Look Out! Kristy is pretty as a red rose
Scene: Kristy was pretty as a red rose on Valentine’s Day in rented couture.
Style: Her rouge trumpet dress is by Tracy Reese. It retails for $378, but Kristy rented the dress for $30 through renttherunway.com, a New York-based business that rents out designer glam, work and event dresses.
“I got a gift card from my boyfriend for Christmas,” Kristy said. She waited to use the gift for a special dress for Valentine’s Day.“It’s the ideal dress. It was work appropriate and then you can go out and have your evening as well.”
Kristi said renttherunway.com has excellent customer service, with “go-to girls” who can answer any questions by email and even help you pick out a dress. If you’re unsure of your size, you can receive two dresses in different sizes at no additional cost. Dresses come boxed beautifully, in a garment bag you can keep, Kristi said. “It’s almost like a gift in itself.” She’ll next rent a spaghetti-strap dress for a family vacation in Florida.
Style: Kristi said she aims for simplicity and comfort in her style. “If you’re not comfortable you won’t feel good about what you’re wearing,” she said.
Out & About is on the lookout for stylish men, women and children in the Grand Valley. If we see you, please don’t be shy to share your fashion tips.