Shoshanna

Barbara Dress

$30 rental
$375 Retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

Stylist Notes

Brilliant florals will make a bold splash at your event. This dress by Shoshanna adds an artsy edge to your cocktail attire! Pair with Badgley Mischka Jewelry’s Entrancing Emerald Necklace and Diane von Furstenberg’s Black Lytton Embossed Lizard Clutch.

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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352 reviews

Fit
Small 23
True to Size 279
Large 42
Photos 191
Kristine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 3, 2014

Artful colored dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
I rented this dress for a young professionals night at an art museum, and I selected the dress for its artistic print and color. The colors were pretty, and I made it more wintery by wearing black stockings, heels, and a blazer. I'm sure this dress would great for a spring or summer event! This dress is roomy in the bust and hips (my largest areas), so I fit in the 2. This dress did not stand out to me as being of fine fabric, quality or design compared to the other dresses I have rented, but rather this dress was cute and nice enough for the event I attended.
kyle
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38B
Aug 21, 2014

This is the most ingenious service ever! I got to wear a great dress at a great price.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I'm 5'10" and it's really hard for me to find dresses that are an appropriate length. This was perfect! I wore it to a work function of my husband's and after 5 hours in the heat the dress still look great. Thank you RTR.
Nicole
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 8, 2014

Bright colors, easy to wear dress.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The cut was great, and I loved the print. Fun dress to wear for an evening!
Brunettebabe
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 176 lbs
Sep 9, 2014

Fun design

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The girls are 34 DDD. The 10 was a better fit around the waist but the bust was tight for me so to be comfortable during a rehearsal dinner I opted for the 12. Loved it with a 3/4 black sweater. Sleeves make my arms look bigger (which I knew) but beautiful pattern was totally worth it. So many compliments.
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 113 lbs
Sep 11, 2014

Perfect for the spring weddings!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It was a little tight under the bust but over all comfortable to wear.... The 4 was too large and the 0 was a little right but the 2 was unavailable at that date.... Glad I wore the zero and loved the dress!
Leann
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 11, 2014

I loved the print!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I loved the print but the size 6 was a little big on me. I didn't get two sizes because I rented two dresses at once and the other I wore to a wedding. The dress was very comfortable but the sleeves were a tad bit restrictive. But overall a great dress!
Madeline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 149 lbs
Sep 11, 2014

Such an incredible dress for a garden wedding!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved, loved, loved this dress. I wish it was mine to keep! The natural waist hit in the perfect place and was very flattering. I didn't have any issues with the cap sleeves and was able to dance the night away! The pockets were a great perk and the length was perfect - just above the knee. I rented the blue KSNY chandelier earrings and they went great together. The colors are beautiful and vivid and the pattern is very water color-esque. So beautiful and would absolutely rent again.
Emily
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110 lbs
Sep 15, 2014

great dress. very comfortable

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
good fit and very flattering.
Angela
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165 lbs
Sep 20, 2014

This dress was amazing!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fabric was light and so comfortable! I'm bigger below the waist and sometimes have to go a size up for certain dresses. But this dress for like a glove. Awesome to dance in and I got so many compliments on it. I would recommend this to anyone and will probably rent again.
Courtney
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Athletic
Sep 26, 2014

Wore this dress to a friend's wedding, and it was great! I usually wear a 4-6, and the 6 fit well.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Size 6 fit well, flattering fit with the cinched waistline.
Elise
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 26, 2014

The dress speaks for itself

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved everything about it, very comfortable and light. Thought the cap sleeves would prevent me from lifting my arms but they lifted just fine!! Very flattering, I have trouble sometimes with dresses being too tight around my bust and booty and then too big in the waist, but this dress fit well everywhere! Oh and it has POCKETS!!!
Sandra
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Sep 29, 2014

Loved this dress, will rent again

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was my back up dress so I didn't actually wear it, but I was SO tempted. This is the first time I have rented two dresses and loved them both equally. It was such a hard choice. This dress fit me absolutely perfectly and was so flattering. Wish I could have worn it. I'm definitely going to rent it again for something in the future.
Amber
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 29, 2014

Loved the patterns and colors of the dress! The fit was perfect.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was perfect for a wedding at the aquarium. It fit perfectly and was so comfortable. I only wore studs and a bracelet because there was a lot going on with the dress. I would recommend this dress to anyone.
Cassie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150 lbs
Oct 6, 2014

Very pretty dress.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was my backup dress so I only got it in one size. I ordered the 10 to be cautious but I easily could have worn an 8. Very comfy and flattering! Worn to rehearsal dinner.
Emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 157 lbs
Oct 12, 2014

Great fit and fabulous look!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Overall great dress!! The sleeves can get a bit snug.
Jen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 13, 2014

