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Affordable Designer Dresses

Updated on July 23, 2009

In this economy, it's hard to spend less on your wardrobe without looking cheap. Because of this, most women have come to the realization that dresses made by Dolce & Babbana or Vera Wang were only meant for people like Angelina Jolie, and Paris Hilton. Even so, there are going to be events that pop up in our lives that will require a particularly snazzy dress, one that makes you feel like a star yourself.

Even though the idea isn't so novel, it's still a little perplexing that women haven't caught onto this idea until now.  After years of renting tuxedos to men, women finally get in on the action. No longer requiring a stars paycheck, you can now shop for your favorite designer dresses and wear them without breaking the bank. 

There are places around the world that are popping up that will give you the opportunity to wear some of your favorite designs for a tiny fraction of what it would cost for you to buy it yourself.

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Sherri Hill S2029- Classic but fun! Sherrihill.comParis is wearing a Pink Blossom Dress that she bought from "Stop Staring."  That she paid $146.00 for Paris Hilton is wearing a Diane von Furstenberg dress.  She paid $385 Betsey Johnson Tiered Voile Ruffle Dress cost $385 Betseyjohnson.comThis Herve Leger Border Trim Knit Dress is available at Nordstoms
Sherri Hill S2029- Classic but fun!
Sherri Hill S2029- Classic but fun!
Paris is wearing a Pink Blossom Dress that she bought from "Stop Staring."  That she paid $146.00 for
Paris is wearing a Pink Blossom Dress that she bought from "Stop Staring." That she paid $146.00 for
Paris Hilton is wearing a Diane von Furstenberg dress.  She paid $385
Paris Hilton is wearing a Diane von Furstenberg dress. She paid $385
Betsey Johnson Tiered Voile Ruffle Dress cost $385
Betsey Johnson Tiered Voile Ruffle Dress cost $385
This Herve Leger Border Trim Knit Dress is available at Nordstoms
This Herve Leger Border Trim Knit Dress is available at Nordstoms

How to Rent Designer Dresses Online

The stars and fashion editors have been borrowing for years now, but finally someone has passed the secret on to us. Renting designer dresses online can be both fun and cost efficient if you know where to look. The concept is easy, and if you can save 90% off the retail price, who wouldn't want to be on on this new trendy way to shop? If you like the idea of renting your designer dresses online, then take a look at the online store listed below. You will find it both inexpensive and a pleasure to deal with.

Wear Today Gone Tomorrow- This is my favorite place to shop online. In order to take advantage of these wonderful designs, you must become a member. Only members will get to know the rental fees on certain items. No membership fee is required though, all you have to do is sign up online and you're in.


When you are signed up and ready to shop, and you have found something of interest, you will first be asked if you would like to buy the design. If you are interested in purchasing, then all you have to do is contact Wear Today Gone Tomorrow and find out how much it would be to buy the clothes. If not, then that's ok, all you have to do is proceed on with the rental instructions. Once you have paid the shipping of $9.95, your return is free. If your order is more than $200, then your round trip shipping is free.

Designs they carry:

Here you will find a lot of high end items from designers Vera Wang, Valentino, Fendi, Badgley, Mischka, Carolina Herrera, DvF, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, Alberta Ferreti, Ella Moss, and Emilio Pucci with plenty more to see.

After a great look?  For only $22 you can get this Super Chic Tierred Corset Prom Dress at
After a great look? For only $22 you can get this Super Chic Tierred Corset Prom Dress at

Designer Dresses for Prom Night

Your Prom Night is supposed to be one of the most memorable nights of your life, so don't spend your time worrying about how you are going to pay for it. There are a lot to choose from on the internet that you can either buy for under $100 or rent for the one night that you need it.

Renting designer dresses has become the new trend. Why spend hundreds of dollars on a dress that you are only going to wear one night? There are Dress Rental Companies like that can solve this dilemma for you. By renting a designer dress from them, you'll not only find a dress you love, but a dress for less as well. The only problem with this, is that the sizes are sometimes limited with whats available in a certain style. It's not like this all year round, so start shopping around ahead of time. The prices are great. You can get some prom dresses for 3 days that will only set you back $34. shipping is $9 for 2 days, $18 for overnight. Return shipping is always free. is another great place to shop for your special night. Here you can buy your favorite dress and not worry about sending it back. Prices start as low as $22 to some costing you $500 to $600 for your top of the line designers, but the dresses that cost on the lower end are beautiful and very trendy. Dresses and styles you would see on the runway is what you should expect to find here at with a much better price tag.

Affordable Designer Wedding Dresses

One Night Affair: " Look like a million dollars without spending it"

A former model came up with a brilliant idea. She came up with the idea of renting dresses in 1986 when she realized that all the dresses she had worn over the past years were still hanging in her closet, only after wearing them one time. This idea to provide dresses for for the ladies in LA was a big hit. The worry of spending hundreds and thousands of dollars on a dress that they would only wear one time was over. A solution was born!

After realizing what a great idea it was and how much since it made, it soon became a big hit not only for the stars of LA but for all the news channels and magazine publications as well.

Getting Married in Style

When one is getting married, it's important that everything is done just right. You've taken the time to invite the guests, order your wedding cake, and now it's time to order your wedding dress. Not only can you get the wedding dress here, but you can dress everyone in your wedding party, and you can do all of this online. The only draw back to ordering online is that the dresses you order may need a little pressing before you walk down the isle. A small price to pay for a runway designer dress of your dreams.

Here at One Night Affair you can buy new and used dresses. If you decide to buy one of the used dresses, you must buy it online, since they are not available in store. When buying online special care and attention is made to you to make sure all measurements and plans are done exactly the way you want it.

Since Some of the designs are runway samples, you may even be lucky enough to get one that was made by one of your favorite designers that he specifically made for his runway models to wear.

When you are ready to make a selection

  • you are directed to look at their online catalogue, which carries thousands of beautiful designer wedding dresses.
  • when you have chosen the style that you like, you will need to have the right alterations in order to get a perfect fit.
  • To purchase your items, you may use a credit card or contact their store for special arrangements for checks.
  • After payment is made, it will be held in an account until the buyer receives the gown.You then have 48 hours to make your final decision on your purchases.

Sizes and Prices

Thousands of gowns are available in sizes 4-30

Rental prices are between $100-$1000

Name brands available and so many more

Monique Lhuillier
Elizabeth of England
Alvina Valenta
Gianni Versace
Louis Feraud
Vera Wang
Oleg Cassini
Eve of Milady
Pricilla of Boston
Christian Dior
Birnbaum & Bullock
Diamond Collection
Tatiana of Boston
Carmela Sutera
Tracy Connop of England
Hanibal Laguna of Spain
Carolina Herrera


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