Rent the Runway's New Spring Collection Has Got Your Wedding Guest Wardrobe Covered

These dresses are calling our name

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Not sure about you, but I sure have a lot of weddings circled on my calendar this spring and summer, and that means one thing—I’m in desperate need of some new wedding guest dresses. But since I can hear my mother’s voice in my head telling me that I “don’t need to buy a new outfit for every event I go to,” I’m turning to Rent the Runway to meet all my formalwear needs without breaking the bank (or overloading my closet). If you're in the same boat this season, I suggest you do the same. The clothing rental service has come to the rescue with its brand new spring collection, which is overflowing with gorgeous gowns and fashionable frocks from some of the hottest designer brands.

Unfamiliar with how to use the platform? Allow me to explain. There are two different options when it comes to rentals. For starters, Rent the Runway offers a one-time rental option, which allows you to reserve an outfit up to 60 days before your event, just for the price of the rental—which, of course, is *way* below retail price. The company will ship it to you one to two days before you need it, and you can keep it for up to eight days. (Psst: If it's your first time doing an event rental, you can save 20 percent on your order with code GETDRESSED.) Now, let’s say you’re like me and have multiple events coming up that you need multiple outfits for. In that case, you can take full advantage of Rent the Runway’s various different subscription packages, which give you the option of choosing five, ten or 20 items per month. The plans start at $89 for the first month, and are as low as $94 every month after that.

There are over 750 designer brands present in the Rent the Runway catalog, meaning you’ll have plenty of looks to choose from. And should you fall in love with any of the pieces you borrow, Rent the Runway has an affordable rent-to-own service that you can take full advantage of, which lets you purchase a piece to keep in your permanent collection. Now that you've gotten the rundown, take a gander at these seven designer dresses up for grabs just in time for wedding season. All you have to do is beat me to checkout.

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A pretty mini is an essential piece for daytime weddings, garden parties and brunch soirees, which is why I'm eyeing this number from Mille. The fit-and-flare cut creates an hourglass silhouette, while also providing a decent amount of stretch courtesy of the smocked waistband. Its also constructed from 100 percent cotton, meaning it should feel nice and breathable, even on warm days. The feature I love the most? The low V-neckline, which is complementary but not too scandalous for a wedding. I also absolutely love the pink color and geometric floral pattern, which gives the frock a fun, retro vibe.

Simple, sleek and oh-so-sophisticated, this stunning halter dress was practically made for black-tie affairs. The lightweight virgin wool material is moisture-wicking and temperature-regulating, so you shouldn't overheat on the dance floor, while the high-rise slit at the front allows for even more airflow (and a sexy peek at your leg). Since this is an open-back number, you’ll have to either go braless or use boob tape while wearing. Otherwise, this piece is an automatic must-have for formal weddings.

You should definitely say yes to this red dress for the season, as it looks perfectly poised for a day-to-night destination wedding. Designed to accentuate your form in all the right places, this polyester gown with cotton embroidery features a unique twist-front bodice and romantic ruffled skirt offering plenty of twirl-worthy movement. It also has adjustable straps to get the best fit up top, with a back zipper closure for easy on-and-off. As per the stylist note, you can play up the deep V-neck with jewelry to elevate the look even further.

There’s just something about the flutter sleeves and tapestry pattern of this dress that screams "Amalfi Coast." But even if you're not heading to Italy to wear it, the maxi's breezy fit and cotton fabric make it an ideal choice for all sorts of summer weddings, both on and off the beach. The tapered waist can stretch with you so that you don’t feel too restricted, while the neckline has a clasp that you can keep closed for more coverage. It's no wonder so many reviewers who have rented the dress say they're considering buying it—it's *that* comfy and flattering!

If you’ve been on the hunt for a refined cocktail dress, this Sachin & Babi style won't disappoint. I'm obsessed with the fitted bodice and voluminous bubble skirt, which create a classic A-line shape, along with the beautifully detailed white floral print that gives the piece a more summery vibe. Some reviewers note that it seems to run large, especially if you have a smaller bust, so you might want to consider sizing down in that case. Nevertheless, it's already become a fan favorite, not least of all because it has *pockets.*

Channel your inner Marilyn Monroe (or Greek goddess) in this gorge gown, featuring an elegant criss-cross back, complete with a dramatic tie detail at the back. The pleated design offers plenty of movement, but should drape beautifully to accentuate your figure while you saunter through the room. And while you may need some tape to hold the girls in place due to the plunging neckline, I'd say it's worth the extra step if it means donning this stunner.!

Speaking of goddess-worthy gowns, this flowy one-shoulder pick is right on the money. It's made of 100 percent silk, and as one reviewer says, feels "lightweight and airy and...very luxurious." The looser cut is described as flattering and forgiving, and it should give you plenty of room to breathe and move in. As for the bold floral print? It'll make you stand out and feel like a movie star, at least according to one Rent the Runway member who took it for a whirl and raved about the experience. Just keep in mind that it's on the longer side, so you'll have to upgrade your heels if you're petite.

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