My husband and I were invited to 1960’s themed birthday party a couple of weekends ago and the invitation stated: Rat Pack Attire Required! This was a formal affair that was almost wedding-like. Having had no idea what women wore during the 1960’s, I began researching “celebrity style in the 1960’s” and up popped Audrey Hepburn images from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. So I rolled with it!
Being one of those girls that perpetually finds myself having nothing to wear, I knew a new dress was in order for this party. The only problem I found was that nothing was budget-friendly and nothing really fit the style I was after.
After doing quite of bit of online shopping, I ended up ordering this LBD by Opening Ceremony from Rent the Runway. This dress’ retail price is $435 but I was able to rent it for four days for just $35. I was also able to order a free backup size, just in case my original size didn’t fit.
I received my dresses from RTR two days before my event, as I requested, and they were clean and ready to go. Based on the 100+ reviews of this dress, I knew it was going to be tight fitting. I was prepared and had a pair of Spanx ready. I tried on both an XS and S and noticed that they fit completely different. The XS felt like it fit better than the S, but the S wasn’t quite as tight which meant more breathing room.
I was feeling very self conscious about my outfit choice by the time the event rolled around because I’m not used to wearing such clingy clothes. My nerves got the best of me and I, regretfully, ended up going with a completely different look for the evening.
My secondary dress choice from Rent the Runway was this beautiful navy blue Kate Spade dress. I wish I would’ve ordered both dresses and will definitely order two different styles next time. This dress would’ve completely hidden my problem areas on my body and would’ve been great for dancing.
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If you have an event coming up, I encourage you to explore the option of renting a dress instead of buying. You’ll probably only wear the dress one time anyways. Visit www.renttherunway.com to search for a dress!
This is a sponsored collaboration with Rent the Runway. All opinions are my own.