“You’ll wear it again,” every bride tells her bridesmaids… but will they? Really? Honestly, the odds aren’t great. So why not consider frocks that can be rented for a fraction of the cost? Here, 15 fall and winter gowns, midis, jumpsuits and everything in between, all of which can be loaned out from good old Rent the Runway.
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You’d think red lace and a plunging neck would be too much together, but somehow it’s so (so) right.
LM Collection ($50 to $70)
Slightly more casual, yes, but a midi silhouette is pretty much universally flattering.
Shoshanna ($60 to $80)
Don’t be fooled by the high neck; this subtle cutout number is anything but prudish.
Erin Erin Fetherston ($55 to $75)
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Perfect for showing off a standout pair of heels.
Allison Parris ($80 to $100)
Chic business in the front, equally chic party in the back.
Katie May ($70)
Not your average bridesmaid getup, but holy cow is this glam.
Badgley Mischka ($95)
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Casual but still refined… and just really pretty.
Tibi ($55 to $75)
Show off toned shoulders by pulling your hair back.
Laundry by Shelli Segal ($40 to $60)
We’re imagining this look topped off with gold statement earrings, but that’s just us.
A slightly more modest option, but no less elegant.
Slate & Willow ($70 to $90)
Not to be confused with the aforementioned cap sleeves, a caped bridesmaid dress is dramatic and show-stopping (aka make sure the brides approves).
Jill Jill Stuart ($45 to $65)
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Lace solves the whole “but aren’t long sleeves too covered-up?” question.
ML Monique Lhuillier ($75)
Garden party nuptials, anyone?
Marchesa Notte ($135 to $150)
Millennial pink: still trending.
Adrianna Papell ($35 to $55)
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FYI, this gorge gown can be worn in 15 different ways (including as a halter or one-shoulder)—perfect for a bridal that wants variety with a hint of consistency.
Two Birds ($70)
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