If you’re like me you never like being pictured in the same thing twice, (let’s be real though, not possible on my budget!) so for special events I’m constantly trying to get creative and shop my closet to rework pieces I already have to make them look new. Sometimes this works and sometimes you look like you’re wearing a bed sheet as a dress… because you are. Yes, I’ve actually done this and unless you’re going to a toga party, do not try this!
So ever since I heard about Rent the Runway, I’ve been dying to test it out! The site has dresses ranging in price from $40-$400, everyday to couture. They ship it to you with prepaid USPS bags and you have four days before you need to return it. It’s a NY based company so if you live in NYC you can receive your dress that day! The best part is they ship you two sizes AND an extra dress for only $25 extra! AMAZING. After such a successful/easy experience I can’t stop thinking about the next opportunity to do it again. If only this was around when I was in high school! Hey boys, I’m available for Prom 2013.
*(I did this!) They can ship it to your hotel if you’re traveling and don’t want to risk the time frame or just don’t want the hassle of extra luggage.
*(As I said above) You can rent an additional dress for just $25! So for those of you who have an action packed weekend this is the best way to go. I got a dress for the rehearsal dinner and the wedding. Done and done.
*They have fit/style specialists that can walk you through your shopping experience. They also send two sizes just incase you’re not confident it will fit.
*I found the customer reviews and pictures of each dress to be quite helpful in choosing which dress would fit my body type properly. Since unfortunately we don’t all look or wear clothes like a model. boo.
*It ships with a prepaid mailer bag to drop off in the nearest USPS box when you’re finished. Couldn’t be easier.
P.S. Don’t worry about any accidents: it’s insured
They even sent fashion tape and some other goodies!
…the rehearsal dress…
I absolutely LOVED the color blocking in this dress and the open back. I felt very bohemian-chic! I paired it with Melinda Maria bangles & turquoise ring. Melinda Maria is a Los Angeles celebrity jewelry designer hailing from my hometown of Spokane, Washington! Her pieces are resonable and great for all occassions.
The green ‘Serenity Stone Drops’ earrings from stella & dot - $49
…the DAZZLING wedding attire…
Nordies has the Tasha ‘Ornate’ Linear Statement earrings – $58
RTR closet jealousy…
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Next time I’m on the red carpet, I’m definitely doing this!