Barbara Dress

$30 rental
$375 retail

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Stylist Notes

Brilliant florals will make a bold splash at your event. This dress by Shoshanna adds an artsy edge to your cocktail attire!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Multicolored ikat silk twill (100% silk). Cap sleeves. Crew neckline. Hourglass skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 35.5” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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372 reviews
Fit
Large43
True to Size286
Small25
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
January 17, 2016
Amazing fit. Very flattering and so comfortable.
a bit small, particularly if you have a larger bust... but the size up fit perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
December 22, 2015
Structured yet comfortable!
I ordered this dress for a wedding, but it sadly didn't make it in time for the event due to the polar vortex. RTR was fabulous with trying to get it to me, it was actually waiting at the door when we got back from the wedding, so JUST missed it. When I got home I tried it on and immediately wanted to go out somewhere. It felt sophisticated yet flirty, it fit well, and hid my small holiday pouch. The only thing that may have gotten annoying had I worn it to the wedding were the sleeves. They were a little tight of me, and hard to move.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Apple
December 18, 2015
Colorful, comfortable and perfect for a work event
I wore this for a work event and loved how polished it looked while still being fun and colorful. Loved the fact that it had pockets.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Weight: 125lbs
October 5, 2015
Fun dress for fall wedding
Fits well and similar to other Shoshanna styles. A little on the short side for my preference. Colors were nice. Good for a fall wedding!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
September 30, 2015
Flattering dress! Lightweight material made it perfect for a hot, outdoor wedding!
Was great length (not too short), and the pattern is beautiful. Got tons of compliments on it! Only caution: I have muscular arms and the cap sleeves can cut into your arms in a not so flattering way when your arm isn't just by your side.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 23
September 21, 2015
Loved this dress!
Wore this to a wedding and I got so many compliments. It fit great and I love that it had pockets! My date didn't have to carry around my phone all night.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 160lbs
September 13, 2015
Great fitting, comfortable dress!
True to size - fit like a glove and very comfortable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
August 3, 2015
Fantastic dress! I loved the dress.
Wore for a bridal shower and the dress was perfect. Material was super comfortable and the pockets were adorable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
July 11, 2015
Super comfortable and great colors
Been meaning to rent this for a while and I am happy I did! Rented for a wedding and it was a long day but was comfortable throughout in this dress.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
June 24, 2015
The fit was perfect and very comfortable.
The fabric is really vibrant. The only con is that you can't raise your hands above your head easily due to the sleeves, but I figured that would be the case. I would definitely rent this dress again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 22, 2015
Perfect Summer Dress
I wore this dress to my sister-in-law's rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. I felt confident and beautiful in the vibrant colors.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Body type: Pear
Weight: 118lbs
May 19, 2015
No stress about a dress
Absolutely loved this dress! I wore it for my college graduation and received many compliments. Definitely would rent this dress again if the opportunity arises.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
May 14, 2015
Want to keep this dress!
This is one of my favorite dresses I've ever worn. I LOVED it for a baby shower. Wore it with black tights and booties. LOVE.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
May 2, 2015
Beautiful fabric & sharp fit!
I didn't end up wearing this but it fit so nicely and I would like to rent it again! Very structured & flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
April 27, 2015
Loved this dress!
I wore this dress to my friends rehearsal dinner and it was perfect. I loved that it had pockets! It was a little bit big in the waist but it wasn't that big of a deal.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
April 23, 2015
Beautiful dress!
Wore this beautiful dress to a Christmas party. It's very structured and it hides any places you're self conscious about, but that also makes it tight. Not much give in the arms, but those might have been because of my large chest. The material was thick, making it comfortable to wear, but also a little warm at times.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
April 22, 2015
Wish I could have worn.
First, just want to say RTR was amazing when they sent me ten backup dresses because this Shoshanna Barbara dress I ordered was damaged. I was able to pick one from the very large selection that worked. They were able to send this dress in a 4 which was too small, but I will most definitely try this one on a 6 when it becomes available. Nice cut, beautiful color and fabric.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
April 19, 2015
Great party dress
Loved this dress. Fit true to size, although it was a little tight in the chest (I'm a 34DD). Size 6 fit perfectly other than that, though. I thought it was flattering and cute, and got lots of compliments. Would rent this again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
April 1, 2015
Super flattering!
I got a lot of compliments wore this to a work convention and its stylish, classy and professional!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165lbs
March 30, 2015
Very comfortable dress
This was my back up dress and thank goodness. The first dress was too small for me. I am 5'9" 165lbs. I have broad shoulders and even though this was a size up from first pick I still felt it was loose in the shoulders and waist. I would have preferred to wear an 8 in this. The dress is comfortable and breathable. It rained on the day of the wedding and I was assisted in coordinating, setting up and tearing down, cleaning and of course dancing. It got a little wrinkled at the waist but overall it held up nicely.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
March 18, 2015
I got so many compliments on this dress!
I rented this dress to wear for a wedding rehearsal dinner in Arizona and it was perfect! The dinner was outdoors but the fabric was breathable enough for the hot Phoenix sun. The colors were beautiful! The cap sleeves and the length (it was long on me - just above my knees) made it appropriate to wear in temple. I cinched it at the waist with a teal belt to make it a little more fitted. Overall a great rental!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
