Evening Dress Shops Vienna. You have just bought those Vienna ball
or gala dinner tickets and are ready to implement the dress code. Where do you look first?
Take your old dress with you? Buy or rent?
Vienna's top dress shops can compete head on head in style with the great European ateliers,
and you get so much more for your money here. See my favourite dress shops for inspiration.
Many travellers buy or rent evening wear to attend Vienna balls.
Many of the best evening dresses are available at couture and fashion shops, such as international success story and Viennese label Michèl Mayer.
If you are looking to rent an evening dress during the main ball season, make sure you contact your chosen shop as early as possible, as the each dress is usually fitted with the customer and as demand for rental dresses is huge.
Best Evening Dress Shops to Buy
Evening dress shops Vienna The rich silk fabrics, textiles and accessories shop INDIA is my secret evening dress heaven. Though it is not one of the main evening dress shops Vienna ball attendees will almost certainly make great finds here.
My emerald green long embroidered evening dress is still absolutely stunning. The shop stores rich silk fabrics, and a small but beautiful selection of evening dresses and ball gowns at affordable prices. Some of them have a distinct Indian flavour but most look like just simply sophisticated. INDIA evening dresses are boutique style and not availalbe in large quantities, which will likely save you from unwanted partner looks with strangers.
Location: Strobelgasse 2, A-1010 Vienna (rear corner of St. Stephen's Square right in the centre)
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10:30am to 6.30pm; Saturday 10:30am to 6pm
Evening dress shops Vienna Bulgaria-born Viennese designer Anelia Peschev manages to use Viennese and South Eastern European influences
in her creations without turning them into kitsch.
She dresses the good and the great of Viennese society, from politicians to TV and show celebrities and Miss Austria's.
Most of her dresses are inspired by Austrian fin de siècle designs (Jugendstil).
In many of her softly flowing silky robes you will recognise the spirit of Gustav Klimt artwork (especially his female portraits), Koloman Moser graphic prints and Josef Hoffmann architecture.
Location: Plankengasse 3; A- 1010 Vienna
Evening dress shops Vienna Elfenkleid is a boutique dress maker with a fast growing reputation in Vienna. The designer duo Sandra and Annette focus on soft flowing fabrics and specialise in wedding and evening dresses. Their black and white edition, which also includes dresses in other colours, is fabulous and ready to wear. If you have more time when you are in Vienna, you can also get your very own dress made for you.
Location: Margarethenstrasse 39, 3-4; A- 1040 Vienna
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 11am to 6pm
Evening dress shops Vienna Don't be misled by Flossmann's focus on wedding dresses. Being one of the traditional evening dress shops Vienna family business Flossmann has well over a hundred festive gowns in store that you can buy or rent. Most of the dresses hug your body beautifully and come in strong colours and quality materials.
Make sure you go for a long dress (till the ankles at least) if you attend a ball, as most dress codes require this.
Location: Riemergasse 11; A- 1010 Vienna
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm; Saturday 9am to 12pm.
Evening dress shops Vienna Balina Joppich is a large evening wear department store.
Their hundreds of evening dresses come in all colours, shapes and styles, from classic simple to extravagant,
and are worth sifting through if you are looking for value for money.
Long evening dresses start at EUR 100.
Location: Mariahilfer Strasse 92; A-1070 Vienna
Opening hours: Monday to Wednesday 9.30am to 6.30pm; Thursday and Friday 9:30am to 8pm; Saturday 9.30am to 6pm
Balina's separate trend store for young fashion and extravagant evening wear is just a few metres from their flagship store.
Opening hours Monday to Wednesday 10am to 6.30pm; Thursday and Friday 10am to 8pm; Saturdsay 10am to 6pm
Best Evening Dress Shops to Rent
ART for ART
Evening dress shops Vienna ART for ART are Austria's exclusive fitters for the Austrian federal theatres (Vienna State Opera, Wiener Volksoper, Burgtheater, and Akademietheater) and have served international clients such as the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Theâtre des Champs Elysées Paris or Zurich's State Opera. ART for ART also sponsored the fashion show at the 2011 Life Ball. The designers from D'Squared, who ran the fashion show, delved deep into the costume fund. Luckily, private people like you and me are also able to rent their evening dress from ART for ART's more than 250.000 costumes and ball gowns from their Costume Collection.
Location: Montleartstrasse 6-8; A-1140 Vienna
Opening hours: by arrangement
Evening dress shops Vienna Kleiderverleih Rottenberg is one of the traditional bridal and evening wear rental evening dress shops Vienna has to offer, stocking a good assortment of evening dresses, tuxedos and tailcoats. Their service has a good reputation and their staff ensures each dress is well fitted with the customer. An evening dress can be rented for EUR 120 to EUR 150, a tuxedo inc. accessories for around EUR 160 and a tailcoat inc. accessories for around EUR 225. Prices include fitting and dry cleaning. A down payment for dresses and suits from around EUR 100 is required.
Location: Porzellangasse 8; A-1090 Vienna
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm; Saturday 9am to 12pm; in January and February the shop also opens on Mondays.