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Rent the Runway for Your Next Party

Recently celebrating their one-year anniversary, Georgetown’s posh Rent the Runway location is the prime spot to get your holiday party dress this season. Store owner and fashion merchandising queen, Khalilah Branch told On Tap “there are a lot of hot trends to choose from this year including sequins, sparkles, mod style, Victorian cuts and jumpsuits.” Also new at Rent the Runway is a Birchbox store inside the shop. Now, not only can you shop designer gowns at bargain rental prices, you can also purchase beauty products, build-your-own curated beauty boxes and get your makeup done right before the big event. The in-store formula: Choose your gown + get your makeup done + get dressed = a beautiful you, ready for the party.

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Sequins & Sparkles
Dazzling  sequins make this Parker Brookdale dress in poinsettia red a real standout. Pair it with simple jewelry and pumps. Rental price $78 (retail price $418).

Victorian
This iconic Theia black and silver jacquard gown features a high neckline, belted waist with beautiful detailing and a metallic skirt. Add red lips for a pop of color and go. Rental price $175 (retail price $1295).

LBD Alternatives
Geometric cutouts around the bodice make this Rachel Zoe Emilie jumpsuit edgy. Pair the straight leg pant with point-toe heels for a polished look. Straight leg with side pockets. Rental price $75 (retail price $425).

Try this Slate & Willow Charles tuxedo-style dress. Featuring a full skirt, plunging neckline and four gold button closures this LBD alternative is ultra flattering. Rental price $70 (retail price $400).

* Based on four day rental prices

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Rent the Runway: 3336 M St. NW, DC; www.renttherunway.com