in stock
  • No appointments necessary
  • Free virtual fitting
  • Group fitting sessions
  • Accessories available


  • Lack of responsiveness

5 people said they loved the dress I was wearing

“I love Fitzroy dress rental! I am 63 and it is so fun to go to their huge Toronto store and find the perfect dress for any occasion. Recently, I wore a beautiful Australian designers cocktail dress to see Andrea Bocelli in concert. I had 5 different people express to me that they just loved the dress I was wearing. Fitzroy gives you a chance to try a different look without purchasing. My twin daughters and I are definitely renting for an upcoming country wedding shower this spring. We are very excited about the whole process. Make a day of it….take your time because there are so many gorgeous clothes. Have fun at Fitzroy!!”

Cindy Lorusso, Google Review

Absolutely stunning, fit perfectly, and I received so many compliments

“I rented this dress for my engagement party. It was absolutely stunning and it fit perfectly! I received so many compliments. The best part about this dress is that the skirt is detachable! The Fitzroy made the renting process so easy! Would definitely recommend checking them out!”

Antoinette Diaz, Google Review

2. MyEthnicRentals

ADDRESS4789 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 0G3

(437) 982-6246


Sat - Sun: 10 AM – 9 PM

For those looking to rent stunning South Asian attire, MyEthnicRentals (MER) is a must-try. Founded by Taru, who’s all about honoring her Indian heritage, MER brings traditional outfits to Canada with a sustainable twist.

We appreciate their collection which caters to men, women, and even the little ones. They also have accessories like ornate jewelry and juttis (North Indian footwear) to complete your look. 

Happily, we were able to easily book an appointment online. When we got there, Taru went above and beyond to help us find the perfect ensemble; plus, trying on different lehengas—traditional Indian skirts—was a blast!

Delivery was quick, and they’re super flexible with return times. They even offer rental insurance, covering minor wear and tear.

Now, it’s worth noting that MER caters to a niche market, specializing in South Asian attire. But if that’s what you’re after, we think you won’t find a better option in Canada. 


  • Specializes in South Asian attire
  • Caters to men, women, and kids
  • Convenient online booking
  • Accessories like ornate jewelry and juttis
  • Quick delivery and flexible return times
  • Offers rental insurance


  • Niche market

Had so many compliments on how beautiful the outfits were!

“We rented our bridal wear from MER and we had so many compliments on how beautiful the outfits were! We visited the shop to try out different outfits and Taru’s expertise added a lot of glam to our special occasion! She was prompt with any questions I had, as well as making the experience seamless by offering delivery and ensuring everything was perfect! We also love that everything is sustainable, without compromising the excellent quality of the outfits. Thanks for making our wedding day unforgettable!”

vicenta tavares, Google Review

Space is beautiful and private, and I loved the first piece I tried on

“What an AMAZING experience. I was so nervous as I didn’t know where to start and was cognizant of my budget but they were so helpful and made me feel so comfortable. The space is beautiful and private, and I loved the first piece I tried on, no need to try anything else on!!”

Kristina Zabelina, Google Review

3. Rent the Couture

Rent the Couture
ADDRESS27 Carlton St., Toronto, ON M5B 1L2

(647) 989-6730


Sat - Sun: 12 PM – 7 PM

Rent the Couture will help you steal the spotlight at your next event. Known as Canada’s go-to spot for jaw-dropping dress rentals, they’ve got everything from elegant wedding gowns to red-carpet-worthy evening dresses.

What we appreciate is that you’re not just saving money, you’re saving the planet too. With their sustainable fashion ethos, Rent the Couture is paving the way for a greener future by encouraging the sharing economy. 

Now, let’s talk about variety—from gala outfits to chic cocktail dresses, they’ve got something for every occasion. We even saw ethnic bridal wear, maternity dresses, and cute kids’ collections!

Booking is a breeze with their online platform, and if you can’t find a time that suits you, just shoot them a message. They’re all about flexibility and making sure you feel like a million bucks, even if you’re on a budget. 

We did notice that for high-priced couture items, rent costs increase—from $80 to $500 per 3-day rental—so set your expectations.


