Sometimes we fall in love with a gorgeous, yet slightly expensive outfit, with the perfect event - or race day - in mind.
Enter the wonders of hire boutiques. Hiring boutiques have been a game changer in letting just about anyone access high-end labels, or remove the guilt of wearing something only once!
We'll let you in on a little secret - even some of this year's Fashion At The Races state finalists have won an event with a hired outfit, matched with bought or DIY accessories and other pieces.
Here are some of the picks of the bunch!
Last Minute Apparel Hire
Last Minute Apparel Hire has all of the current pieces everyone's wearing from brands like Camilla, BNKR, Shona Joy, Thurley and more.
For your next black tie wedding or formal occasion, Your Closet has you covered with some more evening styles, with a mix of traditional and modern styles. They have plenty of on-trend brands, with Camilla & Marc, Bec & Bridge, Alex Perry and more. They even have a race day section all ready for you.
Designerex and Race Days are a match made in heaven. Their instagram has endless race wear inspiration for all of the pieces you can hire from their site. With a clever price filter feature, you can find something within your budget easy.
One Night Stand Boutique
As one of Adelaide's original hire boutiques, it's no surprise One Night Stand is one of the most popular. With both formal and evening wear, as well as casual and cocktail styles, there's plenty to choose from. They also specialise in bridesmaids dress hire!
Something Borrowed Adelaide
With stores in Perth, Melbourne and Adelaide, Something Borrowed are the experts of hire boutiques. You can book an appointment at their boutiques to find your perfect outfit, and book it in for your special occasion.
Why not try one of these hire boutiques out for your next race day?
There are 3 events like for the Fashion at The Races Competition, so there's not much time left!
Check out all of the upcoming events by heading to the Thoroughbred Racing South Australian website.