Rent the Runway Pro Review

by Erin

Wedding season is upon us and that means dress season! If you’re not a fan of wearing the same one every time, may I introduce you to Rent the Runway?

RTR Oct 2015 1

I’m taking a break from the regularly scheduled food fest to revisit something I’ve shared with you in the past. Three years ago I shared my experience with Rent the Runway, which included the rundown of how it works. Nowadays, they have even more than just dresses and accessories, there’s tops and bottoms as well but I tend to stick just to the dresses. Since it’s been awhile since my last post I figured I’d update you all on what I think of it, 3 years later.

The short answer? Since that post I have been a Pro member every year. What does that mean? For just $29.95/year I get free shipping and insurance on all my orders for the year and I get a $50 to use towards a birthday dress. Since shipping is usually $9.95 and insurance is $5 it pays for itself pretty darn quick. And I have yet to have any issues with any dress I’ve ever received. One rental I didn’t end up wearing, not because I didn’t like it, but because I ended up not going to the event I had planned.

In case you are interested in exactly what I’ve rented, scroll down for some highlights!

RTR Oct 2013

Above is the CUT 25 Keep It Classy dress and the Rebecca Minkoff Navaji Adventure Clutch which I wore to my friend’s rehearsal dinner in October of 2013 (shortly after I posted my first review – told you I’m addicted). I actually tried to buy both the dress and clutch when RTR had their sale but unfortunately I was not quick enough.

RTR May 2014

Above is the Slate & Willow Derek dress and the Kate Spade Pink Lemonade Ring which I wore to a friend’s wedding in May 2014. This dress was a bit on the shorter side for my tastes (and hello completely open back), but it was so colorful and worth enjoying at least once. And that ring reminded me of a ring pop which I thought was fun.

RTR Feb 2015

Above is the Allison Parris Down The Middle dress which I wore for Valentine’s Day dinner 2015. I loved twirling around in it and once again wished I didn’t have to ever send it back. This was also around the time when I got sucked into Rocksbox and I am wearing a necklace from the first box I ever received in this photo. (If you wanna check that out BTW you can use my code ERINBFF367 for a free month).

RTR Oct 2015 2

Above is the Camilla and Marc Dive Right In dress which I wore to a wedding in October 2015. But not just any wedding, a masquerade wedding on Halloween! I was really excited about wearing a mask as I’ve never attended such an event and then I threw some more bling on it with more Rocksbox action (did I mention I signed up for a yearly subscription to that as well?).

RTR Dec 2015

Above is the Sachin & Babi Stevie dress that I wore to Bob’s work Christmas party 2015. It had pockets which is always a win and I got compliments from everyone. Sadly I did accidentally rip the mesh at the bottom but thankfully that’s what the insurance is for and they never charged me any extra.

RTR May 2016 (2)

Above is the Rebecca Minkoff Navy Across The Lines dress that I wore to a wedding earlier this month (May 2016). Again pockets for the win! And a fun cut out waist. I actually ended up liking this dress more than I expected and yes, didn’t want to send it back.

RTR May 2016 (1)

Last but not least, above is the Bailey 44 Opium Poppy top that I wore for my 31st birthday this month! Yes I actually rented a non-dress for once. It showed more cleavage than am I normally okay with but good grief was it ever comfortable and incredibly flattering. Normally peplum style tops and I don’t get along but the pleats laid more flat on this top and didn’t cause the preggo-effect that they usually do. It was crazy tempting to not send this one back but there’s no way I could’ve afforded the retail price. This is why I rent, not own!

P.S. I miiiight also have a maxi skirt in the queue for Memorial weekend. O:-)

Wanna try out Rent the Runway? Sign up using my referral link – After you complete your first rental we will both receive a $20 credit. They also send e-mails out with discounts fairly often so you can get an even better deal.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post! I purchased this on my own. However, this post does contain referral links for new sign-ups that give you and I a $20 credit for a future rental.



Susan May 20, 2016 - 9:42 am

I can’t imagine having a use for such a service. The only time I dress up any more is when we’re on long cruises, and I don’t think rental would work for that (although they do have that kind of service on board, but the clothes aren’t cute like the ones you’re getting).

Kayle (The Cooking Actress) May 20, 2016 - 8:50 am

ahhh everything is so cute!!! I would totally do it if 1-my body wasn’t so darned difficult to fit and 2-I’d totally want to keep the dress and would hate to part with it :P


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