Need a spectacular dress for a special event, like a wedding, holiday party or a fancy night out? Forget spending hundreds or even thousands.

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While talking music with a soon-to-be bride and her sister for her upcoming wedding, the bride's sister mentioned something to me I'd never heard of before. She wasn't going to spend a lot of money on a dress she might only wear once. She didn't want to go to store after store and risk not finding anything.

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She found her dress using the website Rent The Runway. She picked out her dress, rented it for 4 days, and after she wears it to her sister's wedding, she'll put it back the package it arrived in and send it back for free. I asked, "what happens if it doesn't fit." She said, "they send me 2 different sizes for no additional cost." She told me you can even rent for unlimited days and send it back when you want.

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And let me tell you now that I've taken a  look at their website. They have every kind of dress you could need:

  • Black tie event
  • Holiday party
  • Little black dress party
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Rent The Runway can be shopped by designer or by store. And not only dresses, they also rent clothing and accessories. And they'll give you a 20% discount on your first order.