Lindsay Pietroluongo – Dress Like a Celeb on a Real Person’s BudgetMar 1st, 2013 | By HV Insider | Category: Lifestyle
Love to shop online? Browse fashion boards on Pinterest until the sun comes up? Lust after designer duds every year during New York’s Fashion Week? You and RentTheRunway.com were made for each other. This website is exactly what it sounds like – you can rent high fashion pieces for a fraction of the price.
Look Rich Without the Expense
Even celebrities will tell you that “rich” is a state of mind, not a price tag. You can exude confidence in an outfit that’s off the shelves of Target or look cheap in a Michael Kors dress that wears you instead of you wearing it. Flip through any tabloid and you’ll see that Hollywood’s elite pairs $3,000 shoes with a $9 tee from Hanes. Or they’re adorned in stunning vintage jewelry that they found for a bargain in a second-hand store. The point is that glamour doesn’t have to cost a bundle. And thanks to RentTheRunway.com, even the highest fashion can be shared with us little people.
Plan for a Ball…Or Just Your Next Date Night
Not sure what you’re looking for, but know you have to prep for an upcoming event? As soon as you sign in to the website, a box on the left asks for your event’s date and your size. Then, simply search for every outfit that’s available for that specific day. As you start to browse your options, you’ll get a better idea of what you want and you can narrow down the results by the following features:
• Body type
• Featured looks
• Newest looks
What Goes with the Perfect Dress?
Accessories, of course! It’s a well known fact that even celebrities on the red carpet don’t pay for a lot of what they wear – most of the time, their jewels are borrowed for a mere 24 hours. You can make like a movie star and borrow accessories from RentTheRunway.com, including:
• Earrings, both clip-ons and traditional
Love what you see and don’t want to let it go? Some accessories come with the option to buy, so give that borrowed bauble a brand new home.
Not Sure What to Rent?
Shopping goes hand-in-hand with some serious decision making. You love a red strapless dress, but will it look feminine on your toned body? Dying to rent a knee-length floral number, but the fabric looks like it may be a bit itchy? Read reviews of people who’ve rented the piece in the past. You can also browse photos to see real people wearing unreal clothing – a great way to figure out if a dress will go well with your hair color, skin tone and body type.
Maybe you saw a piece on the runway, but you just can’t remember exactly what it looked like or who it was designed by. The blog on RentTheRunway.com has great, regularly updated posts that will tell you everything you want to know about the fashion world. Browse fashion show threads or your favorite looks from Hollywood award ceremonies to find and rent the piece you’ve been drooling over.
Lindsay Pietroluongo is a full-time freelance writer in the Hudson Valley. Her work has appeared in the Poughkeepsie Journal and Chronogram magazine. Lindsay also writes business content and marketing materials for professionals. Visit Lindsay on the Rocks and Poison Apple Ink to learn more. Lindsay can be seen on Hudson Valley Insider each Thursday under the Lifestyle section.