Shoshanna

Marissa Sheath

$350 retail

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Stylist Notes

Ruching makes this fitted mini by Shoshanna supremely flattering. For a sleek, modern look for a night out, try delicate jewelry and metallic heels.

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: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - stretchy fabric allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Black matte jersey (100% Rayon). Sleeveless. One shoulder. Fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 35” from shoulder to hemline. Imported.

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54 reviews
Fit
Large
(6)
True to Size
(25)
Small
(2)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 143lbs
January 1, 2015
Perfect little black dress!

The dress I wanted to wear didn't have a second size available so I rented this as a backup and it was perfect! The dress ran true to size, and was so comfortable to dance in!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Age: 30
January 3, 2015
Super flattering! Great dress for a NYE party- not super formal and looked great with leather jacket

Great fit, very flattering

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
February 13, 2015
Convenience

This is a comfortable, chic little black dress. Nothing stunning about it, but very reliable in most situations.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
February 28, 2015
It was great!

The dress was great. I wore it to a swanky cocktail party at a very upscale location. Not the most expensive looking dress in the world but very flattering. I got a lot of compliments. Mostly people thought it was extremely slimming. I chose it because I have a new short pixie haircut and I thought I could pull off a special neckline. The fact that it is kind of double layered and the top layer has some slight ruching makes it form fitting yet covers your small flaws. I would definitely recommend!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 138lbs
March 24, 2015
Love this dress!

What a fun spin on a little black dress! The size 4 was a perfect fit for me - form-fitting, flattering, comfortable. I could have easily worn the size 6 if I wanted it to be slightly less form-fitting and it would have still looked very nice. The dresses were clean and in great shape; the clutch was nicely packaged. I had a snag with my delivery being delayed due to unforeseen weather conditions and RTR saved my day...and unlimitedly my event! Awesome, awesome customer service! This was my first RTR experience and will not be my last - I already have a dress reserved for an event in a few weeks. Kudos and thanks to RTR!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
April 6, 2015
Stylist Review!!

I rented this dress for a night out in NYC. It was a great take on an LBD! The dress fit me just right with a little bit of room; the left sleeve was slightly snug but still perfectly fine! Someone with slightly larger measurements than me would still be able to wear the 0. The dress hit between mid-thigh and my knee, so not super short. I would recommend sizing down for your back up size.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
April 13, 2015
Perfect for a night out in NYC

Our friends recently eloped so I rented this dress for a post-celebration dinner in NYC. I'm 4 months pregnant so not quite large enough for a full-on maternity dress but showing enough that I needed something with a little bit of stretch. The dark color and rouching details were perfect! The dress was really comfortable and true to size. The neckline detail it kept from being a basic black dress. Very happy with my rental!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
April 20, 2015
This was included by RTR since part of my original order couldn't be shipped.

I didn't try on the size 8 of this dress, so I am just assuming that this dress would be too small since I tried on the size 10 of this dress that was also sent, and it just barely fit. The cut of the dress is unique, and I was considering wearing the size 10 to my birthday dinner that evening. However, the ruching sat weird on my curves and the style just wasn't what I thought would be right for the location of my birthday dinner.

Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 58
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 129lbs
April 22, 2015
Modern and sophisticated. Wore it to the Academy of Country Music Awards show. Loved it!

I loved this dress. Ultra modern cut and flattering fit. It was exactly as I thought it would be. No surprises.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 148lbs
May 13, 2015
Sizing was strange, dress doesn't stay put.

I tried the 6 on first and it was very long and quite baggy. I thought I would try the 8 just in case and sure enough it was much smaller. Fit perfectly. The dress rouches to the side and also tends to twist to that side. It was pretty and looked good in pictures but not my favorite.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
May 21, 2015
Girls nite out dress, Texture dress hides tummy

I didn't realize this dress had texture.it wasn't the modern look I wanted. I think it's interesting dress but wasn't quite right for a wedding maybe a Vegas trip with the girls

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
June 2, 2015
Flattering LBD

Just a little tight in smaller arm hole. Great flatter dress. Perfect LBD

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
September 16, 2015
Great dress, this is my second time renting!!

I loved this dress! It was long enough for my long legs and very comfortable for dancing all night. I actually rented this previously and loved it so much that I had to rent it again. I rented it with a pair of earrings and it was a great pairing! Okay to wear this dress with a strapless bra or even go without.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
September 23, 2015
Great dress - super forgiving and flattering!

