Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Rent the Runway dresses under $100 to wear to a wedding

Shout out to Kate for this idea!
My wedding is coming up in July and people have been asking me what to wear.
Instead of giving general guidelines like no white and semi-formal, I can just pick out what I want everyone to wear instead.

Let's imagine that no one wants to spend more than $100 on renting a dress for my wedding.

And let's stick to the no white (and no champagne or silver or close to white) and no black rules, and rule out most patterns as well since I like solids better.
My dream is that my guests will look like a beautiful bouquet of flowers.

Remember, July = HOT so lets go with short but not mini, and nothing too heavy.

Here are my picks:

$75 ML Monique Lhullier Even After Dress rental
It's a pretty summer yellow and a deep V neck that manages not to be too revealing and lets you wear a bra. The scalloped lace on the bottom is sweet.

$65 Trina Turk Kelly to my Green dress rental
The sleek lines of this dress would look great on a sporty figure or someone with wider shoulders. The A line skirt hides hips too. The keyhole neck is a cute detail that allows your chest to breathe a little but doesn't interfere with bra lines.

$65 Badgley Mischka Green Royal Standard dress rentalThis dress is a universally flattering shape, with the gathered waist and V neck. The color is a pretty teal that would look good on any skin tone, too.

$50 Lilly Pulitzer Flowers of Venice dress rental
I am usually not a fan of floral prints OR strapless dresses, but this dress somehow combines both and remains totally cute.

$50 Tibi Coral Paradise dress rental
This dress is fluttery and light looking, perfect for a hot day. The light coral color looks good on both blondes and brunettes.

$90 Theia Hybrid Rose Tea dress rental
The wide portrait collar is great for ladies with larger busts, and creates a very nice hourglass shape with the nipped in waist and the full skirt.

$75 David Meister Lady in Red dress rental
The right kind of sexy!

$50 Trina Turk Purple Bow Shoulder dress rental
This pretty one shoulder dress is nice because one whole arm and armpit are free to sweat away in the heat. Actually this dress would look great on Kate so let's forget I was talking about armpits.

$75 Badgley Mischka Midnight Glamour dress rental
The navy blue and sequins on this dress are very elegant. I think this dress could be a winner for a ton of different occasions.

$75 Nicole Miller Do the Dance dress rental
Lacy and swingy, with cap sleeves and a sweetheart neckline. Cute and pretty.

And now lets look at some dresses that I DO NOT want you to wear to my wedding:

It's like you barfed ruffles down the front and then threw in a heinous pattern to boot.

No, this is not a funeral where you are trying to pick up the son of the deceased.
Take your mourning sexy style elsewhere.

Similarly, this will not be a street corner event, even though the ceremony will be outdoors. It will be by a lake, not the freeway.

This just makes me want to see that other leg. Whatchya hiding under there, Heather Mills?

Thanks, but I'll wear the wedding dress please.

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