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Help me decide which dress to rent by clicking on the poll above! You’ll be seeing a lot more of Rent The Runway on Social and Style in the upcoming months. Stay tuned!

Most of us have heard about the impressive success of Rent The Runway. The company is known for providing women with designer wear at incredibly affordable prices ($30-$35 for the dresses above!). Rent The Runway is now expanding to open brick and mortar stores so women can try on outfits with the help of experienced stylists. There are currently three Rent The Runway locations (Soho, Flatiron, Vegas) with the fourth opening up in Washington D.C. (Georgetown!). To gear up for the DC Launch, I decided to rent my first dress with the help of the Flatiron store stylists.

The event is the Indo-American Arts Council’s, in collaboration with Columbia University’s, First Annual IAAC Literary Festival opening night cocktail reception. For the event, I wanted to wear a dress by an Indian designer but do not have a big budget. I was delighted to see that Rent The Runway carries my favorite South Asian designers. With the likes of Bibhu Mohapatra, Nachiket Barve, Rahul Mishra, and many more women can experience the luxury of Indian designer wear at affordable prices!

South Asian Designers on Rent The Runway

  • Bibhu Mohapatra – known as an NY Fashion Week, celeberity, and First Lady Michelle Obama favorite
  • Nachiket Barve –  known for experimenting with fabrics, colors, and textures
  • Prabal Gurung – Prabal has worked with the likes of Manish Arora, Donna Karan, and Bill Blass and is celebrity favorite around the world
  • Rachel Roy – luxe, sophisticated, and always effortlessly chic
  • Rahul Mishra – a Bollywood celeb favorite and recently won the 2014 International Woolmark Prize at Milan Fashion Week
  • Ranjana Khan – traditional Indian jewelry infused with a contemporary philosophy
  • Sachin + Babi – known for their unique embroidery and textile designs

How Rent The Runway Works – Online

  • Decide the event you are renting for
  • Select your dress: you can see real women wearing the dresses, their body types, and comments to help you decide
  • Check its availability
  • Order (you get to order 1 backup size for free!)
  • Wear your dress and be the belle of the ball
  • Send back the dress with the prepaid envelope
  • Don’t forget to upload your photos and feedback on Rent The Runway!

How Rent The Runway Works – In store

  • Make an appointment by filling out an online form
  • Select 5-7 dresses from the website to try on in the store
  • Visit the store at your appointment time
  • Try on your dresses (store stylists provide heels, baubles, and accessories so you can get the full effect of your dream look)
  • Select your dress!
  • Depending on the date of your event, you may be able to rent the dress directly from the store
  • Wear your dress and be the belle of the ball
  • Return the dress at the store or via the prepaid envelope
  • Don’t forget to upload your photos and feedback on Rent The Runway!

A glimpse into my in store experience with Rent The Runway!













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  1. I love the Pink the most – Yellow is actually very pretty when you see it close up but I think the detailing gets lost in photos…

    • Thank you SuperSummers – yes the detailing on the yellow is beautiful! Rahul Mishra is known for his exquisite embroidery work

  2. Great idea! They all look wonderful on you but my favorite is the third yellow dress.

  3. I am sticking with my PINK choice still! (:

    Glad to know RTR will be having Indian Designers now.

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  4. My vote now is for the Indian Palace sheath by Rahul Mishra, knowing the event is a cocktail reception and one wherein you want to represent Indian design sensibility….enjoy!
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    • Thank you Minnie – I too like the Indian aesthetic of the Indian Palace sheath by Rahul Mishra. And you are right – the blue dress is the most suited for the evening!

  5. I love the yellow Rahul Mishra on you. The color is super refreshing, embroidery work is really pretty; especially on the cap sleeves. Nude and gold accessories like you have paired look amazing, I would maybe even add a pair of dainty drop earrings or over-sized studs. Xo.

  6. Wow – all these images are stunning! It’s a tough call, especially between the yellow and the pink, but I voted for pink because the colour is just sensational on you!

  7. Hey kamana…
    loved your Blog… and the idea behind it … really appreciate that.
    I know this is a late respone to your post , but i really liked the lemon yellow dress you the most.. it made you look so radiant…
    you already must have made your pick by… but i thought i’d share that with you..