Thursday, February 4, 2016

Rent the Runway Review {with promo code!}

I heard about Rent the Runway a while back through blogging but was hesitant to check it out because honestly I didn't think they'd have items in my size. Man was I wrong! I ended up venturing to the site a couple months before our wedding in search for a rehearsal dress because the dress I originally got I ended up using in our engagement session. I was pleasantly surprised when I found several dresses I liked for great prices. I'm a girl's girl so I feel it's my duty to pass on my knowledge of this to all of you!

Why I love it.

The items on this site are high end designers that some of us never dreamed we could actually get to wear ourselves. You pay a rental fee that from what I can tell is based on the retail value of the garment. I'm the type of girl that has watched way too many episodes of Real Housewives and Keeping Up with the Kardashians and have it in my head that I can only wear outfits to one event because someone from US Weekly is going to call me out for recycling an ensemble. They have so many options that whether you're looking for a wedding, gala, dance, vacation, or party you are bound to find something that will make you look and feel like a million bucks.

This Adrianna Papell "Edith" dress was perfect for our wedding rehearsal

How does it work?

Once you find a dress you like you check to see if it's available during the time you need it. Rental lengths are 4 days, 8 days, or if you're a baller you can get the monthly subscription that allows you to have three items out at one time for as long as you'd like. They recommend you order your dress one to two days before your event.

When I walked out to the main area of the brewery people kept asking where I got my dress

How do you make sure it fits?

The website has a sizing chart with every designer they offer. It's important to take your own measurements because sizing between different designers can vary quite a bit. The great thing about ordering is they give you a second size at no additional charge. So if you feel like you could end up needing a size smaller or bigger you have a backup just in case your other size doesn't work. My favorite thing about the website is that they post the reviews of actual customers...the good and bad. You get an honest opinion and can see what the dress looks like on real people and that can be a tremendous help. Both my reviews are on the website which makes me feel super famous!

This fuchsia Carmen Marc Valvo number was a standout at my company Christmas party 

How does it get to you?

Your items are sent through UPS so you have tracking every step of the way. My first dress arrived without a hitch. The second time I rented UPS dropped the ball and I got an email saying my Friday delivery (for my dress being worn on Saturday) was being moved to Monday. I called rent the Runway and they were ON IT! My rep was named Jessica and she had everything sorted out in with UPS in a matter of 20 minutes and emailed me back giving me all the details. My dress ended up arriving on time and I was so happy. The customer service with this company is amazing! When you get your delivery every you need to send the dress back is included too so your shipping fee covers getting it to you and getting it back to them.

My first rental came in a super nice garment bag and then next rental came in a box. 

Is it only dresses you can rent?

No! They have other clothing, jackets, handbags, and accessories you can rent. My last rental I decided to rent earrings and I loved them so much it pained me to send them back.

Here is my review on the website of the Nicole Miller Southern Plantation earrings

Jordan you haven't answered all my questions!!!

Sorry but guess what?! It's your lucky day! Rent the Runway has an excellent FAQ section on their website that will probably answer any question that I didn't you can find it HERE.

Now on to the good stuff. I have been given my own promo code to pass along to you lovely ladies. This code gives you a $20 credit to your first rental through Rent the Runway.

If you have any other questions please comment below and if you have any problems with the code email me and I'll send it to you another way. Happy shopping!


  1. I've been wanting to try Rent the Runway for an upcoming black tie wedding I'm attending! Thanks!

  2. I've always wondered about this! I was going to try it for my rehearsal dinner but being pregnant, I didn't want to risk it not fitting =) Love your picks.

  3. I'll be sure to check this out for the many proms I have ahead of me with 4 daughters. Those dresses can cost a small fortune! Why not rent one?! Thanks for sharing!

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