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Affordable, Designer Dresses for Prom

2014-04-15



CARMEN MARC VALVO All Eyes On You Gown
CARMEN MARC VALVO Couture Ruffle Gown

As you know, social media law states that you can’t wear your prom dress more than once. Still, most worthwhile dresses are pricey, so it can be frustrating for people who can’t afford a good one or have multiple proms to attend. Believe it or not, there’s actually a solution to this problem. I’d like to introduce you to your new best friend (and possibly your new addiction): Rent the Runway.

Rent the Runway is exactly what it sounds like. The brand finds designer dresses and accessories and rents them out at affordable prices. So, for example, the dress pictured above is valued at $745, but you can rent it for $70 in regular, long, or petite sizes (the plus-size version is $90). Does that sound too good to be true? Well, it gets better (seriously). You have the option to pick out a second free size to ensure that the dress really does fit, and you can hold it for 4 days (or pay extra to have it for 8) so you have time to actually wear the thing. Returns are free as well. If you’re worried about damaging the dress, you can purchase insurance for $5. Since prom isn’t until June, you can schedule to have the dress delivered on a future date.

On RentTheRunway.com, you can see every angle of the dress pictured on each model, but they also have tons of user pictures that have been submitted. You can actually see what the dress looks like in “real life,” along with tons of reviews. It’s pretty much a win-win brand that’s both incredibly affordable and eco-friendly. You deserve to feel like a princess on your big day–get your dream dress now.