I rented this dress for an evening wedding. I'm 6+ months pregnant, so I was really anxious about what style and size would work for me - this dress was awesome! The fabric is really stretchy and comfortable but it's also really flattering. The dress is cut kind of funny - it's like the neck and "sleeve" were sewn onto a strapless dress. As a result, there's some rouching (spelling?) on the side that you can't really see in all the pictures. Ultimately, I think this is what made the dress so wearable for me and my belly - it gave the dress kind of an expandable midsection. Additionally, something was off about the way the slip was sewn to the dress at the bottom that gave it kind of a bag, but that could be attributed to multiple wears and wasn't a big deal. Overall, this was a great dress and is super flattering ( esp. for curvy girls). If you want a fitted look, like on the model, I would definitely size down for your back-up.

Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 47
October 18, 2015
Overall I didn't really like the dress. I ended up wearing a wrap over it most of the night

The dress was very loose and stretchy. Lots of ruching across the abdomen which made it feel a bit like a maternity dress. I thought from the picture that it was a very structured dress but it wasn't which was my biggest complaint. It felt cheap. I agreed the armholes didn't seem to fit evenly, one was definitely a bit tighter.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
November 21, 2015
Good, not great

Super comfortable and lovely material. It didn't wrinkle and was work-event appropriate. I did not like how small the arm holes were. I felt like it made my arms look big and i don't have big arms. The rouching seemed to kind of swallow up my curves. That said, it was an inexpensive rental and ate EVERYTHING without worrying haha. It's a good dress.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 22, 2015
Great little black dress with an interesting neckline.

Great little dress. Perfect for an night out! Great fit! Only thing is that you have to pull it over your head and I got deodorant all over it! I suggest putting your deodorant on after putting the dress on!

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
December 1, 2015
I wore this for a wedding date!

My measurements are 33/26/28 and I was in between sizes for this dress. I ordered a 2 and 4. The 4 was too big in the bust and was puckering on the side. The 2 was a little tight in the chest but I felt it was more flattering. I received a lot of compliments on the dress. Good length and very flattering.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
December 10, 2015
lots of compliments, dress hangs beautifully size 4 would fit perfectly for size A-C cups

the dress stretched out a lot throughout the night - started off clingy and ended the night baggy on stomach and legs

Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
December 14, 2015
Classic LBD. Elegant

This was a back up dress sent to me after my original dress was no longer available. Although this wasn't my favorite dress, it looked nice on me and was a classy option for a family wedding. It ran big, I wish I was able to get the 0.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 52
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
December 19, 2015
Thanks for the great customer service.

Dress runs true to size and was the perfect dress for a work holiday party. I received many compliments.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
December 24, 2015
I really wish I would have read more reviews....

I scanned the first couple reviews of women that must not have ever worn a good dress... This dress reminded me of the cheap and ill fitting dresses that I used to buy from Express and the Limited when I was a freshman in college (1999). The material is thin and cheap, and the lining is not very helpful. The cut of the top of the dress is the ONLY thing that is decent on it (I love the asymmetrical neckline), but the rest of the dress feels like the designer gave up after the neckline. The ruching is miserable and not well placed, and the fit on the backside will give you major WGA (white girl ass) even if you have curves. Do yourself a favor and look at a different LBD. This one is not worth your time.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 114lbs
January 4, 2016
NYE Dinner with my fiance.

Neck is slightly tight. I am a normal size 0. I am 5' 5", and average 110 lbs. Slim build. I wore the size 2 due to the neck. It is assymmetrical.

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
January 4, 2016
Great dress!

Loved the neckline on this dress! I rented the 4 and the 6. The 4 fit a little better, but I probably could have fit into a 2 as well. It's not skin-tight, and the fabric is a bit drapey and thick, but I wore spanx underneath anyway. It's definitely a versatile dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
April 3, 2016
Beautiful neckline with an okay dress attached

The Pros: The neckline makes this dress! My boyfriend loved it. It's very classic. The Cons: I was thrown off at first by the material which was much thinner than I thought and the draping which was not very flattering. I put spanks on and it smoothed out these problems. Also the dress stretched out over the night. Over all I liked the dress but was glad it was rented not purchased. It's a good dress for a wedding or a work holiday party since its on the slightly conservative side.

