Shoshanna

Mermaid Jacquard Svetlana Dress

$70 to buy
$385 retail
Stylist Notes

Gold jacquard makes this charming dress by Shoshanna festive. Accent the metallic texture with shiny accessories and iridescent heels.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend going one size down 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 at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Product Details

Green and gold jacquard (51% Nylon, 31% Polyester, 18% Metallic). Sleeveless. Scoop neckline. Full skirt with pockets. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. 35” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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101 reviews
Fit
Large
(31)
True to Size
(30)
Small
(4)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
September 26, 2016
Beautiful color and pattern! I got so many compliments!
Fits true to size, slightly long on me but I'm 5'1. The fabric looked brand new unlike some other RTR dresses that look worn out or older. I got so many compliments on this dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
August 17, 2016
Great party dress!
I really enjoyed wearing this dress, and I got a ton of compliments. Four stars because I wish the colors in person were more muted, as they appear online. In person the turquoise is very bright, but it is still pretty. No need to accessorize much, which makes it easy. Very comfortable for dancing and going out on the town after the wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
August 17, 2016
Loved the color
Good fit, loved the color and gold tones to the dress. Really pretty on!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 29, 2016
Definitely size down.
I was really excited to wear this dress for a summer wedding. Though I read all the reviews that said size down, only my regular size was available for the dates I needed. I decided to take the risk, but I wasn't able to wear the dress. The dress is beautiful. I'm giving it only 3 stars for the fit.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
June 27, 2016
Beautiful dress
This is. hands-down, my favorite dress I've ever worn. The fit was perfect (I'm between a 4 and 6, and ended up wearing the 6). I didn't have to wear a bra, and it worked perfectly. The armholes were a tiny bit on the tight side, but not so much that they bothered me at all. I wore left my neck bare (the dress is so shimmery and beautiful, iI didn't think it needed anything), dangly gold earrings, and nude strappy heels. I don't think I have ever gotten so many compliments on an outfit.. even the bride made a fuss. I felt beautiful all night. Rent this dess!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Weight: 125lbs
May 20, 2016
gorgeous!
Beautiful color and material, and so comfortable! Loved it!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 41
Bust size: 38A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
April 2, 2016
It was so much fun wearing this dress! Love the color and it was perfect for a summer wedding~
I ordered my size and one size smaller just in case~ didn't need smaller one, fit was spot on, comfortable, and I LOVED the pockets! Barely carried a purse all night! Wearing this dress was fun!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Weight: 116lbs
March 15, 2016
I was the maid of honor at my sister's wedding in beautiful Puerto Rico!
The fit of this dress was true to size for me. I do have a small belly, but I was able to wear my Spanx and a regular bra so I had no problems with the fit. I wore the dress in the month of August in sunny Puerto Rico and felt very comfortable in it. The dress has pockets, which is always a plus. The color of the dress, a light turquoise with gold metallic teardrops, complimented my sister's champagne dress and the bridesmaids turquoise dresses. I got lucky with finding this dress because I wanted to rent and not buy. I received many compliments and this was yet another wonderful experience with Rent the Runway!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
March 4, 2016
I didn't end up wearing this dress!
This dress had a bit more bulk to it than I expected. The color and detail was beautiful but when I tried it on, I felt the fabric was heavier and bulkier than I imagined and did not compliment my body type. I wore another dress I rented for this event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
February 15, 2016
Beautiful color!
I loved this dress but ended up wearing my alternate. It ft perfectly and I will rent it to actually wear to another event!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
January 5, 2016
Perfect New Orleans Dress!
Perfect dress for a New Orleans fall wedding. The turquoise and gold colors were showy enough for the city, but muted enough for a simple wedding ceremony. Very comfortable (and with pockets!) and easy to dance in. Fabric was a good weight and kept the slightly poofy skirt shape nicely.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120lbs
November 28, 2015
Runs big, size down
I never wear a zero, and had to fast ship this dress in a zero and it was still pretty big on me. Color was beautiful but fabric was kinda stiff.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
November 22, 2015
I wore this dress for my little sister's rehearsal dinner and it was comfortable and pretty.
Pros- comfortable and fit well.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 116lbs
November 20, 2015
Fantastic dress for a wedding! Very classy!