  • Specializes in wedding and evening gowns
  • Sustainable fashion ethos
  • Wide variety of rental dresses
  • Flexible scheduling


  • Pricey rental costs

Dress came in wonderful condition and was dry-cleaned 

“Rented this dress from Niharika and is was an absolute pleasure to work with her! The dress I rented from her was absolutely beautiful! As you can see from the pictures below. Niharika is so sweet and accommodating! The dress came in wonderful condition, was dry cleaned before I picked it up. Would definitely rent from her again!”

Sobitha Thava, Google Review

Fit was great and the details are beautiful

“Nowadays, it’s been difficult to find a unique dress to wear for special events without spending a large amount of money to only wear that dress once! I was then on the search for a place to rent a dress and stumbled upon Rent the Couture! I’m so happy that I did! I managed to rent this gorgeous dress for my bridal shower and it was a huge hit! The fit was great and the details are beautiful. Neharika was a pleasure to meet and work with. She was super accommodating through the process and is very professional. I would definitely come back and rent any dresses for special events from here again. Highly recommend!!”

Christine Mangubat, Google Review

4. MeeraMeera Rental Studios

MeeraMeera Rental Studios
ADDRESS57 Firtree Trl, Thornhill, Ontario, L4J 9G4, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMon - Sun: Open 24 hours

Those looking to slay at their next event without purchasing a dress should give MeeraMeera Rental Studios a try. We love their stunning array of Indian formal wear for rent, from dazzling lenghas to elegant sarees.

But here’s the best part: their outfits aren’t just for South Asian events—mix and match with a ballet top or bodysuit, and you’ll be turning heads at any party. And it’s not just the ladies who get to shine—options for men and kids are available, too. 

We noticed that, unlike other dress rental shops, they do not require security deposits.

And when it’s time to say goodbye to your rented threads, just drop them off or ship them back—they’ll handle the dry cleaning for you.

If you fall in love with your rental, you might just be able to snag it for keeps since they offer pre-loved items for purchase too.

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  • Specializes in Indian formal wear
  • No security deposits
  • They’ll handle the dry cleaning
  • Some pre-loved items for sale
  • Newsletter sign-up benefits


  • Comparatively limited range of rental options

Received so many compliments at the wedding

“I had a great experience renting outfits with MeeraMeera Rental Studios. Sonny, the owner, accommodated my last-minute appointment a week before the event, and she was great at helping me find the perfect outfit. Her service was exceptional and flawless! I rented the Lena and substituted the Adeeba blouse and Aria dupatta, and I received so many compliments at the wedding. The studio and lehengas are absolutely gorgeous, and I really enjoyed my visit to the showroom. I highly recommend MeeraMeera Rental Studios!”

Eri N., Google Review

Very accommodating and communicative

“MeeraMeera gave such an amazing experience! Perfect option if you have a wedding or special event and don’t want to buy an outfit (as these can get bulky in the closet!). Their selection is great, and they were very accommodating and communicative throughout the entire process. Will definitely be renting from them again for my next event!”

 Alisha Lee, Google Review

5. Athena Dress Rental

Athena Dress Rental
ADDRESSMagani Ave, Bradford, ON L3Z 2S9

(647) 937-7574

OPERATING HOURSBy appointment only

Athena Dress Rental is the place to go for evening dress rentals in Toronto and beyond.

Whether you’re prepping for a glitzy gala or a dreamy engagement shoot, their handpicked collection of elegant long train dresses would certainly save the day.

And if you need a dress ASAP for a last-minute photoshoot or event, Athena’s got you covered with their quick rental service.

But it doesn’t stop there—Athena goes the extra mile, offering packages with stylists or makeup artists to complete your photoshoot or event experience.

If you’re worried about damages, there’s a $300 damage deposit on all rentals, which is refunded when the dress comes back unscathed.

We do feel it can get a bit pricey, with rentals starting at $300 and going up to $800, plus $300 for the damage deposit or $100 for last-minute rentals.


  • Specializes in evening long train dress rentals
  • For photoshoots and events
  • Last-minute rental service
  • Packages with stylists or makeup artists


  • $300 damage deposit
  • Pricey


“Rented a dress for my e-shoot and it was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! The entire experience was pleasant from dress selection to pick up and drop off. They are also extremely helpful and caring. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!”

