Shoshanna

Black Ruffle Giana Gown

$60 – $90 rental
$450 retail
Stylist Notes

This high-neck Shoshanna gown features charming ruffle details. Wear it with pearl earrings.

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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hem (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Product Details

Black crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Made in USA.

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149 reviews
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(6)
True to Size
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Small
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 57
Bust size: 36A
Weight: 140lbs
September 1, 2016
Order your true size

I ordered this as a choice for a black tie wedding and ordered a size up as my impression was that Shoshanna runs small. The dress was way too big, so I couldn't even comment on whether I like the style. Nice fabric-- it arrived entirely wrinkle free.

Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 18, 2016
Peekaboo...sexy classy

This dress was sexy yet classy. Had the little peekaboo of your cleavage, but didn't show too much. I was able to wear a regular bra with this dress, which is a must with a DD bust. I loved how the dress hugged my curves and also showed a little leg with a knee-high slit. I'm 5'6" tall and the regular length was perfect with heels. Runs true to size, in my opinion. Great dress!!

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 54
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 25, 2016
so much money was raised for Little Angels in Elgin Illinois!!!!

I LOVED this dress!! I am a 4 but went with the 6R instead because it gave me a little more room in the booty... there really wasn't a huge difference between the two. I am 5'5" and wore 3.5" heels and the length was perfect! The reason I didn't rate this dress 5 stars is because there was this pleating at the bottom of each breast and it stuck out and puckered and was just weird.I am an easy going person so I just let it go.I got lots of complements.I would even rent it again.

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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
October 2, 2016
Super chic. Perfect for a black tie optional wedding at museum.

I've long been a size 4 in a dress, but too much work and too little attention paid to my personal well being has left me a bit juicer than usual. That said, I still had to attend a beautiful black tie optional wedding at a local art museum. Having no time to shop, I finally pulled the trigger on RTR and I'm so happy I did! I looked and looked and looked and waited until the last minute to order a dress. But opting for a dress with clean lines in black, with rave reviews worked out. In the picture shown, I took off my sweatpants and Tshirt and pulled on the dress with some heels from my closet. It was comfortable and fabulous from the jump. I've shrunk to 5'6" ish and probably weigh close to 138. I have a very short waist and long legs - thicker arms and 34 D. The 6 L was near perfect, but for sure had extra room. If you don't wear super high heels, you cannot get a L. If you're 135- and the same height, I might go for the size 4.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
October 7, 2016
Perfect Kennedy Center Black Tie dress

I rented the 2 and 4. I'm a 34B, 125lb, 5'4". I wore the 2 because the 4 was too loose in the bust. The neck was a bit tight and the overall fit was a tad snug all over, but the dress was otherwise beautiful and I got a lot of comments for the leg slit!

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 40
October 10, 2016
Loved the dress--very flattering.

The fit is very generous--I think I could have worn the 4, but I didn't order it. I wear a 6-8, and the 6 was a little loose. Shoshanna normally runs small, but this dress does not. I'm 5'4, and it was a little long, but I just put on heals and dealt with it. Also, the slit in the top could be risque if you are really busty, but it was fine for me. I loved the dress--it's different but classic at the same time.

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Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
October 11, 2016
"THAT is the dress I need in my closet"

As one of my friends exclaimed when she saw me in this dress at a black tie wedding, "that is the dress that would work for any black tie event!" I recently wore it to a 12 hour (!) wedding, and felt comfortable and glamorous the entire afternoon and into the late evening. The fitted waist is flattering, and the cut of the shoulders really accentuates arms. The ruffled cut out gives this little black dress the oomph it needs, without being too low cut. Highly recommend!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 143lbs
October 15, 2016
Can't Say Enough Good Things!

This dress was incredible! Fit like a glove and I got so many compliments. It was sexy without being too revealing and I was able to wear a normal bra by criss-crossing the straps. It's very fitted, so I bought high-waisted spanx to suck everything which worked perfectly. I would definitely rent this one again.

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Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Other
Age: 29
October 23, 2016
Made my Paris engagement photos perfect

This dress fit beautifully and is a great mix of modern, unique, classy and sexy. I loved the side slits for a little leg but not as much as a front slit. The ruffles on the arms and neck were feminine but not overly so. There is some room in the stomach area which was nice as I was thirteen months pregnant at the time. May seemed a little too big had that not been the case. Wore for my engagement pictures in Paris at the Louvre.

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Size worn:
6L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 49
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
October 24, 2016
Love!

This dress is beautiful. It is elegant and comfortable. The material is forgiving and you can wear a racerback bra. The keyhole cutout adds a little sexy with cleavage but still demure. My only complaint is that it wasn't long enough. If you are 5'8" and like high heels, this dress will be too short. I had to wear lower heels which I wasn't happy with.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 27, 2016
Stunning dress! Fit like a glove! Compliments galore :)

I rented this beautiful dress for my cousin's black tie wedding. It happens to be the most comfortable, formal dress I've ever worn! I received showers of compliments from people! I would highly recommend this dress!

