Archive: April 2010
We received some requests for styles that would suit an over 40 woman – well, we’ve got plenty! Here’s some complete looks that will work for women of all ages, including our more sophisticated set. Let us know what you think. -- Lara   Rehearsal Dinner: This midnight blue Nicole Miller will make a mark without upstaging the bride. Add these stunning Elizabeth Cole earrings and KJL's Black Tie Bracelet and rent the complete look for just $145. The Main Event: The Lela Rose Portrait Collar Dress is a classicly chic statement. Complete the look with sparkling earrings and bracelet for a total cost of $220. Brunch: This Christian Siriano winner cuts a striking silhouette for all ages. Silver or gold goes well, but for a elegant look, add Ciner's Old Hollywood Glamour Earrings and Bracelet. Complete look can be rented for $200.   Read More

Wedding Weekend Style

One cake, one groom, one bride, one love. Lots of dresses! At Rent the Runway, we know that one dress is not enough. Many of us in the office are active on the wedding circuit, and just like everyone else, we used to stress about what to wear to the myriad of events that surround each set of nuptuals.   This weekend, I myself have a bridal shower and a bachelorette party to attend. Of course, I want to celebrate in style (without breaking the bank) and without spending all of my time thinking about what to wear. If you’re in the same boat, our stylists have put together some great affordable looks that will help you survive any event this wedding season. Enjoy! -- Lara   Bridal Shower: An easy and chic style from Tibi with a bracelet and earrings to tie it all together for just $70.     Bachelorette Party: Sparkling Sequins are the perfect statement and you can add this bangle set and hoops to accessorize for all the festivities. $75 for the total set.     Rehearsal Dinner: This versatile style can pass for glamourous and elegant or beachy casual. Picture perfect with this Rachel Leigh necklace and Ciner Bracelet. Complete look can be yours for $105.     The Big Event: Another beautiful dress that can easily be dressed up for a fancy formal affair or dresses down for breezy beautiful. Shown here with sophisticated yet stylish earrings and bracelet with the whole look for $155.     Sunday Brunch: Cap off the weekend with a burst of brightness in this Tibi dress. Rent with this gorgeous gold bracelet and precious pink earrings for $120.   Read More
Featured Dress: Robert Rodriguez Collection Graphic Shoulder Dress     It's hard to miss with this one shouldered graphic print, and Carmen Electra looks sexy and sweet on the red carpet. We prefer it with an updo to showcase the neckline and with our own accessories (The Bling It On Necklace and Slice Bangle Set), but Carmen wears it well. Who do you think wore it better? -- Lara Read More
Our email yesterday offered some great head to toe options put together by our wonderful stylists at Rent the Runway. We’ve got a few other complete looks that can carry you through this season in style.   Cocktail Chic: Camilla & Marc's Theodora Dress offers the perfect balance of minimalism and decadence with a mikado skirt and a black sequined covered chiffon bodice. Add Lee Angel's Juliette Bow Bracelet for a sassy statement and Rodrigo Otazu's Movie Premiere Earrings for a touch of glamour. Rent the complete look for just $140.     Black Tie Babe: Just because it's formal, it doesn't mean you can't have fun. Mark & James' Chain Detail Maxi Dress offers some décolletage and a sexy back with a sophisticated column style skirt.  Add CC Skye's stunningly simple studs and AV Max's Hematite Dome Bangle and rent the complete look for just $110. -- Lara   Read More
Trust our stylists to take a walk on the wild side of footwear fashion.   Blaire Rabenhorst: Life’s a Catwalk! Walk the streets in style in these insane Guiseppe Zanotti open-toe ankle boots with silver studs, pair it with our newest Herve Leger Audrey dress, Janis Savitt Starbust earrings, AV Max Hematite dome bangle, and have every girl stumble with jealousy!     Ashley Flood: Pair our must rent Theory Surplice Belted Jumpsuit with these sexy sandals for a feminine and flirtatious look! Be sure to roll up the pants a bit to show off the fabulous shoe. Complete the look with our Chamak Silver Glitz Bangle Set for only an additional $15!     Read More
  As Rent the Runway's newest team member, I'm working on bringing campuses across the country to Rent the Runway - and last week I had the pleasure of making U of F my first stop!   UF has a student-run advertising agency, Adwerks, which is incredible, and I am psyched to see how they work with our team of Runway Reps to bring designer dresses to campus. After talking and planning for hours, we of course had to try on dresses! (And they even got me in a Hervé Léger!) I am excited to find other groups like Adwerks at schools across the country and would love to hear from students involved in marketing, advertising and PR organizations on campus - so if that's you, please let me know your ideas for bringing RTR to your campus  - shoot me an email at TR@renttherunway.com.   P.S. Check out this article about RTR coming to UF in the campus paper, ‘The Gainesville Sun.’ Shout-out to Soma for the write-up!-- Tamar Read More

Shoes, Shoes: Part 2

More shoes from inside Rent the Runway:   Brooke Hartmann: These fun cutout wedges offer a modern style that can be worn year-round. I'd like to see them with our new Theory Beaded Detail Chemise and Cara Accessories' The More the Merrier Bangles.      Ashley Bellman: These wrap up heels offer a sexy summer option. Perfect for spicing up the Brian Reyes Watercolor Wonder Dress and Miguel Ases Golden Girls Earrings.      Read More

Eco-Runway

Always on top of the latest trends, Rent the Runway is an eco-friendly supporter of this earth we live on. So this earth day, we wanted to remind you that you can think green with fashion in mind. To start, think of all of the materials and energy used to make one of our beautiful dresses; it would be such a shame to have it sitting in your closet after just one wear. Borrowing avoids typical waste from the fashion habits that leave so many dresses abandoned after one wear.  It gets even better (and greener) – we use an eco-friendly, organic dry cleaner. Our dry cleaning partner Slate leverages eco-friendly cleaners and packing materials wherever possible. Green is so the new black. Happy Earth Day! -- Jenny     Read More
On rare occasions at Rent the Runway we let our dress-centric minds wander over to other things. With spring heating up, some think of wedding season, shorts season, beach season, but to me it will always be shoe season. While I love a good boot, there’s nothing like a sexy sandal to put me in the mood. We’ll be sharing our seasonal favorites from inside Rent the Runway this week and we’d love to hear yours in the comments. Here's J+J's picks to kick us off. -- Lara Jenny Fleiss: To go from work to play effortlessly, I'm eyeing these affordable sandals. Perfect with Tracy Reese's Macrame Trim Tank Jumpsuit and the Geometric Bangle Set from AV Max.          Jenn Hyman: These studded gladiators give every outfit some glam. Pair with Helmut Lang's Graphite Colorblock Dress and Cara Accessories' Racy Coil Bracelet for urban street chic.        Read More

Weekend Wedding Wear

Normally I try not to play favorites, but occasionally a beautiful piece deserves a small shout-out. Take, for example, this beautifully structured bustier from Bibhu Mohapatra. The details are divine, and it offers the perfect peek of color to take it beyond basic black.   The style manages to be stunning and yet utterly wearable at the same time – definitely a chic cocktail choice. I’ve got a wedding this weekend that this dress will be attending, paired with Janis Savitt’s Starburst Earrings. Any ideas for a bracelet? -- Lara   Read More