New to RTR? We’re here to help!
Welcome to an endless wardrobe that evolves with you—no matter your mood, size or plans.
Sounds simple (and it is), but when you have hundreds of designers and thousands of styles to choose from, knowing where to start can be hard.
So, we chatted with a few expert members to get their tips and tricks on how to make the most of a membership.
Here’s how to pick your shipment like a pro:
Step 1: Look at the calendar—swap according to your schedule.
Plan ahead and pick items based on what you’ve got going on that month. Fun dresses for weekend vacays, elevated workwear to shake up your desk-to-dinner style, leggings and hoodies for binge-watching, unique tops for nights out—no matter the occasion, the endless closet has you covered.
Based on your membership—4 item, 8 item, 16 item (or whatever custom plan you’ve created for yourself)—you have a set number of shipments per month, and you choose when to use them. Expert members keep their bill dates in mind when confirming a new order, to make sure they never go a day without rentals.
Step 2: Read reviews.
While having an endless wardrobe is epic, the best part about RTR is the community of women behind the rentals. We love reading their hot takes on everything from fit to function through the community reviews on our site and app.
92% of our members use community reviews to find items that fit.member SURVEY
Seeing how women of a similar body type wear and style the clothing you’re interested in helps inform your shipment. It’s a key piece to picking items, plus, it’s fun! Here’s one of our favorites.
After you rent, wear and swap your item, we’ll ask for your fit feedback and give you the option to leave a review. It’s these reviews that will help you…
Step 3: …Find a fabulous fit.
Fact: Our bodies change all the time. In between sizes? Maybe. Wear different sizes in tops and bottoms? Probably.
At RTR, we know that one size does not fit all, which is why we look to fit feedback, member reviews and machine learning technology to suggest styles we think will fit you like a glove. Once you’ve landed on a style you love, we’ll make a size recommendation to size up, down or neither — according to real feedback from members with similar sizing details. Be sure to keep your Fit Profile up to date for the most accurate recommendations, which will help you find your photo-worthy fits.
Step 4: Explore (& Get Out of Your Comfort Zone)
When it comes to renting your wardrobe, the learning curve is real. But the more you explore, the more we’ll learn about your style preferences and the easier it will become.
Here’s some places we think you should start:
Browse & Heart
Start by browsing the app or website—when you see an item that catches your eye, heart it. The more you heart, the more Rent the Runway will learn about your style preferences—it helps RTR keep a log of everything you’ve considered (even if it isn’t something you’d typically go for). Love color? Heart bright pieces. Denim addict? Heart your diehards. Your homepage will become more personalized—showing you styles that you love.
Hundreds of new styles are uploaded to the endless every week. Make sure to check in on weekends to discover the just-dropped pieces.
Your personalized homepage shows you items that women in your area are renting, wearing and loving. Familiarize yourself with the latest trends and rent at your heart’s desire.
98% of our members find a new favorite brand in the endless closet.member SURVEY
The beauty of renting means there’s no commitment. You can experiment with funky prints, go for that bold hue and wear silhouettes you wouldn’t normally invest in.
“I’m all about testing a style I wouldn’t otherwise buy. The fun of renting is mixing in items that are a bit of a risk.” Susan Tynan, CEO and Founder of startup Framebridge.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, renting your wardrobe means no strings (or zippers, buttons and embellishments) attached.
You don’t have to worry about making each piece an investment. Without the pressure to buy, your mindset will change, and your personal style will skyrocket.
Say it with us: rent, wear, swap, repeat.
Still have questions? View all RTR FAQs or read Rent the Runway reviews and testimonials from real members.