Summer is almost here, meaning it’s every girl’s favorite time of the year: dress season! Weddings and bachelorette parties all require the perfect, and often expensive, frock. But with Facebook, Twitter and camera phones, it’s harder than ever to get away with re-wearing the same dress.
This season, borrow an idea from the fellas and don’t buy your formal-wear, rent it! Recessionistas rejoice because we are bringing you some fun and budget-friendly dress-rental options, perfect for indulging your “never wear the same dress twice” fantasy.
New York City (with delivery across the continental U.S.): Rent the Runway
Rent the Runway is one of the first and most well-known dress-rental services. They have a huge database of designer dresses and allow you to shop by designer (Herve Leger, pictured above) or occasion (first date, wedding guest). You can even get help from professional stylists through the website. Their renting fees start around $40, depending on the designer, and the rental time is about a week, max.
Although based in New York City, this company delivers dresses anywhere in the continental United States with return packaging and fare included. The coolest feature they offer is a free “back-up size” to ensure the best fit, for no extra cost!
See Shecky’s interview with Rent the Runway founders Jen and Jenny>
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