Rent The Runway: Netflix For Designer Dresses

Rent The Runway: Netflix For Designer Dresses

Who wants to spend $500 on a dress that you’ll be too fat for the next time you use it? Enter Rent The Runway, the Netflix of online dress rental.

Top Shop Debuts $125 Vagina Dentata Dress

Top Shop Debuts $125 Vagina Dentata Dress

We are not at the forefront of fashion reporting here at The Consumerist unless that fashion is particularly horrifying. Which is why Mediaite’s Rachel Sklar brought a new item for sale at Top Shop to our attention: a crocodile-print dress that places the beast’s gaping toothy maw over the wearer’s pelvis. Oh, yeah, and the eyes over her breasts. It’s where fashion meets Freudian analysis.

Missouri Bridal Shop Of Doom Might Actually Hate Brides, Bridesmaids

Missouri Bridal Shop Of Doom Might Actually Hate Brides, Bridesmaids

A funny story from KSDK in St. Louis looks at the bridal store “I Do I Do”—now under new management—and some of the more colorful complaints received by the Better Business Bureau over the past few years. (The store has an F rating with the BBB.) It’s quite likely, based on these complaints, that “I Do I Do” was employing a chimpanzee to make alterations.

1.3 Mile Long Wedding Dress Shows China Is Ready For Gross Consumerism, Too!

1.3 Mile Long Wedding Dress Shows China Is Ready For Gross Consumerism, Too!

A Chinese bride recently walked down the aisle wearing a 7,083-foot-long wedding dress that took 200 guests over three hours to unfurl. The $5,800 dress could be a sign of China’s potential to threaten America’s reigning status as the capital of gross consumerism, if only the bridegroom hadn’t personally designed the dress with his family’s help. Explaining the lavish garment, he said: “I do not want a cliche wedding parade or banquet.”

Frederick's Of Hollywood Ripped Off Your Grandma, Back When She Dressed Sexy

Frederick's Of Hollywood Ripped Off Your Grandma, Back When She Dressed Sexy

Take a gander at page 24 of this vintage FOH catalog from 1964, scanned and uploaded by Flickr user “What Makes The Pie Shops Tick?”. Their 2-for-$17.99 deal is actually more expensive than buying the items individually. It’s good to know retailers are consistent, we guess.

Isis Bridal Tells Woman With MS To Get Out

Isis Bridal Tells Woman With MS To Get Out

Ooo, you nasty! With your service animal! Get out of here! That’s the new informal slogan of Isis Bridal & Formal in Dallas after news broke that they kicked out a 62-year-old grandmother with multiple sclerosis, because they were worried her service dog would get service dog cooties all over the dresses.

FiOS Installer Drills Through Wife's Wedding Dress

FiOS Installer Drills Through Wife's Wedding Dress

A Verizon FiOS installer showed up yesterday to install the service in Sam’s house, but misjudged the location of the laundry room by 4 feet and drilled directly into the closet where his wife kept her wedding dress.

The Design, Purchase, Or Wearing Of This Dress Should Probably Be Rethought

The Design, Purchase, Or Wearing Of This Dress Should Probably Be Rethought

We at Consumerist understand that there’s no accounting for taste, and we generally refrain from passing judgment on products for puerely aesthetic reasons. That said, we think this dress should probably never be worn by anyone, ever.

Store Orders A Different Dress Because The One You Want "Won't Work For Someone Your Size"

Store Orders A Different Dress Because The One You Want "Won't Work For Someone Your Size"

Reader Brad says his friend was “shafted” by a bridal store in St. Louis, so she wrote to the local paper about her issue. The paper wrote up her story and is now asking readers to offer their opinion on the issue. Brad’s friend, Tia, went to a bridal store to buy a gown for her sister’s wedding. She was instructed by the bride to get a dress that was shiny and either black or red. Tia found a gown she liked and ordered it. When she got the gown, she looked at the tag and noticed that it wasn’t by the designer that she thought she’d chosen. When she asked the store what was up with the dress, they told her that the store ordered another dress because they thought the one she’d chosen wouldn’t “work for somebody of her size.” This, of course, made Tia cry.

7 Ways To Have A Gorgeous And Inexpensive Wedding

7 Ways To Have A Gorgeous And Inexpensive Wedding

Blowing $100,000 on a wedding is still in season, and there’s no better way to show up your over-spending friends than by throwing a lavish affair without bankrupting your parents. Inside, seven tips to have a lovely and affordable wedding.

Diane Von Furstenberg Sues Target For Copyright Infringement

Diane Von Furstenberg Sues Target For Copyright Infringement

“Defendants’ infringing dresses are ‘wrap’ dresses made of materials designed to look like silk jersey, a style consumers and the general public have come to associate with DVF,” the complaint said.