Rent the Runway Now Offering Plus Size Dresses From Top Designers

September 18, 2013 • Fashion Blog, Shopping


Finally! The question everyone has been asking has been answered. What’s the question? “Why doesn’t Rent the Runway offer plus-sized dresses?” Well now they do! Lord knows I could have used them after I had my kids.

Rent the Runway (RTR) announced yesterday they have added plus size designer dresses to their inventory. The company’s addition of plus sizes is a direct result of their users requesting designer apparel in larger sizes. The launch of RTR Plus, an assortment of over forty styles from five top designers available in sizes 14 to 22, will allow all women the opportunity to enjoy luxury fashion. It’s the company’s belief that all women – regardless of size, age or ethnicity – are beautiful, by prominently displaying these photos of real women on its site as models.

“Until now, we have only been able to follow through on this undertaking for virtually half of the female population. We are so proud that our business has grown enough that we are finally able to make designer fashion not only accessible to, but also inclusive of, women of all shapes and sizes,” said Jennifer Hyman, CEO and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway.

Designers Badgley Mischka, Carmen Marc Valvo and Theia, among others, created dresses exclusively for Rent the Runway, offering extended sizes of dresses already available for rent in addition to entirely new styles designed with the full-figured woman in mind. Prices range from $50 to $200 and the assortment offers everything from classic little black dresses to sequin and lace to evening gowns.

Visit RTR Plus here.

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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