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
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
September 20, 2014
This dress was amazing!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
September 17, 2014
Wore this to a rehearsal dinner that called for cocktail attire.
This dress is beautiful! I loved the colors and think it's a great dress for a fun night out. I definitely recommend!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 15, 2014
Pretty dress but didn't fit
I had ordered a size 8 & 10 of this dress for a wedding I was attending. I received an email from RTR the day before my expected delivery saying the size 10 had been returned damaged and they unfortunately couldn't send it. I still received the size 8 but the chest & arms were tight (I have 36 DDD) so I didn't wear it. If I had received the 10, it would have fit perfectly. The colors were beautiful and I'm sorry I couldn't wear for my special occasion!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 110lbs
September 15, 2014
great dress. very comfortable
good fit and very flattering.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 149lbs
September 11, 2014
Such an incredible dress for a garden 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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
September 11, 2014
I loved the print!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 113lbs
September 11, 2014
Perfect for the spring weddings!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 176lbs
September 9, 2014
Fun design
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 8, 2014
Bright colors, easy to wear dress.
The cut was great, and I loved the print. Fun dress to wear for an evening!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Body type: Pear
September 1, 2014
Great colors and nice light fabric.
I could have worn the 10, but it wasn't available. The 12 was very comfortable, but would have looked better a bit more fitted.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
August 28, 2014
Love it!
Super cute, great Shoshana dress. I wish I owned it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
August 26, 2014
Fun but conservative option
This dress was a great option for an early spring rehearsal dinner in Boston. The dinner was pretty formal and this was a good option. It is very comfortable and goes well with a fun statement necklace even with the print! Also, looks great with black tights!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38B
August 21, 2014
This is the most ingenious service ever! I got to wear a great dress at a great price.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 20, 2014
Perfect - great fit, made me feel good, arms weren't too tight, not too short, etc, etc! RENT IT!
This dress was great! I felt thinner than usual in this dress (always a bonus). The arms would have been a bit tight in the smaller size, so I was glad I went up a size in the fit as recommended by others who had worn it. It was an inexpensive, simple rental, and I am so glad RTR made this moment happen for me!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
August 20, 2014
Perfect for a summer wedding in downtown Chicago!
The dress fit exactly as described and arrived in perfect condition. I loved the pockets and the super-flattering silhouette, and it was comfy enough to dance in all night. Perfect for a giant statement necklace, which I also rented to go with it. I'll be sure to add photos if any pop up online!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
August 14, 2014
Nice Dress, Wrong Event
I didn't end up wearing this dress to a wedding I had originally rented it for. I only got a chance to try on the 4 and it was a little too big; the 2 might have been a better fit. The fabric is thicker than I thought it would be, so it would have been too heavy to wear for a summer wedding. I think I would rent this for a work event in the fall or winter.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
August 11, 2014
Overall great looking dress. The colors are vibrant and pockets are a plus,
Beautiful dress with vibrant blues and greens. The zipper was a little difficult to pull up and down and the cap sleeves were tight and caused some red marks but I got used to it after a while. I wore the 2 but the 4 may have been more comfortable.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
August 10, 2014
The dress was cute but I couldn't wear it to the event because it was too short in length
I have a long torso and this dress was too short for me to wear appropriately to a wedding. The dress is super cute but I couldn't wear it because of the length. There was also a strong chemical / formaldehyde smell when I took the dress out of the bag that was very obnoxious.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
August 4, 2014
Great dress!
This dress fit like a glove and the colors were gorgeous. Cap sleeves were definitely a little restricting, but not enough to keep me from dancing. Even after I dislocated my shoulder (right before the wedding started! Such a klutz.) people were giving me compliments on my outfit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
August 3, 2014
Nice fit, great colors
I got this dress as my free birthday dress because I have a pro account. I loved the colors--they are so bright. And it fit true to size--I'm currently an 8 and it fit perfectly. There isn't a ton of room to raise your arms up or a lot of extra space in the bust so it might be tight for larger chester girls or if you have very broad shoulders. There are pockets, too, which I love. I wore this out to a nice dinner and paired it with this necklace: https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/designers/short_jewelry/walkegyptiannecklace This would work for many occassions--nice dinner/date, party, or wedding. I liked it so much I'm re-ordering it for a wedding I'm going to in a few weeks.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
August 2, 2014
Loved the way it fit on me! Felt beautiful!