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Size worn:
6R
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 158lbs
October 30, 2016
So comfortable and flattering.

I would totally rent this again. I am 6'8" and the regular was too short to wear more than a 2" heel. I would opt for the long in the future. The dress wrinkles but all came out easily with a steamer. Totally flattering and easy to wear.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 126lbs
November 7, 2016
Perfection

This dress is stunning. It was just right for a black tie wedding at our Museum of Fine Arts. The length was great with 4 inch heels. I found the bust and the waist slightly large but nothing too worrisome. I received many compliments and felt really fantastic in it. We did a sideswept pony a la Blake Lively to dial down the sweetness of the ruffles.

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
November 7, 2016
This was Tasteful, Sexy, Spectacular!

I felt like a million bucks. I wore it to a very elegant dinner event. It was elegant, and it was sexy but in a very tasteful and conservative way. I was comfortable all night long. Once again, RTR came through. I've never had a miss renting from them!!

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 50
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
November 7, 2016
Simple elegance! Super flattering fit!

was not tight anywhere, and I thought I would wear the 6, but the 4 was fine with spanx for tummy control. Side slit is super sexy!!

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
November 14, 2016
THE. VERY. BEST....dress 'shopping' experience E.V.E.R!!!

What a relief it was to have RTR...I was a little nervous because the majority of 'online shopping' doesn't work for me. But since having my baby, getting out of the house isn't as easy as it sounds, much less to shop for a dress! RTR makes the process so simple & provides the BEST customer service which is hard to come by these days. The dress definitely runs long & just a tad on the overall large side, but thanks to fashion tape & fabulous fabric ...the hem was perfect & I was incredibly comfortable & happy to receive many compliments all night long! Can't wait for my next event...just so I can use RTR again!

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
November 15, 2016
stunning and classic

i chose to wear another dress i rented but this was beautiful on as well classic lines and the peep hole was not too big that i felt uncomfortable

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 119lbs
November 15, 2016
Gorgeous well fitting dress!

Wore this to my office managers wedding and the dress was comfortable, sexy and stunning!! Runs true to size and made me feel like a size 4 again :)

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Size worn:
6R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
November 16, 2016
I haven't felt this good in a dress in a loooooooong time!

This was my first time using RTR so I wasn't sure what to expect. Unfortunately my alternate size was not available so I just ordered the 6R and prayed that it would work. WOWZA! What an awesome dress! The #1 thing that made me order this dress was the reviews that said "you can wear a regular bra with it" and it was a good fit for large chests (I am a D/DD). I wanted something slimming and classic, but also unique and fun. This dress is all of those things- and more! The 6R fit perfectly. It's like it was made for my curves. There is a little peek-a-boo opening in the front to show the girls off and it hugged my curves in all the right places. I did wear spanx with it which helped keep everything "tucked in". I highly recommend this dress! The whole process was easy and delightful. I returned the dress using the bag and return label that was provided. Easy peazy. I will definitely use RTR again!

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Size worn:
8L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 16, 2016
Love the ruffles

I received lots of compliments. It is a unique black dress!

Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 33
November 16, 2016
Just perfect! My husband said this was the best I'd ever looked, and I felt great.

I wore my usual size 2 (I am 120 lbs, 5'7"), and the dress fit perfectly. The dress is simple, yet very stylish, and I got tons of complements. I considered buying it, since it looked so great. It worked well for a black-tie event, but could probably work for many occasions. I highly recommend this dress to anyone.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10L
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 156lbs
November 20, 2016
Classy, gorgeous dress!!

This dress was stunning! I felt so classy in in! The neckline is so beautiful with the ruffles. I received many compliments all night long! I'm 5 months post partum...so had to go to a size 10. I'm usually an 8.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
November 20, 2016
Elegant and beautiful

Fit other than the chest was perfect. I have a smaller chest (32C) and always have a hard time finding dresses that aren't too baggy. This dress bulged out a little bit with extra fabric but I don't think it was very noticeable to anyone but me especially after some fabric tape. Got several complements and overall felt great!

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Size worn:
4L
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Age: 27
November 21, 2016
Perfect for black tie wedding

Very flattering, the collar was just the right amount of fun for a formal occasion. I suggest doing statement earrings to jazz it up.

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Size worn:
0R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Body type: Athletic
December 4, 2016
Gorgeous, classic, elegant gown.

This dress is simple elegance. It was comfortable and easy to move in. I would rent/wear it again in the future. Love it.

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Size worn:
2R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 6, 2016
Did the job for working a red carpet.

