Rent The Runway || My Experience & Tips


  All throughout high school, I lived for school dances. Like many, my absolute favorite part was getting glam. I would spend months looking for the perfect dress for the event to come. I went to an all girls school which meant I had two proms to attend both my junior and senior year. One for my school and another hosted by our brother school. As you can imagine, purchasing dresses for these occasions became costly. I decided to use Rent The Runway to avoid ending up with 4 prom dresses hanging in my closet that I, unfortunately, wouldn't wear again.

With prom season quickly approaching, I'm hoping a guide to taking advantage of all that Rent the Runway has to offer would be helpful. It can be overwhelming at first, but I'm here to help make things a little less chaotic.

Halston Heritage Teal Dance Dress
Halston Heritage Teal Dance Dress

Explore the site

First, create an account and begin adding dresses to your favorites. You can refine your search by color, length, and even occasion. One of the best parts of Rent the Runway is how many personal reviews there are. Pay attention to them! Look for girls with similar body types to yours and see how the dresses ended up fitting. It makes the experience so much easier, and almost guarantees dresses will fit as they should.

Make a stop at a RTR store

If there is a Rent the Runway store nearby, stop by so that you can try on a selection of their dresses. I've been to the Washington D.C. location and it's wonderful. You can easily walk in anytime and browse, or you can book an appointment. I find the appointments to be helpful as you are guaranteed a stylist who can pull dresses for you and make sure that you find a dress you love. Book an appointment here


Try something new.

Rent the Runway is an opportunity to fall in love with a dress that you never thought you'd wear. With their incredible selection,  it's time to try something that pushes your fashion limits. One of my all time favorite prom looks was in a dress that I never expected to fall in love with. Don't diss anything until you at least try it on!

Schedule your dress to arrive early

If you're ordering a dress online, schedule it to arrive as early as possible. I say this because if it arrives and isn't perfect, RTR's customer service is superb, and they will send you a replacement ASAP. Remember, when you order your dress, make sure you reserve a backup size too! Yes, this means TWO dresses will arrive at your door before your event!


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to leave a comment! Let me know if you fall in love with Rent the Runway too!