If you’re in your mid to late twenties, you probably know the feeling of having SO many weddings per year and nothing to wear! Last year we hit a record high, and I didn’t want to outfit repeat. Luckily, Rent the Runway came to the rescue and I haven’t looked back. This year, we have even more weddings to attend this summer and I am already stalking the dress inventory that is available so far. Pictured above, you can see three different looks from three different occasions last year. I was obsessed with every single one. The dress I posted on my Instagram is also from rent the runway, but the photo won’t upload for some reason- sad. Below are some of the reasons I absolutely love Rent the Runway!
It allows you to wear statement pieces that won’t hang in your closet after one time wear.
The beauty about renting is that you are probably only going to wear the item once, so I always like to pick a statement piece. As you can see above, I have gone for bold patterns, different necklines, cut outs, etc. for fun twists on wedding guest attire. While I love a good simple and classic look, I try to find something unique when I am renting.
For $30 a year, you don’t have to pay for shipping or insurance
If you are going to rent at least twice a year, it is 100% worth it to become a pro member. To sign up to become a pro member, it’s $30 a year which covers shipping and insurance. To rent one time, shipping and insurance is $30. THIS IS A NO BRAINER. You also get $50 on your birthday to use any time and who doesn’t love a good birthday outfit?
The customer service is on point!
Whenever I go on my rant about how much I love to rent the runway, I always get the question, “what if it doesn’t fit?”. First of all, you get to pick two sizes which is amazing! Their website is also so awesome because real people upload photos of themselves in the clothing to give a real idea of what it looks like on different body types. Also- follow them on snap chat and you can request try on’s for different pieces! I have never had a dress not fit but one of my girlfriends had a bad experience with a fit of a dress and RTR overnighted her a new dress–how amazing is that! (tip: always rent 2 days before your event so that if you receive a damaged product or it doesn’t fit, RTR has time to send you a new piece!)
There are so many options to choose from on RTR from a plethora of designers. These clothing items are NOT cheap but you are able to rent them for an affordable price. The selection of dresses is versatile but make sure you plan ahead! You can rent up to 4 months in advance so especially during peak wedding season, looks can sell out FAST. I would recommend renting as far ahead as you can and always search with the dates of your event. The search engine will only populate what’s available for those days if you put it in there. If you don’t, you might be in for a heart break when you go to order and it’s not available.
So with all that being said, if you have a ton of weddings, bachelorette parties, galas, conferences, etc. coming up- you should definitely check out rent the runway at renttherunway.com and get a discount by using my link here.
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