Fashion Advice Friday

You will probably never see a fashion post from me unless it revolves around gym clothes and sneakers.  I’m here asking for fashion advice this Friday, because I am the last person who should be giving any.

You know that Bachelorette party I went to a few weeks ago?  Well that lovely lady is having her wedding in a month and this mama needs a dress!  Have you guys ever used Rent The Runway before?  You can rent designer dresses for a fraction of the price.  Your dress gets delivered to you (with a free backup size), you keep it for 3 days, party the night away in it, throw it into the return envelope they give you, and toss it into the mail when you’re done.  I think my favorite part is that real women share photos of themselves in the dresses that they rented.  That way you can find someone who has a similar build and gauge which style and size would fit you best.  I’ve had such a great experience with the company that I’m definitely using them again for this upcoming wedding.

I put in the date that I need it for and the search results came back with over 1500 dresses for me to choose from.  I could have continued to filter my options but I wanted to look at every single dress just to know I didn’t miss anything.  I’ve narrowed it down to 5 possibilities and this is where I would love some help.  Please, if you have a second, leave me a comment with which dress is your favorite.  If you think I should go back to the drawing board, you can tell me that too!  I promise to not be offended.

Let me tell you a little about the wedding.  It’s in June, during the late afternoon/evening on a beautiful ranch outside of Santa Barbara, CA.  Her wedding is going to be GORGEOUS, elegant, but still have that vintage/rustic outdoor element to it.  Whatever dress I go with will be worn with flats or wedges because of walking out in the grass so keep that in mind.

Ok….so here are the 5 dresses that caught my eye.  Help a girl out!!

{ DRESS # 1 }


{ DRESS # 2 }

I would pair this with a big statement necklace, just not the one shown


{ DRESS # 3 }


{ DRESS # 4 }


{ DRESS # 5 }

I had to throw in a little black dress, just because it’s most in my comfort zone

dress5So which do you think I should go with?  I am easily swayed, so please help dress me!  Also, if you want an invitation to Rent the Runway let me know and I will e-mail you one!  I’m pretty sure you get $25.00 off your first rental which is great considering a good majority of the rentals start at $50.00.

Thanks for giving me some feedback and I hope you all have a great weekend!!! xo

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  1. says

    This is such a cool concept – you can totally wear any of them. I can’t wait to see what you choose.

    But from the least fashionable reader and friend you will ever have… I’m drawn to the yellow ones for some reason. I think my favorite is the strapless yellow but I do really like the white and yellow as well.

    Gonna be gorgeous!!!

    • lauren says

      The dress has been rented :) And I think I may have been drawn to the yellow in two of the dresses too! ;) Thanks for your input!!!

  2. Dani says

    I vote for the yellow one. The others are beautiful but too dressy given the rustic/outdoorsy feel of the wedding. I also think that dress will look best with flats or wedges.

    • lauren says

      Thanks Dani! I am so bad at these things I swear!! At least I know yellow is pretty for weddings after being in Court’s!! :)

  3. Mimalucy says

    Whew.. Glad others liked #2 as well. Been to quite a few weddings in the past 2 yrs… Don’t see gowns on hardly anyone… (If I was the only one who said 2, you would have eliminated it. Lol XO)

    • lauren says

      Hahah no I wouldn’t have!! I will say NO ONE picked the long dress so you were definitely right on that!

    • lauren says

      Thanks I was hoping you would chime in! You’re such a fashionista… was DEFINITELY counted thanks! ;)

  4. says

    I am totally with Liz that you’ve been working hard and need to show off. My vote is 1 (because you would really get to show off your bod) or 5 (because that is what I would wear – like you said, totally in the comfort zone!).

  5. says

    So glad you picked the yellow, that would have been my top choice for a Santa Barbara June wedding too! I love Rent the Runway…almost had my bridesmaids rent a designer gown for my wedding. Can’t wait to see the pictures of you in that yellow dress this summer!

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