Mama Rentals - Maternity Dress Rental Review

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Mama Rentals

Maternity Dress Rental Review

After I booked in my maternity photoshoot I set out to find the perfect dress. I knew that I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on something that I’d only wear once, so I looked into alternative options.

And I found the perfect alternative, hiring a dress through Mama Rentals. 

Alice, the founder of Mama Rentals, is passionate about the environment and strives to live a waste-free & minimalist lifestyle. Like me, she wanted an alternative and she set out to create one. Mama Rentals has an ever-expanding range of beautiful dresses, including those by designer brands like Fillyboo Maternity (who are a sustainable fashion label), Coven&Co, Maya Maternity and PinkBlush.

They have so many flowy, feminine and romantic dresses that it was hard to choose just one! I ended up choosing this one as I think soft pinks look stunning in photos taken at sunset by the beach.

The hiring process was super easy. It can all be done over the website in just a few steps, but as I wanted to collect the dress in person I sent Alice an email instead. She replied quickly and booked the dress in for me.

The dresses can be sent all over Australia, but if you live in Sydney’s Northern Beaches or the North Shore, local pick up is available as well (they’re based in Forestville). While I didn’t use the postage service I love that Mama Rentals reuse plastic packaging and take all used mail satchels to Terra Cycle to help reduce their waste.

My favourite thing about hiring through Mama Rentals (aside from the gorgeous dresses) is that they take care of the cleaning too. One less thing for you to think about!

Since I hired my dress in August they’ve since added handmade flower crowns to their services. They’re made with artificial flowers but they looking at the photos, they look so real! 

I love the way the dress looked in my maternity photos. It really helped bring my vision for the photos to life. And I love that afterwards I wasn’t left with a dress that I’d never have another chance to wear.

My Verdict: I highly recommend hiring a dress through Mama Rentals. The dresses are perfect for a maternity photoshoot, your baby shower or any other event you need to attend during your pregnancy. I love that you can look amazing while making sustainable choices and helping to reduce our alarming rates of textile waste.

The process is simple, you’ll save money and You get to wear a gorgeous dress. 

Browse their range of dresses here.
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All photos by Hayley Richardson Photography (also highly recommend for anyone in Sydney).