Shoshanna

Erin Bow Sheath

$94 to buy
$385 retail
Stylist Notes

This Shoshanna sheath is for the grown up girly girl! A classic look for semi-formal evening events where you'll dance the night away with your family and friends. Go with a fab clutch like the Whiting & Davis' Black Mesh Glam Clutch.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - very fitted at bust so fuller busted women should size up
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted at midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Product Details

Black lace and black silk satin. Crew neckline. Front bow. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 36'' from shoulder to hem. Imported.

Share
189 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(133)
Small
(30)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 118lbs
July 28, 2014
Got so many compliments
Its a very classy looking dress and I got alot of compliments. It fits true to size but I usually wear a zero and this was just a little on the tight side but it looked like it fit well.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
August 5, 2014
The dress is as the picture shows - very cute but be careful, definitely runs small.
Loved this dress so much, it was very pretty. Unfortunately I could not wear it, though. I am typically a size 8 to 9 and although I ordered the size 10, the fit was just too tight around the hips for a comfortable wear all evening. I definitely suggest ordering at least a size larger than you normally would.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
September 22, 2014
very elegant dress...love the bow
you may need to go a size up its a bit snug in the bodice....very flattering and pretty!
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 158lbs
October 2, 2014
Backup dress - didn't fit
This was my backup dress. Luckily, I loved the other dress as this one did not fit. It is very cute and extremely lightweight.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
October 21, 2014
Beautiful dress received tons of compliments
This dress is perfect for any event that you want to feel beautiful for. I wore it to a wedding and received a lot of compliments on the dress. It has pockets which are great to put your phone in while you go dance. I felt that the dress ran a little small...cramming my ribcage/chest in to the dress was a little difficult and the zipper didn't help. Additionally the dress got pretty tight around my legs when I sat down, which wasn't ideal for the wedding or dinner. Luckily I spent most of my time dancing rather than sitting down. I am also a swimmer so I also have broad shoulders and the arm holes were pretty tight. Overall it's a great dress but I'd strongly advise ordering your typical size and a size larger to cover your bases.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137lbs
May 15, 2015
Cute and flattering!
I am normally a size 6, but definitely needed the size 8 in this dress - the bow part had no give, and was just a tad too tight for me to wear for several hours for a wedding (I have a large ribcage / shoulders which made the waist too tight). The 8 wasn't available when I needed it, so I chanced it on the 6, and ended up not wearing it. Loved the pockets and the skirt portion (the top was okay, not crazy about the fit of the neckline / arm holes / top portion in general), would definitely rent (the correct size) again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 105lbs
May 18, 2015
Compliments! :)
Cute dress! I love black, but this had just enough color on top that I felt comfortable wearing it to a wedding. It was a little tight on top and a little big in the hip area for me, but it was still cute!! On the more formal side but still comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
September 10, 2015
Formal, serious event.
Tight in the rib cage, true to size everywhere else.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 9, 2015
This dress was perfect for a gala in NYC. A shawl completed the look for the chilly November night.
This dress was perfect for a fundraising gala I had to attend for work- it was the right combination of dressed up yet conservative enough to be with coworkers. The dress is a great length hitting just above my knees and fit great. I had to go one size up because it was tight in the bust. Loved this dress and would definitely recommend it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 52
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110lbs
February 3, 2016
This was my first rent the runway dress.
The top of the size 0 was too tight, so I wore the size 2. The skirt part wasn't fitted at all. The dress was very comfortable. It was conservative, but fun to wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
August 13, 2012
Shockingly elegant
I was nervous about the bow on front making it look young, but it ended up being a very pretty dress on. I felt confident in it at a formal work event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
June 15, 2013
I did not end up wearing this dress.
This dress would have been great, but I ended up having to cancel my travel plans at the last minute. It looks very classy and is perfect for an evening event.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
October 21, 2014
Perfect for the occasion
I only got the 6 because the size 8 was not available so I can't compare the two. The 6 was just a little too short in length, the sash sat just above my waist and too tight at the arm holes and I am not a busty woman.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 145lbs
