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The Best Rent The Runway Dresses For Bridesmaids

You’d think red lace and a plunging neck would be too much together, but somehow it’s so (so) right.
09/26/2017 09:23am ET | Updated September 26, 2017

“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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V-NECK

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)

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STRAPLESS

Slightly more casual, yes, but a midi silhouette is pretty much universally flattering.

Shoshanna ($60 to $80)

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KEYHOLE

Don’t be fooled by the high neck; this subtle cutout number is anything but prudish.

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HIGH-LOW

Perfect for showing off a standout pair of heels.

Allison Parris ($80 to $100)

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COWL BACK

Chic business in the front, equally chic party in the back.

Katie May ($70)

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JUMPSUIT

Not your average bridesmaid getup, but holy cow is this glam.

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TEA LENGTH

Casual but still refined… and just really pretty.

Tibi ($55 to $75)

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CROSS-NECK

Show off toned shoulders by pulling your hair back.

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ASYMMETRICAL

We’re imagining this look topped off with gold statement earrings, but that’s just us.

Elliatt ($30)

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CAP SLEEVE

A slightly more modest option, but no less elegant.

Slate & Willow ($70 to $90)

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CAPE SLEEVE

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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LONG SLEEVES

Lace solves the whole “but aren’t long sleeves too covered-up?” question.

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FLORAL

Garden party nuptials, anyone?

Marchesa Notte ($135 to $150)

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GRECIAN

Millennial pink: still trending.

Adrianna Papell ($35 to $55)

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CONVERTIBLE

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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