Last updated 2 days ago
For this year's big party we're absolutely loving the silver and blue sequins we're seeing everywhere! Hurry and rent one of these for yourself! We've got styles to fit every body and so many sequins people will be staring at you instead of the midnight ball-drop.
Jovani's famous Pia dress is now available in more shades of awesome! Get this super fun dress in Navy, Silver and Black and dance the night away as the absolute center of attention! Pick your favorite for $140 in almost any size!
Primavera's newest additions include a sexy open back charcoal mini that shows off your best curves and a lot of skin. Or check out their silver illusion mini with a delectable swirling back panel to keep you covered. If you're looking for simplicity (but still a gorgeous amount of sequins) look no farther than their royal blue mini dress offered in sizes up to 14!
See even more of our recommended New Year's styles here and more to come each week! To keep up with all of our new arrivals, follow us on Facebook or Instagram!
Last updated 4 days ago
Renting a dress is a fun experience and for the most part is quick and easy. While your appointment times are one hour long, it rarely takes someone who comes prepared that long to find their winning dress. However, we have women go over their time every week. We've made an easy checklist to make your appointment more effective and efficient so all you have to worry about is picking up and dropping off the dress of your dreams!
1. Make an Appointment
It's tempting to come in on a Thursday when Lending Luxury is open to the public (11am - 7pm) but trust us when we tell you that if you wait until after 3pm to show up during prom or homecoming season, you will be sitting in line for the dressing rooms and picking over the go back rack looking for leftovers. It is always a much more pleasant experience for the shoppers and the stylists when you schedule a one-on-one appointment. This guarantees your own fitting room reserved just for you and never more than 3 groups shopping at once. So no more fighting over the new arrivals rack or waiting in line.
2. Preview Online (Create an account & Wish list)
Every dress in store is also on the website (with the exclusion of brand new pieces which are usually shot and uploaded pretty quickly) so take a few minutes before your appointment to browse the selections based on dress type and size. Remember that we don't carry every dress in every size, so it's important to filter by the size range you usually fall into. This way you will start to formulate the style you want and the color your craving and now you know we have just the right dress in your size!
3. Try them on regardless of hanger appeal
Some dresses tend to look flat or odd on the hanger, which is why we recommend taking a look online first. We also hang a photo on each hanger so you can see what it looks like in real life. However, the only way to tell is to simply try it on. Our stylists know what each dress looks like on a body and if we think it'll work for you, we'll let you know. We've had tons of women thank us for making them try something on that they would have just skipped right past. Just trust us - it's gorgeous!
4. Come with a budget and actually look at the price tags
While our prices are incredibly reasonable, we do have a few couture pieces in stock that can range from $250-400 rental fee. Our rental fees start at $50 but go up depending on the length, beading, maintenance and designer so not every dress is going to be the same price. It happens so often that women put on a gown and fall in love with it only to find that it is nowhere near their budget. So please keep in mind what you are willing to spend for your 5 day rental (remember that this includes insurance, dry cleaning and maintenance) and check each price tag before trying things on. Our stylists will guide you in the right direction if you have budget questions!
5. Bring your shape wear, shoes or strapless bra
The most common remarks we hear from the dressing rooms are "I wish I remembered my spanx!" and "I'll be wearing a different bra of course." Everything is going to fit differently when you're wearing shape wear, the right bra, or high heels. The fact is that your posture changes when you wear heels and the girls are held at attention. So save yourself some guess work and bring in your shape wear if you plan on wearing it. If you know you want a strapless gown, don't forget the right bra so we can judge the fit of the bodice correctly. And if you're on the shorter side, bring in your fave shoes. Remember that these are just rental pieces and we are limited on the alterations we can complete on them so you want to find one that already works for your style and body type.
6. Know your event name and date
This may seem pretty straightforward but it happens all the time. You don't know the exact date of the holiday party sometime in late November or the full name of charity event you're attending in January. To reserve a dress we need to know the 5 day range that you'll be keeping it or you can't complete the checkout process online. It is our policy to never rent the same dress to two women going to the same event, so we ask that you fill in the name (or at least the location) of your event in the comment section during checkout. We keep all of these on file so you don't have to worry!
Now you're ready to maximize your rental shopping experience! The best part about Lending Luxury is that once you've learned your size (or even the specific dresses) that fit you, you can complete the entire process from home! Have your dress ready for pick up at our showroom or have it shipped directly to you a couple days before your event (and return shipping is always complementary)!
