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Rent The Runway’s Jenny Fleiss: Proms, Weddings — What To Wear

Wed, March 26, 2014 4:59pm EDT by Bonnie Fuller 2 Comments

Ever feel like your closet is full of clothes, but you have NOTHING to wear? Especially for your prom, a wedding, or a special date? Rent the Runway’s co-founder Jenny Fleiss tells you how you can rent a trendy designer dress and wow your friends for just $40. Watch!

Do you want to have your own “red carpet” moment at your next prom, formal, wedding, bar mitzvah, or other special occasion or date? Then your dream dress is just a couple of clicks away on Rent the Runway, launched just four years ago, where you can borrow a top designer look at 10 percent of the actual retail price. And these are the very same looks that celebrities wear!

Rent The Runway: Dresses For Weddings & More — Jenny Fleiss On What To Wear

Jenny Fleiss, 30, co-founder of Rent the Runway, tells that the site has 50,000 dresses and 200 designers for you to choose from, including Monique LhuillierBadgley MischkaCarolina HerreraDiane von FurstenburgNicole MillerShoshanna, and Calvin Klein Collection.

“Our dresses are ‘wow, look at me’ dresses. You’re going to turn a lot of heads,” Jenny says in an EXCLUSIVE interview with Prom season is already in full swing on Rent the Runway and Jenny calls the event “a woman’s first time to have her own red carpet moment.”

As for what to wear for that special prom moment, Jenny says short dresses are big, and light green, light purple, and blush are all hot colors right now.

As for weddings — pastels, chiffons and pleats are all top trends, as is the “tea-length dress,” a dress that falls prettily to the mid-calf.

Now, watch my video interview with Jenny above and find out how you can borrow the designer dress of your dreams for as low as $40 and up to $300.

Oh, and did I mention that you can also rent all of your accessories for your big occasion from Rent the Runway? And if you live in New York City or Las Vegas, you can even borrow from one of the site’s three stores!

How To Rent The Runway

#1. Visit and browse all the dresses and accessories.

#2. If you need help, or advice choosing, go to their Chat with a Stylist section.

#3. Shipping takes 24 hours, so allow two to three days before your event. Then if you have a problem with the dress, Rent the Runway will ship you a new one overnight.

#4. Rent the Runway always ships two sizes so that you can find out which fit is right for you.

#5. Your dress will arrive perfectly clean and pristine — RTR has their own dry cleaners and seamstresses.

#6. Return your dress and accessories in the pre-paid envelope provided.

#7. Enjoy being the star of your own red carpet event!

#8. FYI, you can book your outfit up to four months in advance!

— Bonnie Fuller

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