The tear drop detail is more pronounced in person but I loved that aspect of it. The fit was very flattering and was super fun to dance in (clearly!) Another great dress from RTR!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
November 18, 2015
Great fit. comfortable. no complaints.
fashionable while very comfortable. RTR made the whole process very easy.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
October 21, 2015
This was my first experience with RTR and I loved my dress. I rented the dress for a beach wedding
When the dresses arrived I noticed my backup size wasn't included. They did end up sending me a different dress (also in a size 4) to make up. Luckily the original dress I chose fit, although I think my backup size would have been perfect. I did not wear a bra as the bust area was tight, the tummy area was also a little unflattering to me. The second dress they sent me was pretty, but it was far too small to even consider wearing. Overall I was very happy with my experience with RTR. I have another order coming this Friday!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
October 15, 2015
Eight ladies of varying heights, hair colors, body types wore these for a wedding -- and they FIT!
Not-your-average bridesmaid dress because of the jacquard + gold detailing. The fit is forgiving, so order your true top-half size and know the skirt's flair will hide any lower problem areas you might be nervous about fitting. We all felt glam in these dresses and the color was flattering on all 8 bridesmaids!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
September 7, 2015
Looks better in person than on the model.
I wore a 2 in this dress and I usually wear a 4 - added bonus! I don't think the picture of the dress on the model does this dress any justice. I found this to be a lot more flattering in person and has a lot more shape to it than what it looks like on her. I was also a little worried about the gold being too flashy but I didn't think it was once I actually put it on.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 39
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
September 2, 2015
The cut of this dress is fun and forgiving. Fabric is stunning; color is beautiful.
I normally wear a size 8-10 in clothing and the size 8 in this dress fit well. The top of the dress fit snug enough that I could go braless, but not at all tight. Higher waist and billowy skirt, allowing for looseness around the belly and hips. Very comfortable, very flattering, easy to sit and dance in! The fabric is a light aqua and gold pattern - much more shimmery than the photo suggests. Beautiful. Not too heavy - great for spring/summer. I rented gold bangles and wore nude wedges; would also look good with gold (or pale pink?) shoes. Received many, many compliments throughout the night and felt great in it. Highly recommend!
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
August 31, 2015
Great summer dress!
Very comfortable, lightweight. Got lots of compliments! Perfect for a summer wedding!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
August 26, 2015
Perfect seaside color, and POCKETS!
This was the perfect dress for a seaside wedding. The color is a gorgeous turquoise-aquamarine with beautiful gold detailing. Mermaid is in the name of the dress and that is exactly how I felt in it! The dress was a size smaller than I would've preferred (still true to size). It was a little snug to zip up but it did still fit and I felt great in it anyhow. I was only carrying a small clutch and loved being able to carry my phone, cash and lip gloss right in the pockets- major bonus points! The fabric was very light and airy so it didn't weigh me down and kept me nice and cool at the beach ceremony. If I hadn't taken so many photos in it I'd definitely be renting it again.
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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
August 23, 2015
The color of this dress is amazing, received so many compliments!
This dress runs large, I usually wear a 12 but in this dress the 12 was too roomy. The 10 fit like a glove! I got so many compliments through out the night at the NYC wedding I attended! I wish I owned this dress and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, flashy, colorful piece!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
August 21, 2015
Too tight at bust
I LOVED this dress and only wish RTR had the 12 in stock as I originally ordered! I'm usually a size down in Shoshanna but the bust on this dress had no give and my ladies were smushed in even without a bra. Would love to try the 12 which I think would have been perfect.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 48
Bust size: 34D
Weight: 135lbs
August 20, 2015
Perfect fit, light weight.
This dress was like 2 lbs. so light weight and comfy. I have a large bust (34C/D)... So, I was looking for a dress to hide or at least cover most of my chest. This dress was perfect for that... The colors are amazing for summer or spring. U can wear silver or a light gold shoes with this dress. The details are more of a lighter gold'ish color. This dress will elicit a lot of compliments. It's GEORGEOUS. RTR delivered right to my hotel in NYC 2 days earlier than expected. It really worked out.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
August 17, 2015
Perfect for a wedding
I had ordered a 4 but it was previously returned damaged so I went with the 2 because a friend said it runs huge! It does! Normally I'm a 6 but can go a smaller size when it's fit and flare. Got a ton of complements! And it had pockets!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
August 17, 2015
So many compliments at my bridal shower!
I wore this for my bridal shower brunch. I received so many compliments!!! The dress runs large - I am usually a 4 or 6 in dresses - I wore the 2 & it was still large in the chest. I still felt great in it & don't think I would've worn a 0 just because I worry it would've been too short. The dress looks like it would be hot/heavy but the material was lightweight enough that I was comfortable on a hot day in August. I received a TON of compliments & felt great!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 11, 2015
I wore this to a friend's wedding.
