It's that time of year again! Military Balls. Dress shopping. This year I made up my mind to rent a dress. I have always bought in the past and the dress hangs in my closet only to be worn once again, if at all. It seems like such a waste. About a year ago, I came across a few posts from Jen at The Adventures of Our Army Life. I noticed she always posted such beautiful and unique dresses she wore to her husband's military events. I asked about where she found all these great dresses and she mentioned Rent the Runway. Right then I made up my mind to use Rent the Runway for our next Marine Corps Ball.
I kept to my word. I started searching for my dress in August. I found several styles on the website but just couldn't commit. I honestly honestly have such a complex with making decisions. Finally, the spies over at Rent The Runway stepped up and offered a Try At Home option. I said 'yes'. They sent me 5 dresses to try on at home. It was just the push I needed. After trying the dresses, I picked a style and booked it for the Marine Corps Ball. The bonus is being able to book a completely different style for only $25. Which is sent to you in the same shipment. How cool is that? The whole process was seamless and I would highly recommend using Rent the Runway for any event you need a special dress. And this is solely my opinion. No one has provided me with any incentive to say otherwise. I just think this little secret needs to be shared with the world!
I photographed the whole Rent the Runway Try at Home process. The dresses were all individually wrapped inside the garment bag.
#1 Nicole Miller
#2 Badgley Mischka
#3 ML Monique Lhuillier
#4 Nicole Miller
#5 Carlos Miele
I had a lot of fun with the Try At Home option. It made decision making much easier. I picked Dress #3. I didn't initially choose a second dress but am reconsidering adding a less fitted option. Like this:
All I need is shoes and I'm ready to celebrate!