I semi cringe when someone starts a conversation off with, “Sooo… what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?”, AND YET, that is exactly what popped into my head when I started typing this post, so we will go with it LOL. I, for one, like to start with THE GOOD. The good news is I loved two of my four rentals from my latest Rent the Runway Unlimited order (check out this for deets about this service if you are unfamiliar). The bad news is that for the first time my success rate was only 50% aka I only liked 2 of my 4 picks. However, I likely would have rented a few things from RTR a la carte for a double-header wedding weekend had I not been subscribed to RTRUnlimited, so my bank account came out on top when you look at what the costs to rent these and the other items I cycled through over the course of the month ($159/month vs. about $80/item). I digress… lets get to THE GOOD:

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner(s)

SALONI – Abstract Fara Dress

I have loved all of my SALONI rentals and this one kept my streak alive. It is even better in person! The material is thick with the perfect amount of stretch. The cut and design is super flattering and you could easily dress it up or down. The only minor minor minor issue was that the buttons around the bust area pulled a little on me, leaving me feel a bit exposed, but not enough to refrain from wearing it to a bridal luncheon we hosted for my BFF! Cherry on top: POCKETS.

Size Worn: 12R. Fit: True to Size. Would NOT be a good choice for bustier gals.

PS. HOW GORGEOUS DOES THIS BRIDE LOOK?!?!

kate spade new york Flora Lace Ruffle Dress

Winner #2 was this kate spade stunner! Airy ruffles and a low-cut back accentuate the ladylike feel of this pretty floral-lace dress. I wore it to the second wedding of the weekend, which was black-tie optional, with dressy earrings (featured on my May Kit + Kaboodle and simple nude wedges (featured on my Mexico Kit and Kaboodle). This is another one that you could dress up or down, but it felt perfect for this venue/wedding. It was SO COMFORTABLE and very forgiving and I would rent it again in a heartbeat.

Size Worn: 12R Fit: A bit more generous than true to size. This would be flattering on all shapes and sizes.

PPS. HOW GORGEOUS DOES THIS BRIDE LOOK?!?!

Fell Flat

Tanya Taylor – Dita Dress

I wanted this one to work so badly for the rehearsal dinner for one of the weddings, but the cut put the boob in boobilicious and the material was too thin for a safety pin fix. I do think I could have made it work if I would have had some double-sided tape on hand, but I can’t say for certain. The color, fabric and style is SO cute, it just did not work for me.

Size Worn: 12R Fit: Small in the bust, true to size everywhere else.

Jill Jill Stuart – Blush Floral Sheath

You know that feeling when you see a piece of clothing on the hanger and you like it so much that you hold your breath and hope and pray that it will fit well and look good so that you can wear it?!?! No? Just me? LOL WELL, this was one of those moments because this dress has that gorgeous, high quality look and feel and would have been perfect for a spring, black-tie optional wedding. Sadly, these hips don’t lie and a pair-shaped lady like myself could not squeeze into this sucker. If you are less curvy, add this to your hearts for a wedding and send me a picture so I can live vicariously through you 😉

Size Worn: 12R Fit: Small, especially in hips/butt

I am off to add my next four items. I look ahead at what work/social events are on my calendar and try to shop accordingly. The key for me is looking at the reviews/customer photos so that I can see it in the flesh and not on a model in a studio. Let me know if you rent any of the above or have any questions about RTRUnlimited! CHEERS!

by Kitty Mills

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