Archive: December 2010

Make Over Madness

Brought to Rent the Runway by Seventeen Magazine   Prom dress? Check. Perfect date? Check. Bling? Check. Now it’s time to glam it up with hair and make-up! Seventeen Magazine let’s you try all the make-up and hair styles right from your room! Upload a photo of yourself and start to experiment with your prom look.   Have some fun in the salon with these virtual hairstyles and makeup looks. Plus, try on celebrity beauty styles! This is the look we created, but click here to upload a photo and experiment for your star studded prom!   Inspired? If you want to see more about prom from Seventeen, click here!   Read More

This Week’s Style Awards!

This week was amazing! Our inbox was overflooded with gorgeous photos of you ladies wearing RTR. It was incredibly difficult to choose the winner or our Style Awards, but this week we chose…   Lynne! She was the knockout in the middle in our Nicole Miller Sultry Tulle Neck Sheath.     Keep your photos coming because we are picking another winner next week! We can’t wait to see what you will be wearing for New Years! Send your pic to     Read More

Stylists’ Picks: Perfect Pairs

These are the top three must have picks from our stylists to ring in the New Year. What is your perfect pair?   Ashley I love this Badgley Mischka dress with the oversized Heart of Glass earrings. It’s such a rich color and the earrings are the right amount of bling!     Justine New Years should be about confidence and this Temperley London dress embodies that! I also love the little surprise on the side! Pair this with the Gimmie a Beat Clutch to make a statement.       Camille I’m bringing sexy back and I’m doing it in this Camilla and Marc dress and Movie Premiere Earrings!     Read More
Make sure you are on the latest accessory trends to complete your New Years look. Here are our favorites- what are your's?   --Ashelyn   Crystal Clear You can always count on some bling to celebrate your way into anything. Plus this ring will looks perfect holding that glass of champagne.         Mix & Mingle Choosing between silver and gold? There’s no need. Wear mixed metals this New Years and get ready to mix and mingle.         Blame it on Blue Navy is the new black and blue is the new silver. If you turn heads this New Years, you know what to blame.       Read More

NYE: Style Edition

It's not too late to rent for NYE! With time running out, take advice from our stylists and choose from our entire collection of perfect ball dropping dresses. They've pre-selected dresses for the top NYE parties- which one is your favorite? Haute Cocktail Party     The Black Tie NYE         Family NYE   Read More

10 Things We Love 12.27.2010

1 Soho Warehouse Party Trying on our dresses and getting your hair and make up done for a $5 ticket. Not to mention on the spot rentals and expert styling advice so you can leave straight to your NYE party! Get your hands on a ticket on Gilt City while they last.     2 A White Christmas Snow: inconvenient but oh-so-fun! A blanket of white covered New York City for a White Christmas this holiday. It was picturesque- perfect for caroling, warm cider and baking cookies with family and friends, which leads us to...       3 Online Shopping & Sales Mikkel got 5 DVD's for the price of one this weekend with all of the sales that were going on! Being snowed in also made it the perfect time to spend hours on the computer with friends and choosing what to rent for NYE.   4 Legos, Legos, Legos Daria forgot how much fun Legos were until she spent Christmas making a Buzz Lightyear with her five year-old nephew. This Lego creation is actually a digital camera, perfect for capturing all of those memories.         5 Tropical Eggnog Nothing makes Ashelyn want to go home for the holidays more than her Mom's homemade Coquito. It's a creamy coconut eggnog made with white rum and spices. Mom won't give up her recipie but applaudes Martha Stewart's. Click here to make it at home- one real coconut optional!     6 Best. Cards. Ever.  The holidays calls for choosing the right cards. We love the cards on, a site where you can design your own cards to give that personal touch. Make yourself accountable for your New Years resolutions and send them to your friends. Don't forget Mom and Dad!   7 The Art Of Scrapbook This book is the first ever personalized scrapboook by Cecile Beaton, one of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century. It was one of our favorite gifts this season, also functioning as a coffe table book and inspiration board.   8 Light Up the Catwalk Remember when you had LA Gears? LED shoes are making a comeback. Our favorite pair is by Edmundo Castillo, who was inspired by Tron the movie. Light up your step when your out with the girls and plug them in when you get back to your nest egg.     9 Leftovers Most of us look forward to holiday dinner with the family, but the real treat are the leftovers. Honey baked ham sandwich? We are all there.   10 Savvy Style Jaime covets this jacket she found on All Saint's site. Why not be warm and fashionable? Get it while it's still on sale to wear over your NYE frock and ring in the new year brand new!        Read More
It's the holiday season and it pays to be a little thrifty. Read on to find out which fashions our stylists favor - for $50 and less! Justine I love this great blue color - such a great find for only $50! Rachel These are definitely my favorite earrings on RTR, and it just so happens they rent for only $35. Edgy and sophisticated, they're the perfect addition to my LBD.    Emily There's nothing better than a black dress that fits well and works anywhere. This Shoshanna one is modest and modern at the same time. Alissa I've been looking for some gifts that are under $50 and this bracelet from our sale is just perfect! At only $43 I might buy one for myself too...    Ashley I love the beading detail of this dress - somehow it makes a bright red style bohemian. At just $50 it's easy to justify splurging for some matching accessories.     Camille This bracelet is just so beautiful - all of us stylists find it suggesting it to customers all the time because its universally adored and only $30! Read More
Winter has officially begun. It may be cold outside, but you don’t have to sacrifice for style! Make sure you stay warm with these helpful tips.   Tip 1: Wear a dress with sleeves (see ours here) and accessorize accordingly Long sleeved looks can be just as formal as sleeveless if styled correctly. Our favorite way to wear it is with a big statement necklace and fun colored pumps.   Style Inspiration: Rachel Roy   Tip 2: Proportions are pivotal when it comes to layering If the dress is mid-thigh, wear a layer over it that lands right past your hips. A thin, wool cardigan works well. If you want to wear something short, opt for a shrug or bolero that will hit the silhouette under the bust.   Style Inspiration: Keira Knightley   Tip 3: Let your legs do the talking Sometimes its best to pick a LBD and let your legs do the talking. This season there’s some great patterns to be found everywhere from American Apparel to Neiman Marcus (and our faves here).   Style Inspiration: Kourtney Kardashian   What are your tips for staying warm and looking effortless? Share them with us in the comments!     Read More

3 Ways: NYE Edition!

Still finalizing NYE plans? Join the club. But there is one thing we know for sure: No matter where you are, the dress says it all. Here's 3 of our favorite trends and fortune cookie proverbs for the new year to boot. Are you a sequins girl, a bandage babe, or white hottie?   Success in Sequins Wearing sequins into 2011 is for the brave, but they will be rewarded with success if they take on the challenge.     Blessings for Bandages Those who dare to wear Herve Leger will be rewarded with many blessings in 2011.     Winner in White Next year it’s all about taking risks- those in white when the clock strikes midnight will be winners in 2011.       Read More
This past weekend was the last one you'll have to finish your holiday shopping. Hopefully that means you've got at least a few things checked off your list. Now you can focus on everyone's favorite question- what are you going to wear this holiday season? Here are some last minute styles red and green styles to get you in the holiday spirit. What’s your holiday style?     Read More