Fun and classy dress with pockets

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is really cute and comfortable. I found the arm holes cut a little funny and think it helps to size down for this dress so it fits nicer. The print is really vibrant and lovely in person. Because I couldn't size down, I ended up using a backup dress for my event, but this would be lovely to rent another time.
Jenny
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116 lbs
Oct 20, 2014

It's the perfect dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is a great dress! I felt super comfortable yet classy and elegant in this dress. I would definitely recommend it.
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115 lbs
Oct 21, 2014

It went so well with my hair - I got tons of compliments!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It fit perfectly (and comfortably)!
Chelsea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136 lbs
Oct 22, 2014

Beautiful dress, very vibrant colors. Pockets are always a plus!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I thought this ran a little small through the hips. The 6 was too tight to lay smoothly but the 8 was very comfortable. I would definitely rent this again!
Chelsea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Oct 22, 2014

Comfortable, Classy, and Fun!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was a perfect fall wedding guest dress! I would it to be very comfortable and easy to dance in. The fabric is excellent and the pattern is fun, but classy. I received lots of compliments. While the 2 looked a bit better on and fit better in the waist and hips, I went with the 4 for comfort as I am larger in the chest area. I would definitely rent this dress again - another win for RTR!
jeslev
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 122 lbs
Oct 27, 2014

Gorgeous colors and fit!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Size 2 fit me perfectly and I'm usually between a 2 and 4. It for well even in the sleeves and looked great with tights and a blazer keeping me warm during a boat wedding.
Jackie
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 170 lbs
Oct 27, 2014

Wedding at the Texas Discovery Gardens. Cocktail hour was at the butterfly exhibit!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I absolutely adore this dress! I was worried the 12 might be to tight/short, but it was a great fit. The top was kind of loose even, so I could have probably sized down. I am typically a 10/12, but I have a larger bust, and athletic thighs. I got so many compliments on this dress, and it wasn't too heavy of a material, which is great for a fall Texas wedding (90 degrees in late October!)... but this dress could easily be worn in cooler temperatures with some tights. To compliment this dress, I wore Kendra Scott Skylar earrings in slate. This dress was classy & comfortable! I would highly recommend. I plan to rent again & if I could purchase I definitely would!
Lindsey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145 lbs
Nov 5, 2014

Loved this dress so much. I want to buy it.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
It was a little loose on me but I added the belt and it looked perfect. I was worried about the little sleeves because my arms are more muscular than most but the sleeves fit great.
Marie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Nov 16, 2014

So classy and comfortable!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Wedding
I was only given the 4 because the 2 was no longer available. It was a little big, but the 4 fit great. I was comfortable all night. The length was perfect. I would highly recommend this dress!
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 17, 2014

Great Dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress! The color was great, it fit great, was very comfortable, and I got so many compliments on it! So sad to send it back! Will definitely be renting this one again.
Rachael
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Body type: Pear
Nov 30, 2014

This outfit was great for a late fall wedding! I loved the fit and the pockets.

Size worn: 10
Rented for: Wedding
Overall fit was great but the sleeves ran a little tight. If the backup size up was available it would have been too big so I'd recommend your normal size and a size down for the backup. I wore this for a friends wedding and looked great and had a lot of compliments. I'm also a sucker for hidden pockets so those were a nice surprise!
Christina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 2, 2014

Style and comfort

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Wedding
I don't think I got a great picture in this dress. Probably too busy dancing...which was doable because the dress was so comfortable. Only complaint is that it rides up on your legs and poofs out in the tummy region while sitting.
Kaitie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Dec 6, 2014

Perfect rehearsal dinner dress

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
Loved it! Only thing is the slip part of the bottom is a little tight on the hips. You can't tell from the outside but it's a little uncomfortable. But I got compliments all night!
susan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 122 lbs
Dec 10, 2014

Fit well, great pattern and quality

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
karen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 10, 2014

Totally cute dress. Wore it for Thanksgiving.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
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.
Amanda
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Dec 14, 2014

Perfect dress for rehearsal dinner.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The 2 fit perfectly. A very fun, yet conservative dress. Wore to a rehearsal dinner and received several compliments on it.
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Dec 19, 2014

Gorgeous dress for a wedding!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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!
Mac
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 21, 2014

Beautiful and comfortable dress! Perfect for holidays.

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Other
I wore this to a Christmas dinner and got many compliments. Very pretty colors. I would rent again.
Meagan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Jan 24, 2015

Gorgeous dress

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Feb 9, 2015

Great for a Florida wedding!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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!
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 142 lbs
Feb 15, 2015

Flattering dress for curvy petites!

Size worn: 10
Rented for: Party
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!
Lauren
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140 lbs
Feb 25, 2015

The necklace was the best part of my rental.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
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.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 5, 2015

Fun watercolor print!

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Other
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.
Jessica
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 18, 2015

Bright, beautiful, perfect dress for outdoor wedding!

Size worn: 2
Rented for: 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!
Melissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Mar 18, 2015

I got so many compliments on this dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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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