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Uplift is a platform run by women, partnering with women, for the upliftment and empowerment of women.  By making your dress available for hire, you allow other women who would otherwise not be able to afford a designer dress, the chance to experience the confidence that comes with wearing couture! Uplift is here to facilitate the empowerment of both the owners of dresses, and those wanting to hire a designer dress for their special occasion. 

Earn money from your old Matric Dance dress or evening gown

Earning money has never been so easy! If you have a pre-loved Matric Ball dress sitting unused in your closet, simply lend it to Uplift and we will sort out the hiring, cleaning and admin involved.

Have a Matric Dance or special occasion coming up? Want to look unforgettable Let Uplift help you to create your couture look!

How does it work?

Find your dream formal dress in 4 easy steps

1 – measure yourself to check your size category 

2 – browse dresses in your size and request quotes on your selection

3-  book an appointment to try your dress on and have it fitted perfectly

4 – Book your dress and walk confidently into your function, knowing that you embody couture!

Uplift’s promise to you is to do everything we can to help you find your dream dress, fit it to you, and send you to your function looking and feeling like the best version of you!

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Experience what confidence feels like, look incredible on your big day, and and have memories you can be proud of forever.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We offer an in house alteration service. Each dress will be advised accordingly, but we will do whatever we can to ensure that the dress fits you perfectly for the function.

Alterations are charged for separately and will be quoted on when you come in for the fitting.

It’s best to bring one or two pairs of heels that you would wear. Or are of a similar height to those you will wear to the function or Matric Dance. It’s advisable to bring any suppression panties and/pr the underwear you would wear.

A deposit will be taken upon the rental of your dress on top of the rental fee. This deposit may be used to deduct from should the dress have any damage that needs to be repaired.

Please note that if the dress is damaged to the point that it is no longer wearable, your full deposit will be used to refund the owner for the cost of her gown.

Please understand that dresses need to be cleaned to check if all stains are able to come out before the deposit can be refunded. In light of this, allow for 2 to 3 days before the refund can be processed.

Uplift will clean the dress as part of our service.

The hiring time is 4 days. YOu are responsible for both collection and return of your rented dress.

Each additional day above the allocated 4 days will be charged at R250 per day.

You can, but if you choose to do so we cannot guarantee the fit.

Uplift will repair any damages to the dress we rent out for you.

We will agree in the contract for renting out your dress, to a replacement value. Should your dress be irreparable, Uplift will pay you out in full for this agreed to value.

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