Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pick My Dress: Rehearsal Dinner

Ashleigh's wedding is getting close!  Of course, I already have my attire for the wedding itself so now I'm shopping for the rehearsal dinner dress.  It is cocktail dress attire with the men in golf attire. 

I would like to show you Ashleigh's dress, but it's a secret from her betrothed.  It's definitely a show stopper for sure!  So keeping her dress in mind and the fact that she's the bride and all attention should be on her, I think I want to go with something a little more understated than my usual attire (ahem....Lilly Pulitzer). 

Yes, you heard me.  I'm putting my bright and airy Lilly aside and going with something one-colored.  That doesn't mean that the dress has to be boring or any less classy though, right?  (And okay, I squeezed in one or two Lilly's hear...but I'm thinking the Black Bowen over the Whitaker).

So, has anyone rented from Rent the Runway?  I've been a member for a year now but have never actually rented from them.  I haven't heard about any experiences but know the company is growing like crazy, so I guess they're doing pretty well.  Yesterday, I received an email from Rent the Runway saying I have a $20 credit for being a member for over a year.  Perfect!  I can rent a fabulous (and normally very expensive) dress for pennies on the dollar!  All the ones I'm showing below rent for $50.00.

Here are some of the dresses I'm considering.  I have my favorites and the ones I think most appropriate.  But I'm curiou, what do y'all think?  And of course, I'm most curious about Ashleigh's opinion!  :-)

Milly Sail Away Dress
Nanette Lepore Daisy Lace Dress

Kate Spade Andora Dress
Lilly Pulitzer Whitaker Dress
Lilly Pulitzer Black Bowen Dress
Nicole Miller Wall Street Woman Dress

Kate Spade Aubrey Wrap Dress

I can't wait to hear what y'all think both about the dresses and about Rent the Runway

Happy Thursday Y'all!


  1. I vote for the Nanette Lepore, followed closely by the Lilly. Great pics!

  2. I like the first two dresses and the one shoulder Lilly dress.

    I've never heard of Rent the Runway before! I'll have to take a look. If you're interested in buying a dress, check out They sometimes have a lot of cute and affordable pieces.

  3. I've rented from them twice and I was really happy with my experiences. I love that they send you two sizes of the same dress just incase one doesn't fit. My favorites of the dresses you posted are the one shoulder Lilly dress and the black Kate Spade. Hope your experience is as good as mine were! :)

  4. I like the Nanette Lepore dress and the Bowen. I think either would look great on you!

  5. I like the 2nd dress and the bright pink one, but really you can't go wrong!!!

  6. My two favorites are the Nanette Lepore and the Bowen also. I think the Nanette Lepore screams Jennifer!! But all of those dresses are beautiful and you will look gorgeous in whichever you choose.

    Love you!

  7. Oh that last Kate Spade just makes me cuckkkoooo! I adore it! But now you can't go wrong with Lilly, cause we all know Lilly is perfect!

    Love and Hugs,
    Mrs. Kindergarten

  8. My picks would be between then Milly Sail Away Dress and the Nanette Lepore Daisy Lace Dress. Both are lovely and would be the perfect accent to the lady of the night. Good luck deciding!