Hi, my name is Alicia McKenzie and I have a Rent the Runway (RTR) addiction. My husband and his business partners started Defense Point Security 6 years ago. With DPS comes a multitude of awards ceremonies and/or events that I can’t wear lululemon to so for the last 3 years, I have been using RTR. Call it cliché but I absolutely HATE wearing a dress more than once and I can’t bear to buy a dress and leave it sit in my closet forever. So what’s a girl to do? RENT a dress and send it back once you’re finished with it!
I have a Pro Account which means I get free insurance, free shipping and a free birthday dress. My birthday is this month and I’ll be in the Dominican Republic, so yay!! Rent the Runway has 4 day and 8 day rental options so you can have some flexibility. Once your rental period is up, you just return it in the same garment bag you received it in. Its incredibly simple and has gotten more efficient over the years. When I first started renting, the dresses would come in brown boxes and have to be shipped back in cheap USPS bags. Now they have nice, black garment bags for delivery and returns.
Did I mention that when you order from Rent the Runway, they will send you a back up size FOR FREE? So there’s no need to fret over what size to get. Just order two! You can even rent accessories. Need a necklace or a clutch to finish off a look? RTR has you covered. [fuck i sound like an infomercial]
Just a word of advice…if you’re muscular like me, pay close attention to the fabric. The above dress has no stretch. That’s clearly not going to work for these shoulders. You want styles that give a little and have some room for movement.
Here are few looks that I have worn over the last couple of years, ranging from Hervé Leger to Nicole Miller.
The prices range greatly so there is something for EVERYONE. I can’t say enough about this company. They were even on INC 5000’s List of fastest growing companies. I know this because DPS was on that list the same year so we were both at the award ceremony. I, of course, was wearing a rented dress! It’s like it was meant to be 🙂 Get 20% off your first order by using the code below!