Finding the right dress for an award gala event can be very expensive. If you want to look like a star within a budget, several online rental companies can offer affordable designer clothing.
Dress for Less
Rent the Runaway can help you can look like Emma Stone in The Favourite, wearing the castle gown by ML Monique Lhuillier for $95 (retail $998); or inspired by Green Book, wearing the cobalt Marilyn gown by Allison Parris for $75 (retail $485).
In time for the Oscars, Armarium, a New York-based rental clothing service, is hosting a pop-up in Los Angeles (until February 25th) where you can find items by Marni, Ronald Van Der Kemp, Christopher Kane and more. If you miss it, you can see the same items, and more, online.
Would you like to impress with the accessories? Bag Borrow or Steal allows you to rent a Chanel, a mini C bag by Chloe or a Clery Pochette epi leather bag by Louis Vuitton for the whole month starting from $125. If you are still looking for the right jewelry to pair with your outfit, on Rock Box, the San Francisco-based jewelry rental monthly subscription, you can find earring, necklace, rings and bracelets by Kendra Scott and Kate Spade, to name a few.
The Color of Skin
A red lipstick, a bronze blush, a soft foundation—if you don’t have time to make an appointment with your makeup artist, Glamscout, a free beauty app, can assist you. Take a picture of your favorite celebrity look and the app will find a matching makeup you can virtually try-on in real time and see if it is appropriate for your skin.
Perfect365 is Kim Kardashian, the selfie queen’s beauty platform-to-go. The app uses augmented reality technology to allow you to virtually try on a different kind of makeup and hairstyles for your gala event. With YouCam Makeup, you have two choices. Facial mapping technology offers you can a true-to-life virtual makeover. Alternatively, opt for a virtual one-on-one session with a beauty advisor who can help identify the best colors for you.