Where To Shop For Your Son Or Daughter’s Matric Dance


To make the matric farewell planning a little less stressful, we went in search of evening and formal attire boutiques. Here are our top spots to shop for your son or daughter’s matric dance.

Divas by Design

Specialising in everything “evening wear”, book your fitting appointment with Divas by Design to search for your perfect matric farewell gown. This boutique works on an appointment-only basis – which means you’ll get their undivided attention and the chance to view all the dresses in your own time. They’ve got a large collection of stunning and affordable dresses in every style, (from little black dresses and cocktail dresses to dresses embellished with sequins and lace), colour and length.

Bride & Co

For that special occasion, you want the perfect dress to make you feel like a princess, so why not visit Bride & Co? If you’re looking for something short, rather than the traditional long dress, then choose from their selection of cute cocktail dresses. Or, if traditional is what you want, then browse through their huge variety of long dresses available in many different styles and colours. Make sure you book a fitting to avoid disappointment.

Simri Bridal Boutique

Want to bring the sketched dress of your dreams to life? Bring your ideas to Simri Bridal Boutique, so they can make your dream dress for you, to hire or buy at affordable prices. Or choose from their selection of bright and vibrant dresses. There’s also an on-site seamstress available to discuss any design requirements that you may have in mind. Book an appointment now!

The Dress Suit

This one is for the guys! The Dress Suit offers gentlemen an outstanding selection of tuxedos, tails, formal wear and accessories (cumber bands, waistcoats, cufflinks and handkerchiefs) for hire. Choose from designer suits from Christian Dior and Yves St Laurent, and have them tailored by their experienced tailors to find that perfect fit. There is also a made-to-measure service available if you are looking for something different.

Just Gowns

If you’re looking to hire a dress to party the night away on the long-awaited night of your matric farewell, then look no further. With an extensive range of dresses to suit your shape and size (available from sizes 6 to 18), including Faviana and Jovani dresses from New York, Just Gowns offers you stunning dresses to “borrow, party, and return“. To ensure no one shows up in the same dress as you at your matric farewell, they house a policy to not allow an identical hire dress to be duplicated at your matric farewell (when booking through them). Trying on dresses and fittings is by appointment only, so book your space!

J.J. Schoeman 

For bespoke and custom-made designer dresses, J.J. Schoeman’s is the place to go. Offering dazzling jaw-dropping options, all among the more simpler and elegant designs, your daughter might be slightly star-stuck and torn on which dress to pick. Best still, the dresses are timeless, so even after matric dance is done and dusted, your daughter could still wear it for a future gala or ball.

Know of other great spots to shop for your son or daughter’s matric dance not mentioned above? Let us know below!

Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.

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