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Monday, December 16, 2013

What To Wear To Your Holiday Party - Rent The Runway

Rent a Gown
So, this is not going to be a post about what you should and should not wear to your corporate holiday party.  Instead, this shall serve as inspiration for you to Rent The Runway.  This is not a sponsored post, by the way.  I just LOVE the idea and had a GREAT EXPERIENCE doing it myself this weekend.

I have always dreamed of wearing an Herve Leger gown, but with a retail price tag over $1500, not even eBay was going to make that happen.  Enter Rent The Runway.  I was able to rent this gorgeous red Herve Leger dress for $150.  Plus, I got $25 off because it was my first time renting so it was really only $125.  Worried about whether it is going to fit or not?  Enter their awesome review and gallery section.  Real women have posted pictures of themselves in the dresses.  Included in the descriptions are their height, weight, typical size worn, and comments.  I know it can be scary to post those stats, but in the spirit of giving back, I just went in and shared my own review to help others.  Another nice thing is that they
Holiday Party Dresses
ship you 2 sizes for free.  AND, as a backup fail-safe after that, Rent the Runway will actually overnight you a dress if your order arrives and for some reason, both sizes do not fit.

Overall, I LOVED the whole experience.  It felt like a dream to wear a dress I normally cannot afford.  I even convinced 3 of my coworkers to do it as well.  Everyone looked fantastic.  And it was so simple to return.  They give you a pre-paid envelope, and you just drop it in the mail.  I will definitely do this again.  It makes so much sense because you never wear these dresses more than once or twice anyways, and I spent less than I normally would if I went and purchased a dress.  Of note as well, my rental price was on the high end.  Most of the dresses are only $75.  It is definitely a WIN-WIN, if you ask me.

Here is a picture from our holiday party.  My manager rented her dress as well.  I think it looks fantastic!  So what do you think?  Have you rented a dress before?  Would you in the future?

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4 comments:

  1. I've never rented a dress before but I have heard of people doing it before. It actually doesn't sound like a bad idea. I would be one of the ones thinking "what if I got something all over it" lol.

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  2. I know! I was definitely a little worried but they said most spills come out with dry cleaning, and they take care of that on their end :) I feel like they've thought of everything. Now, I'm just waiting for the next excuse to rent another dress ;)

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  3. I've actually known some friends who have rented their wedding dress instead of buying one--it definitely is a cool idea for a very pricy dress that you're not planning to wear over and over!

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  4. We really want to go hangout with our friends and family. We should rent affordable bounce houses for those hangouts to make them very enjoyable.

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