Shoshanna

Lace Boatneck Back Dress

$75 rental
$360 retail

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Stylist Notes

Look prim and proper in this elegant Shoshanna black lace dress. Add some bright heels to bring it up a notch.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room in bust
WAIST: Fitted - slightly fitted at waist
HIPS: Fitted - more fitted throughout hips
LENGTH: Mini to mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: All body types
(Model's height is 5'8''. )

Product Details

Black floral lace over navy. Boat neckline. Three quarter sleeves with ruching detail. A line body. Scallop lace detail at hem. Hidden side zip. 35'' from shoulder to hem.

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105 reviews
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Large
(1)
True to Size
(83)
Small
(20)
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Body type: Full Bust
September 12, 2012
looked great
this dress fit perfect and I got so many compliments on it
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
September 17, 2012
My husband said "wowza!"
This dress, I want it! I rented a 4 and a 6, the 4 would've fit except I couldn't get my arms in. I think if you have large arms this dress isn't for you. I loved how the 6 was a little fitted, so it didn't look baggy. You could still see my shape. I was surprised at how well it fit in the bust, not tight at all (the 4 probably would've been), which is great since I often find the bust to be a challenge area. It also didn't have darts in the chest area (at least that I noticed), because those often don't line up right on me. Great color and the lace is nice. This dress is short, sitting down for dinner I was glad I had a napkin. But for dancing and partying all night, it was perfect. I didn't feel like I was going to expose anyone to my ladybits. I will definitely rent it again.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Body type: Athletic
September 17, 2012
Easy, fun and perfect for a wedding!
I would rent this dress again. It fit really nicely and was a perfect length for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 24, 2012
It was the perfect dress for our weekend with friends in Yountville. Very classy and chic.
I was not feeling very thin that day and it was the ideal dress for covering up, but still showing off your legs.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
September 26, 2012
Love, love ,love!
The fit, the look, everything about this dress was perfect for me! I probably could have worn a size down because it is a little roomy but I totally would rent this dress again!
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 40
Body type: Full Bust
September 26, 2012
Beautiful and flattering!
I went a size up to be comfortable but it was too big to use the bra straps and as you can see from the picture I had a wardrobe malfunction. That was my fault. The dress itself is a perfect chilly evening dress for a cocktail party. I would wear it again in a heartbeat!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 11, 2012
LOVE THIS DRESS!!
I did not expect to like this dress but it was perfect. It fit like a glove. The minute I zipped it up my husband said, PERFECT! It's fun, flirty and comfortable. I'm not the skinniest person and NEVR wear fitted clothes but for some reason, this was flattering. RTR sent the purple Rebecca Minkoff clutch and it was really cute with the dress. LOVE and would rent again
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
October 27, 2012
I was so nervous renting for the first time, but I am thrilled! Can't wait to rent again
Fit perfect, I am pretty busty so I was nervous, but it was like it was made for me! I highly recommend this dress.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
November 12, 2012
Got a lot of compliments!
This was my first RTR rental and it was an overall good experience. I ordered the 4 and 6 to try both since my body isn't back to "normal" after having a baby. I don't like fitted clothing so I liked the way the size 6 looked/felt but once I tried on the 4, it fit like a glove. I realized that the 6 made me look "frumpy" so I went with the 4. The only area that I'd say was a little snug was at the top as you can see in the close-up photo. I don't have a large bust but I do have broad shoulders so maybe that's what caused the bunching. The arms of the size 4 were also a little snugger than I would've liked but I think I have large arms. Also, I really liked the blue underneath the black lace and felt that it helped to compliment my husband's uniform. The only negative that I'd point out was that the dresses were very noticeably "worn". The size 6 had a quarter-size hole in the lace overlay on the front of the dress and both dresses were very frayed at the bottom of the scalloped edge. I think this dress would look good on any body type and would definitely recommend it (and RTR!) to a friend :)
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
November 19, 2012
Fantastic dress for a black-tie wedding!
