Shoshanna

Trapped in Love Dress

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$375 retail

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Stylist Notes

Feel beautiful and look radiant wearing this flirty Shoshanna sweetheart dress. Need a little extra flare to your look? Go with the Kate Spade's Emerald Anastasia Clutch to jazz up this style!

Size & Fit

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

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

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has some stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Coral crepe. Strapless sweetheart neckline. Pleated bodice and skirt. Front pockets. Hook-and-eye closure. Hidden back zip. 36'' from shoulder to hem.

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135 reviews
Fit
Large
(14)
True to Size
(103)
Small
(18)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
August 20, 2012
cute dress

This dress was cute. Not quite as red as I thought it would be, and the pockets can look a bit weird as they wrap around and could make you look a little bigger in the hips. The dress felt a little big in the bust, but with the internal ribs, and set waist, didn't feel like I had to pull it up all night to avoid a wadrobe malfunction.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
August 31, 2012
Good day to night dress

I wore this to a day time birthday party. I chose flats and a jean jacket to funk it up a bit. It ran a tad big (maybe this designer) overall. I would suggest adding a belt.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
September 7, 2012
Second dress for just $25? Love it!

I ordered this dress as a back up dress for a wedding and ended up wearing it to the rehearsal dinner because I liked it so much! I also wore the Kendra Scott Nyla Emerald earrings and the two rentals looked great together. The dress was a little big, I think the 0 might have fit me better, but it certainly didn't look bad. Loved the pockets

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127lbs
October 1, 2012
Great color, loved the pockets!

I loved wearing this dress. I'm glad I got the backup size because the 4 was way too big. It is a perfect simple style that can be dressed up with accessories. I bust fit in sort of a strange way but that might just have been because I didn't fill it out enough.

Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
March 23, 2013
we won best big and little!

runs big, had a wire coming out of the top part down to my ribs so had to put tape on that so it wouldnt bother me. otherwise loved it and got lots of compliments!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
April 29, 2013
Sadly didn't wear - a miss!

The cut of the sweetheart seemed bulky and unflattering. And sizing felt large. Unfortunately, I never wore this pick.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 2, 2013
Second Dress didn't make the cut!

I rented two dresses and this one was cute, but just not as cute as the first dress I rented. It also ran a little large, so I'm glad that this wasn't the only option I had.

Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 20
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 21, 2013
I didn't like this dress. Runs big and is duller in person than in the picture.

I'm 5'4', 115 lbs and a 32B, Usually zeros fit me perfectly but a zero in this was way too big. My mom ended up pinning the back of it cuz it was very loose around the bust and kept falling down. Even after she pinned it was still falling down and was very irritating to dance with. Also the color is a duller red than shown. The pockets are also very obvious in person and the pleats aren't pretty. Overall this dress just wasn't for me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 30DDD/E
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 108lbs
May 27, 2014
Great color, comfortable wear, but not a head-turner

The color pops and is a subtle alternative to red, which is great for weddings where you want color, but not steal away from the bride. Pockets are great, especially when posing for pictures, but you won't want to carry anything too heavy since it is a strapless dress. Plus, anything bulky will ruin the pretty, feminine flow of this dress. Didn't feel the need to wear a necklace because the sweetheart neckline is so pretty, but I did add some big earrings. Would be great with bangles too. Overall, this dress felt a bit too casual. It's pretty, but in hindsight, I would've worn it to a more everyday affair.

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
February 5, 2013
This was my first RTR experience - the dress was perfect for the occasion!

Great dress for pear shapes. I could have gone a size down as the top was a little big. The pockets made the dress fun but added a little too much volume to the skirt.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 22, 2013
A great dress for a fun night!

It's a really pretty dress! Definitely suited the occasion, which was a senior formal at college. I ordered it in the 2 and 4, and the 2 ended up fitting better (perhaps because I am small chested) but it was a nicely cut dress overall! It even stayed up admirably when the dancing started.

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
July 19, 2012
Beautiful well made dress!

This is a great dress, well made, great design, great all around! I got tons of compliments and it was VERY flattering on my body. I have a "larger" chest 36C/34D (depending on the brand) and it covered my boobs well - which doesn't always happen with strapless dresses. The pockets were fun (I love pockets!) and the color is also gorgeous! Only "complaint" is sizing. I'm about a 4/6 usually and the 6 definitely ran big. So I'd go towards the low end of your sizing if I were you!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
September 25, 2012
Too big in the chest

I couldn't wear this one because they didn't have the back-up size I wanted in stock (a 2) and when it came, it was so loose on the top that I was worried it would fall down once we started dancing. So if you are small like me on the top, you will want to size down. It was really cute otherwise- casual but fun, or you could dress it up with jewelry and heels if you want it for something a bit fancier.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 29, 2012
Side angle was not good!

