The words "rent the runway" are music to my ears. It's the ideal situation for a gal on a budget — falling in love with a catwalk look , borrowing it for a day, then returning it to its rightful owner. Now I can do that with Rent the Runway . Dying to begin? First sign up  to be added to the wait list. Once you're in, peruse its A-list selection (Proenza Schouler, Matthew Williamson , Yigal Azrouel), get the dress in two different sizes, wear it, keep it for four or eight days, and send it back in a prepaid package without dry cleaning it. Trust me, there's some good stuff in there, and the prices don't sting ($50 to $200). Perfect for that holiday wedding  or office party!