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Prom 2015

Although I get a lot of messages every year asking about suggestions for prom dresses, this year in particular I've done a lot of digging online because my younger sister is going to junior prom (she's going to be wearing this dress!).

I can't stress enough how much I wish Rent The Runway had existed when I was in high school and looking for a prom dress. Not only do they carry gorgeous designer gowns (I had a super hard time narrowing my picks from there down to only 4!), but it eliminates buying a dress that you'll only wear once. And yes, you probably will only wear it once. Like many people, my mother and I were convinced that either my sister would wear one of my dresses, or I'd shorten them and use as a cocktail dress... aaand neither happened. 

Here are some picks both from RTR and dresses to buy, and ideas on how to style them!

Look 1: Carlos Miele dress ($70 rental / $995 retail), Kate Spade earrings, Ivanka Trump pumps

Look 2: Shoshanna dress ($70 rental / $495 retail), Kate Spade earrings, Vince Camuto peeptoes

Look 3: Nicole Miller dress ($100 rental / $395 retail), BaubleBar earrings, Steve Madden heels

Look 4: Badgley Mischka dress ($85 rental / $725 retail), Vince Camuto cuff, Jessica Simpson heels
*note: only the dresses are to rent and the accessories are to buy- although, Rent The Runway does have jewelry and handbag rentals!


If you're going to prom this year, do you have your dress already? Or if you're like me and past your prom days, do you think you would still choose the dress(es) you wore, or would you wear something different?

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  1. I love Rent the Runway! Use it religiously for weddings :)

    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

  2. I'm going to my first wedding this summer and I will definitely be using RTR for it!

  3. So many great options, the mint and royal blue have to be my favorite!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  4. I still have another two years before I go to prom, but I've always been shocked when people pay upwards of $500 for a dress they only wear once. My plan for prom was to check out Goodwill and yard sales to find a dress. One of my friends actually found a gorgeous vintage prom dress at a yard sale for only $1! I've heard about Rent the Runway, but now that I know about it I will probably use it for prom. I though the prices would be so much more expensive! Thanks for this post!

    Running Alyssa

  5. Rent the Runway is amazing! I had so many of my sorority sisters use it for formals throughout college