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Photos: Rent The Runway Party

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Total Retail: $376; Total Rental: $70 // Total Retail: $720; Total Rental: $110

Last week, I told you all about Rent The Runway, an online service offering 4-day or 8-day rentals on designer dresses and accessories for just 10-15 percent of the retail price.

If you have a special event coming up and haven’t already checked out their Web site, I highly recommend you do so.

For their special press-only cocktail party Thursday night at XIX (Nineteen) in The Bellevue, RTR offered my friend and I a $200 gift card to spend on outfits for the evening. Like kids in a candy store, we spend hours on the Web site, scouring through the 17 pages worth of amazing dresses.

Finally, I settled on a super-glam sequin mini by Badgley Mischka and incredibly stunning Lauren Bacall-inspired earrings by Elizabeth Cole. My friend choose a more casual coral-colored sundress by Trina Turk which looked great with the canary yellow earrings by Kate Spade New York.

All in all, the process of ordering and returning our purchases proved relatively easy. I couldn’t believe how quick they were able to get the dresses to me. And thanks to the helpful user reviews, both of our dresses fit perfectly.

However, I wasn’t entirely prepared for how much attention my dress would receive, mainly from strange men. Here’s just a few of the many comments I heard over the course of the evening:

“Hey, you—you look like a disco ball!”

“Wow, that dress is really subtly. Really let’s you’re personality shine through.”

“It’s like the second coming of Dreamgirls up in here.”

Check out the gallery below for some of the best shots of the night, including one of me attempting to look glamorous while devouring a McDonald’s cheeseburger (like real models, they didn’t feed us much).


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Rent The Runway Comes To Philly This Weekend | PW Style | A blog about style, fashion, beauty, arts and culture by Philadelphia Weekly  says:

[...] weekend, the online dress and accessory rental site—which I had a chance to test-drive back in August—is partnering up with LivingSocial to offer its first-ever pop-up, non-virtual showroom in Philly [...]

Mar 21 7:37 PM

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