Luxe For Less: Renting The Perfect Party Outfit

I love a good party: flowing champagne, rockin’ dance tunes, and the perfect opportunity to show off a fancy outfit. But even with a closet full of cocktail dresses, I still have nothing to wear. Bored with last year’s dress, and too frugal to shell out hundreds of dollars for a new one, I always find myself scrounging to find something decent to wear.So when I discovered the world of luxury rentals, I wanted to jump for joy. Men have been renting tuxedos for years; why shouldn’t I be able to rent my favorite Proenza Schouler runway look? For some women, leasing luxury items makes more fiscal (and sartorial) sense than purchasing them. Fashion seasons are notoriously short, so what’s de rigueur now will be passé in six months. My motto? Invest in classic pieces; borrow more experimental styles. Like a knight and his suit of armor, all women need is a killer dress, bag, and jewels to feel glamorously invincible. Luckily, you don’t have to drain your savings account to treat yourself to the best. Read more