Don't you just hate the weird lighting in hotel rooms? These photos are a bit blurry, but I still wanted to use them to share my first Rent the Runway experience. Also, the hair tie on the wrist really gives it something extra, doesn't it?
I'd seen a gazillion photos and read a ton of reviews on RTR, but finally rented my first dress a few weeks ago. My husband had a cocktail event for work at a fancy hotel in uptown, so I took this opportunity as a sign from Prabal Gurung himself to pull the trigger and rent one of his dresses. Alas, the dress that I planned on wearing (in my mind) was not available in my size. This Monique Lhuillier Madame Damask dress was also at the very top of my list, but a little too formal for the event. After scouring the site and adding dress after dress to my favorite list, I came across the TIBI Reality Versus Dream Dress. Jack. Pot.
A perfect cocktail dress with a great print and bright color. Don't get me wrong, I love a little black dress, but given the fact that I have a few hanging in my closet, it made no sense to rent one (if you are looking, the Sharp Lines Dress is killer). The cut of the dress is flattering and the length is appropriate for cocktail (it looks much shorter on the 5'10 model). There is a small zipper in the front if you want to spice things up and unzip, but I prefer it up. All in all, it is modern, luxurious, and the ideal cocktail dress.
I had a great experience with RTR and will definitely rent again. One tip I'd like to share is that if your event is on a Saturday, rent your dress for Thursday. If it doesn't fit, the RTR team will overnight a dress to you and therefore you aren't left without anything to wear. You wouldn't want to get stuck wearing something you already own now would you?