It seems renting clothes is less complicated and extra economical than shopping for them.
When Hire the Runway debuted, I scoffed. Why pay to lease a costume when you possibly can simply purchase one and personal it? A few of these clothes weren’t precisely low cost. They appeared to price wherever from $40 up to some hundred. I knew for a reality I might purchase one at Endlessly 21 for that. However over time, my buddies and associates have dipped toes within the dress-rental pool and given it such stellar opinions that I made a decision to provide it an opportunity, and it turned out that renting clothes is fantastic.
My youthful sister is the one who first began raving about renting clothes. She is a very fashionable, sociable one that goes out loads and attends many formal occasions. She’s additionally at that age when folks she is aware of are getting married mainly each weekend.
I feel she instructed me she’s been to 75 weddings, and most of these have comparable visitor lists, which implies one doesn’t need to all the time put on the identical factor.
After exhausting all her clothes, all my clothes, all my mom’s clothes, and even all of the outdated bridesmaid and promenade clothes we’d left at the back of our mom’s closet. She realized she was by no means going to put on one costume usually sufficient to justify shopping for it and eventually simply began renting them. Now she has fancy garments for each occasion.
Earlier this yr, I used to be bemoaning the necessity to purchase clothes for my sister’s wedding ceremony as a result of I just lately had a child, and my physique has been going by way of some bizarre adjustments.
I wasn’t positive the place it will be by the point the marriage got here round or how lengthy it will be in that form in any respect. I didn’t need to pay for even a Endlessly 21 costume that may solely match for per week. So she advised I strive renting one, and I assumed that seemed like a good suggestion.
I turned the precise choice of the costume over to readers as a result of you guys are good at this, and I’m simply going to allow you to decide all my garments any longer. You guys did me a stable and picked a shimmery bronze Vivienne Westwood cocktail costume, which was nice as a result of Vivienne Westwood is all the time fantastic, and the way usually will we regular folks get to put on her garments? It was additionally fantastic as a result of renting it was solely $40.
I picked out the costume and positioned my order for 2 sizes that I assumed would possibly match. (You may order a second dimension at no cost, simply because sizing is commonly bizarre on clothes.)
As a result of I used to be in Chicago and residing close to a Hire The Runway brick-and-mortar retailer, I opted to choose it up on the retailer as an alternative of getting it mailed to me. That manner, I might strive it on on the retailer and decide one thing else if it didn’t work out. But it surely did, and it was fabulous.
I ought to have worn heels for the rehearsal, although. Everybody else wore them, however I wore flats as a result of it was raining and I assumed we’d be outdoors.
I bought to put on Vivienne Westwood for the day, and after I was completed, I simply popped it again within the garment bag and dropped it on the retailer. I might even have simply dropped the entire garment bag within the mail as a result of it comes with a pay as you go return delivery label, so I wouldn’t even need to go to the submit workplace.
Now I’m offered. Renting clothes is nice, and this costume apparently retails at $850, which implies I must put on it 22 instances to make it extra economical to purchase than to lease. I adore it, however even when I owned it, I’d in all probability not put on it 22 instances.
Better of all, I didn’t need to pay for dry cleansing. Eff drycleaning.