Shoshanna

Vicious Venom Dress

$55 to buy
$370 Retail

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Stylist Notes

This Shoshanna dress is an elegant and classic silhouette done in a stand-out snake skin jacquard. Pair it with some stunning pumps for a sophisticated evening look.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with ruched band - waist is flattering on all body types
HIPS: Not fitted - full tulip skirt
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'8'')

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size - fitted at bust so fuller busted women should consider sizing up
WAIST: Fitted - fitted at natural waist with ruched band - waist is flattering on all body types
HIPS: Not fitted - full tulip skirt
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'8'')

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Product Details

Navy metallic jacquard. Asymmetric neckline with ruching detail at shoulder. Ruched waistband. Gathered skirt. Hidden back zip. 37'' from shoulder to hem.

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Small 23
True to Size 163
Large 13
Photos 45
meg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 5, 2013

This worked great for a black tie event that we had to attend. Its a great dress, love the pattern!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
The top is a little large so I wore a 2 instead of my normal 4, but the skirt leaves room and has a cute little bubble to it
Lynn
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 5, 2013

Loved this dress, and it has pockets!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit well, I work the size 8 which is typical for me. A little short but I am 5'9". Somewhat plain, i thought more of the blue color would come out but you can easily dress it up with accessories.
jamie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 123 lbs
Mar 6, 2013

Basic, but cute

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this to a wedding in October. It was basic and fit well. Its a good length that makes it easy to dance in. If you've rented shoshanna before, it fits the same as the rest of their dresses.
Kara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Mar 8, 2013

I loved this dress, but unfortunately, it didn't fit

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The pattern on this dress is gorgeous and the dress is super cute. I reallly wanted to wear it - and it would have been perfect for the wedding I attended. However, the bust was just too small. I'm sure a 4 would have been perfect, but it wasn't available at the time, so I gambled with the 2. RTR, being great with customer service, gave me a credit for the dress. I may rent it again in the future in a 4, as I know it would be comfortable and look great!
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 11, 2013

Fit really well - the dress looked even better than i thought!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
the bust area fit well
Ericka
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 18
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Mar 11, 2013

I felt comfortable in this dress and I knew no one else would have it.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I ordered a 2 and 4 both were pretty large on me. Next time I would order a 2 and a 0.
Amber
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Mar 14, 2013

Great dress for a variety of occasions.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I'm not a tall girl by any stretch and I think this dress was a little shorter on me than pictured, but not too short by any means. The dress fit awesome through the waist, hips and legs, but the top runs really small in my opinion. I'm a 34C, so by no means very large chested, and it was a struggle to zip it up around when the zipper reached that point. I also couldn't fit a strapless bra underneath and there was some tightness through the armpit area. Great dress, but think about sizing up if you are my bra size or bigger.
Lenore
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
May 13, 2013

Love this dress! First time renting and would totally do it again!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was perfect for the wedding i went to. I got a ton of compliments and even though it was very simple up close it had a great design. It was very comfortable and would totally rent it again. I went a size up (10) since i have larger hips and butt, and the smaller one (8) was just a little bit tighter than i liked which also made it shorter on me.
meredith
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
May 16, 2013

loved this dress. it fit great, was comfortable and the pockets were a nice plus!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
it fit well. i'm normally between a 2 and a 4 but definitiely needed the 4 for length/comfort in the bust area. i'd recommend going a size up
MS
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
May 24, 2013

comfortable and fun!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
Fits true to size, I'm 5'2, 120 lbs and normally wear a size 2.
Leigh Anne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Jun 5, 2013

Comfortable and great fit!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this for a work gala event and received multiple compliments throughout the night. It fit perfectly and was comfortable so I could enjoy the entire evening.
Lala
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138 lbs
Jun 20, 2013

Cute dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this for a wedding. It was perfect. It's simple but pretty modern design. I just bling myself with big jewelry.The dress has pockets. It was a nice plus.
M.
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122 lbs
Sep 5, 2013

