"I rented from Flyrobe for my best friends wedding and it was A-awesome!”
BY Latha Sunadh | 16 Jan, 2017 | 376 views | 3 min read
Every year, we all have a bunch of weddings to attend that require you to wear something new. Well, I must admit that I’m one of those girls who likes a new trend or a fun silhouette. And to buy new stuff every year which costs a pretty sum isn’t the fun bit. How does one bridge the gap? How does one look on top of trends without spending a bomb? Surely, there’s got to be a solution. And a fashionable one at that!I had my best friend’s wedding coming up in a few months and I needed something that was stylish and in my budget - but I since I wasn’t happy at all with what’s out there, I decided to try a new path.I had heard of Rent the Runway in the US and I was aware of the concept of renting high-end fashion for special occasions. It’s fuss-free and easy, and fits into your dream of wearing something new without burning a hole in your pocket! When I came across Flyrobe's website (India’s equivalent of Rent The Runway) , I loved the collections, the styles and the variety and to top it off, the rentals were very pocket-friendly. That’s why I wanted to give it a try!The very first piece that I rented from Flyrobe was a lehenga for a friend's Sangeet function. It was a blue gota patti lehenga costing Rs 24,000 but I was able to rent it for a cool Rs 2K. Ka-ching! I was on the moon for finding that beautiful piece that complimented me beautifully.I was a bit skeptical initially regarding the fitting of the lehenga since I am slimmer than most people and I wasn't sure if Flyrobe would be able to alter the garment perfectly. They sent a tailor to my house who took my measurements and perfectly altered the lehenga to suit my frame.The lehenga came in mint condition- well washed and ironed- completely ready to wear. Since then, I have rented from Flyrobe 4-5 times with consistently pleasing results! And yes, renting is a great way to wear the latest in trend without worrying about costs, taking care of them and compromising on style. I am a fan and will always be one!Flyrobe is a wedding rental site that houses designers like Ritu Kumar, Akshay Wadhwa, Aneesh Agarwal, Ohaila Khan, Sanna Mehan, Shehla Khan and Samant Chauhan but also, new age chic names like Mahima Mahajan (previously featured in WMG!), Pratyusha Garimella Label, Peppermint Diva, Masaba Gupta and Neha Chopra. They do home trials and custom-fitting plus there is a bridal concierge service where in-house stylists help you select the perfect outfit!Check them out here: Flyrobe.com or download the app on Android & iOS.