Dhara Patel, Google Review

Had an exceptional experience with Athena Dress Rental

“I had an exceptional experience with Athena Dress Rental she was very helpful throughout the process. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to rent a dress i came in with an idea of what i thought i wanted but got something even better, the dress i rented was for my eshoot and looked beautiful and she also provided clear instructions and videos about wearing the corset or if someone needed to help me.”

 taranpreet randhawa, Google Review

6. IMIJ Wardrobe

IMIJ Wardrobe
ADDRESS400 Eastern Ave Suite 204, Toronto, ON M4M 2K9

(647) 352-6167


IMIJ Wardrobe is where fashion meets function in the heart of Toronto’s Studio District.

With over 30 years of fashion expertise under her belt, owner Meileen Son Hing knows a thing or two about style. She’s curated a collection of garments and accessories that focuses on quality and timeless design.

From classic elegance to avant-garde glam, IMIJ offers a wide range of rental options for men, women, and kids—perfect for any creative project or special event.

But IMIJ isn’t just about looking good—it’s about doing good too. We admire and support their eco-friendly practices, using barcode scanning and online banking to minimize waste and maximize efficiency.

And with a client list that includes big names like MAC, L’Oreal, and Adidas, you can trust that you’re in good hands at IMIJ.

You can book your appointment online easily via their website, and 24/7 online shopping is available as well. Just don’t forget about that 4% processing fee if you’re paying by credit card.


  • Over 30 years of fashion expertise
  • Wide range of rental options
  • Eco-friendly practices
  • Notable clients
  • Online appointment booking
  • 24/7 online shopping


  • 4% credit card processing fee

Best wardrobe rental in town

“Best wardrobe rental in town – all high quality.”

Sean S , Google Review

Nailed it

“Nailed it, GALS!”

dragonette, Instagram

7. dresst

ADDRESS 691 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S 2N2


OPERATING HOURSMon - Sun: Open 24 hours

dresst is the latest fashion trend sweeping Toronto.

Think of dresst as your personal stylist, offering a monthly membership that gives you access to three fabulous items to wear as much as your heart desires. And with shipping and dry-cleaning costs all covered, we think it’s a steal at just $99 a month!

We were happy to learn that dresst isn’t just about formal dresses and gowns. They’ve got everything from everyday office attire to swanky night-out ensembles, all from top-notch brands like Ted Baker and Vince.

Having a rotating selection of items means you’ll always have something fresh and fabulous to wear, no matter the occasion.

And, with an average retail value of $600 to $900 per package, we believe you’re definitely getting your money’s worth. 

Of course, there’s always a catch, and with dresst, it’s the dreaded “Rented out” notification for those in-demand items. 


  • $99/month membership
  • Wide range of styles
  • Carries top-notch brands
  • Has a a rotating selection of items
  • Average retail value of $600 to $900


  • In-demand items are always rented out

Perfect pieces at an amazing price

“Dresst is amazing. The perfect pieces at an amazing price and a great set up. Site is easy to use and straightforward. Love the buy option if I really don’t want to return something. Dresst is a great idea and I hope more women utilize this service to help them with getting the perfect outfit !!”

Jessica C, Google Review

Clothes and selection are fantastic

“I love Dresst. Renting clothes is a game changer for me. I get 3 new, high end, items each month to wear and then I just pop them back in the box and order 3 more. No washing, no dry cleaning – it’s perfect! Clothes and selection are fantastic.”

Krista Knee, Google Review

8. Rentesthetic

ADDRESS260 Carlaw Ave Unit 204B, Toronto, ON M4M 3L1


Fashionable eco-warriors like us would love Rentesthetic.

Founded by Iryna and Anastasia, two fashion-savvy entrepreneurs, they aim to bring sustainable style to the forefront. Their backgrounds in modeling, styling, and event planning helped them curate a collection that’s both chic and eco-conscious.

Forget hefty damage deposits—Rentesthetic offers only a $5 Damage Protection plan, making sure you can rock your rented ensemble worry-free.

We also appreciate their approach to ethical fashion. From Selkie to Malva Florea, their lineup features brands that prioritize quality and sustainability.

For those who want to see the dresses in person, book an appointment at their Toronto showroom for a personalized styling session.

We checked out their website and were happy to notice that we can easily browse by category (dresses, tops, etc.) or by occasion (date night, wedding guest, bridal, etc.).

