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From Vacations To Weddings, Rent The Runway Is A One-Stop Shop For Summer Dressing

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With the weather getting hotter and days getting longer, we’re looking for summer outfit inspo for all our upcoming vacations (and staycations), summer weddings, and casual Friday office days. But if you’re not looking to accumulate an entirely new wardrobe this season, consider renting. Whether you opt for a subscription plan to refresh your summer looks on a monthly basis or a one-time rental (for as low as $15) for a special occasion, Rent The Runway offers thousands of summer fashion styles from over 750 designers. 

Beyond an extensive library of wedding guest looks and party dresses, the popular rental platform also carries business-casual outfits, warm-weather weekend essentials, and playful vacation looks. From a casual jumpsuit perfect for a Fourth of July barbecue to a printed maxi dress made for a beach getaway, we’ve compiled some of the best fashion items for every summer activity and occasion.

Read on to score low prices on high-end designs from brands like Farm Rio, Simone Miller, Mara Hoffman, and Staud.
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Summer Vacations

Whether your summer plans involve sightseeing, taking seaside walks, or going to al fresco restaurants, Rent The Runway has a range of vacation-worthy styles. The service is currently highlighting two holiday-appropriate shops for different moods — playful and extroverted — featuring adorable rompers, luxe maxi dresses, and effortlessly chic separates. Don’t forget about carting up a purse (may we suggest a straw bag?) to complete your outfit, too.
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Business Casual Summer

If you work in an office, Rent The Runway offers business casual styles that will keep you cool and comfortable this summer, ranging from lace button-down shirts and vibrant blazers to trendy bermuda shorts and casual work pants. And while a breezy linen dress is always a good idea, we’re keeping our eye on the button-down linen jumpsuit that’s versatile enough to go from the office to after-work drinks.
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Summer Barbecues & Picnics

For all the backyard barbecues and park picnics you have in store this summer, look to Rent The Runway’s 90+ degree forecast roundup. For a very coquette picnic, opt for a playful fruit print, a corseted midi dress, or a straw tote bag. For a casual barbecue, opt for a denim jumpsuit, sherbet-colored shorts, or a gingham showstopper. Some of these hot-weather statement styles would also work for graduation parties, bridal showers, and weekend brunches.
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Summer Wedding Weekends

If you have a garden party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, or summer wedding (or two or three of these) quickly approaching, renting your bridal event attire is one of the easiest, most cost-effective solutions. Rather than recycling the same looks or buying a new costly dress for every event, rent designer styles that will make a statement without taking up space in your closet. Whether you’re the bride herself, a bridesmaid, or a guest, you can find everything from white mini dresses and statement shell jewelry to summer wedding guest dresses and luxe jumpsuits.
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Pool Parties & Beach Getaways

While Rent The Runway doesn’t offer swimsuits to rent (we assume for hygienic purposes), it does offer oceanic and nautical-inspired styles (think: a kitschy fish-printed mini dress and sailor-approved striped romper). The service also currently offers a few accessories that we’d love to style our poolside or beachside looks with (think: a pearl necklace and beaded bag with a swimmers design). Cart them up to make (ultra-stylish) memories in for your summer parties, last-minute getaways, and boat outings.
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