This dress, from the front and back, was great. It looked just like all the photos, super flattering and I loved the pockets! From the side, I looked about the size of a tank. So disappointing - I loved the color. Also, it ran a little big - I was concerned it might fall off if I danced a little too much!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 6, 2012
chest runs small

I ordered this dress in 2 sizes..4 & 6. Most of the reviews say it runs true to size or large so I was actually expecting the 4 to fit. The 4 was too small and the 6 would have fit fine except for the chest. I would saymy chest is small (b36) and with the wiring and the pointed sweetheart top it was very unflattering. it pushed my chest in and in turn made it spill over the top. I ended up returning both of them.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 31, 2012
Runs WAY too small

I rented another Shoshanna dress for my graduation and it fit great! So i figured renting another of the same brand would be fool proof.. WRONG. The dress was super long and super tight in the chest. I'm on the 4/6 line and I could not even get the 6 fastened. My friend who is a size 2 tried on the 4 and it barely fastened on her, and she said she could barely breath. Horrible experience I had nothing to wear to the party I was attending. Only nice thing about the dress was the material. If you have boobs.. find another dress don't waste your money on this one because I guarantee it will not fit around your chest.

Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 175lbs
September 19, 2012
Great to be in Red on a Girl Trip to Vegas!

I am busty so I am glad I went up to the size 12 because I am normally a true 10... and it was still tight in the bust - but I was in Vegas so it was ok!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138lbs
September 19, 2012
Beautiful dress although it runs small so get a larger size.

Fit was tight as the dress runs a little small but overall a great dress.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
October 30, 2012
classy dress

Got a lot of compliments on the dress, but warning- if you have a big butt you might want to size up because you could see the outlines of the pockets around my butt with the size 4. Nobody else seemed to notice though and everyone kept asking if they could borrow the dress from me

Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180lbs
November 24, 2012
I ordered this as my backup and overall it fit well and was flattering but puckered a bit in back.

It was a bit tight in the chest and puckered in the back, which was a sign it was too small but overall the length was great and people liked it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
November 28, 2012
Loved the color of this dress

I rented this for a fall wedding. The only size available at the time was a 0 and I figured that would be okay since that is the size I almost always wear. The 0 was very tight at the bust and I could barely breathe in it. I think a size 2 would have been perfect. I loved the color...would look great with any skin tone. I would definitely consider renting it again in a larger size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 51
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 122lbs
December 29, 2012
Must have a smaller bust to wear this.

This was sent to me by RTR as a replacement dress for one that became unavailable. I really liked the choice but could not get the bust area closed. Overall the rest of the dress fit, but had a huge gap and could not zip it closed. I was bummed it did not fit.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
July 22, 2013
Fun color for summer wedding!

This dress was great for a summer wedding. It did run a little small but I was able to use one of the sizes that I ordered. Length was also perfect, not too short or too long.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
August 19, 2013
great color! tight fitting

the boning was a bit restrictive but one i got it to close the sweetheart neckline kept curling over as well, had to keep fixing throughout the night. but the color was great and i don't think my issues were noticeable to others. run a bit small, i usually wear a 2 or even 4, but could've even gotten a 6 in this and been fine.

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 37
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
August 21, 2013
Very cute dress, but is very tight on the bottom. Size up if you have a bigger butt.

This dress would've been super fun for my bachelorette party, but it didn't fit very well. I'm very petite. It fit very well on the top, but I have more curves on the bottom (hips and butt) and it was way too tight below the waist and it bunched up above my butt in the back and really made my butt look even bigger. This was just my back-up dress so I didn't order an extra size. If you're a bit curvier, order a size up.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
September 9, 2013
Sadly could not wear

I ordered a 4 and a 6 but this runs very tight at the bust line. I would have needed a 10 probably to be able to zip this up. Was very dissapointed as it was a very pretty dress. It looked more reddish orange in person.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 117
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 7, 2013
The red! The color and the material are great!

