‘Tis the season to get glam…
Christmas and all end of year festivities are almost upon us, and, after a less than social year, there’s nothing more we want than to dig out something fancy and celebrate the long-awaited end to the spookily fated 2020. Sure, our events might not be quite as busy as usual this year, but that’s no reason not to make an impact – especially from a social distance.
In year’s gone past, this might have been the time of year that we headed out to the shops or start scrolling online to find that perfect fit (or two) which will make us look our best through the party season. But, as we’ve begun to educate ourselves better about the negative impacts of fast fashion, it’s easy to see that buying that dress or suit for just a couple of parties (or even Instagram posts) might not be the most eco-friendly answer.
Luckily for us, two of our favourite brands have just announced a new collaboration: king of the department stores, David Jones has teamed up with rental service GlamCorner. They’ll be offering us a silly season style solution which is cheaper, more sustainable and supports local Australian talent and businesses.
That’s three yeses from us.
Introducing David Jones x GlamCorner.
If you didn’t know already, GlamCorner is a rental supplier who re-use high quality garment options by hiring them for short term occasions in order to support circular fashion rather than the fast kind. They’ll be making it even easier to get your hands on their fabulously curated collection this silly season, by pairing up with David Jones to help you get your hands on brands you love – sustainably.
So how does it work? You can browse the full collection of statement dresses online – simply find the piece you love, book it and they’ll deliver it straight to your house. It’s yours for four to eight days, meaning you can wear it wherever and whenever. And if you’re worried about accidents, it comes with accidental damage cover as well. Once your time with the garment is up, simply pop it in the pre-paid return bag and drop it off at your nearest post office.
Featuring a huge array of Australian and international designers to pick from including Rixo, Kenzo, Camilla & Marc and Ganni. Plus, if you want to make sure you can spend every penny on your loved ones this Christmas, renting offers a much more reasonable option for one-off occasionwear – on average sitting at one quarter the full retail price.
Sydney-siders, the news gets even better! If you’ve got something really special coming up and you don’t know where to start, GlamCorner have opened a pop up shop in David Jones’ Elizabeth Street store. Here, you can drop by during opening hours, or for the VIP treatment, book in for a styling session where their stylists will help you pick the perfect frock. You can take it home that day or book it to be delivered to you later on.
Better yet, if you love the idea of circular fashion and want to source more of your wardrobe in this sustainable way, you can save $90 on your first three months of GlamCorner membership with the code SAVE90. Discover more about the membership now.
Our Top Picks for 2020’s Silly Season:
CMEO Collective Consumer Sleeveless Dress
From South Australian-based label CMEO Collective, this dress is perfect for minimalists. The illusion striping on the side will highlight an hourglass figure, while the midi-length with high split is perfectly modest yet casual. Pair with strappy heels for cocktail hour or a daytime event.
Bec & Bridge Raphaela Midi Dress in Black
You can never, and we mean never, go wrong with an little black dress. Whether it’s your work do or a family dinner, this one shoulder dress will be serving up all the compliments. With a flattering slit but modest length; pair this Bec & Bridge dress with bright accessories and a statement bag, or keep it minimal and let your hilarious 2020 anecdotes do the talking…
By Johnny Gold Foil Bias Slip Dress
Let’s be honest, this might be the first time you’ve been able to dress up all year – so let’s not hold back and make it sparkle with this gold foil slip dress. Boasting the classiest version of festive sparkle you can imagine, the simple slip shape will suit most figures. We’re imagining you’ll be wearing this to a romantic New Year’s Eve dinner with that special someone. And we’re with you, if there’s one thing worth celebrating – it’s the end of 2020!
Ted Baker Elissea Savanna Metallic Midi Dress
Ted Baker is proving that yellow is not something to be scared of with this fun and summery number. The V-shaped neckline and wrap-style silhouette is super flattering, but the print and ruffles add that extra bit of character. Perfect teamed with a barely-there heel… and Aperol Spritz.
Looking for more fashionably sustainable tips? Try these 12 fashion brands which are as ethical as they are eco-friendly and these activewear options which put the planet first.