Welcome to Lucida Boutique: a designer-dress hire boutique in Ballarat.

Hi, I’m Angela, Creator and Owner of Lucida Boutique.

Lucida is the name of the brightest star in the constellation.

I am here to help you shine bright.

In 2018, I was a new mum living most of my days in yoga pants and sloppy jumpers.  So when I got an invitation to a black-tie event, I was excited, but also completely overwhelmed.

Shopping for special-occasion wear was stressful; my body had changed, I needed to rediscover my style, we were a family on one salary, online shopping was a minefield of potential dress fails, I didn’t want to add another ‘worn-once’ outfit to my wardrobe, and I was becoming increasingly aware of the impact that discarded textiles were having on landfill.

So in 2019, I created what I needed.

Lucida Boutique is a beautiful and inviting space, where women can browse through an extensive and
ever-changing range of designer dresses. Women can be given styling advice and support to choose an outfit that makes them feel elegant, beautiful, and

Women hire the dress they choose, wear it to their special occasion and then return it to Lucida Boutique.

The process is personalised, stress-free, affordable and environmentally conscious.

"I want people to see the dress, but focus on the woman." —Vera Wang


  • Express Delivery

    Need an outfit in a hurry? Don't stress. We do next day delivery in most major cities and include a return satchel in every rental order.

  • Sustainable Focus

    We are passionate about helping to change the way fashion is consumed by supporting circular fashion and reducing a significant amount of textile waste from landfill, one dress at a time.

  • Try On's

    Visit our Ballarat Boutique during our open hours to browse and try on our range of designer dresses and accessories for hire. No need to make an appointment, walk in!