Wednesday, August 18, 2010

rent the runway




i have never used rent the runway but i have a couple events coming up this fall and don't feel like putting in the money to buy dresses. so this seems like a great option.

here are some of my favorites:

wedding: green, one shoulder, thread social retails for $550, rents for $75.
blacktie: navy, floor length Catherine Malandrino, retails for $1095, rent for $150.
i don't have an event for this, but i need it because i've loved it ever since i first spotted in ok! mag... swoon. coral Matthew Williamson, retails for $2500, rent for $250.

has anyone ever used it before? do the dresses come smelling like old beer and day old sweat? detailed experiences appreciated.

4 comments:

  1. the middle one is perfect for the opera gala you're going to!!! except i still say run with the hook up your gma offered.
    i just ordered that colorful tibi dress on RTR for that wedding i have in a few weeks... nervous abt it.
    xo

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  2. Ahhh that Catherine Malandrino dress is SO gorgeous.. I'd prob do it for $150! I haven't used their services before, but let me know how it goes!

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  3. I rented the thread social dress for an event this summer, and while it was very pretty (loved the color!), it just did not fit me well. I felt the skirt was too full, but that's just my preference.

    As for RTR, they work great for my lifestyle because I have way too many cocktail and black tie events for work in DC. I love wearing different dresses, but I was starting to freak out at how much I was spending on them, so found this helpful alternative. It's a good service - have not had any problems yet. Best part is you don't have to dry clean them before you return. Just throw it in the mail. Note: have a backup dress just in case.

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  4. oh thanks for all the advice everyone! sadly the incredible catherine malandrino one that i wanted is rented for the weekend i need it. but the next event i have, ill be all over this.

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