Perfect LBD for business event, but with extra something "special" April 12, 2015
I am a huge fan of Rent the Runway and have been so excited to find Mine for Nine now that I am 26 weeks pregnant and needing maternity rentals for various occasions! I love that MFN offers rentals for a whole month - I rented this dress for a wedding and for a business event, since they were 3 wks apart and it would work for both. I ended up wearing something else to the wedding but this dress worked perfectly for my business event, where I was nominated for an award (bonus: I won, so it was in a lot more photos!) I got a lot of compliments on the dress, as it is a LBD but has something special and different to it with the ruffles down the front - I'd never seen that before. At first I was worried they would be too costume-y, but not at all...they were the perfect unique touch to an otherwise pretty but standard, conservative LBD. I also really liked the fabric; it is thick and would work for different seasons/climates (probably not an outdoor wedding somewhere hot in the summer but fine for A/C). The side ruching is really flattering to a baby bump. The neckline is conservative, which is a perfect balance for the ruffles which are more showy. The length on the Large was good, but the Medium was too short for me. I didn't need any special undergarments (no strapless bra, Spanx or preggo hose needed), which was great! Customer service was also very helpful - I wrote in the notes when ordering that it was hard to estimate exactly when the dress would get to me (they give a 5-7 day delivery window) but that I wanted it for both events, and when it came the invoice had a hand-written note from their customer service that they'd noted on my account it could be sent back a certain date (the day after the business event). I also recently borrowed a different dress that didn't fit right (either size) and I didn't love the fabric, and I've just ordered another dress with the store credit they provided me...love that option when things don't work out. Overall - great dress, great service! Will definitely keep using.