In April, during a particularity hectic few weeks that included a trip to Switzerland, a springtime illness, and weeks worth of shows and events during New York bridal fashion week I found myself in dire need of something to wear not only for a party our editorial director, Darcy, was hosting for Mark Ingram's 10th anniversary, but also for my grandparent's 60th anniversary fete a few days later.
Desperate for a few new frocks but short on time and money, my co-worker, Carrie, suggested that I try Rent The Runway. I was a bit skeptical as I consider myself very picky, but left with nary another option, I decided to give it a chance.
Pleasantly surprised by the section, I chose a lemon yellow dress by Sachin & Babi for Mark Ingram's party and a metallic gray dress from Tracy Reese for my grandparent's party. The dresses were delivered promptly and in pristine condition, and since they allow you to rent each style in two sizes, I didn't have to worry about them not fitting.
While renting your wedding dress would be an insane idea, I think renting your rehearsal dinner or morning-after brunch frock is genius. Not only will it save you money on your budget (more cash for shoes!), you are also saving yourself time and a bit of hassle. (It's a good option for wedding guests too.)
Heck, why not rent a dress or two for your honeymoon while your at it?
In the yellow Sachin & Babi dress at the Mark Ingram event with dress designer Rita Vinieris of Rivini.
With my sisters in the gray metallic frock by Tracy Reese.