Get the Red-Carpet Look by Renting Designer Dresses Online

Website is like Netflix for fashion

By Kim Baldonado
|  Sunday, Feb 27, 2011  |  Updated 5:38 PM PDT
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RentTheRunway.com carries more than 125,000 dresses from 120 designers, all available for rent at 10 percent of the retail price.

RentTheRunway.com carries more than 125,000 dresses from 120 designers, all available for rent at 10 percent of the retail price.

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We can't all afford to look like the celebs on the red carpet, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for cheap knock-offs.

RentTheRunway.com carries more than 125,000 dresses from 120 designers, all available for rent at 10 percent of the retail price.

"We dry clean the dress, and you send it back to us in a pre-stamped return envelope that you could just pop into any mailbox," says Jennifer Hyman, co-founder and CEO of RentTheRunway.com.

David Meister, Badgely Mishka, Escada and Trina Turk are among the designers to choose from. Rental prices start at $50 for four days. The cost goes up if you want to keep the dress for eight days.

For that wedding, reunion or big date coming up, this is a way to get a high-end look without spending a lot of money on something you'll probably only wear once.

If you shy away from buying clothes online because you're not sure it will fit, don't worry. This website will allow you to order two sizes of the same dress at no extra charge. 

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