Tough zipper but nice dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered this as my backup dress and did not end up wearing it, but it was a really close call as it looked lovely on while still being comfortable and forgiving. I have worn a 6 in Shoshanna in the past though I find her 6's to sometimes be too big on the bottom and too tight on the top--this fit just right. Would rent again. Agree with comments, however, about the zipper, it is very difficult to zip where the swaths of fabric meet.
Lori
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 9, 2013

Great dress for a fall wedding!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Great length--not too short or long. The jacquard fabric and blue color stood out much more in person. Very classy dress
Larissa
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 10, 2013

Pretty dress, tough zipper!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Rented for wedding, I'm tall so the dress was a little shorter than I had wanted but not inappropriately so. Didn't realize the dress had pockets initially, but definitely makes it handy at a wedding when you don't want to carry a purse! The zipper was insanely hard to zip, and the one shoulder strap kinda dug into my shoulder a little bit which made it slightly uncomfortable but for the most part it was a nice, standard dress.
Liz
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
Sep 30, 2013

Beautiful, but awkward fit

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for a wedding, but ended up wearing something else. It's a beautiful dress, but the fit was a little odd. what you can't see in the photo is that it is super puffy on the skirt, but then the hem comes close to your body. Hard to explain, but it just didn't make the cut this time around.
Alana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Sep 30, 2013

This dress fit so well, I felt amazing.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
The fit was perfect at the waste and bust. The fabric and the print are really fun. I actually wore it to a halloween party with a mask and got a ton of compliments.
Suzanne
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 17, 2013

Great dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress got a lot of compliments and was perfect for the wedding I attended. Needed little accessorizing other than nice earrings. Fit was true to size but it was a little tight around the bust. I have a larger chest and i felt that the side without the sleeve came down a little lower than I would have liked but nothing a little fashion tape could not solve. I would definitely rent this again :)
Kathleen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 31, 2013

The dress fit great and I loved that the skirt wasn't skin tight.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Tight fit up top but always you to wear any strapless bra. Full skirt so if you have some hips, you can still fit perfectly in this dress.
Michelle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Nov 5, 2013

Easy Dress

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is the most comfortable, flattering, and easy dress. Easy to accessorize, and the color is perfect.
melanie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 132 lbs
Nov 12, 2013

Love this service but wish I picked different dresses

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I wanted to wear the size 4 in this (2 was too small) but the zipper did not zip. I wore my back up which was cute anyway. Bummed about this one though.
Ann
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Dec 3, 2013

Adorable little dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am 5'10...this was a teensy bit short! But, all in all, it was perfect. Loved it and got so many compliments. Loved the pockets!
E
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Dec 27, 2013

Perfect fit and comfort!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Subtle pattern is great. Only problem was that there was a rip on the interior of one of the pockets and along the zipper but was still able to wear the dress without any problems.
Rachel
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Jan 11, 2014

Beautiful dress, appropriate for a wedding but still sexy!!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I got so many compliments on this dress, I felt like I was stylish while staying appropriate for a wedding with my boyfriend's family. The color is a dark navy, almost black, making it great for a formal affair as well! I had the 10 and 12 shipped to me, both fit but I went with the 10.
Meg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 3, 2014

Loved it!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore for a retirement party at the Country Club. It was perfect for the event and really made me confident. I would wear it again!
Erin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 122 lbs
Feb 4, 2014

Loved this dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Perfect length on me since I am on the shorter side...fabric does not stretch at all, so be careful with sizing.
Julie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Feb 19, 2014

Great Fit and Color!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to the wedding of one of my boyfriend's friends. The wedding was in August, in Austin, TX, which means it is going to be hot out! The dress was luckily really lightweight for the ceremony, so I wasn't stressed out about sweating through my dress. I ordered a 4 and a 6 and ended up wearing the 4 (which is my usual size). The dress fit perfectly. It was really comfortable for dancing the night away and I loved the subtle print on the dress, as well as the navy color. I'll definitely rent this again for another occasion.
Michelle
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 124 lbs
Mar 30, 2014

Perfect dress! Amazingly comfortable and love the pockets!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
True to size, super comfortable
Elizabeth
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165 lbs
Apr 14, 2014