Note that their delivery services are only available across Ontario, unlike other dress rentals that can deliver across Canada and even overseas.


  • Modeling, styling, and event planning background
  • Eco-conscious dress rental
  • $5 Damage Protection plan
  • Features brands that prioritize sustainability
  • Offers a personalized styling session


  • Delivers only across Ontario

The best dress rental boutique in Toronto I’ve ever seen

“The best dress rental boutique in Toronto I’ve ever seen. Stuff is very friendly and helpful. Took a dress for my b-day party and end up extremely happy!”

Marianna Sovyk, Google Review

I was thrilled with the dress I chose!!

“I rented a dress for my bridal shower and it was the most amazing experience. I tried on numerous gorgeous dresses at my scheduled appointment with Anastasia and she gave me really great direction – I was thrilled with the dress I chose!! Then as a follow up she sent me inspiration for my hair/shoes/accessories etc to complete my look. That part was a really valuable and personal touch that I so appreciated. I will certainly be coming back in the future and look forward to my next dress rental.”

quinlan hickey, Google Review

9. Your Favourite Dresses

Your Favourite Dresses
ADDRESSOnline only

OPERATING HOURSMon - Sun: Open 24 hours

Your Favourite Dresses was founded by Trisha in 2009 with the goal of empowering women to look and feel amazing without breaking the bank. What started with just a few dresses has now blossomed into a collection of stunning outfits and accessories.

We love their user-friendly website, making renting a dress easier than ever.

And, we learned that they partnered with NoIssue’s Packaging Alliance to reduce packaging waste. In fact, their tissue and stickers are compostable.

If you want to ensure the fit before your big event, we recommend their ‘Try On’ option for just $29.99, redeemable for your future booking. And if you’re torn between two styles, add a ‘Backup Dress’ to your order and get 80% off your second dress.

Other perks we appreciate are their 20% discount for new sign-ups and convenient Canada-wide shipping.

Sadly, they do not offer same-day delivery.


  • Over a decade of experience
  • User-friendly website
  • Partnered with NoIssue’s Packaging Alliance
  • Has a ‘Try On’ option
  • Offers a  ‘Backup Dress’ option
  • 20% discount for new sign-ups
  • Available across Canada


  • Does not offer same-day delivery

Amazing dresses and 100% customer services!

“Amazing dresses and 100% customer services! Trisha is wonderful.”

Stephanie J. Chong, Google Review

Dress was perfect, and I got a ton of compliments

“Trisha really and truly went above and beyond to make sure I had the right dress for a last minute wedding – as in, she drove another size out to my house to hand deliver it to me…! The dress was perfect and I got a ton of compliments. Such a pleasure to rent from YFD!”

 Natalie Donohue, Google Review

10. Liberty Wardrobe

Liberty Wardrobe
ADDRESS186 Munro St, Toronto, ON M4M 2B9

(416) 469-4955

OPERATING HOURSMon - Fri: 8:30 AM – 6 PM

Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM

Run by the dynamic duo Kate and Maeve, Liberty Wardrobe is your one-stop-shop for all things wardrobe-related. They cater to film, television, advertising, fashion, and commercial and personal projects.

We visited their spacious 10,000-square-foot warehouse and saw that it was filled with contemporary wardrobe pieces. They’re also updated regularly to keep up with the latest trends. 

From clothing, shoes, and accessories to vintage, sports, and costume attire, they’ve got you covered for every season and occasion. And, we’re not just saying that—they even carry anatomically accurate silicone pregnancy bellies!

Need equipment for your shoot? They’ve got racks, steamers, irons, and more to ensure your wardrobe is picture-perfect.

They’re currently operating by appointment only, so we suggest booking ahead if you want to rent a dress from them.

Keep in mind they’re closed on weekends.


  • 10,000-square-foot warehouse
  • Carries contemporary wardrobe pieces
  • Updates wardrobe regularly
  • Wide range of attire and costumes
  • Wide range of equipment


  • Closed on weekends

Great selection

“Great selection, chill staff.”

Emily Monster, Google Review

The ladies here are always quick with a smile

“The ladies here are always quick with a smile, and helpful as well!”

Ivan Pejic, Google Review