Here's my secret. You can rent dresses online for a fraction of the retail price. Instead of dropping a huge chunk of change on a dress that you'll only wear once, rent a high end designer gown and you'll be the belle of the ball. Rent the Runway is a fabulous option for fashionistas of all ages. Whether it's a formal, a wedding, or any other special event, there's a beautiful dress just waiting for you.
You can find all of your favorite brands at Rent the Runway including Lilly Pulitzer, Milly, and Kate Spade in addition to some outstanding designers like Vera Wang, Marchesa, and Carolina Herrera.
Recently, I rented several gowns from Rent the Runway for the DAR Constitutional Congress and wore a different dress every night. Everything arrived promptly, packaged in a sturdy box and garment bag that is mine to keep.
No matter what your style or size, you can find the perfect dress with the expert advice of the RTR stylists. Chat with them online or by phone to review your options. Size & Fit guidelines help you to choose a dress that works with your body type. I also read the reviews from people who were my size to see how they liked the dress. It's refreshing to see customer photos so that you can see what the dress looks like on someone who is not a model!
This is one of the dresses that I rented. It's from Erin Fetherston. I was not familiar with this brand, but was very impressed with the quality and style of the dress.
With Rent the Runway's easy to use service, I was able to rent this gown in my regular size and a back up size. Most gowns come in several lengths and accommodate petite, average, and tall women. You can also rent a "back up gown" for a fraction of the already amazing price. I ended up wearing my back up gown on another evening, getting a lot of mileage out of a small amount of money.
Here's the same dress on a model...
Returns are so easy! Simply package the dresses and put them in the addressed return envelope. Drop it off at any UPS location and you're set!
As a limited time promotion, you can get $20 off a rental when you sign up for Rent the Runway using this link. I'd love to hear about your experiences with this wonderful option for special events.