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12.1.16

REVIEW: Renting from Candid Knots

Dress Rental Service in India


They say that Necessity is the Mother of Invention. Shwetha, one of the founders of Candid Knots, agrees with this. She was never a fan of Indian clothes and her wardrobe consisted of western clothes only. Now this posed a problem when it came to wedding attire. There seemed no point in investing in luxurious designer clothing when she was barely going to wear it. So the best option seemed to be to rent it out. This is how Candid Knots was started by Shwetha along with Rishi Poddar, Devesh Verma and Rahul Gayakwad.

You can rent both western and Indian clothes. I decided to showcase two completely different looks.

Outfit 1: The Red Jumpsuit

Let me start of by saying that this is totally out of my comfort zone. I have never worn a jumpsuit before. This is more like a skort- shorts + skirt. The necklace I am wearing is also from Candid Knots. They do send accessories to go with an outfit, thus sparing you from the hassle of finding those as well.

Dress Rental Service in India

Dress Rental Service in India

Dress Rental Service in India

Dress Rental Service in India

Dress Rental Service in India


Personally I would wear this for a fun evening out with friends. I prefer it with flats but you could wear it with black heels and amp up the look.
The Jump suit is from Zara and is available for rent.

Outfit 2: The Blue Anarkali

Now this is me. The gold sequins, the flowing floor length anarkali, the bright shiny chandbalis. I am in my element here.

Dress Rental Service in India

Dress Rental Service in India

Dress Rental Service in India

Dress Rental Service in India

This gold sequinned anarkali is from Kudoz studio and is available for rent.

The collection

I loved their ethnic and indo-western collection. I think they have a lot of fabulous pieces. I saw quite a few anarkalis that I would totally wear.

Dress Rental Service in India


Dress Rental Service in India



I am not really a lehenga person but they have a lot of lehenga options as well.

Dress Rental Service in India


The western collection has both party wear and formal wear.

Dress Rental Service in India


They have a good range of clothing for men also.

Dress Rental Service in India


My experience with renting from Candid Knots.

As a dancer, the concept of hiring dresses is something that I am very accustomed to. I mean you get used to the alta-stained, sweat-smelling, over-sized Bharatnatyam costumes after a point.

Now renting for a wedding or an function is a whole new ball game. I was a bit apprehensive when they asked me to review their services. I was worried about the quality of the clothing and also hygiene. I must say that the items I got were very neatly packed and did not smell. The sequins were all intact on the anarkali. The accessories were beautiful. There was no hassle with delivery or pickup. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

How to go about renting from Candid Knots?

The process is simple. Browse through their wide collection. Place an order online. There is a cash on delivery option as well. A customer executive delivery will call to confirm the time of delivery and also ask you the preferred time for a pick up. For Bangalore, there is an option of express delivery as well, where they deliver in three hours. I love that they have a COD option because you can choose to try it and ask for an alteration if needed. There is a rent and a security deposit that you pay. Once you return the dress, you get the security deposit back. You don't have to worry about dry cleaning and ironing because Candid Knots takes care of that for you.

Just rent it. Wear it. Flaunt it.

What's your take on renting outfits? Let me know in the comments section below.

miss kays

:)


CREDITS:
Dress from Candid Knots
Photography by Akash S Kumar