You know what time it is guys! It’s wedding season.
One of my favorite times of the year. The days are longer, the sun is still shining when I leave work at the end of the day, and the weather is warming up allowing me to dress in less layers.
I have a few weddings this year which means dresses, dresses and more dresses. Have you ever bought a few outfits for special occasions and after each one, the dresses sit in your closet just collecting dust? Then, when the time comes to needing that dress, maybe it’s out of style or your friends have seen you wear it OR you down right just want a new outfit. However, it’s no secret that most of our bank accounts do not allow new outfits for every occasion.
Helloooooo Rent The Runway!!!
The outfit saver, the day maker and the life made simpler. Many have heard of the traditional Rent The Runway but let’s start from the beginning. THIS, is how your life begins:
- Download RentTheRunway App
- Enter all of your sizing measurements
- “Like” as many outfits/dresses that fit your style
- Reserve the exact dress you would like to rent
- You are allowed a 4 day rental period and a free 2nd size shipped as well
- Look AMAZING at your event
- Do not worry about dry cleaning or washing the dress
- Mail the dresses back in the pre paid envelope sent to you
- BOOM! Done
That’s it!! How easy is this process? You literally cannot go wrong here. Remember LikeToKnow.It and how online shopping has made life easier? Well this is similar and now brings me to our next order of business….
Rent The Runway Unlimited
Have you ever scrolled through instagram and wondered how fashion bloggers have an endless supply of unworn outfits stashed in their closet?? Well Rent The Runway Unlimited is the answer. At the beginning of the year, you had to be waitlisted to be able to join but recently they have opened it up to everyone with just a click of a button. This new feature goes beyond renting dresses. You can rent designer everything… skirts, dresses, jumpsuits, pants, jackets, and more.
Rent the Runway Unlimited is like walking into Saks Fifth Avenue and picking out your 4 favorite pieces of clothing without looking at the price. Dresses, skirts, shirts… 4 of whatever you would like.
If you are feeling a little confused or overwhelmed, don’t. I am about to break it down for you.
What It Is- Subscription based clothing rentals
Price- No contract, $159/month (Right now there is a special for $99)!!!!!!!
What You Get- 4 designer pieces with unlimited exchanges for new pieces
What’s their contract like?- Month to month BUT no charge for dry cleaning, shipping or insurance.
Do I have to exchange all 3 pieces at once?- No, you can exchange them one at a time if you would like.
Do I have to buy?- Nope, you can just rent the clothes.. You do have the option to buy though
Do I have to wash/dry clean?- No, they do it for you.
Customer Service- You receive a concierge, live chat support and phone support.
Order and Delivery- The website is RentTheRunway and they have a great app by the same name. It’s very easy to maneuver. To make life easier, you can filter by style, occasion or trend. Your items will ship Two Day Air and you will receive them on your doorstep in two business days. This is the same time frame for when you return the shipment. Shipping and insurance are FREE! Once worn, place the items in the blue carrying bag that comes with the pre-printed UPS label.
Who This is Good For- Anyone Who…..
• Is the type to wear something new over and over but tires of it quickly.
• Wants to save money but still have great clothes.
• Is tired of shopping at boring/cheap stores and ready for a designer style in budget
• Has been underwhelmed by other clothing subscriptions
• Is still learning their style and realizing they are shopping only to come home and find they wear their new clothes a handful of times
The Difference between Rent the Runway and Rent the Runway Unlimited:
With Rent the Runway, you pay as you go. You have a certain event coming up? Great! Check out the pieces online to rent, place the order, wear the outfit and return after 4 days.
With RTR Unlimited, you pay $159 a month, receive 4 pieces, have the ability to exchange each item 3 times which equals 12 total pieces rented per month.
You do the math! To me, RTR Unlimited is the way to go. If your dream is to be an instagram model, this is definitely for you!