A company called "hire a sari" recently came to my attention, due to a comment left on another blog post. They were cited as a "cheaper alternative" to the designer Asian bridal dresses I'd written about in that post.
I don't think you can compare hiring an outfit with having a bespoke bridal dress made to your requirements, but for brides on a budget or those who aren't overly sentimental about keeping the dress I think this could be a really useful service. Then there's asian partywear outfits - hiring your outfits rather than buying is one way to ensure you've always got the latest looks each season.
Personally I've never tried a service like this before. I wouldn't say I'm overly sentimental about my clothes but I'd say I'm conservative when it comes to outfit choices - I tend to buy things that I know I will be able to wear multiple times. I'd perhaps consider hiring something very seasonal or a stunning designer piece that I'd never be able to afford to buy.
Would you hire an Asian outfit rather than buy? What about Asian bridalwear - would hiring ever be a consideration? Vote in the poll and share your view by leaving a comment below!