The 25 Best Wedding Guest Dresses On Rent The Runway For 20-Somethings

Once again, we are deep into wedding season. First, we went to the spring weddings, now there are the summer weddings, and then there will be the fall and winter weddings. But wait, that’s all of the seasons. Does that mean it is now always wedding season? Let me answer my own question: kind of, yes. I mean, it’s so expensive to get married DURING wedding season that so many people are turning the off-season into a desired time to get married, too.

Weddings are out of control, but most have open bars so I’m not here to throw any shade. I love drinking. Let’s move on.

I have zero weddings to attend this summer even though I’m 28 and the majority of my friends are between the ages of 27 and 30. How did this happen? I’m not sure, but I’m also not complaining. My bank account needed a year to catch up on sleep. Lol jk, who am I kidding? I’m now spending all of the money that would have gone towards weddings on vacations, alcohol, and giant basic pool floats that resemble food and mythical creatures. But let’s move on again… I keep getting sidetracked. On WordPress AND IRL. THIS IS NOT OKAY.

Recently I signed up for Rent the Runway’s monthly unlimited subscription service (article on that coming soon). It’s been fun, but I can’t dabble in renting any of the wedding guest dresses because I have no where to fancy to go. *silently weeps in corner* I’ve definitely browsed all the dresses five million times though, which led me to this post: an ultimate guide to the best wedding guest dress on RTR for Summer 2017.

Based on reviews, ratings, pictures from renters, tips from friends, and literally 500 hours of my own time spent searching the website, here are the 25 best wedding guest dresses on Rent the Runway.


 

 

1. Elizabeth and James Blue Jerard Dress

$65 – $80 rental, $415 retail, 4.5 stars
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2. C/MEO COLLECTIVE Red Printed Flutter Dress

$30 – $35 rental, $214 retail, 4.5 stars

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3. Slate & Willow Fifi Dress

$30 – $50 rental, $308 retail, 4.5 stars

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4. Halston Heritage Red Ashley Cut Out Dress

$40 – $60 rental, $345 retail, 4.5 stars

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5. Nicholas Pink Evie Maxi

$110 – $125 rental, $750 retail, 4 stars

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6. Badgley Mischka Purple Cloud Printed Maxi

$85 – $105 rental, $695 retail, 4.5 stars

Editor’s note: All I want in life is an excuse to rent this and a body to look good in this. IS THAT SO MUCH 2 ASK 4?

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7. Lilly Pulitzer Pearl Blue & Gold Shift

$30 – $45 rental, $198 retail, 4.5 stars

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8. Slate & Willow Cobalt Lace Midi Dress

$40 – $50 rental, $250 rental, 4.5 stars

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9. Elizabeth and James Pink Kenna Dress

$60 – $75 rental, $345 retail, 4.5 stars

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10. STYLESTALKER Red Harley Circle Dress

$30 rental, $198 retail, 4.5 stars
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11. twobirds Blush Classic Convertible Gown

$50 – 70 rental, $310 retail, 4.5 stars

The stylist notes for this gown say it can be twisted and tied in FIFTEEN DIFFERENT WAYS. One-shoulder, halter, basic straps. And the back is open and gorgeous, too. It looked good on literally every single body type in the reviews.

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12. Mark and James by Badgley Mischka Cheetah Crawl Dress

$30 rental, $345 retail, 4.5 stars

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13. Badgley Mischka Purple Cloud Printed Maxi

$85 – $105 rental, $695 retail, 4.5 stars
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14. Slate & Willow Blue Floral Print Midi Dress

$30 – $45 rental, $128 retail, 4.5 stars

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15. Badgley Mischka Midnight Gown

$95 -$115 rental, $660 retail, 4.5 stars

From IRL Renter, Brandi (29): Loved this dress! It was very classy, comfortable and flattering.
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16. Cynthia Rowley Cherry Red Lace Halter Dress

$75 – $90 rental, $495 retail, 4.5 stars

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17. ML Monique Lhuillier Beca Ruffle Dress

$70 – $90 rental, $550 retail, 4.5 stars

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18. Marchesa Notte Pink Metallic Floral Dress

$70 – $105 rental, $595 rental, 4.5 stars

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19. BCBGMAXAZRIA Alese Geometric Lace Dress

$75 – $90 rental, $398 retail, 4.5 stars

 

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20. La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni

$110 – $135 rental, $795 retail, 4.5 stars

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21. Jill Jill Stuart Cobalt Cross Gown

$70 rental, $298 retail, 4.5 stars

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22. Halston Heritage Cross Dress

$75 – $90 rental, $395 retail, 4.5 stars

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23. ML Monique Lhuillier Meet at Midnight Dress

$40 – $60 rental, $548 retail, 4 stars

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24. Jill Jill Stuart Lovely Duo Gown

$100 rental, $328 retail, 4.5 stars

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25. Saloni Orange Iris Maxi

$70 – $105 rental, $495 retail, 4.5 stars

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*If you rent a dress through this link, we may receive a percentage of your purchase (I mean rental?) for helping you look fab!

Samantha Matt

Hi I’m Sam. I made this website in 2011 and it’s still going. I like pizza, French fries, barre class, spinning, more pizza, more French fries, and clothes. I have a serious shopping problem. Writing is fun. Follow me on the twitter - @samanthamatt1.

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