Each New Year's Eve afternoon, I inexplicably find myself trolling the floor at Saks or Bloomie's in a quest for the perfect dress for the evening. Then, hundreds of dollars later, I find myself at home with a dress that I like, but don't love, and that I'm destined never to wear again. This year, though, I'm destined for a more relaxing and inexpensive afternoon thanks to Rent the Runway, who are offering a one-time only special on select dresses and accessories with rental prices starting at just $20.14 in celebration of the New Year.
In the dedicated shop, you'll find designer dresses and accessories with rental prices of $20.14, $30.14 or $40.14 and delivery dates from now through December 31st. Designers in the mix include Nicole Miller (above, my choice, the All Laced Up dress for $30.14), Tracy Reese, Shoshanna, and Haute Hippie, among others - but move fast if you're so inclined, there's already a rapidly diminishing supply in select sizes.
If you've never rented from Rent the Runway, never fear - they've got dresses for every imaginable occasion, style and size and the vast majority of my rentals have gone off without a hitch. Pro tip: Make sure you take the time to read the reviews and peruse the user-generated galleries associated with almost every dress on site - there you'll get an unbiased take on style, fabric, fit and more.