"Borrow, party, return" is the slogan behind the UK's designer frock on-loan website, www.girlmeetsdress.com.
Diane von Furstenberg dress. Photo courtesy of GirlMeetsDress.com
You can choose either two or seven nights' rental and there is a same-day delivery service in London (there is a standard £9.95 courier charge for the UK and the dress comes in a box ready for your return).
This recession-friendly service offers dress hire for as little as £24 for two nights and has an incredible selection of designers on offer including Lanvin, PPQ, Miu Miu, Stella McCartney, Ossie Clarke, Diane von Furstenberg, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Tata Naka, McQueen and Marni.
New stock arrives every Tuesday and the newsletter will keep you updated on new designers. And if you fall in love with your dress, you might be able to buy it - just email the website and they'll quote you a price.