You know the feeling when a fancy event is coming up….you don’t want to wear something in your closet because you’ve already been photographed in it a million times. And you don’t want to go shopping for something new that is going to break the bank, especially when you will only get a couple wears out of it anyway. Rent the Runway will solve all of these problems!!!
Rent the Runway is a service that allows you to browse for dresses online and then rent them for either a 4-day rental period or an 8-day rental period. It is perfect for weddings, special events, or even a night out on the town. It allows you to get designer dresses for a fraction of the price (and you don’t even have to deal with a dry cleaning bill!)
I recently tried out Rent the Runway’s service for the first time and had a great experience! I rented a dress to wear to my friend Nicole’s wedding. After browsing through many beautiful dresses, I decided on a fun and flowy one-strap dress by Halston Heritage called the Tidal Wave dress. It was a bright royal blue color and I loved it! The dress would typically retail for $295 and I rented it for just $75.
The Rent the Runway website is really easy to use, allowing you to search by style, color, type of event, and more. There are a good number of customer reviews for each dress, which helps figuring out if the dress runs true to size or if the color is actually as it appears in the photos. When you place your order, they actually send you TWO sizes so you are sure to have the best fit possible! Returning the dress was also a breeze – they send a pre-paid padded envelope. All you need to do is put everything into the envelope and drop it off at a UPS store! I will definitely be using Rent the Runway again for my next big event!
Disclosure: I was not asked to write a review of Rent the Runway…I just love their service and wanted to endorse them! All opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.