Business conferences are a chance for you to learn new things and make some real connections that could boost your career and benefit your business. Regarding your wardrobe, professionalism and polish are key (and a huge bonus is when comfort comes to each event right along with you) but you likely want your look to be slightly elevated from your everyday workwear. It’s this last bit where Rent The Runway Unlimited comes in clutch, especially if your everyday workwear is casual. You may only need a really elevated professional dress once in a blue moon for conferences you attend a couple times a year, so it may not make sense to invest in expensive pieces that spend most of their lives just hanging in your closet. Cue Rent The Runway Unlimited, who is about to become your new best friend.
It’s 2019 and you know what? We don’t have to buy clothes if we don’t want to. Particularly in the case of a business conference where you’re expected to be “on” quite a bit and certainly want to leave a lasting impression of professionalism and personal style. In this case, Rent The Runway Unlimited is a gift. For $159 per month (and right now you can get 50% off your first month with code RTRMARY), you can rent four items at a time and swap your items as often as you want. That’s literally an endlessly rotating wardrobe. I mean, if you’ve ever dreamed of living inside your favorite department store, wish granted. Rent The Runway is delivered to and picked up from your door, and they handle the dry cleaning, all you need to worry about is choosing your items. (But even then, if you can’t decide, you can add more items to your membership!).
You may already know and love Rent The Runway as a great place to snag the perfect dress for black tie weddings and other fancy affairs, but believe me, their inventory is not all sequins and tulle. Rent The Runway’s arsenal of casual and professional attire is jaw-dropping, as evidenced by my round-up of favorites below and the emerald green fit and flare dress by Black Halo that I’m wearing today. You may recognize this dress from previous posts, as I own it in ivory. It’s one of my all-time favorites, and perfect for a professional setting. The beautiful line of the dress really does quite a bit of work for you, and its silhouette won’t steer you wrong for busy work days of all kinds. It’s a throw-on-and-go dress that doesn’t look like it. Comfort and smart polish aren’t typically friends, but this dress is a beautiful exception to the rule.
I love the color of this dress (Black Halo calls it Neptune, how cool is that?), and the standing collar above a v-neck provides some drama and gravitas that I’m very into. Pair it with your most trustworthy pumps, and you won’t have anything to worry about during the conference apart from whether or not you packed enough business cards along with a weekend’s worth of on-point outfits from Rent The Runway.
Below, a few more of my favorite ways to absolutely win at business conference dressing without committing to the actual purchase of clothes.
Great Work Dresses from Rent The Runway
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