I have always dreaded black-tie events. I remember how I wanted to skip the prom because I couldn’t seem to find the right gown for me. Fast forward to nine years later, I was again in the same difficult situation of looking for a gown for a gala I had to attend for work (which happened every so often, tbh).
This time, I am much wiser and I prepared ahead of time.
I prepared for the E! Bloggers Ball for almost three weeks ahead. I wanted to wear something classic yet comfortable.
Royanne Camillia Couture to the rescue
Though known for gown rentals, the designer, Royanne Camillia, prides herself for her couture work that can be for any occasion. She is a favorite of brides and debutants. Each item is carefully made—Royanne makes sure that you get a unique piece that will show your personal style.
The atelier offers designer rental pieces which range from debuts to bridal gowns. Yes, bridal gowns! Wise brides can now rent their dream gowns!
If there is an upcoming occasion, they suggest that you visit at least two weeks in advance so you can try on some gowns and see their availability.
Gown rental prices start at as low as Php1,500. The designer’s friendly staff can accommodate you and narrow down your choices depending on what you like. I asked her for some pale colors like beige, light pink, and tan.
The great thing about Royanne Camillia? They have two branches in the metro. You can either visit the Quezon City branch or the Marikina branch. Each branch has a wide selection of gowns you can choose from. You can also book an appointment with the designer herself if you want your own custom gown.
After trying on six dresses, I finally decided on one. If you are picking a gown, make sure that you try them on with heels or the shoes that you are going to wear with it. This ensures you that the length is okay and you wouldn’t trip while wearing it.
Royanne Camillia Couture
215 A. Bonifacio rd. Marikina City
Tel. No. +632-2383480/: +632-6166861
Mobile: +63917-3255039/ +63917-5636861 (Rentals Inquiry)
Quezon City Branch
70 Santolan road corner Granada st. Quezon City
Tel. No. +632-6166892
Mobile: +63917-5616892 (Rentals Inquiry)