Rent The Runway Unlimited Subscription Review
Rent the Runway Unlimited is a newish subscription plan from Rent The Runway that lets you rent as many dresses, clothing pieces, and accessories as you like for $99 a month. (You get to have 3 pieces out at any time).
They are currently offering 50% off your first month, so I decided to try it. (I dress casual 99% of the time, so signing up was done partly because I was super curious about what it’s like to try on designer dresses, and I thought a review would be helpful).
The Subscription: Rent the Runway Unlimited
The Cost: $99 a month
COUPON: Get your first month for $49 – no coupon needed!
The Products: “Build your queue from our collection of dresses and accessories, and, once we notify you via email, you’ll be asked to select the 3 items you want in your first shipment. Keep the items as long as you want and, when you’re ready, return 1, 2 or 3 of your items. You will then select the same number of items for your next shipment. You can cancel anytime.
Choose from nearly everything on our website, including dresses, handbags, jewelry, outerwear and seasonal items. Exceptions include, but are not limited to: bridal and vintage accessories and items from select designers.”
The box came with two UPS pre-paid return envelopes.
And it also included a bonus pack of gum and Aveeno lotion!
When you sign up for Unlimited, you get to build out your Queue, and you also get to select which items you want to be shipped to you. (If you don’t pick out your three items within a few days, they will auto select three available items for you). I like that you can specify which items you want – since this service includes clothing and accessories, it would be great for planning an entire look. Instead of doing that, I wanted to see if I could get three pricey dresses out at the same time – turns out I could! Here are the dresses I picked:
I didn’t even realize it until my package shipped – but clearly I am a Badgley Mischka fan!
Night at the Oscars Gown ($620 Retail Price)
This dress has all the special and sparkly vibes I was hoping for!
The back draping is gorgeous too:
I’d say this is my favorite dress of the three – just because it’s a show stopper!
Fluorite Emerald Gala Gown ($740 Retail Price)
I got a size 8R in all three dresses and they fit me like a glove – I really lucked out on picking the right size!
The emerald color of this dress is stunning, and the layers of chiffon are beautiful too.
Of Divine Nature Gown (Retail $595)
This dress has some well-done ruching on the waist. (Ruching can either be very flattering or the opposite, and this dress is one of the best examples I’ve ever seen).
The neckline is beautiful too:
I think this is an elegant classic dress – but not necessarily an attention grabber. (That definitely can be a good thing). If you’re looking for a dress that will pop in photos from an event, I wouldn’t recommend this one.
Verdict: I am very impressed with this service. Depending on how long you keep your items, you can probably get 6-9 dresses rented a month, and I think that’s a great deal for $99 a month. Also important to mention – the dresses arrived in pristine condition. (No stains, no deodorant marks, no lingering perfume scents, etc). Rent the Runway dry cleans everything before shipping it out again, but I still was skeptical until I had the items in my hands.
I had fun basically playing dress up with this dresses, and I think I might resubscribe in a few months when I have a few weddings back to back. (I also think this would be a great service to try for prom – I wish it existed when I was in high school!)
It looks like they will also be expanding to carry more everyday wear items in the collection:
What do you think of Rent the Runway Unlimited?