[tiImage width=”340″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2011/wrn/0104110-weddings-400.jpg” credit=”Courtesy of Simone & Martin Photography; Courtesy Photo” align=”right” border=”0″ alt=”Carrie Underwood’s Monique Luhllier wedding dress”]For brides who dream of walking down the aisle in a designer gown—like Carrie Underwood‘s strapless Monique Lhuillier—but don’t want to pay full price, the Internet may hold your answer. Rent the Runway announced it would launch a bridesmaids’ dress rental service this month, and a new flash sale bridal site named The Aisle New York (like a Gilt.com and RueLaLa.com), just launched this week. Already the site offers gowns, veils, shoes and jewelry, including dresses by Lhuillier (dress shown is $2,899, down from $4,840) and Angel Sanchez, plus Oscar de la Renta accessories, and a percentage of each sale goes to charity. Sure you can’t try anything on (though you can make returns for a fee), but it’s definitely a new way to approach saying yes to a dress. Tell us: Would you rent or buy your wedding gown?
[tiImage width=”623″ height=”400″ url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2010/wrn/121510-star-lead-623.jpg” credit=”Scott Garfield/Courtesy Everett; KMazur/WireImage; Michael Tran/FilmMagic” align=”center” border=”1″ alt=””]The Golden Globe nominees for Best Original Song aren’t usually on our short list of favorites the way the nominees for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress are, but things are different this year! All five nominees are Hollywood (and/or Nashville) heavyweights like Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Aguilera and Cher. And while the tunes usually aren’t performed at the Golden Globes, we’re hoping the Hollywood Foreign Press Association can find time for them in the show this year. Check out the complete list of Best Song nominees in the gallery.
• Find out about the 2011 Golden Globe Nominations
• See Carrie Underwood’s costume changes at the Country Music Awards
• Watch Gwyneth Paltrow perform the Country Music Awards
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Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott were radiant in red at the first-ever American Country Awards last night in Las Vegas. Carrie Underwood chose a vibrant crimson one-shoulder gown by Edition by Georges Chakra, while Hillary Scott reached for a deeper burgundy hue for her strapless gown with a thigh-high slit. And they didn’t just look like winners, these two ladies also scored big: Carrie Underwood took home six awards (including Artist of the Year!), while Scott’s group Lady Antebellum claimed four (including Group of the Year). Click on the gallery to see all the stars at the American Country Awards, including Jewel, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, and more.