Asked via twitter this week:
What are some body conscious unique black tie dresses are out there? Also affordable.
Vintage RenewalVintage and thrift shopping is like searching for treasure- but s well worth if if you have the patience and an sharp eye. Hop on EBay, go to estate sales, visit local vintage and thrift stores and see what you can find. If something looks great and the price is right, but just needs a little bit of lovin', chances are, $30 at a tailor may produce your favorite garment your closet has seen for a while. When it's all said and done, this could easily be the cheapest, or most expensive option... but definitely the most open ended for you creative types. I once blogged about this here.
Red Carpet RentalsDuring the holidays this past year, I wrote about companies that function like leasing agencies of all things fabulous. If you want to wear a fierce runway look, but can't stomach the runway price, this may be a great option to feel like a million bucks, while only paying a fraction of the cost. Many of these companies carry current season couture and will take care of the dry cleaning so you won't have to. This is also a great option if you're going to be in a lot of photos, and don't want to wear the dress ever again.