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 46
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 134lbs
March 25, 2015
This was a great "little black dress" with a unique and elegant style

This dress looked great. But the left arm hole felt a bit tight. Going up a size didn't help, so I stuck with the smaller size which fit me better in the waist. The dress is otherwise quite comfortable. You will need a slip though, as the fabric is a bit sheer and can be seen through against a backlight.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 61
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 128lbs
May 20, 2015
Dress made me feel like I looked good and made me feel wonderful

I wore it to a black tie preferred wedding. It fit true to size. Material was stretchy and very comfortable. I loved the way it looked and fit. The only thing was for me is that I am short waisted and though I would not consider myself petite , I would rent a petite short dress next time. Just a little bit of material bunched in the back. Overall I would rent it again in a heartbeat.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
June 18, 2015
Great LBD with an interesting cut. Very comfortable, flattering, sleek.

Since I was traveling for this wedding, I wanted something that could stand on its own, would pack well, and was very comfortable. I love dancing at weddings and usually choose dresses with a more full skirt for maximum spinning potential, so this was a departure for me, but it was still very easy to move in! Great dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
January 5, 2015
Gorgeous - Figure Flattering Dress

Admittedly, I usually stick to shorter dresses so I never would have picked this dress just based on stock photo, but RTR sent me this when my dress was returned unfit for rental. However, I'm glad they did because it was gorgeous and seriously SO figure flattering. It created a gorgeous hourglass shape and really gave meaning to less is more.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
January 19, 2015
Run large

Such a pretty dress but run large so it was not form fitting on me

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135lbs
December 11, 2015
Interesting collar cut, fairly formal and simple

The collar was interesting, but the dress is generally very subtle, very simple. It would work for a fairly conservative work party, but is probably too serious for a holiday party. The rest of the dress could benefit from having a bit more shape/cinching. Instead, it dropped fairly straight down.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
May 7, 2016
Amazing fit! Sexy and chic!

Incredible dress. Fits very well. I'm a 34dd and didn't wear a bra. Dress is doubled lined so no issues with nipples showing. Ruching at waist helped to hide any tummy issues. Some reviewers noted small a hole but I didn't find that to the case. Cut out really shows off nice shoulders!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
May 16, 2016
Wore my other choice

Just a little too tight cuz I have some booty. Preferred the other rental so I wore that.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
June 6, 2016
Loved this dress!

I ordered this dress last minute bc the one I originally ordered did not fit but I absolutely loved it. It was very comfortable and flattering. The material has a good amount of stretch to it. I got lots of compliments on it all night.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 58
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
June 24, 2016
Sexy and comfortable!

Rented it for my anniversary dinner and it was perfect. This dress is close fitting but the small pleats make it very flattering. I love the shoulder detail. Only minor negatives were 1) It's definitely longer than it looks on the model and 2) while the dress was definitely clean when I received it, it looked like there were some light colored spots coming through on the back. Still, it's a great LBD and I would definitely wear it again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 4, 2016
Too small to wear

It was too small for me to wear, you must be skinny or not have a large bust, I am a 34DD and thought a 10 would work. That's ok, it has motivated me to eat better and shed some pounds!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
September 20, 2016
Easy and comfy

Fits true to size-comfy!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
November 9, 2016
RTR Team Review

Fun and flirty Marissa Sheath by Shoshanna will not disappoint! Running true to size, we recommend going one size up for backup. With no stretch in the fabric and a tighter fit in the bust, this dress is better for smaller cup sizes. The midsection is fitted to show off your curves, but it is still comfortable. If you’re curvier, you may want to consider sizing up due to the fitted hip area. One thing that I love about this dress is the open shoulder; however you would have to wear a NuBra, strapless bra or no bra for this look. This dress hit about mid-length, right above the knee. If you’re taller, this dress would hit a little higher. This dress is stunning and perfect for weddings and holidays. It would look best with black heels and a pop of color for the accessories!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
December 20, 2016
Just perfect!

I got this dress as a second option and I am glad I did. I wore it 5 weeks postpartum and it was very flattering (with spanx), my first option was not. I received many compliments and would definitely rent it again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38D
Weight: 160lbs
February 8, 2017
It made me feel great!

It was a little black dress with some flair.

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