Needed something conservative, functional, and yet fashionable to work a red carpet, and this did the trick. The best part was I could actually wear a razed back bra under, underwear since it was loose at the waist, and could add a belt for my walk or talkie. Worst part was that it was too long, so I had to work 8 hours on my feet in heels and even then I was tripping over the hem. Get tall heels or hem tape. Many folks liked it and I did as well, but I wish the collar was even more dramatic.

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Size worn:
4P
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
December 7, 2016
Perfect dress for a perfect evening!

It was a perfect fit for a perfect event. Couldn't have chosen a better dress! Lots of compliments and it photographed beautifully.

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Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
December 7, 2016
Gorgeous, flattering dress for a black tie work event.

The dress fit me like it was custom made. The photos do not do this dress justice. I'm 5'4, 135lbs, small 34B, and the 4 fit me perfectly.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
December 7, 2016
Didn't wear this one but gorgeous !

Gorgeous neck detail, the dress itself was in perfect condition, flattering to the upper body. If your lower midsection isn't your strong suit, sit this one out. The fabric is not forgiving.

Size worn:
10R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
December 8, 2016
Sexy, yet classy

The dress fit beautifully. It covered and flaunted in all of the right areas. I am busty, so I am more comfortable in dresses that allow for the wear of a bra. Would highly recommend.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 18, 2016
Black tie Christmas party

I loved this dress. I opted to pick up the dress at the new flatiron store which I hadn't been to yet. The new store is wonderful! Luckily I tried the dress on bc I actually needed the long instead of the regular. The girls working were very helpful in working with me to get the long and I could have it Uber rushed the same day for free. Hands down a win all around. The earrings that were added were the perfect touch to this dress. I honestly think I could have worn the 2L but was ok with the 4L. Totally would were this dress again.

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Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
December 18, 2016
Love this dress!

Received lots of compliments on this dress. Ordered the size 8 (my typical size) however the size 10 fit much more comfortable. Highly recommend.

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Size worn:
8R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
December 21, 2016
This dress is so flattering!

I wore this to the ballet in 10 degree, snowy weather. The material is this enough that, with my long coat, I wasn't too cold. I'm 5'4, so the dress was a little long, even with my heels. I just used some fashion tape to fold up the hem. I'm a curvy, hourglass shape, and I usually wear a 10, but it was a little baggy in the rib cage area. The bit of stretch in the material made the 8 fit snug, but comfortably, and so flattering! I love the high neck, the side slits aren't too high, I was able to wear a regular bra, everything was perfect. I just wish I could buy it! I would definitely rent this one again! Loved my Rent The Runway experience again!

Size worn:
2R
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 42
December 23, 2016
I was swimming in the 2R. I'm 5/6, weigh 115 lbs and wear a 34A bra - athletic figure

I should have gotten a 0 but rented a 2 and a 4R. The length was right, but it was loose around the bust, waist, and hips.

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Size worn:
4R
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
January 2, 2017
Black tie NYE

My friend's wedding reception was supposed to be black tie (she changed that at the last minute) but being overdressed is never a bad thing! This dress is actually comfortable. I even wore a regular bra! Although I should have pinned the straps. The neck line in sophisticated and classic. Perfect for an updo. It has a high slit which makes walking easy and gives a bit of sexiness. I am short but with 4 inch heels it was the perfect length. So if you are average/tall and plan on wearing heels, you might want to get the long version, not the regular.

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Size worn:
6L
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
January 2, 2017
Classy yet sexy black gown!

I absolutely LOVED this dress. I rented it for a NYE wedding and was so happy with my choice. I'm 5"5 with a 34DD bust which makes it very difficult to find flattering dresses that you can wear a bra with. I loved the key hole top and the ruffles and was able to wear a regular razor back bra. I ended up going with the 6L and I have no issues. The length was perfect with my 3.5 inch heels. Great material / very flattering. You will not be disappointed with this one!

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Size worn:
10P
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 3, 2017
Best dress ever!

I'm 5'4, very round bottom (hourglass) and around 145lbs. This dress fit like a glove. You can wear a regular bra with it. A slit up each side allows curvy girls to be able to sit with no pulling. It was a huge hit and I got tons of compliments. My only con was that 1 other woman there had it on and my dear friend almost rented the same dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 95lbs
January 17, 2017
Not what I hoped

The dress was very pretty, but ran large in the chest and wide through the hips. I didn't end up wearing it.

Size worn:
10R
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
January 18, 2017
What a great dress

The fit was perfect, the material was heavy enough that it didn't wrinkle, it was a silent showstopper. Very sexy and understated. I normally wear a 8/10 and the 10 was a perfect fit. I was confident and received lots of compliments. The bust isn't very accommodating but it fit my 36DD easily.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4R
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
January 20, 2017
loved it

I'm a regular to RTR, but this was by far my favorite rental. Very comfortable to wear. Figure flattering. I received compliments all night long.

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