A few weeks ago, I attended a completely gorgeous, kick ass wedding in Boston. I was advised that it was a black tie optional wedding; and then I freaked out, because the only black tie-ish dress I own…is my prom dress. From 2007. #stillfits
Anyways, I’d heard about Rent the Runway but had never had any experience with it, until I worked at The NotWedding in Boston.
Yep. RTR sends you two sizes so that you can make sure the dress fits, which is such a great service. I rented it so late that I got one size (which fit like a glove, luckily), but it showed up the day before my event in a garment bag with a prepaid return envelope. I also rented this Rebecca Minkoff clutch:
I felt so incredibly amazing in the dress! Seriously, y’all, you need to wear one of these dresses before you die.
Of course, this is the best picture of me wearing it (complete with the requisite glass of wine, obviously). The best part about the service, is that you can opt for a 4 or 8 day rental, they send you a return envelope, & they take care of dry cleaning for you (so if you end up getting wine on yourself [I can neither confirm nor deny that this happened], you’re all set).
Their selection is INSANE & I had such a hard time narrowing it down. They also have reviews that display the wearers height and weight, which helps with some of the guessing involved. Oh, and the best part? For a 4 day rental of the dress, the cost was only $30. THIRTY FREAKING DOLLARS. For a $1350 dress.
Which naturally, I paired with $14 earrings and 5 inch heels from clearance at TJMaxx (#iwasthetallestpersonthere). Work with what ya got, people. But honestly, I know that I’ll be renting from this company again.
Oh, and the best part? I don’t have a single shred of guilt over buying a dress I was going to wear once (#ihavesomanydresses). I promise you, you’ll love the dress options, the speed of service, and most of all, the prices! I’m finding myself perusing it now…a Monique Lhuillier dress is completely acceptable for a fire department gathering, right?