Where to buy and rent wedding gowns in Malaysia
Nestled on the second floor at the corner of Sunway Giza Mall lies Belles & Tuxes, a rather special occasion kind of store. When you walk in, you are greeted with a gorgeous aquamarine wedding gown, with intricate red rosettes sewn at the bust.
Its beautiful owner, Charmaine Wong describes her store as a one stop wedding and special occasion wear boutique.
Having previously been in the bridal industry as a wholesale and manufacturer of wedding gowns, Belles and Tuxes have decided to venture into retail and have opened their doors since September 2011. If we must say, they have done a rather fine job.
According to Charmaine, it has become rather difficult to look for dinner dresses or gowns that are appropriate to wear out to more formal dinners and occasions and this is especially true for relatives and close friends of the bride. Belles and Tuxes have therefore decided to fill in this gap by catering not just to the bride, but also to make it a “family occasion” by offering a selection of formal wear for the groom, parents and in laws, flower girls and bridesmaids.
Indeed there is a rather wide selection of dresses available. They are also keeping close to the latest trends. Charmaine mused that it has become a trend for the bride to dress all her bridesmaids in a similar shade nowadays.
When asked about the bridal gowns, Charmaine has also noted that gowns made out of lace are rather popular, no doubt due to the famous Princess Kate and what she wore on her wedding day.
All of the gowns in Belles and Tuxes are designed by in house designers, produced and manufactured entirely by them. Belles and Tuxes bridal gowns range from as low as RM299 to as high as RM5000, depending on their clientele’s tastes and requirements. Charmaine noted that dresses used for photoshoots do not need to be as detailed or as intricate as the gowns worn on the big day, and are therefore much cheaper compared to the more elaborate gowns which are usually worn on the wedding day itself.
This simple but beautiful lace dress is only priced at RM299
This elaborate custom made gown retails for RM5000
A beautifully beaded lace wedding gown
All their gowns are alterable to perfectly fit the body of the bride. It is worth noting that the store assistants are brilliant, and are super friendly and helpful in giving tips and helping out with the fitting of their customers.
Also a hot seller at their store are men’s suits which are available for sale at a real bargain. You could get a full suit and pants set for only RM599 and it is worth noting what a huge selection they have. Alternatively, the suits are for rent for RM350.
Belles and Tuxes also plan to have more store openings in the future as well as creating custom made creations for the more detailed and specific customer in mind.
Adorable suits and dresses for flower girls and page boys
A selection of formal evening wear
Silk cummerband and bowtie available for sale at RM89.90
A wide selection of cheongsam and qipao
Their rental packages are really affordable, where the 1st piece (highest price by default) is available for rent at a 10% discount, the 2nd at a 20% discount, and the 3rd piece onwards for a 30% discount. This package is more flexible and allows for the bride and groom, as well as their family members and friends to mix and match their gowns and suits.
Belles and Tuxes also has a special promotion where their customers who spend more than RM500 in a single sitting would be eligible for a VIP card, where they would enjoy additional 10% discounts. The best news is that their VIP card has zero expiry dates.
Belles and Tuxes are open everyday from 10.30AM to 9.30PM and are only closed during Chinese New Year
They can be found at
Block C 1-2,
2nd Floor, Sunway Giza Mall,
Jalan PJU 5/14,
Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya
Contact number: 03-61513377 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook page: Belles and Tuxes