Beautiful ‘U’: Rent the Runway


By Nicolette Audino

Have you ever dreamed about wearing a gorgeous, designer dress but just didn’t see it fitting into your budget? Did you ever have your heart set on looking flawless for an upcoming wedding, formal or family event but nothing in your closet was fitting you right? Well, you’re in luck!

There is a place you can go that will lead you to this fierce and fabulous wardrobe—a dress that will not only make heads turn, but also leave you feeling flawlessly put together.

Rent the Runway is an online website which provides a stupendous selection of designer dresses for a mind-blowingly low price. This website allows you to “rent” your dream dress without having to pay thousands of dollars to wear it.

Designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Herve Leger, Rebecca Taylor and many more are featured. Not only can you rent dresses, but also the accessories to match – gorgeous jewelry, handbags and even shoes are available.

Rent the Runway is a nationwide website, but for college campuses, “Rent the Runway On Campus” is offered.

Usually Rent the Runway is only offered to big schools like Syracuse University or Arizona State, but the RTR staff has decided to allow a chapter to begin at Union College.

What is so great about Rent the Runway besides the killer deals and fabulous wardrobe, is that now, it is something that can bring the campus community together.

Once things get underway, promotional discounts will be given out, as well as raffles containing gift cards and tickets to fashion shows and trunk shows.

In the meantime, if you are looking for an awesome dress for an upcoming formal or an event at home, test it out at the Rent the Runway page for Union College.

If you are worried about the sizes, don’t fret. Rent the Runway allows you to pick two different dress sizes and sends you BOTH just incase the first one doesn’t fit.

If you are going to rent, pay attention to signs around campus or “Beautiful U” because there is soon to be a promotional code that you can use to save money on your rental. You can sign up at All you have to do is enter your name, class year and if you are in a sorority or a fraternity and you are signed up. It costs no money, there are no annual fees or anything like that— it is just a fun website with amazing designer dresses. If you decide to rent, make sure you rent at the site which is dedicated to Union specifically. It helps our campus and the Rent the Runway here.

Check it out, look around and find your dream dress. It is there waiting for you!


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