Everything fit great!!! Because I'm a little shorter, the 4 was a little long so I shortened it a little for the event. Other than that, loved the synching at the waist and tailored feeling!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 1, 2014
Perfect Fit, Great Print, Tons of Compliments
Wore this for a wedding in New Orleans and loved it so much I wish I owned it! I felt comfortable in it all night, which included lots of dancing!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 21
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 175lbs
August 1, 2014
Lovely Dress! Excellent Service! Didn't fit :(
I loved the quality of the dress! It was even more vibrant and beautiful in person than it was on the model. Soft material. A little tight on the arms as other users have said. However, I couldn't wear it because it was smaller than I expected. Ordered a 10. The dress was short and it was tight around my hips. I am a curvier woman, particularly in the booty area. It wouldn't even zip up all the way. Make sure your back up size is a size up rather than a size down from your normal dress size.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 31, 2014
Love the dress! Perfect for attending a rehearsal dinner for a friend's wedding.
I was in between the 4 and 6. The 4 was a little snug at the top so I went with the 6. The rest fit perfect!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 30, 2014
Great pattern, but uncomfortable
Everything about this dress is great -- pattern, fit -- except the extremely uncomfortable (and unflattering) cap sleeves. They are super tight and made my arms red from chafing!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
July 30, 2014
Great fit, Great print!
The fit was perfect snugger on top and a line on the bottom. The print was amazing and goes well with all accessories. Would definitely suggest to rent this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
July 30, 2014
Very cute, classy dress.
I was actually a couple months pregnant when renting this dress, so went up a size. Very appropriate and fun for a daytime wedding!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
July 29, 2014
Beautiful colors.
Didn't end up wearing it because the zero was too large. I've read this is a problem with Shoshanna :( Shame because the dress is beautiful.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
July 29, 2014
Great dress!
Very comfortable and fun. The colors were vibrant and even better in person. The sleeves were a nice touch. The dress was also a great length - not too short!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
July 28, 2014
Comfortable and a real pop of color!
I absolutely loved this dress! It fit well, really stood out (in a good way) at the garden wedding I attended, and let me get my dance moves on! Thanks, RTR!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 118lbs
July 24, 2014
The color and print are amazing!
This dress was so fun! I wore it to a rehearsal dinner and felt super cute! RTR didn't have the size 2 available so I ended up wearing the 4 which was a little big on me in the waist, but still looked great. I think I would have liked the fit of the 2 better though. The colors are so pretty and really made my green eyes stand out! Definite plus!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
July 22, 2014
Beautiful and classy dress
Great fit and classy look. The colors are beautiful and pop in a crowd. I appreciate the cap sleeve, which was a little tight. All Shoshanna dresses nip in the waist so you look trim, but consider sizing up if this is a thicker area on your body or your straight up and down. I'm 5'8" and it was short, but not too short for a wedding. The fabric of the dress is a cotton blend and it did not overly wrinkle, but did not have stretch.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
July 21, 2014
Unique & Comfy Watercolor Dress
Wore this dress to a semi-formal wedding at an Art Museum and it was the perfect, unique dress to fit the affair. The dress fit like a charm and I ended up wearing the smaller size because it was more form fitting. The only downside of the dress is that the top of the shoulders fit a little tight and make it difficult to throw your hands up on the dance floor. All it all, it was a very comfortable fabric and the material is really pretty and memorable in person.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
July 21, 2014
Adorable!
I wore this to a wedding outside of Boston in June. It was perfect for the event and the time of year. I received many compliments and felt really pretty in it--fit was perfect although I am small chested and tall.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
July 21, 2014
Super cute, wedding-appropriate dress!
The dress fit pretty true to size, I was more of a size 8, but the skirt part was a little tight, so I chose to wear the 10. It was very comfortable to wear, has nice thick fabric and is very flattering. Great colors!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
July 18, 2014
The dress fit really well, but the cap sleeves could be a bit restricting.
Great fit -- even on someone who is 5'2.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
July 17, 2014
Such great colors! Perfect for a baby shower!
Loved everything about it. Great material and great colors.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
July 15, 2014
Classy & Stylish Date Night Dress!
Loved this dress! It was comfortable, felt true to size and was the perfect length about mid thigh. (I'm 5"3") The fabric was a nice weight not super light weight but comfortable to wear on a hot California evening. The colors were just like they are pictured and vibrant! I wish I would have gotten a photo while wearing it!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 6' 0"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
July 14, 2014
Got so many compliments on the dress and it looked great but the sleeves were a little tight
Sleeves make dancing and movement difficult but it fit well. Would recommend this dress :)
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
July 14, 2014
Loved the quality of the dress and the pattern was beautiful.
Perfect fit, I am 5'4'' and 105 lbs and the 0 was the perfect fit.
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