Yesterday I made it onto the blog of Girl Meets Dress where I showcased my top five cocktail dresses from their wonderful range. I think Girl Meets Dress and similar websites are a brilliant opportunity to style a wonderful designer ensemble at a fraction of the retail price. I considered renting a dress to wear for my graduation but never got round to doing so, so I hope one day in the near future I will be invited to an event where wearing a designer frock would be an absolute treat. I, like many others I'm sure, would love to buy into designer wear but my budget sadly doesn't allow me to. I think it's not very economical for me to spend such an extortionate amount of money on one dress when a) I get bored with clothes very easily and b) my weight is up and down like a yoyo. There are of course times when designer statement pieces are a very good idea, especially if it is something that you know is going to always be on trend, or that can be styled very effortlessly. I own a Yves Saint Laurent smoking jacket, and although not bought brand new, I know I will always be able to pull it out for posh, dressy occasions. The only downside to renting a dress is that once you've worn the dress and sent it back, other than a few obligatory photographs, there is nothing to show for your money.
Girl Meets Dress have a really nice selection of clothing from a variety of designers, I was really quite impressed. Here are some of my favourites, mainly from the likes of Marc Jacobs and Alice and Olivia (After I visited the stores in NYC I absolutely fell head-over-heels in love).
Have you ever rented a designer dress? What hat are your thoughts?