Beautiful dress, but busty girls should size up!!!!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wanted this dress to work so bad, but it wasn't even close to fitting. The bodice has zero stretch, so busty girls beware! I am a 36D and usually between a size 10 & 12. I ordered only the 10 because a 12 wasn't available, and it was the smallest size 10 I have ever tried on in my life. It almost seemed mis-labeled. So sad! I think I would have loved this dress had I been able to zip it.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 127 lbs
May 9, 2014

Gorgeous... Pics don't do it justice

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I had a zipper issue with my original choice plus the additional challenge of being pregnant. This dress was so comfortable fun and made me feel like a million bucks when inside I was exhausted!!!
Traci
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
May 28, 2014

Strange Fit

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I really wanted this dress to work but it just wasn't right and I didnt end up wearing it. I gained a few pounds and went up a size to be on the safe side but it still didn't fit. It is tight in the bust and just didnt sit right around my chest when it was zipped up. My husband thought it was a cute dress until I sat down while trying it on. The lining in the dress is fairly tight and makes it very diffucult to sit and poofs up around the hips and midsection when doing so. I ended up wearing my backup dress, Lace and Love Dress which I rented several times before. If you are looking for a classy one shoulder dress than go with that one.
Katherine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160 lbs
Jun 3, 2014

A beautiful sophisticated dress with pockets! Who knew!

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I wore this to a work cocktail reception and dinner. Considering I had to carry two cell phones, having the pockets on this dress was super helpful. The fabric beautiful as well considering it mimics luxe snakeskin. I wish I had this in my closet all the time.
Kelsey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140 lbs
Jun 15, 2014

Loved the style, but it ran a bit small and was shorter than I expected.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I should have ordered the size up, but it was unavailable for the date I needed it so I decided to chance it. The dress still worked--I just needed to wear flats and had to be very careful when sitting down!
NYC1
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Jun 23, 2014

Cute, simple dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I typically wear a 4 in Shoshanna but for some reason this was INCREDIBLY snug on me so I didn't end up wearing it. Maybe I was having a hefty day but I would size up for your backup size. This is a cute dress for a casual event, not suitable for a more formal affair which I didn't realize upon renting.
Kelly
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 24, 2014

Gorgeous for a summer wedding!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Got so many compliments! Really easy to move in and comfortable. I was worried the 4 top might be a little loose but the 2 was tight on my hips. It was perfect for hitting the dance floor and for looking elegant at the ceremony.
Brianne
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 165 lbs
Jul 31, 2014

This dress was so comfy and it fit perfectly.

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am 5' 10" and usually wear a size 8 or 10 so it is difficult to find dresses that are long enough. This dress was perfect! I love it and I would totally rent it again!
Alexandra
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 155 lbs
Sep 9, 2014

This dress was perfect for a beach wedding!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was very comfortable to wear for an entire wedding, dancing and all. My only con would be, that it was snug around the rib cage. And if you have boobs larger than my A, I would size up, for sure.
Becky
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 7, 2014

Rental and return process could not have been easier. Highly recommend!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Dress fit the bill 100%! It was a little snug in the rib cage and the butt, but overall was very comfortable. Having pockets in the dress meant I didn't have to carry a purse or wallet. I wore it with nude pumps and pearl chandelier earrings. My boyfriend gave the entire look two big thumbs up. The overall experience could not have been easier or more pleasant. The hardest part was finding a UPS drop box in the hills of Pennsylvania. Also, I now I have two extra dress hangers and a garment bag, which are always nice to have. I would definitely rent again; it was worth every penny!
Jodi
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 107 lbs
Nov 4, 2014

quality of construction

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
doesn't wrinkle
susan
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 140 lbs
Dec 14, 2014

Cute Dress, But Not For Me

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was a bit daring for me, as I usually don't like to wear strapless/one shoulder type dresses. I was excited to try it on when it arrived, but found problems with it from the start. The zipper on my dress would not zip or unzip smoothly when I took it off the hanger to try on, and it didn't get any easier when I put the dress on. This dress fit nicely everywhere but the bust for me. There was so much extra room on top, there was no way I could have made it work for my body.
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