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Rent the Runway's Clearance Sale Has Dozens of Dresses Under $100

Now’s the time to buy a gown.

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Rent the Runway is the most obvious choice for borrowing a dress to wear to a wedding, but it’s not always top of mind when it comes to actually purchasing things. The exception to that rule: the site’s semi-annual clearance sale, when contemporary and designer dresses (and regular clothes and accessories, too) are marked down up to 80% off retail prices.

And that sale is happening right now. There are a lot of dresses for under $100, so if you were considering renting one for an upcoming occasion, it probably makes sense to just buy it outright. It’s also a good time to buy a gown, should there be a black tie event in your future, because gowns are expensive and these are not.

But don’t forget that these are not brand-new dresses. Rent the Runway promises that everything for sale is in “like-new condition,” but it’s also all final sale. Our advice: Read the customer reviews and scan through the real-life photos before making a purchase. Here, a handful of a few of the best options that are priced around $100, with most available for less and a select few for more.

A white dress with blue and purple flowers <br>
Slate & Willow Blue Floral Fling Dress ($79)
A red fit and flare dress
ERIN Erin Fetherston Berry Coco Dress ($79)
A red halter shift dress
Slate & Willow Coral Liza Dress ($89)
A black gown
BCBGMAXAZRIA Black Jeannine Maxi ($89)
A red floral mini dress
Slate & Willow Freshly Floral Halter Dress ($89)
A mod shift dress
Cynthia Rowley Mod Stripe Shift ($99)
A blue asymmetrical gown
Halston Heritage Asymmetric Gown ($99)
A fit and flare white floral dress
ERIN Erin Fetherston Somerset Dress ($99)
A pink lace gown
Slate & Willow Pearl Pink Harper Gown ($99)
A hot pink gown
BCBGMAXAZRIA Fuchsia Kaura Gown ($99)
A black and tan mini dress
Tadashi Shoji Silhouette Sheath ($99)
A navy and black gown
Shoshanna Claudette Gown ($99)
A floral purple fit and flare dress
Tracy Reese Shirred Frock Dress ($109)
A black dress with a white peplum top
Sachin & Babi Opal Popover Sheath Dress ($109)
A black and printed zig-zag dress
Milly Zig Zag Dress ($119)
A navy and black printed dress
Tadashi Shoji Navy Notes Dress ($129)
A strapless teal gown
Jill Jill Stuart Teal Lexi Strapless Ruffle Gown ($129)
A light blue lace mini dress
Nha Khanh Sasha Yoke Shift ($129)