Carrie Johnson is flying the sustainable fashion flag with her G7 wardrobe

Carrie Johnson is currently undertaking her first official appearance since marrying Boris Johnson at the end of May, for the G7 summit in Cornwall this weekend.

The agenda for the meeting includes discussing a greener future, so it's entirely fitting that Carrie has opted for some very sustainable wardrobe choices.

Kicking things off in style, she wore a yellow belted dress by Alice Early, which set her back only £8, as it was rented from MyWardrobeHQ.


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The dress rental industry has been booming of late, with customers choosing to rent rather than buy to avoid waste, save money and be more sustainable.

Carrie of course made headlines by wedding Boris on 29th May in a rented wedding dress by Christos Costarellos, which cost her just £45 to borrow for her big day.

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She is also said to have packed many more rented dresses for the G7 summit, including some Dolce & Gabbana and The Vampire's Wife designs from HURR.

As Britain's First Lady, Carrie will be attending plenty of events and be photographed all the time, so she will be unlikely to be seen in the same outfit twice, making renting the perfect solution.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.