While I’ve known about RentTheRunway.com for years and often thought about trying out their service, I had never actually pulled the trigger until this month.

I knew I had a swank Christmas party to attend and thought I would plan ahead and give it a shot. And that’s the first thing I need to comment – you need to plan ahead.

I placed my order about a month before my event and many of the dresses I liked weren’t available in my size. With Rent the Runway, you pick your dress and you can get a second size of the dress as a back up or a second dress at a discount. The dress I really wanted was only available in a size smaller than I normally wear. I decided to risk it and hope it would fit but then got a backup dress in my size.

Luckily, I was able to squeeze into my fav dress! I loved having this cute dress to wear to our party. It’s normally $470 retail but I paid $55 to rent it, which I think is a good deal all around. How many times do you buy a cocktail dress and wear it once, maybe twice and then it hangs in your closet?

The concept is great – you can always have a new look! And the dresses come with a return shipping label so it’s very easy to send the dresses back when you are done.

There’s just enough time to order for New Years Eve if you have a fun party to hit up! Use coupon code FIRSTRNR20P for 20% off if it’s your first order with Rent the Runway. And I found this coupon online for $25 your order of $100 or more – not sure if it works but if you are renting more than one dress and over $100, it’s worth trying this out: RTRBDAY25K480

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