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Rent the Runway Answers Our Style Challenge

Jul 20 2011 - 11:20am

Today, Rent the Runway announced their official partnership with our sister site Shopstyle [1], so we immediately had to test Jenny Fleiss and Jennifer Hyman — the founders of RTR — on their style savvy. Their credentials are impressive: after graduating together from Harvard Business School they hatched a little business we know today as Rent the Runway, which operates like the Netflix of designer fashion. Hundreds of covetable dresses that would be way out of many people's reach are now for rent, which means designer fashion just got way more attainable, and getting the perfect outfit for a special occasion got way easier. Still, what is the perfect outfit for those special occasions? We asked Jenny and Jennifer to create outfits on Shopstyle to reflect the perfect outfits for the following events: black-tie, summer wedding [2], and cocktail party. To see their choices, keep reading. If you love it, just click to shop (or rent).

What to Wear: Black-Tie Event

Jennifer's Picks: Try bold additions to an elegant black gown.

Nicole Miller Mystery gown [3] ($100 rental, $770 retail)

Christian Louboutin pump [4] ($895)

Alexander McQueen clutch [5] ($1,545)

What to Wear: Black-Tie Event

Jenny's Picks: A little black Milly dress, chartreuse pumps and metallic jewels are my heaven.

Milly dress [6] ($50 rental, $385 retail)

Badgley Mischka shoe [7] ($170, originally $245)

Paco Mena clutch [8] ($42)

The Limited earrings [9] ($10, originally $17)

What to Wear: Cocktail Party

Jenny's Picks: This is one of my favorite Herve dresses with the muted grey tones and mix of green. These Dannijo earrings add a feminine touch to a sexy look.

Herve Leger dress [10] ($200 rental, $1,600 retail)

Dannijo earrings [11] ($270)

Marc Jacobs clutch [12] ($495)

Diane von Furstenburg sandals [13] ($280)

What to Wear: Cocktail Party

Jennifer's Picks: I like to treat navy like black and play with adding color.

Halston Heritage dress [14] ($50 rental, $295 retail)

Matthew Williamson clutch [15] ($1,155)

Dolce and Gabbana sandals [16] ($645)

What to Wear: Summer Wedding

Jenny's Picks: The exposed shoulder and decolletage of this Tibi dress is just the right amount of sexy without taking the attention from the bride.

Tibi dress [17] ($50 rental, $395 retail)

Tuleste market earrings [18] ($68, originally $85)

Diane von Furstenburg sandals [19] ($280)

What to Wear: Summer Wedding

Jennifer's Picks: This Tibi dress scores high on all three of my summer wedding [20] dress rules. I'll make it bolder with these Prada platforms.

Tibi dress Hampton Harbor dress [21] ($50 rental, $326 retail)

Prada platform heels [22] ($644, originally $895)

Gia crocodile clutch [23] ($395)

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