I wore this dress to a friend's black-tie wedding in mid-November. I absolutely loved it! I received many compliments on it, and felt confident all night. It runs true to size, but is a bit short. I wore tights with it so the only time I was really aware of its length was when I was sitting down. Despite it being a a bit short, I would still recommend it. This is a dress that I wish I had bought when it was available in stores.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 27, 2012
Everyone wanted to know where they could get this dress!
I LOVED this dress! I rented this dress for my sister's rehearsal dinner and got so many compliments! It was a november wedding and it was the perfect color and fit for the occasion. I am 5'6 and was a little worried it might be too short, but the length turned out to be perfect. It is a great dress to feel comfortable and sexy in, as it is not tight on the stomach, but also shows a little leg. I would definitely recommend this dress to any of my girlfriends, and will probably rent it again!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
November 29, 2012
Wayyyy too short for a 5'8 girl
This was my second dress so I had a 6 which fit great but just too short. I put it on and loved it but with the lace sleeves and short bottom I felt wayyy to Pretty Woman. maybe I should have gotten an 8 for some length
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
November 30, 2012
Disappointment...
Unfortunately this was my first RTR miss - the dress is definitely not suited to more hippy hourglass / pear shaped bodies, as it's snug at the hips but doesn't emphasize the waist at all. I own several Shoshanna dresses in a Size 2 but even in a Size 4 this dress felt snug (especially on the arms), and I found it to be very short even on my 5 ft 5" frame. Also it sort of squashes your boobs in a less than flattering way. Unfortunate miss but if you do decide to rent it I would definitely recommend sizing up.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
December 9, 2012
Great experience, pretty dress!
The ease of renting with Rent The Runway was fantastic. The dress came in two sizes and looked cute in both. I went with the 2, which was a bit short, but I am 5'8''
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
December 18, 2012
Very elegant and cute!
I absolutely love all Shoshanna dresses, and if you have ever worn on of her dresses this one fits true to size. It was very cute and fitted perfectly. The combination of a mini dress with long sleeves is a great look! It was a comfortable dress to wear the entire night!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
July 9, 2012
Great for Rehearsal Dinner
Very stylish, a little short. Liked it a lot, though.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 28, 2012
Beautiful and comfortable dress! Great fit and got several compliments throughout the night!
I ordered sizes 0 and 2, and wore the size 2 for length purposes. I'm 5'4 and typically wear a size 2, so this dress was perfect for my height and size. It was comfortable and beautiful-- perfect for a formal fall wedding. I would definitely wear this again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
December 29, 2012
I got many compliments for looking put together but it was so easy to do bc the dress is so pretty!
The fit was a little snug on top even with the size 6, but its such a flattering style and with black tights and black suede wedges you look so put together. I wore this to a bridal shower and while I was the only one in black I felt great because the lace makes you feel a little more girly and pretty.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 152lbs
January 2, 2013
Loved this dress!
Absolutely loved this dress. I usually wear an 8 or 10 and wore the 12 in this dress but only because I don't feel comfortable in tight fitting dresses. The 10 fit but was a little fit in the hips but just enough for me to wear the 12 that was a lil big but much more comfortable. Another dress I wish I could keep or buy!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
January 8, 2013
Wore this dress to a wedding and got loads of compliments on it - I'd totally rent it again.
The dress seems to run true to size - the arms and bust fit perfectly. I have wide hips, so the interior lining posed a little problem as it was quite fitted and didn't stretch. I had the size 4 which fit perfectly up top but too tight on the bottom and so I went with my back-up size 6. Overall loved it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
February 11, 2013
Gorgeous dress - lace is lovely in person & the navy/black combo is elegant
Runs true to size - would recommend ordering 1 size up. It is a loose fit but it is short.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 105lbs
February 25, 2013
It was perfect for the beach wedding. I am in this dress in my Save the Dates!
a little shorter than I had hoped
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
February 27, 2013
Lots of compliments, all night long!
It is short- but paired with black tights or dark hose it is traditional enough for a night wedding in the fall. It is very comfortable and forgiving through the midsection and perfect for a newly pregnant lady (or anyone that needs a little help hiding their midsection, for that matter)!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 145lbs
February 28, 2013
Be careful if you have a large bust
