Being stylish often means knowing how to spend – and save – money. You can look hot in current fashions, and never repeat your outfits, with Rent the Runway, an inspired website that lets the fashion-savvy ‘borrow’ designer duds.
And you can’t look good unless you arrive in style. The fun Ford Fusion lets the design conscious feel good about the look, gas mileage and sustainability of the car.
Ford and Rent the Runway are collaborating in a Test-Drive Style promotion that will give away a new Ford Fusion and $1,000 towards renting designer frocks from Rent the Runway. You may not want to choose a floor length gown if you are driving yourself, but there are plenty of cocktail dress options. Plus you can rent accessories like designer handbags that will instantly elevate any look.
Test Drive a Dress
If you happen to live in, or are visiting, Las Vegas or New York City, you can go to the Rent the runway showrooms and try on an outfit. But for anyone renting sight unseen, a second dress in the same style but another size, is free. Reader feedback also helps you know the fit of each dress. In both New York and Los Angeles, Ford Fusion vehicles will be on the street come spring, offering Test-Drive Style pop-ups.
The 2014 Ford Fusion has new colors and luxury options like soft leather seats. You don’t have to worry about keeping your cool if you sport Spanx under that designer dress; cooling seats for both the driver and front passenger mean no sweating through your clothes.
Renting designer clothes, rather than wearing once and discarding, decreases your carbon footprint, just as driving a Fusion Hybrid decreases your impact on the planet. The hybrid model gets a whooping 47 miles per gallon. The Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid, has a range of 620 miles. And the gas-only Fusion has an EcoBoost engine that sips just 25 to 29 miles per gallon.
Just as no one dress is right for every woman, no one Fusion is right for every driver. But with the full line, you can try one on for size – and style.