Winter has officially begun. It may be cold outside, but you don’t have to sacrifice for style! Make sure you stay warm with these helpful tips.
Tip 1: Wear a dress with sleeves (see ours here) and accessorize accordingly
Long sleeved looks can be just as formal as sleeveless if styled correctly. Our favorite way to wear it is with a big statement necklace and fun colored pumps.
Style Inspiration: Rachel Roy
Tip 2: Proportions are pivotal when it comes to layering
If the dress is mid-thigh, wear a layer over it that lands right past your hips. A thin, wool cardigan works well. If you want to wear something short, opt for a shrug or bolero that will hit the silhouette under the bust.
Style Inspiration: Keira Knightley
Tip 3: Let your legs do the talking
Style Inspiration: Kourtney Kardashian
What are your tips for staying warm and looking effortless? Share them with us in the comments!
Still finalizing NYE plans? Join the club. But there is one thing we know for sure: No matter where you are, the dress says it all. Here's 3 of our favorite trends and fortune cookie proverbs for the new year to boot. Are you a sequins girl, a bandage babe, or white hottie?
Success in Sequins
Wearing sequins into 2011 is for the brave, but they will be rewarded with success if they take on the challenge.
Blessings for Bandages
Those who dare to wear Herve Leger will be rewarded with many blessings in 2011.
Winner in White
Next year it’s all about taking risks- those in white when the clock strikes midnight will be winners in 2011.
Last week we asked our stylists what they were doing for the holidays, but this week we asked them what they were wearing to take on the New Year. What’s your favorite look for 2011?
The D&G Leopard Looker Dress is the perfect 'Sexy Feel' dress to start off my New Years resolution- Its time for me to step out of my shell and start living more dangerously! I’m completing my look with the Gold Rain Earrings.
Since I am not keen on sequins, this dress is the perfect alternative for a stand out NYE dress. I am going to wear the Shoshanna dress with the Elizabeth Cole's Metallic Chain Bracelet and my vintage long chain purse for a sassy but classy look!
I’m kicking off the New Year in style in the Lela Rose Retro Brocade Dress - it's a Rent the Runway exclusive and that’s exactly how I want to feel for the New Years… one of a kind! I’m pairing it with the Badgley Mischka Showstopper Earrings. Can’t wait!
For this New Year's party, I'm wearing the Metallic Mystique Dress and Corbine Earrings--a perfect combination of glitter, sexiness and sophistication--I wouldn't want to start off 2011 in anything else!
This year you will be spending time with your beau’s parents. On one hand you’re excited- it’s a big step! On the other hand this has now presented a little problem… what are you going to wear? Don’t fret! Follow our tips and you will make the perfect impression.
Tip 1: Drinks with the girls and holidays with his parents are very different occasions. Dress more on the conservative side for the holidays with his family. Chances are the pictures that are taken will be shown to other family members as they discuss how wonderful you are.
Tip 2: Do not change who you are. The worst thing you can do is be uncomfortable around his parents and lead them to believe you are anything but your fabulous self. You should wear something a little more conservative, but be comfortable and don’t try too hard! Relax and be you.
Tip 3: Less is more. If you are over thinking your outfits, have changed several times and have thought about your hair and makeup for longer than it takes to get ready, before you walk out look in the mirror and take one thing off. Whether it is one accessory or you tone down your lipstick, they want to see you and there is no need to be overdone.
These are some of our favorite looks for spending the holidays with his family. Did we miss any? Tell us in the comments!
After many requests from our members, we asked our stylists where they’ll be spotted this holiday season and what designer duds they’ll be celebrating in. If you happen to see one of our girls out there, make sure you snap a picture and send it to ShareRTR@renttherunway.com!
Camille, Holiday Dinner
My brother is flying in just in time for a New-York-fabulous, Christmas Eve dinner at the hottest restaurant in town! I'll be fine-dining in the Christian Siriano Silver Metallic Tweed Sheath and the Badgley Mischka Black Spade Earrings!
Melissa, New Year’s Eve
I’ll be wearing this fun and sexy Alice & Olivia Gold One Shoulder Sequin Dress to a New Year’s Eve party in the city. The silver in the Ciner necklace will blend with the mixed metal shoes I'll be wearing. Here I come 2011!
