Dear Lyla offers fuss-free return/exchange for any reasons. You may make a return/exchange request for your purchase within 14 days from the date of receipt of your items.

For return/exchange via mailing, you will have to mail out the item(s) to us within 7 days from receiving our return/exchange request approval. For return/exchange via meet-up appointment, you will have to schedule a date that is within 7 days from receiving our return/exchange request approval for the meet-up (subjected to Dear Lyla's availability).
*Requests for returns and exchanges thereafter will not be entertained.

Exchange/return items meet the following conditions to be eligible for returns and exchange:
  1. Items are unworn, unwashed, unaltered and with its tags intact.
  2. Items are in their original packaging.
If you return an item that does not meet our exchange/return conditions, we reserve the right to reject the return and any request for a store credit refund.

  • For regular priced items purchased without discount codes OR items purchased with subscriber discount code (mailing list) or store credits, you may choose to return or exchange for any item in our store.

    For exchanges, the following conditions apply:

    • If the replacement item of choice is of a lower value, the remaining value will be reimbursed as store credits.
    • If the exchange item is of a higher value, you will have to pay the difference. We will send you an email with the payment instructions when we receive the item.
    • If your desired size or colour is no longer available, we will inform you and reimburse you with store credits.

    For returns, reimbursement will be in the form of store credits which has no expiry. Store credits cannot be used in combination with any other discount codes. There is strictly no cash refunds.

    *Do note that if you return all items of an order, you will be charged a fee of SGD3.50 to cover the initial free standard courier shipping which we had provided you. For express shipping at $1.88, a total amount of SGD2.60 will be charged to cover the partial shipping fee absorbed by Dear Lyla.

  • For items purchased with any discount codes other than subscriber discount code (items must not be in "Sale" category), you may choose to exchange for a different design or different size of the same item (subject to item’s availability).

  • For items in "Sale" category, you can only exchange for a different size of the same item (subject to item’s availability).

*Note: Sale items and items purchased with discount codes are strictly non-returnable for store credits (provided the item is defective - please see section on what is considered as a defect). Exchange is allowed for sale items or items purchased with discount code unless stated otherwise in the sales/promo code terms and conditions.

Dear Lyla offers one-time free return/exchange for our Singapore and Malaysia customers (*As of 25th Jan 2pm, Malaysia orders will not be included) who purchased 4 or more items in an order (items must not be in ‘Sale’ category and items must not be purchased with discount codes). Otherwise, cost of returns and exchange shipments of these items would have to be covered by the customer. Alternatively, you may also opt for exchange via appointment to save on mailing cost. Do note that if you return all items of an order, you will be charged a fee of SGD3.50 to cover the initial free standard shipping which we had provided you.

If the reason for return/exchange is due to incorrect or defective item, Dear Lyla will bear the cost of all shipments. Please see “Product Defects” tab for more information on what is considered a defect. Please email us with pictures of the issue at and we will do our best to resolve the issue for you.

Exchanges can only be done once for each item and the exchange will be final after it has been processed.

Purchase of intimates, swimwear, accessories, bags, gift cards are final and cannot be returned or exchanged.

Submit your exchange and return request here (excluding incorrect/defective items):

Return & Exchange Form

When your request is approved, you may opt for either returning the items via mailing or appointment.

For returns/exchange via mailing:

  1. Pack the item in its original packaging. You may reuse our Dear Lyla polymailer which is resealable for your convenience.
  2. Send your parcel to the address provided in our email using a delivery method that allows tracking.
  3. Drop us an email with the parcel tracking number to keep us informed of your return parcel.

*Do note that you are responsible for the item until it reaches us and kindly retain all proof of mailing until an acknowledgement has been sent from us that we have received your return parcel.

For returns/exchange via appointment:

  1. We will contact you to set an appointment for the return/exchange. However, do note that this arrangement is strictly by appointment and location and time of appointment would be subjected to the availability of Dear Lyla.

*Do note that Dear Lyla would not be liable for the transportation charges incurred by you for this method of return/exchange.

If we accept your return, we will reimbursement the store credits to you within 7 days from the day we receive your return item.

*NOTE:For exchange of items purchased with discount code, we will inform you if the item you wish to exchange to is unavailable on the day we receive your return parcel. In the case it becomes unavailable, you will have to exchange to another item.

As for exchange of items purchased at regular price, you may either select another item to exchange to or opt for reimbursement in the form of store credits. (*Do note that store credits do no have expiry date but it cannot be used with other discount codes.)

A defective merchandise is defined as an item that has manufacturer defects at the point of receipt such as stains that affect the outer appearance of the clothing and is obvious when worn (before washing), holes, pills, missing buttons or spoilt zippers which are unable to be zipped or unzipped.

Due to the nature of some fabric such as linen or fabrics with textures, there may be some streaks/slight stains/specks of fabric on the items. However, this is not considered a defect.

Minor variations in measurement - within 0.5 inches (measured when item is laid flat and untouched), is not considered a defect as our items are all mass manufactured by hand. You are responsible for ensuring that your sizing measurements are accurate.

Slight colour deviations are also not considered defect as colours may appear different under different lighting.

*Sales items may have slight defects like small scratch or small stain that are unnoticeable and negligible when worn are strictly not returnable and can only be exchanged to a different size of the same item.

If you believe you have received a defective item, please inform us within 7 days of receiving the item by emailing us at with your order number and a photograph of the defect. We will get back to you as soon as possible to resolve the issue. Dear Lyla will cover the cost of returns and exchange for defective products.

For returns and exchange of defective items, the items have to meet the following conditions:

  1. Items are unworn, unwashed, unaltered and with its tags intact.
  2. Items are in their original packaging.

In the event that you request for exchange, if the replacement piece is no longer in-stock, we will reimburse you with store credits.