When you’re a penny pincher like me, you are forced to get creative when it comes to dressing for special occasions. Summer wedding? Graduation? Bridal shower? They all stir up that intense feeling inside of “I must find something new to wear!” But at the rate my friends are getting hitched, ain’t nobdy got time (or money) to buy a new dress every couple months.
If only there was an amazing web site that lets you RENT dresses! Oh wait… there is!
Enter Rent the Runway.
I know some of my readers have discovered this amazing web site, but if not, let me introduce you to Rent the Runway, a genius luxury dress rental company. RTR, as us groupies call it, offers designer dresses at an affordable rental fee. Browse their wide selection of dresses and accessories, read reviews from helpful renters, and pick your rental date. Easy peasy.
Worried about the fit? RTR’s community is amazing and there are a ton of photos of real girls in the dresses — not just models! RTR also takes it a step further and includes a complimentary second size in your order, so you know you’ll have a dress that fits. Still not convinced? You can add a second style for just $25. Heck, they even throw in body tape!
After your 4- or 8-day rental period, just place the dress in the envelope provided and drop it off at UPS (or your UPS drop-off location at work!). RTR takes care of the dry cleaning.
I tried RTR for LuckyFABB — I mean, really, what does one wear to a fashion blogger conference?! — and could not have been happier with my experience.
Up in the Air Dress by Erin Featherston – retails for $335, rents for $65
Paired with NY & Company bag, Kenneth Cole Reaction wedges, and consignment necklace from Current Boutique.
Lurex Drip Halter Bow Gown by Thread Social – retails for 695, rents for $125 (but I paid $25 since it was my second dress)
Paired with Forever 21 necklace, NY & Company bag, and Dolce Vita sandals.
Have you rented from RTR before? I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below!
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