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Plus Size NEWS: Rent the Runway in Plus Sizes!

Rent the Runway Introduces Plus Sizes

I remember when I first met the team in LA and asked them about doing plus sizes almost three years ago… IN LOVE with this concept! I have long been a fan of Rent the Runway, a service that allows you to rent special occasion dresses, accessories, and jewels to make your special night AMAZE. But for the longest time, it wasn’t available in our sizes, UNTIL NOW!

Rent the Runway Introduces Plus Sizes

Are you familiar with Rent the Runway?

Rent the Runway fashions designer dress and accessory rentals a convenient and accessible luxury experience for millions of women. With door-to-door delivery, a free second-size, and access to personal stylists, Rent the Runway is a service that enables women to look and feel their most confident for any occasion. At 90% off retail, RenttheRunway provides the Cinderella experience for women everywhere.

Last night, there was the launch event in New York, hosted by Nicolette Mason (sooo sad I had JUST missed this having to head back to Cali!) in which fellow plus size bloggers were instagramming pics of themselves in dresses and sharing their excitement of the collection. I was so happy and hyped and today, I am excited to share with you the offerings!

This launch of RTR Plus is quite impressive with over forty styles from five top designers available in sizes up to a size 22! This launch ties in Rent the Runway’s overall brand mission “to democratize luxury fashion for all women and to give every woman the self confidence that comes with looking and feeling your best.”

Our Runway, the one-of-a-kind social shopping platform showcasing every day women in the looks, demonstrates 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.

 “When we launched Rent the Runway, we didn’t fully understand that our business was going to be about so much more than saving money, but rather, feeling empowered. Every woman deserves to feel beautiful before the most important occasions in her life and every woman regardless of her size should have her choice of the designer dress that gives her the most self-confidence,” said Jennifer Hyman, CEO and Co-Founder of Rent the Runway. “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.”

The Rent the Runway in Plus Size Looks:

Adrianna Papell

Rent the Runway Plus Sizes-  Adrianna PapellBadgley Mischka

Rent the Runway Plus Sizes-  Badgley Mischka\

Rent the Runway Plus Sizes-  Badgley Mischka

Rent the Runway Plus Sizes-  Badgley Mischka


Carmen Marc Valvo

Rent the Runway Plus Sizes-  Carmen Marc Valvo

Rent the Runway Plus Sizes-  Carmen Marc Valvo


Kay Unger

Rent the Runway Plus Sizes-  Kay Unger






Rent the Runway Plus Sizes-  Theia


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 EXCLUSIVE styles designed for US! Kay Unger and Adrianna Papell will also be available for rent on the designer dress rental site. Prices range from $50 to $200 and the assortment offers everything from classic little black dresses to sequin and lace to evening gowns.

And guess what? YOU CAN Rent your Plus Size Pieces NOW!

Here is my Invite for YOU to shop Rent the Runway Plus!

How cool is this news? Are you ready to rent your dresses for the evening? Can you see yourself in a piece of this collection? I am hyped!

plus size fashion at Chic and Curvy Boutique


  1. Kar Bar

    September 17, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    I must say I am impressed with not only the (aesthetic) line up but the list of designers. I like that us +size divas are starting to be recognized.

    • Marie Denee

      September 17, 2013 at 12:09 PM

      RIght! they did the damn thing! 😀

  2. AJ

    September 17, 2013 at 12:32 PM


  3. Robin Pulewitz

    September 22, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    Fabulous! Tadashi Shoji also makes plus. They should carry them too! This is such good news!

    • Marie Denee

      September 26, 2013 at 12:56 PM

      I have featured Tadashi quite a few times over and am a huge fan of them- YES, they should carry them!

  4. Ina

    January 19, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    This is so cool! I didn’t even know such a thing existed!

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