March 18, 2015
Bright, beautiful, perfect dress for outdoor wedding!
I loved every second wearing this dress. It was perfect for an outdoor spring wedding in Florida. I was worried it'd be too hot because of the material, or the colors would make it too Fall/Winter, but nope! The material was perfect and the colors are so bright and vivid in person - really beautiful and modern floral-y. The cut of the dress made it covered-up enough for a wedding, and the colors/print made it perfect for a party. Danced all night and felt so special in the dress. I went with the 2 even though the top was slightly restricting because the skirt/hips on the 4 was too much on my frame. Able to wear a normal bra and no fuss trying to hem or adjust anything (like with other RTR experiences). Just easy to wear and so pretty - can't ask for much more!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
March 5, 2015
Fun watercolor print!
I loved the print and it was perfect for the spring baptism I attended. The fit was a little odd for me - tight across the shoulders and chest but with plenty of room around the waist.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
February 25, 2015
The necklace was the best part of my rental.
I Usually wear an 8 because of my bust. I am a petit person, but am a bit overweight at the moment, so the 10 was tight around my bust and my arms had limited range of motion . The dress fit my event perfectly... I attended a political seminar's evening event at a 5 star resort. Th3e necklace was my favorite part.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 19, 2015
This dress was perfect for a cocktail event.
It fit true to size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 142lbs
February 15, 2015
Flattering dress for curvy petites!
I wore this to a wine tasting event and really loved it. I think Shoshanna dresses are, in general, great for curvier/bustier girls and this was no exception. I did size up because the waist was a little tight. I'm typically an 8 but the 10 was more comfortable for an event with a lot of eating & drinking. :) Not sure why my picture is so off-center!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
February 9, 2015
Great for a Florida wedding!
Comfortable and easy to dance in! My backup size wasn't available so I was nervous relying on one size to fit, but it worked out great. Thin fabric and not much stretch, but thankfully the 2 worked out for me!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 2, 2015
If you want something professional and pretty
I rented this dress for a professional function and intentionally paired it with a black blazer (as well as black tights as it was snowing). I received many compliments. I didn't have many issues with the cap sleeves as many other renters had mentioned, but I did wear a size up as I usually wear a 4. This is the type of dress you wear when you want to make a modest statement.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 24, 2015
Gorgeous dress
The dress fit like a glove. It was pretty tight on the top, but I have a full bust. The sleeves were a little tight on the arms, but I loved it regardless. It's a must-try
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
January 14, 2015
Great dress! Got lots of compliments!
Fit really well (5'2", 34DD) and was very comfortable. Only knock on it is that because of the material and shape, you can't stretch your legs out too far so it's not the BEST for dancing/getting in and out of cars. But I mean, that's such a small inconvenience, I would totally recommend this dress.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 4, 2015
I wanted something nice, but not too fancy, for my family Christmas celebration.
This dress was very comfortable and had a flattering shape. Material is softer than I anticipated. Colors seemed slightly less vibrant in person than shown online, but was still very pretty. Pockets are a nice detail. Wore with tights so the length didn't bother me. Probably could have worn a size 6, had it been available, but the 8 worked out fine.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 29, 2014
The pattern is one of a kind
I'm always worried that cap sleeves will be restrictive but these weren't at all. The dress felt and looked wonderful on. Definitely a great find!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
December 29, 2014
Such a great elegant fun dress!
Loved the dress and got tons of compliments. I little snug in the shoulder area, but looked great and was not too restricted.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
December 23, 2014
lots of dancing
comfy and flattering
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
December 21, 2014
Beautiful and comfortable dress! Perfect for holidays.
I wore this to a Christmas dinner and got many compliments. Very pretty colors. I would rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 19, 2014
Gorgeous dress for a wedding!
I absolutely loved this dress! The colors were really vibrant and stood out and it fit perfectly, especially in length. I also liked how lightweight it was. Others complained about the cap sleeves being tight, but they didn't bother me. I would definitely recommend this dress!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 14, 2014
Perfect dress for rehearsal dinner.
The 2 fit perfectly. A very fun, yet conservative dress. Wore to a rehearsal dinner and received several compliments on it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
December 10, 2014
Pretty dress, but not as great as others by Shoshanna
This dress fit well. There was something about the design and the fit that made me not 100% in love. It might have been the sleeps and the puffed out waist. Either way, it's still a vibrant dress and I got many compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
December 10, 2014
Totally cute dress. Wore it for Thanksgiving.
I would have rather had the 6, but they were out. The 8 fit fine, but was a little lose around the middle and for me, a little long (I'm short). So I just flipped up and taped the hemline the 1 inch and it was perfect. Felt feminine and comfy. Perfect for daytime brunch, afternoon event, etc. I loved having pockets as well. Would rent again.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122lbs
December 10, 2014
Fit well, great pattern and quality
I really did love this dress but the fact that the cap sleeves were restricting, I have to give this dress only 3 stars. I wore this dress to a rehersal dinner and could not even move my arms forward to reach the bread basket in the middle of the table. I would have been upset if I rented this for a wedding because I would not have been able to move my arms around on the dance floor.
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