December 9, 2014
Runs very tight - I had trouble zipping it up. I normally wear size 10 (12P) and the 12 didn't fit.
tight, especially on top
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 102lbs
January 5, 2015
This dress is simple but, classy. It is a comfortable dress. Appropriate for day or night.
Pretty dress. I got a lot of compliments. Loved the pockets. The only negative thing I could say is that it was very tight in the bust area. I would recommend.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
March 6, 2015
This dress is adorable!
I wore this for a charity event my work organized. I'm typically a size 8 or 10, wore a size 8 but I think a 10 would have been better. It was a little tight around my ribs. Received many compliments throughout the night and will definitely consider this dress again in the future.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 164lbs
January 9, 2012
This was a great experience from the moment I paid for my rental to the moment I dropped the dress off at the USPS box. I was shocked that not only did RTR send an already addressed return envelop, but they also gave me double sided sticky tape in case of a wardrobe malfunction and a beautiful garment bag to keep! This won't be the last time I rent from RTR.
I loved this dress so much that I didn't want to return it. The fit was absolutely perfect. A bonus feature that I didn't realize- pockets! The dress has two pockets and you would have never guessed it by looking at it. I received so many compliments on this dress this past weekend. This was my first experience using Rent the Runway, but it won't be my last.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
January 15, 2012
Loved this dress!
This dress is perfect for a cocktail party or formal event that might require a little extra coverage. Well tailored. The skirt has a a nice sheen without being too shiny and a bit of an a-line. The bow detailing hides any extra bulge you might have in the tummy area after the holidays! Put your hand in one of the side pockets and look and feel tres confident! I am 5'4, 138 and wore an 8. I could have gotten away with the 6 but am a little hippy so went for the better fit in the skirt.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
January 22, 2012
In love!
This dress fit perfectly true to size. It is so cute on and doesn't require any crazy undergarments (spanx, etc). Its super comfortable and I got so many compliments with it on! Definitely will rent again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
February 2, 2012
Loved this!
Such a great dress! I enjoyed the pockets, and it was perfect for my formal work event. Conservative, yet fun at the same time.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
February 9, 2012
The service and delivery!
I loved this classic dress! I usually wear a size 4 and RTR did not have my size available so I went up a size. The dress was a little big, not a big deal and loved the pockets! I am looking forward to using RTR again, keep up the great work!!
View photos (1)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Body type: Petite
February 24, 2012
Great look
The dress looked great; however, I was disappointed to learn that it was polyester satin, not silk satin as claimed.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136lbs
March 21, 2012
Great dress
This dress is simply amazing. Beautiful fit, length, detail, and most of all it's comfortable. I felt very elegant in this dress and I kept getting lots of compliments. It runs true to size and on me it hit about .5 in above the knee (I'm 5'4 and a half) and although it rose to about mid thigh when I sat down it wasn't to the point where it became uncomfortable. Great rental!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
March 30, 2012
The whole process was super easy and such a brilliant idea! Received quite a few compliments on the dress and being that I had just had a baby 10 weeks ago, I was super happy to hear them!
Loved the style of the dress. I'm usually a 4, but I just had a baby so I ordered a 4 and a 6 and ended up wearing the 4 because the 6 was too large in the hips and looked like a balloon. I have a larger bust and the 4 was definitely tighter in the bust, but I preferred the way it looked elsewhere. Overall, it was a gorgeous dress and an great 1st experience with RTR!
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
June 6, 2012
I felt beautiful in the dress.
I wore this dress for an evening wedding and it was perfect. The fit and length (even for petites) was great. I would definitely recommend.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
June 20, 2012
Perfect dress for a wedding!
This dress is fabulous. I have a pretty small frame and generally wear size 0 dresses. This one fit perfectly. It was very comfortable and the pockets add a nice touch. The lace detail is very nice and really makes the dress standout. I received lots of compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130lbs
June 21, 2012
The dress made the night! :)
I rented this for a TV Awards banquet. It was very classy and cute! Loved the bow on the front..and the pockets! The dress received a lot of compliments! I usually wear a 2 or 4, depending on where I'm getting the dress from. The size 2 fit, but it was a little short (I'm 5'8"). I was much more comfortable in the 4! It seemed to be a little longer. The pockets on this dress are great!
View photos (2)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