This dress looks great! The color is absolutely gorgeous, I strongly recommend to wear it with a nice red matte lipstick. I loved the material and the cute little pockets. The only negative remark is that it was not perfectly proportionate to my body. It was tight on the chest and way to loose in my waist, which is not an usual issue I have with other dresses / fit. Overall it was a great dress for a day wedding. I received lots of compliments!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 19, 2013
Nice dress!

I didnt wear this dress, needed something a little more formal but defiantly a really great dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
August 7, 2013
Very Short, but cute

Very short. Cute dress but didn't end up wearing it because it didn't fit properly.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
September 17, 2012
Great color

Tight in the bust but still very flattering

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 29, 2013
Couldn't even zip this dress!!!

I thought this would be so cute with all of the reviews. I always wear a J.Crew size 4 in dresses. I ordered a size 4 and a size 6 in this dress and couldn't zip it up. I do have a larger torso. Size 36. The color is great the material is not. It looks pretty cheap! The pleating in the front gives the illusion of a tummy. Not flattering!!!

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
May 30, 2013
Loved the dress, but needed to size-up!

I was unable to wear the dress, as both sizes I ordered were too small. The dress was beautiful, and customer service was great.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148lbs
February 7, 2012
Not what it looks like

This dress looks completely different on, than it does in the photo. For me, the cut of the pockets was very unflattering and created a terrible "love handle" look on me, which is not usually a problem area. The pockets cut all the way around the back too which made it just generally unflattering. I thought this empire waist dress would look great on me since I'm large chested with a narrower waist, but it was not a good look. I think this dress would work well on someone who is very narrow through the waist and hips, almost a boyish figure (which isn't usually the case for dresses of this cut).

rFebruary 7, 2012
I actually own this dress, and totally agree that it is a tricky cut due to how far back the pockets go. I bought it for a wedding, but now I'm second guessing myself if I should wear it or not. It is a great color though.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 29, 2012
loved it!

Very flattering and true to the size. I have a heavy chest and the neckline was beautiful while still keeping everything in check, if ya know what I mean. Got lots of compliments!

Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
June 19, 2012
wore this to my best friends wedding and i got so many compliments. the color and fit are absolutely perfect!

this dress is so beautiful and very flattering. it fit me like a glove and i felt great and comfortable in this all day!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
June 22, 2012
RTR customer service is the best - when I was hesitant on the sizing, they overnighted another size with out question. What a great company!

Wore this to an outdoor wedding. So comfortable, beautiful fabric and couldn't have been a better color for summer! I debated between the 0 and 2, went with the 2 because I felt it was more flowy and that was the look I was going for. Definitely recommend!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
July 8, 2012
The red is such a great color and fit is amazing.

I've rented this dress twice. Once for a friends wedding and again for my bachlorette party at the beach. The red is such a great color and fit is amazing. I was between the 6 and the 8 but wore the 8 since I have a larger chest. I want to buy this dress now after 2 rentals

EmilyJuly 8, 2012
Where did you get your necklace? It's fab!
RTRJuly 8, 2012
Hi Emily, this necklace is very similar to the CHAN LUU Twisted Jade Necklace - check it out under accessories!
psychchick86July 8, 2012
I just ordered this dress for a wedding next weekend and am wondering if the coloring is more towards red or orange?
Elizabeth July 8, 2012
It comes up under "Coral Dresses" but I'm seeing and reading it's more red. Any feedback on that? I'm looking for a Coral dress...
RTRJuly 8, 2012
Hi Elizabeth! This dress is definitely more red than coral!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 131lbs
July 26, 2012
Using RTR has been a great experience for me and I'm excited to use them again for my next event!

I loved this dress. I wore it to a wedding and felt like it was perfect for the occasion. I'm posting a pic from when I first tried it on after receiving the dress, so it may be a bit wrinkly in the pic.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 104lbs
August 9, 2012
Perfect idea for a wedding!

Beautiful vivid color, great for a summer wedding!

LBAugust 9, 2012
you look beautiful! is that a necklace from RTR? If so, which one?! I love it!
RTRAugust 9, 2012
Hi Laura! We suggest wearing the Antique Cascading Crystal Necklace by Ciner with this dress, it would look great!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
August 11, 2012
Best dressed!!

I rented this dress for my high school reunion and absolutely loved it! It was perfect - fun, bright and perfect fit. I receieved compliments throughout the night and couldn't have been happier. I also dressed it up with some gold costume jewelry.

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