For the past year or so I have heard bloggers talking about Rent the Runway and I always thought that it was a great idea. When prom season rolled around, I was initially planning on buying my dress as junior year we wear short dresses, which I could wear again. However, when I stumbled upon this Elizabeth and James dress at Revolve I knew that it was the perfect prom dress. It retailed for about $400 which I decided was not worth it to buy. After continuously looking for a dress and finding nothing that compared to this I somehow thought of Rent the Runway. Thankfully, the dress was available and I quickly booked it for prom!
My experience with Rent the Runway was a 10/10. The dresses arrived on time, were clean, and fit perfectly. I booked the dress about six week before the date I needed it for, so I'm not sure if it is more difficult to book for closer dates. When placing the order you receive two dresses in different sizes. The reviews for my dress said it ran small, so I ordered a 4 and a 6. For reference, I typically wear a size 2 and ended up going with the 6. It was a little bit big in the chest but everywhere else it fit like a glove. Having the extra dress is so nice as it eliminates the stress of the dress arriving a day or two before your event and not fitting.
I definitely think that I will get my senior prom dress from Rent the Runway as I know I would never wear a long gown again. If you are someone that goes to a lot of events, or even if you are a college student who goes to multiple formals I would highly recommend getting a pro membership. This is $29 a year and you get free shipping on all orders and a free dress on your birthday! Have you used Rent the Runway before?
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