This was really light material- perfect for a summer wedding. I loved the sparkly detail and the fit was amazing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
August 9, 2015
Comfortable, Cute and Sophisticated!
This dress was so much better in person than the pictures. I received so many compliments throughout the night. The teal with the muted gold is a perfect match. It does run big in the waist so I would recommended sizing down.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 142lbs
August 5, 2015
Customer service
I wore this to a more upscale rehearsal dinner. The color is gorgeous in person - turquoise, more blue than green, with silvery/creamy gold dots. It had pockets, but didn't stick out too far like some dresses do with pockets. The neckline is extremely flattering on a smaller bust. I have a small bust and a larger booty so I'm typically a 6. I ordered the 4 and 6 just bc it wasn't fitted in the bottom and sometimes dresses are a little big in the top bc I'm lacking there. The 4 actually worked since it wasn't fitted so I ended up wearing that one, but I would say it's pretty true to size. If you have any boobs at all I would not size down. The dress was fun and EXTREMELY comfortable (even through cocktail hour, dinner, more wine, giving a speech for the bride, and the after party) and photographed well. I would rent this one again in a heartbeat!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 138lbs
August 4, 2015
Beautiful and one of a kind print!!
This dress runs large. I wore a 2 and typically am a 4 or 6 in dresses. It was so fun to wear and so flattering, I loved it! It looks heavier than it is, it's actually really light weight. The print is really special and the gold pattern shimmers just enough without being sparkly. Rent this but size down for sure!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
August 3, 2015
I saw Alicia Silverstone wearing this on the Today Show!
This is probably my favorite dress that I have ever rented. Gorgeous color , light, and it reminded me of a mermaid. I found this dress to be a little large in the waist. I would buy this and wear it over and over.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
August 3, 2015
Great dress, fits true to size, very comfortable!
This was a perfect dress for a summer wedding. It was so comfortable to dance in, the material wasn't too heavy, and it was a great fit. Highly recommend!!
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 57
July 31, 2015
I wore this to an outdoor wedding. It was the perfect dress for the occasion; lots of compliments!
I'm a little wide around the waist, so I think I would have felt a little better in a 12 rather than the 10. This is my first time with RTR, so I will know for next time. I absolutely loved the mystery bling I rented too! I am so happy I found RTR; I will continue to use their services. Overall, an excellent experience!!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 24
July 30, 2015
I wore this dress for our engagement photos! It was perfect!
I am a true 0, but the 0 was unavailable on the date I wanted. I think the photos still came out alright, but thinking back I should have brought clothespins to clip the dress in the back so it shows my figure better. The fabric is high quality and the gold details are great. It is a very flattering color in person.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 28, 2015
Great wedding option
I needed a dress that was fun and different, but appropriate for a church wedding where I had responsibilities on the altar. This dress was perfect! Very flattering, not too short. Very light weight (I was surprised) so it's great for a hot summer wedding. Like other reviews, it runs large. I normally wear a 4, and I probably could have gone down to the 0, but the 2 was comfortable with a little extra room. The gold really pops!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
July 28, 2015
Runs very large
This dress is really beautiful, but it runs 2 sizes larger than my normal size. I loved the color, the pockets, and was able to wear a regular bra!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
July 27, 2015
Perfect dress for a beach event
Loved the cut and details of this dress. I was worried that it would extend below my knee since I am only 5'1" but it did not. I will say it looked fantastic standing, but not as great sitting.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 38
July 27, 2015
So glad I rented a dress!
This is the first time I have rented a dress! The experience was so easy and amazing. I dress is a lightweight for a summer wedding but also a good material and quality that it lays perfectly over every curve or non curve. Loved it! I got lots of compliments and felt beautiful all night! Thank you RTR.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Body type: Hourglass
July 25, 2015
Great fabric and color!
I had to order a 6 and a 10 as the 8 was unavailable. The 6 fit but would have been uncomfortable to wear all night. 10 was a bit big but not so much that I couldn't wear it. Length was nice for 5'6". 8 would've been perfect. I loved the color and the gold detail. Very nice for a summer wedding. Very comfortable, wore with regular bra. Paired with nude heels, gold clutch and gold jewelry. Pockets are a great touch!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
July 21, 2015
Super cute and comfortable
Straps of dress didn't fit perfectly. I don't have much in the breast department so if you are chesty than this dress may fit better with the straps. Otherwise loved the dress. I have never received so many comments on a dress before (besides my wedding dress!) people I didn't even know stopped me to tell me they loved the dress!
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