August 29, 2012
classic
I loved this dress! I wore it to an outdoor wedding and it was perfect! very classy for a formal affair. The length was right above the knee and even with bigger hips the fit was perfect. This was actually the dress I rented as a back up because the other rental did not work. I would definitely rent this again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124lbs
September 5, 2012
Comfortable and Cute!
I wore this to a dinner for my bachelorette weekend. The other girls loved it, it was comfortable and I would consider renting again!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 16, 2012
This dress was PERFECT for the wedding event. I received many nice compliments throughout the night!
Everything about this dress was fabulous! I found that the size 12 fit my body better than the size 10. The only issue was my top half didn't fit the dress as well as I would have liked; but I threw on a push-up bra and it ended up working out great. I highly recommend this dress! Not only did it make me look beautiful, it made me FEEL beautiful! Don't hesitate, RENT THIS DRESS! :)
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 18, 2012
This was my first time using RTR and I am sold! Everyone complimented the dress!
The fit was perfect! I'd definitely rent this dress again in the future.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
September 19, 2012
This dress is so flattering - I wore it to a friend's wedding and got so many compliments!!!
I'm broad with a full bust and this dress fit well and made me look a little smaller. I highly recommend it to anyone that is larger up top :0)
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
September 23, 2012
Dress fit perfectly and comes off as a classy yet easy look
Perfect dress and easy to dance in!
View photos (1)
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
September 24, 2012
Dress fit exactly as I thought it would.
It looked amazing! Everything I wanted and more.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 117
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 136lbs
September 24, 2012
That was a backup dress! And I ordered it in size 8 instead of 6 just to play it safe...
Very helpful if you want to hide that tummy - the lower part strategically drapes around unwanted spare tire. Pockets made my life so much easier! Since I ordered it a size bigger, had to add some volume on top. Earrings are great, but would have been better with an up-do. Oh well, next time...
View photos (2)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 25, 2012
Classic cocktail dress
This is a lovely dress with just enough flair from the lace bodice and bubble skirt to make it unique. I always give stunning dresses a bonus when you're completely comfortable all night and this dress certainly was incredibly comfortable. The full cut of the skirt made it easy to walk and sit in too. I'm relatively large-chested and the top fit beautifully. Perfect date night or cocktail party dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
September 26, 2012
RTR Customer Service goes above and beyond!
Here's the scoop; I had two events, my birthday and a formal cocktail party, both of which I needed dresses for. This dress I planned to wear to the cocktail party; however, I received a phone call from RTR (How nice! Who calls anymore??) 2 days before my dresses were to arrive. They apologized and said this dress was unavailable; however, I could pick whatever dress I wanted and they would overnight it to me! So even though I didn't get to wear this dress, which I'm sure would have been great, I got to make a second selection and chose another fabulous dress for the cocktail party. While my wow moment might wasn't actually getting to wear this dress, RTR's customer services really wowed me. They handled the situation professionally and ensured my satisfaction.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
October 8, 2012
The best part of the process was that I didn't have to go out and shop - everything came to me!
I loved the dress, especially because it had pockets. I wear petite sizes, and the dress fit perfectly. I also rented earrings and did the surprise accessory, which were bracelets. The only downside were the bracelets kept leaving glitter all over the place and were too big (I have really small wrists), so I couldn't wear them because I was afraid they would fall off. The earrings I loved, but were really heavy.
View photos (1)
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 51
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
October 22, 2012
Amazing Dress - everyone loved it.
The fit was exact to my body. I couldn't have gotten anymore compliments on how great the dress looked on me. Everyone couldn't get over that I just picked a dress and size and it fit me. The only con was that trying to get into a cab in NYC was a bit difficult on the skirt but nothing that was a big problem.
View photos (1)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
October 23, 2012
I recieved so many compliments on how elegant I looked in this dress!
The fit was true to size, I am 5' 5" and 130lbs, and wore a size 6. I am a little short waisted, and have a slight belly which this dress skimmed over, but didn't hug. It as very comfortable. This was a very classy dress, and I enjoyed wearing it.
View photos (2)
See more reviews:
2 / 5

NEW! Add your favorites to a shortlist to organize for upcoming occasions.

Click a <3 to start!

×

We created a shortlist for

Click the <3 to save your favorites

×