This past weekend, I was invited to attend a formal event at the Ritz Carlton to celebrate the Oscars. I was so excited as I’ve never been the to such a fancy event and I wanted to look my best! I immediately went to my closet and began searching for a dress. Being a Mom of three who wears a uniform to work, jeans and t-shirts daily, and possibly gets dressed up three times a year, there weren’t many options to choose from. With less then a week to the event, I turned to a fabulous company that I met at Blissdom 2013, called Rent Frock Repeat and knew that this Cinderella had found her fairy Godmother(s)!
WHAT IS Rent Frock Repeat ?
- Canadian-based designer dress rental company
- Visit them in store, chat with them online, or skype with them to find your perfect dress.
- Rental fees range from $50 – $295
- You can add an additional dress for $35, to ensure you love they way you look
- Each dress comes with a complimentary back-up in a different size to ensure fit
- After the event, just mail the dress back in the prepaid envelope provided with your order – the company takes care of dry-cleaning the dress!
At the blogging conference, I had the opportunity to try on many of their dresses and fell in love with one called ADAM .
Unfortunately, it was already rented for the that weekend. Rent Frock Repeat offers private fitting consultations at their showroom, but with my work schedule, time constraints and three children, getting to Toronto was impossible. Instead, I opted for an internet chat session with a Rent Frock Repeat consultant. My Consultant was amazing! She was courtesy, helpful, and very complimentary. We discussed what I was looking for in a dress, my body type, what type of event I was attending and colours I preferred. Since it was an Oscar party, I wanted to feel like a movie star! I wanted something flashy, sexy and complimentary to my body type and because it was winter time, I wanted something with sleeves so I wouldn’t be frozen all night. Within a matter of minutes, my consultant had three dresses selected based on my criteria. Within minutes, I was able to choose a dress that I love while cooking dinner for my children in the comfort of my own kitchen. The perfect way to shop for a busy Mom!
The dress was scheduled to arrive on the Friday prior to the event. Working in the courier business, I realized that the dress didn’t arrive when my other parcels did. I called up RentFrockRepeat to voice my concerns and they went into action! I have never had such satisfactory service. Although it was the couriers mistake, RentFrockRepeat took full responsibility for the problem and ensure that I would have the dress in my hands by the end of day as promised. True to their word, I happily model my dresses that evening for my husband!
The HARD part!
The hardest part of the entire process was deciding what dress to wear! The dresses were both designer names, well made, and breath taking. After trying them on several times and staring at them for hours, I finally came to the conclusion that Oscars required flashy and different. I want to wear a dress that would stand out and scream Movie star! I went with the Metalic Sequin Long Sleeve
The Night of the event
I must say, I was little nervous about wearing a rental dress. I was worried I would spill something on it, tear it or worse, but I was happy to find out that the dress rental insurance covers “Normal wear and tear (…) minor stains, rips, missing beads, stuck zippers or other minor damage.”
Time to relax and show off my inner Movie star!
When the event was over, I simply placed the dresses in the prepaid return envelopes and dropped them off at my local post office. No dry cleaning, no fuss!!
My overall experience with RentFrockRepeat was an amazing. From my first contact to the return of the dress, I was satisfied with the customer service I received. You can tell that all of the employees believe in the company, want the customer to look and feel their best, and will go to great lengths to ensure that Cinderella looks her best for her ball. Renting a dress saved me money, time and dry cleaning! It is the perfect way to look your best without the hassle of purchasing one. I mean, you can only wear a dress once!
Now it’s your turn!
Get ready Ottawa/Gatineau – @RentFrockRepeat’s POP UP SHOP is coming!
Come for a night of fun, feeling glamorous and a private fitting in @RentFrockRepeat’s pop up shop! Don’t worry whether or not you need a dress while their are in town! This event is about trying on our dresses, creating a wishlist of all your favourite and the sizes that fit (the ones perfect for YOU) so that when you need one, you’ll know exactly which dress you’ll want to wear!
Want to feel even better about getting all dolled up? For every dress you rent, @RentFrockRepeat will donate 10% to The Ottawa Humane Society. It’s a WIN-WIN!!