This dress was really beautiful but unfortunately the back-up size was unavailable. I usually wear an 6/8, but a 10 probably would have given me some more space in my chest. I am a 34 DDD and this dress really squished the ladies down. Other than that it was a great dress for the wedding rehersal dinner!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
March 10, 2013
Perfect combination of sexy and classy!!!!
I rented this dress for my low key 26th birthday night out! Loved the fit and was very comfortable the entire evening. I received lots of compliments on how "sexy" the dress was!!! To sum it up...no matter what the occasion you can't go wrong renting this dress!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Full Bust
March 14, 2013
The dress is pretty but way too tight. It does not hang like in the picture. Gave me pancake boob
very pretty
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
September 22, 2010
My favorite dress of the moment. This is such an easy wear - hides any arm imperfections, cute yet classy. Definitely good with a longer necklace.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 155lbs
October 4, 2010
I though it would be more A-line than it was. I am very small up top but bigger in the hips and neither of the 2 sizes fit me the way I wanted to so I didn't end up wearing the dress. It's gorgeous but just not right for my body type. Maybe if I went up 2 sizes? Not sure...
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 1, 2010
Fabulous dress, very flattering and true to size. I was complimented all night long. Note that it is quite short -- I wore it with bright navy tights and heels to a cold-weather California wedding in October. I wish I owned it -- it's really quite adorable.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 43
Body type: Hourglass
November 7, 2010
Highly recommend! Beautiful and age appropriate for me at 36. Length was good (I'm tall) but spanx show when you sit down!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Large
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 30, 2010
Absolutely love this dress...perfect for Christmas eve mass and a family party afterwards. I almost always wear a 4 but the 2 fit perfectly. Will definitely rent this one again! Love it.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 38
Body type: Pear
January 8, 2011
This dress was fabulous! I loved wearing it every second. It fit true to size and I would definitely rent it again.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Hourglass
January 23, 2011
I loved this dress!! I wore it to a friend's birthday party, and I have to say, it was absolutely fabulous. It gave me a great shape and showed off my curves, despite not being a 'tight' dress-- something I loved about it! Sadly I looked to try to buy it, but couldn't find it anywhere in my size. But that goes to show how much I loved it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 16, 2011
Rent this one over and over!
Such a great dress - very versatile! Love it so much, have already rented it twice! Can be worn with flats or heels, and even though it isn't form-fitting, it still gives you a great shape!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115lbs
April 7, 2011
Super comfy and conservative while being modern. I wore it to an business awards dinner and it worked well. The length was a little iffy for a conservative event, but I wore my back up size, which was bigger. The only issue I had is that the bottom was noticeably frayed.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
May 11, 2011
Perfect dress for a young professional conference. This dress laid comfortably on my petite frame. I was even featured on a fashion blog wearing the dress the following morning.Felt very ladylike in this lace number.
Overall fit:
Small
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 42
Body type: Petite
July 21, 2011
If you are a curvy woman, the dress does not look as loose as it does in the picture. HOWEVER! It was a spectacular hit at the dinner party I attended and it received great reviews. I definitely recommend this dress!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Apple
August 23, 2011
Loved this dress. The lace details looked much more subtle than the photo, but still lovely. The arm holes were really tight, which prohibited me from wearing this dress for the evening, but it really is a gorgeous dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
September 28, 2011
The dress and accessories were shipped in great condition! I reserved it several weeks in advance and it was so nice to not have to worry about what I was going to wear! I got a ton of compliments on the dress.
Pretty dress! I was worried it wouldn't fit well since shift type dresses usually don't look so great on me but it was so pretty and in perfect condition! It was true to size and even the length was about the same on me as in the picture. I loved it!!
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 35
Body type: Hourglass
October 11, 2011
Loved this dress! Very flattering (I wore size 8). The sleeves definitely hit right above the elbow in me and the dress hit around mid thigh. Is it blue? Is it black? Still not sure. My fiance (who also love it) and I decided it was navy with a black lace overlay, so it looked fine with black shoes.
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