DRESSES FOR WEDDING GUESTS
Stylish looks you can rent for their big day
How many weddings are you going to this summer and fall? Since you won’t want to wear the same dress to each one—after all they’ll be a bunch of snaps and Instagram posts to keep track of who wore what—you can rent instead of buy the latest designer looks for a fraction of the retail prices. Rent the Runway is an obvious place to look, but Vow to Be Chic, a bridesmaid rental site, also has some stylish designer dresses that no one would ever know was meant to be worn by bridesmaids and maids of honor. Here are 7 stylish, and in some cases sexy, looks you can rent today for weddings this summer and fall:
CASUAL DAYTIME WEDDINGS
This versatile (yes, it’s a bridesmaid) dress can be worn to a daytime wedding. In classic, flattering colors (navy, blush and champagne), the Union dress by Joanna August has an off-the-shoulder neckline, which is the look of the summer. Available for rent at VowToBeChic.com for $95.
UPSTATE GARDEN WEDDINGS
Summer weddings are a perfect excuse to bring out the floral. The Light Blue Monte Dress by Cynthia Steffe will keep you looking and feeling cool during a reception in the summer sun, and is a stunning look for an outdoor garden wedding. Available for rent at RentTheRunway.com for $45.
EVENING AND BLACK-TIE WEDDINGS
This high-low dress, Olivia by Jenny Yoo, is so chic no one would ever guess that it’s technically a bridesmaid dress. With a wrap-style skirt and flirty bow at the back of the neck you’ll be one of the #bestdressed ladies in the ballroom! Available at VowToBeChic.com for $90.
COUNTRY EVENING WEDDINGS
With a halter neckline, cut outs on the side and open back, the Lilac Crossed Dress by Halston Heritage is super sexy. Not formal enough for a black-tie wedding, you can wear it if your date is in a suit, but not a tux, and most guests are opting for non-floor-length gowns. Available at RentTheRunway.com for $75.
CITY EVENING WEDDINGS
Yes, this red-hot look is bound to make an impression, but we don’t think you’ll be taking anything away from the bride. The Cherry Red Lace Halter Dress by Cynthia Rowley can be worn to a daytime or evening affair, but we wouldn’t recommend it for a formal, black-tie wedding. Available for rent at RentTheRunway.com for $75.
FORMAL WEDDING IN THE HAMPTONS
Heading out East this summer for a wedding or two? Rent the Dahlia Watercolor Gown by Pamella by Pamella Roland for the one that starts after 6pm. This light-as-air floor-length gown will flow beautifully in the cool evening breeze. Available at RentTheRunway.com for $120.
BLACK-TIE INDOORS OR OUT
Leave the black gown hanging in the closet and party in this bright pink and orange Lovely Duo Gown by Jill Jill Stuart. Elegant and fun, this high-neck bodice has an open back that makes it fun and sexy whether you’re partying in a ballroom, backyard or near the beach. Available at RentTheRunway.com for $100.