Ashley, Black Tie Extravaganza
In an effort to avoid crowds, lines and a lack of cabs, I am changing it up this New Years Eve and attending a black tie event! My fingers will be crossed for snow in the D&G Powder Twist Gown, which I will pair with the Badgley Mischka Marry Me Crystal Drop Earrings.
Emily, Caribbean Christmas
I’m spending Christmas in the Caribbean! This is the perfect dress for my holiday getaway to the Islands and the Ted Rossi Strut Your Stuff Cuff completes the look.
Alissa, Winter Wedding
I love this dress because the silhouette is incredibly chic, but effortless at the same time. The Elizabeth Cole Old School Glamour Earrings provide a bold statement, creating a focal point against the simple black dress. Pair it with simple black pumps and you're out the door in 5 minutes flat!
Rachel, Palm Beach Holiday
I can’t wait to slip into the new D&G Cookies N' Cream Dress for my grandma’s annual holiday party in Palm Beach Gardens. I love wearing her vintage earrings, but she might want to snatch these Lee Angel earrings from me!
Calling all Rent the Runway fashionistas, it’s time for me to step back and let you style me! I'm RTR's first stylist and for my big 25th birthday bash on December 16th I'm taking the back seat to styling and letting you do the dirty work. The night is going to be filled with dancing, friends, and maybe a little bubbly!
I have a few dresses in mind but need your help on deciding the ultimate look, so tell me in the comments, on our Facebook page or tweet your suggestion @RentTheRunway! Below are all the dresses I was considering. Make sure you tell me by Friday, the 17th so I can check for availability and buy the perfect shoes :)
See what I end up wearing on Monday morning when my birthday look is posted on Facebook! Ladies, get to styling! --Blaire
We love having that LBD in rotation but sometimes you need a change. Why not go for that pop of color and turn heads at your next big holiday party? These are our stylists’ picks for jewel toned dresses to wear for the holidays. Did we miss any? Share what you think in the comments! --Ashelyn
“The silk chiffon Astonishing Amethyst gown makes for a beautiful, soft, and feminine look.”
“When making the party rounds this holiday season, kick it up and notch in this sassy Escada dress - it's a little bit naughty and a lot of nice!”
“Don’t be surprised if everyone wants to stand by you when the photographers pass by. This Vera Wang steals the spotlight!”
“Rich and vibrant in color, and amazing in both quality and fit, the Mini Corry Dress will help make the perfect statement at any party!”
“Look distinctly chic in this edgy, asymmetrical cocktail look by LaROK.”
So you rented a dress last month and you want to wear it to your best friend’s dinner party except there’s one teeny tiny issue… this time around it’s 40 degrees out! We’ve asked our stylists (and our customers!) what their tips are for wearing dresses with tights.
Tip 1: We love short dresses but in 40 degree weather there is such a thing as too short. Pair a short or mini length dress with tights to avoid a fever. The shorter the dress the darker the tights!
Tip 2: Choose a dress that doesn’t scream summer! A dress in a neutral or metallic color can be disguised as part of a fall/winter season.
Tip 3: Static cling = zero fun at a party. When humidity decreases, static will increase because the air is dry. Wear a moisturizer on your legs before putting on your tights and try to wear a natural made fiber- wool, cotton or silk. Natural made fibers produce less static. Thanks mother nature!
Tip 4: Have control. Just because you are adding a piece to your look doesn’t mean it needs to add bulk or show. We love Spanx tights, especially ones with details. They slim you down and make your legs look longer.
These are a couple of our favorite dresses that can be worn with or without tights. Which one is yours?
With so many places to go and little time to change in between, a girl just wants to breeze through her day. These are the three accessories our stylists recommend that are perfect for day to night looks. Which one would you wear for your appearances throughout the holidays? --Ashelyn
The Dannijo Finley Earrings are the perfect pair to take you from day to night. All you have to do is put your hair up and apply smokey eye shadow to your look!
The secret to the Chamak Black Ice Bangle Set is to wear them in moderation. Wear one or two during the day to add a hint of bling and keep adding more into the evening until you’re all blinged out!
Not Your Average Necklace
The Trudelle Laker 50’s Inspired Necklace is ideal for wearing from day to night. It has an art deco feel that can be funky for day and still fashionable for night. It’s also a great necklace to layer with so you can add on more glam!