So, this summer my husband and I were blessed to celebrate with friends and family at four weddings. While we were extremely excited to share in their special day, I had encountered a dilemma – what to wear?! I didn’t think one dress would fit all four occasions – but I didn’t want to spend the money to purchase 4 new dresses. I am a HUGE fan of online shopping, but, after fruitless hours of searching I just couldn’t find anything. I stopped into one of my favorite local boutiques, One Brilliant. I found a gorgeous orange/tomato red Black Halo dress. However, being the sale loving online shopper that I am – I couldn’t justify the hefty price tag on just one dress….What do you do when you have four weddings to attend and can’t find a dress? Rent one!
So, I hopped online to check out Rent The Runway. I had known about it for years but worried about what would happen if i got a dress that did not fit or I just don’t like it? They are known for having thousands of designer dresses and top notch customer service. After reading their policies, I found out they will send you a replacement the next day if you are not satisfied. With my fears alleviated, I took a look around…
The hardest – but most fun – part was the looking. It was HARD looking at thousands of dresses because I could not decide on what kind/style/color dress to wear. I am very picky and everything was so beautiful 🙂 I eventually narrowed down my choices using the list tool they give you. I made my decisions and even ordered a backup style just in case the first dress didn’t work out. Rent The Runway lets you pickup one backup size/style for free. After that, any additional styles you select are half price.
My dresses arrived on my doorstep two days before each event. I was totally thrilled with the whole process. After wearing each dress, I just shipped it back in the prepaid package they had sent. Oh, and definitely sign up for the PRO (free shipping/insurance) if you plan on using the service more than once. Its good for one year and gives you a little piece of mind. I also rented some jewelry to go with the dresses as well. You can see the links to the dresses below. Also, use my special referral link to get a discount on your next rental!!
Overall, I can only sing praises for this service! Rent The Runway has opened up thousands of options to me that I would never purchase on my own, and now I can choose a new dress for each event. They even rent clothing for daily wear – I might be trying this soon! Renting a dress can save time/money and headaches and you get to wear a fabulous designer dress to your special event. Once you try it you might never buy again!
- Fuchsia Ruffle Halter Dress by Carmen Marc Valvo
- Turquoise Eva Dress by Herve Leger
- Calatheas Ruffle Sheath by Nicole Miller