Do any of our rental veterans have more tips they'd like to share?
Last updated 6 days ago
Have you rented from Lending Luxury yet or are you still browsing? Here are a few good reasons to give you the kick in your cute pants that you need to get with the renting program!
1. Closet clutter
How many dresses have you bought for weddings, parties and galas that are just piling up in your closet? Why add to the mess? We both know that you're not going to break out that dusty old one shoulder cocktail dress that's maybe even 1 size too small now. It's a new season and a new you! Styles, sizes and people change, why shouldn't your wardrobe?
2. Same group, same dress?
You just wore that blue dress to your colleague's wedding and now you have that office holiday party coming up...are you really going to wear the same dress in front of the same group of people? That's just not how stylish women like to roll. We want to wow the crowd every time we step out in a new dress, and rentals make that possible! Don't add to your closet clutter (see #1) with all those new dresses when you can easily borrow a brand new dress for a quarter of the retail price!
3. Try new things!
Do you always wear a LBD? Break out of your comfort zone with Lending Luxury's help! We have dresses in every color and silhouette to choose from. We'll help you find a look that you didn't even know you wanted until right now! With new pieces coming in every season, you can keep coming back for more! Don't know what to wear to your friend's daughter's quinceanera? Check out our Occasions list for help picking the perfect style!
4. Budget friendly
Why spend $500 on that prom dress your daughter is never going to wear again when you can rent the same dress for only $100 AND guarantee that no other girls will be wearing the same thing? Don't keep stocking up on expensive gowns when you can rent designer dresses for a fraction of the retail costs! Stay up on trends without breaking the budget every season by keeping an eye out for our New Arrivals on Facebook and Instagram.
5. Rock it like a celebrity!
We've dressed so many red carpet beauties, why can't you be next? Keep up with who the celebrities are wearing and rock those dresses like you own them! With almost one hundred designers to choose from (and more coming!) you can find that dream dress pictured in Glamour or that cute little dress you saw on the American Idol stage! See who've we've dressed and who's style you'd like to steal on our As Seen On Celebs page and watch for more Lending Luxury sightings on Facebook!
Last updated 9 days ago
You've probably noticed the steady posts of new arrival dresses this past month. It's holiday season and we're getting ready for all those parties, galas and balls that are coming your way! We just wanted to give you a little taste of what's to come from some of our favorite designers like Terani Couture and Mori Lee, but also some brand new names! The holidays are about to get hotter with the addition of Abyss by Abby in our showroom! We'll keep you posted on Facebook and Instagram as they pour in!
Last updated 11 days ago
Are you heading off to a holiday themed gala and need a gown asap? We've got designer gowns for rent for just such an occasion. Nicole Miller's Cutout Slip Gown is a wonderful silhouette and perfect golden color for the holidays. Rent it for $165 in size 6 for your next party! More just a little bit of sparkle you could dance in our Aidan Mattox Swirl Shift for a comfortable and fashionable evening. Rent it for just $70 in size 14! Looking for more color? Try Carmen Marc Valvo's One Shoulder Chiffon gown in purple. It fits wonderfully and flows beautifully as you walk. Rent it for $115 in purple in sizes 2, 12 and 16, or red for $120 in sizes 4 and 12.
Is it time for your annual company cocktail party? There are so many wonderfully beautiful designer cocktail dresses just ready for you to don them. For a figure flattering but still appropriate bandage dress, try Terani's Glittering Banded dress in beautiful royal blue and sparkling crystals. Rent it for just $85 in sizes 2 and 6 for your next night out! Is it chilly out? Stay warm in this long sleeve and completely beaded Farah Khan Zhang Dress for a little bit of Asian influence. Rent it for $185 in size 4 for your outdoor cocktail night. Having a black tie optional event? Stay dressed up in cocktail attire in Aidan Mattox's Black Leather Peplum dress. Rent this ultra-hip dress for just $55 in sizes 0 and 4!
Out for a good time with your girlfriends to celebrate the wonderful holiday season? We're loving this ABS Olive Mini dress as the perfect party dress. Rent this fun little frock for just $55 in size 6! Want to shake things up tonight? Dance around in Aidan Mattox's One Shoulder Gold Dress and celebrate your love of sequins. Rent it for only $50 in size 8! Do you want a comfy alternative to the cocktail dress? We've got the perfect Tshirt dress for you! Rock our bright red Basix Black Rich & Famous dress to your next night out! Rent it for only $60 in size 2!
What are you wearing to your party?