Perfect prom for the perfect price


ERIN TETTONI, Staff Writer

Prom season is approaching and many girls have already started looking for, and even buying, their prom dresses. For those of you who haven’t found your dress, you may be even luckier than your more motivated classmates.

“Rent the Runway” is an online service which offers rental designer dresses for not only prom, but for any event; casual or formal with discounted prices. This website allows girls to find good quality dresses without the expenses that come with buying a dress.

“I would have used this website,” said senior Erica Lane who has already bought her dress. “My friend used it and she was able to order a bunch of dresses with the ability to return the ones she didn’t want.”

Let’s face it, you’re only going to wear this dress once or twice, so why would you want to spend upwards of $200 for a dress that you’re only going to wear for a few hours? “Rent the Runway” is a great alternative and you can even return your prom dress for free. Even better, you decide when you return the dress.

Not only does this website offer dresses, one can also rent accessories such as jewelry, scarves, sunglasses and handbags.

“I have not heard about this website before,” said Junior Rachel Alexander. “It’s stupid to buy a really expensive dress that you’re going to wear for only one night, especially if you can get one of the same quality that’s less expensive.”

“It’s cheaper and it saves you the anxiety of going into a dress store and dealing with the pushy people that work there,” said Lane.

Rent the Runway will also take care of any cleaning that needs to be done. This unique company has locations all over the U.S. including Chicago, Washington D.C., New York City, and Las Vegas.

Interested in this website? With your first order you can get 20% off of your purchase. Don’t waste your money on overpriced dresses, through Rent the Runway you can find your dream dress but have some extra money perhaps to buy a new pair of shoes.