Some may think I went a little overboard with my maternity shoot. Well friends, I don’t care. If you’ve been a long time follower of FOHP, you know what we went through to get pregnant and truthfully there’s no way to know if this will be our last (God willing, I hope not!). So my motto during this entire pregnancy has been, go big or go home. Why wait and potentially miss an opportunity?
Which is why I knew my session had to be EPIC. Enter Rent the Runway. Have you heard of it? You can rent DESIGNER dresses (and accessories!) for a fraction of the actual retail price. I’m talking dresses from Bagdley Mischka, Vera Wang, Dolce and Gabbana…the list goes on and on. And the best part? It’s risk-free. They’re “stylist promise” offers a complimentary second size (free!) of the dress you are renting, FREE returns (they take care of the dry cleaning!), and a full merchandise credit if you aren’t fully satisfied and return your dress within 24 hours. Kinda wish this was around back in high school during prom season!
My dress of choice? The Bagdley Miscka Screen Siren Gown.
The complimentary extra size was helpful because I wasn’t entirely sure how I would fit with a growing baby bump! I chose a 4 day rental, but RTR also offers an 8 day rental for an additional fee. The dress arrived promptly on the day of my choice, which was a relief!
I couldn’t believe just how accommodating RTR was…inside the dress bag included an “emergency beauty kit” complete with fashion tape, makeup remover wipes, tinted chapstick (which I’m currently LOVING!), and a sample of primer and pressed powder for quick touch-up. They also provided a prepaid UPS envelope to return the dress in, and get this….all I had to do was stick the dress bag inside and drop it off at my local UPS dropbox which was less than a half mile away from me! Seriously, easiest thing EVER.
And the results? Yeah. No words.
I totally plan on using RTR again in the future, whether it be for a wedding or a different event where a gorgeous dress is required!
Interested in RTR? Click here to receive my special invite and receive $20 when you complete your first rental! And PLEASE tell me which dress you rented! I’ve been saving favorites for the future and would love to see what you picked! 🙂