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10/07/2015

Caitlyn Jenner's gowns in Vanity Fair more affordable than you think

I admit I'm reallllly late to the Caitlyn Jenner coverage party, category: fashion. I had a lot going on in the wedding department in June, and my first chance to read the Vanity Fair profile of Jenner by Buzz Bissinger was on the plane and en route to our honeymoon destination.

 

My first thought was man, what a good story! Bissinger spent months embedded with Jenner and interviewed as many family members as possible for a complex picture. Then, as I looked at the photos of Jenner in sparkly and form-fitting gowns, something else came to mind: Hey, I could wear this dress. And this one. And not in a "could physically put it on in my size if they have it" kind of way, but an "I could buy this experience for myself for a special occasion" way.

 

This Badgley Mischka dress is out of our league.

 

photo:plus size evening wear

 

Jenner wore an all-over gold sequin Badgley Mischka dress with cap sleeves and an open back for part of the shoot. This dress retails for $610 at Lord & Taylor. Gross, BUT!

 

You can rent it for $120 or $90, depending on your size and the shade of gold. I know this because I am a recovering late-night Rent the Runway dress-browsing addict, and I considered this exact dress for one of my bridesmaid's dresses about 800 times.

 

I love that Jenner chose something beautiful but accessible — even if she didn't realize it.

 

Next we have Jenner's bronze Halston Heritage dress with a plunging neckline.

 

It has a $595 retail value, according to Rent the Runway. But you can rent what appears to be a darker version of the sexy gown, called the Elvira, for $100.

 

Glamour has more about where to buy her other ensembles here.

 

What do you think? Would you pay a fraction of a price for your own Vanity Fair moment? Do you envy my evil eye for Rent the Runway looks?

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