Sultry Safari Dress
Rental: $75, Retail: $445
You want to knock ’em dead at that glam summer wedding you’re attending, and you know just the dress that’ll do it: a slinky, one-shoulder number from Haute Hippie.
It costs $445.
Your budget would explode.
Unless you could find a way to get it for, oh… $75.
You can—if you’re willing to send it back when the reception ends.
Just rent that designer dream from Rent the Runway, which features high-end dresses and accessories from 125-plus designers, for a fee that’s about 90% off retail prices. Every dress is freshly cleaned and looks like new.
How it works:
|Find a dress you love. Browse categories like Summer Beach Wedding and Black-Tie Affair.|
|Select your size (and one free alternate size), and make sure it’s available when you need it. (Caveat: RTR only carries up to size 12/size L.) Order it to arrive 1–2 days before|
|the event. Your rental fee covers four days, or eight for a higher fee.|
|Rock it and return it. RTR includes prepaid envelopes and takes care of the dry-cleaning. You don’t even have to worry about a Champagne stain: The $5 insurance charge covers any “oops.”|
Now snap up that dress—and do your best not to show up the bride.