Little Black Dress Series: Reduce, Reuse, Rent!

Dear readers,

Today is our last post of the Little Black Dress series. While we are a bit sad it is coming to an end, it also means that the event is tonight (and yes, you can buy tickets at the door!) We know what we are wearing, who is going and what we are going to bid on in the raffle.

To close out this great series (major thank yous to all our amazing guest bloggers who contributed – it was our best run yet!), Kristyle shares with us her unique approach in finding the perfect LBD for the event – Rent the Runway.

Little Black Dress Series: Reduce, Reuse, Rent!

Us fashionistas dream of the red carpet and all the glamor of a “designer dress.” But most of us can’t and/or don’t want to spend a month’s rent on a dress we will probably only wear one time. Well there is hope!  And it comes in the form of Rent the Runway – a website that features all the top designers that rent out a night of luxury.  It is very reasonably priced and you can feel good about “recycling” a dress instead of it hanging lonely in your closet for years to come.

The site is very user friendly – it shares style tips based on size, shape and body type.  There are ratings from real users with pictures of real women wearing the dresses (a feature I find very helpful).  I ordered my dress, by Badgley Mischka, a favorite designer of mine, with only a week until the Goodwill Little Black Dress Event.  They sent me two sizes for the price of one dress.  Not that I needed the extra size – based on their helpful tips, the size was perfect.

They arrived one day early and in a garment bag (which you get to keep!) that screams you’re a super star. Also included: a complementary package of “body tape” for hemming and sizing of the garment to ensure a secure and most flattering fit.  You also get prepaid packaging that you simply put the dresses in, and place in the mail.  This has been a great experience, one I would recommend and use again myself!  I really feel in this dress i can stand out in a sea of LBD.