Formal nights made easy

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Happy Friday friends!

I am so excited for today’s post. Mainly because I feel like this is applicable to so many people and for so many different reasons. First off let me rave about how amazing these pictures are! They were taken by the talented Brittany from Brittany Leigh Photography aka my bff!  

So now on to the good stuff, we had our sorority formal before the end of the semester and let me say that I did something I have never done before… and I am never going back. I rented a dress from Rent The Runway. I shopped and shopped and shopped and couldn’t find a thing that I like or what I did like I wasn’t willing to spend. There are so many questions when it comes to ordering a dress like that off line. Will it come in on time? Will it fit? What is the return policy? What will I do if it doesn’t fit/come in on time/can’t return it? So I normally just stick to the in store shopping to avoid the stress.

I suffer from purchasing fancier dresses, wearing them for that event and never again. They just sit in my closet gathering dust. I love the idea of being able to rent the dresses and not having to keep them forever just taking up room in your closet. 

Then I stumbled over RTR and it took all of those fears away! So as for the “will it come in on time” question. Yes, why yes it will. you can even narrow down your search to pieces available during a certain time frame.

Will it fit? Well, you will have the best idea of the fit and sizing up, down, or true to size with the helpful customer reviews. They submit pictures along with a review of the dress. I found that super helpful when wondering if a dress would look the same on me as that size 00 model. The customer photos really gives you a feel on how the dress will look on you and your body type. In the description of each piece it stated the best body type for that cut of dress. Oh yeah, just the very best part they send you 2 sizes. That is right ladies 2!!! One size you pay for then you get a backup one. I personally used the second size, I think I was feeling extra skinny on the day I ordered it.. oops!

IF you fear that some crazy thing will happen and you won’t have your dress in on time, well they have that covered too! After checkout you have the option of choosing another dress as backup in case something happens to the dress you did order.

They offer tons of different dresses with different styles, not all of them are this fancy. But when I saw this Jill Jill Stuart dress I was sold! It was the perfect dress for the occasion. But choosing between so many gorgeous dresses was so hard! But I really couldn’t have gone wrong with any of them.

In case you were wondering I actually did my hair myself, so pleased with how it turned out! I used the first style of this video tutorial and she made it so easy!

So the return process is super easy peasy. You select the amount of days you want the outfit for and  select the return date and just have it in the bag and ship it at your local UPS station. It was so easy and made a perfect ending to the weekend.

Y’all might not know this about me, but I am a very stressed person. I stress over everything! Like I think of every single thing that could go wrong and the just stress about it, I know its annoying. But I have to be honest that RTR leaves little to chance. I felt pretty confident when I made my order for formal, because I didn’t have a backup.


I am definitely going to be using RTR for all of my formal attire needs. The opportunity for formal events doesn’t come around that often for me, so whats the point of spending so much money for one time? 

The day of our formal was a little hectic to say the least, but it turned out to be such a wonderful and memorable time spent with sweet friends.

So when is your next formal event? 


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