Rent the Runway vs. J.Crew

My work holiday party is next Friday. Yes, we’re celebrating it in the New Year instead of at Christmas time. I think it’s time I use Rent the Runway. I’ve been meaning rent a dress since I signed up in November 2009. I’ve always come up with an excuse, like wear something I already have, or buy a dress, instead.

Here’s what I’m thinking of so far and I need your help. What should I choose?


Confetti Dot Dress

Rental $85 Retail $595


Mademoiselle Dress

Or should I wear my J.Crew’s Silk chiffon Sophia dress, hanging in the closet? I have this same dress but with tiny white polka dots.

Source: via Emily on Pinterest

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