Rent the Runway has long since surpassed the level of little-known-secret — it reached the point of full-out phenomenon a while ago. And while we don't have the data to support it, we're willing to wager the site sees a lot of action for New Year's Eve. As such, we're here to remind you that now might be the best time to shop and reserve to make sure you get the party frock you're after . . . before it gets swiped by a swifter renter. From sophisticated black-tie to ready-to-rage, click through to see our recommendations.
New Year's Eve 2013 is right around the corner — what will you be wearing when the clock strikes midnight? Make your celebration extraspecial this year with our glamorous picks from Rent the Runway featuring chic and elegant dresses for wherever the night might take you. Make a showstopping statement in Hervé Léger's red fit-and-flare silhouette, Zac Posen's flirty organza dress, or Calvin Klein's elegant gown. Peruse our complete edit below for more timeless options.
It's no coincidence that hearts are one of Moschino's mainstays! We've gotten our first peek at the label's six-piece capsule collection for Rent the Runway, and we're feeling nothing short of passion. In an exclusive video, first assistant to the creative director Bill Shapiro explains, "the symbols kind of help us bring everything back home. It's a way of sort of reminding us where we are" — a fitting sentiment as Moschino prepares for a new era with just-announced Creative Director Jeremy Scott.
Of the heart in particular, Shapiro elaborates that the symbol has been so iconic for the label throughout its 30-year history "because we are so lucky to be doing something we love." Something we love is this collection. Just in time for the holidays, the assortment includes flirty red party dresses and embellished LBDs. With so many adorable options to choose from, we're with Shapiro when he imagines, "I love the idea that instead of buying one of our dresses . . . we're going to rent all five. And show up at different parties with different looks."
The Mrs. Carter World Tour is shaping up to be quite the fashionable affair. On top of Beyoncé's custom costumes, designed by the likes of Kenzo, Emilio Pucci, and Givenchy — and her tour's eponymous line of concert-inspired tees — Rent the Runway is honoring her tour by debuting a boutique of dresses and accessories, specially curated by Beyoncé herself. Dresses by Nanette Lepore, Moschino, Versace, and Erin Fetherston — just to name a few — and a colorful lineup of sparkling baubles have all become Beyoncé-approved must-have items to style the perfect night out. Shop the entire selection online, and see our favorite items from the boutique, here in the gallery.
- Presenting our current favorite fashion meme: Skate Moss. [BuzzFeed]
- Karolina Kurkova didn't let her stilettos and leather pants stop her from break-dancing with the Knicks City Kids backstage at the Today show. [Page Six]
- This is what a color-field diagram of the Fall 2013 collections looks like. [Fashionista]
- Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte will be honored by the Art Institute of Chicago with its Legend of Fashion award. [WWD]
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If you don't yet have a Rent the Runway account (it's free!), then now is the perfect time to sign up. That's because one of our favorite veteran designers, Donna Karan, has designed an exclusive capsule collection for the retailer that debuted today. The line features three gowns and one cocktail-perfect dress, which retail for $1,995 to $2,995 — but rent for $275 to $400. So you can get all the sophisticated glamour of Donna Karan's exclusive collection without committing to the big-ticket price — that's what we like to call smart shopping. Head inside for a complete look at Donna Karan for Rent the Runway, then start borrowing the one(s) that speak to your style.
Online shopping continued to rock our fashion socks off in 2012. Our new favorite sites in 2012 included Club Monaco, which debuted its ecommerce portion in March; Uniqlo, which opened a US ecommerce site in October; J.Crew Factory, which also got started up in October; Aritzia, which debuted at the end of November; as well as Moda Operandi and Rent the Runway. We loved Club Monaco's sleek look and even sleeker designs, Uniqlo's minimalistic aesthetic, Moda Operandi's fabulous access to preorder covetable designer wear (and now buy in-season as well), J.Crew Factory's amazing discounts, Rent the Runway for allowing us to borrow, not buy, designer dresses, and Aritzia for finally bringing its must-have Vancouver designs to America. So now it's time to vote. Which online retailer do you think deserves the retailer of the year award?
With street-style paparazzi in full force, Fashion Week is all about bringing out your style A-game. That said, our adorable FabSugarTV host Allison McNamara visited the Rent the Runway showroom in NYC to check out all of its amazing designer dresses and accessories to help her prepare for a fashionable week. While it was hard narrowing it down, we think she culled some gorgeous picks — like the perfect little red dress from Z Spoke and pretty peplums from Proenza Schouler — see her in action now.
That's a wrap on the 2012 award season! We're still basking in the excitement from the huge Oscars weekend that closed out more than two months of red carpets, parties, and star-studded events. We blew out our award season coverage more than ever and we had some help to look the part from our friends at Rent the Runway and RevolveClothing.com over the weekend. Rent the Runway dressed our PopSugar and BuzzSugar editors for Oscars night in designers like Narciso Rodriguez, David Meister, and Halston Heritage. The morning after, we were up bright and early to share all the insider details from Hollywood's biggest nights and we were decked in cute tops thanks to Revolve. Check out what we wore!
Big thanks to our friends at Rent the Runway for getting our PopSugar editors red carpet ready this award season. We were decked out in gorgeous gowns, fabulous minis, and showstopping sparkly numbers for the People's Choice, Critics' Choice, and Golden Globe awards so far. In designer labels ranging from Proenza Schouler to Milly, we were ready to make this our best award season yet. Check out our Rent the Runway picks in dresses and jewelry and don't forget to check out the site before your next big event.