Once Worn Bridal

Book A Fitting
Congratulations on your engagement if you are the bride-to-be and thank you so much for wanting to include Once Worn Bridal in this beautiful journey of yours. We adore our sustainable bride tribe.

We would love to meet you for a fitting. 

We work by appointment and charge R350.00 for the fitting which will be 90mins.

In that time, you may fit up to 10 wedding gowns. You will have a trained stylist to help you find the perfect dress and be treated to cocktails with your bridal party. You will also be able to book a 30mins follow up fitting which will be free of charge.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you find your dream dress!

We do not keep a catalogue for a number of reasons. For one, our stock turns incredibly quickly and we get new dresses weekly. Some of the dresses have never been photographed as they are designer one off samples. In other cases, the client who is selling her dress may be very private about her wedding pics. When we do use pictures, we always use professional photography.

At any point in time, we have between 200 – 250 dresses in store that are carefully curated by a master stylist. These are balanced across styles and sizes. If you would like to get an idea of the type of dresses we will have in stock we would recommend looking at our Instagram page @once_worn_bridal which will give you a great idea of what we stock. We would also recommend going through our Google reviews which will give many first-hand accounts of our stock and the experience as a whole.

We sell pre-owned as well as sample dresses which are sold off the rack. We are a sustainable brand and care about the planet (hence the reselling of second hand dresses).

We are also passionate about supporting local designers and so we are the exclusive stockist of @rosakaroobridal. These dresses are incredibly well made and the price point is very competitive. We are in the unique position to see many of the top designers in the country, and Rosa Karoo Bridal are competing in the upper echelon of bridal couture. Please have a look at their Instagram page @rosakaroobridal to get an idea of what their dresses look like. We stock their full range as well as their veils.

Rosa Karoo Bridal dresses can be made to order. They are available to purchase, with rental options as well. The full collection is available to fit in our store. Their dresses can be made in any standard size. Lead times are 3-6 months but rush orders can be arranged.


We have the most beautiful range of gowns from @rosakaroobridal which are the only gowns that are available to rent.

The rest of the selection is available to purchase.

We work differently from other bridal stores because when you rent a gown from us we order a brand new dress for you that has never been worn before.

When the same wedding dress is rented out over and over again there is huge risk of permanent damage or alterations that can’t be undone leaving you disappointed and stressed, with little time to find an alternative before your big day.

We still plant a tree for your dress and after your wedding the dress is sold as a sample gown in our store.


Our stock is always changing so naturally prices do too.

We only accept high end bridal couture so you will never find cheap and nasty gowns in our Boutique. We sell pre-owned as well as sample dresses which are sold off the rack.

Our stock is always changing so naturally prices do too. Prices are around R 10 000 to R 95 000 with the majority being from R 15 000 to R 30 000.

We also stock a beautiful collection called @rosakaroobridal which are made-to-order from R 22 000 to R 35 000 to buy and are available to rent at 75% of the selling price. Rentals are all made brand new and then get sold as pre-owned after the wedding.

Pre-owned dresses sell for around 50% of their original price, new sample dresses from designers are at around 65% of their original price, so really big discounts!