Shoshanna

Alexa Peplum Dress

$45 rental
$340 retail
Stylist Notes

This dress is beyond dinner party chic. The white peplum will be be such a great change of pace for the night!

Size & Fit

This dress runs small. 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: Very Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Very Fitted - curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

White cotton (100% Cotton). Sleeveless. Crew neckline. Open back with button closure. Pencil skirt with peplum at waist. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 38” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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152 reviews
Fit
Large
(2)
True to Size
(41)
Small
(79)
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 175lbs
February 1, 2015
Loved It!!!

Loved it!!! Just didn't fit around my rump!! My rump is too large for this dress

Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32C
March 23, 2015
The RTR process was easy and I was able to change my ship address

The fit is snug in the hips and around the butt. However the dress is beautiful love the dress love the fit, received lots of compliments.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
April 1, 2015
Runs so small!!!

I am a 10 but often wear a 12 in Shoshanna but this one didn't fit even a little!

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
April 12, 2015
Nice dress but not appropriate for my bridal shower

The dress was really pretty it was just a little too much for my bridal shower. The slit in the back literally came up to my butt. And I was in a size 10, I usually wear a 6, occasionally an 8, but NEVER a 10! Make sure you order up a size or two!!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
May 23, 2015
This was perfect for my bridal shower.

I'm small up top and larger on the bottom, so this dress really showed off my figure. The peplum was perfect for sitting and opening presents.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
July 2, 2015
Perfect for my bridal shower

I ordered this last minute but it turned out great. I'm glad I listened to other reviews- it runs small. I have never worn anything peplum because I thought it would be unflattering but I loved this! Thanks RTR!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Formal Affair
July 13, 2015
Great dress for a baptism or shower

Wore this dress for my three month old twins baptism. I tried on the 4, which is my usual size but it was so tight, glad I got the 6 also. The 6 fit well and was comfortable but a little big in the shoulders. Overall great dress and I got a lot of compliments!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
August 6, 2015
Perfect dress for a Bridal Shower!!

This was the perfect dress for my Wizard of Oz themed Bridal shower! I wore this whimsical peplum dress with ruby red slippers and got tons of compliments all day! Dress runs true to size. Online it looks like the material is smooth but it actually has a slight stripe pattern on it. Would definitely order again!

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Bust size: 32C
October 30, 2015
Many compliments in the dress. I felt comfortable and confident!

Tight around hips! But overall a really cute choice.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
December 8, 2015
It wasn't delivered in time for my event. Dress was gorgeous, but tight even in the size up.

I didn't get the dress in time for my Arbonne White Party event. Super disappointing. But RTR refunded my $$ for the rental. It was a beautiful dress, amazing material that was supporting and so comfortable. However, the larger size was even tight. I'm normally a very comfortable size 10 and the 12 was very snug. Order a size up and get your back up size 2 sizes up if you are curvy on the bottom half. The top supported a big bust (34DDD) and was plenty roomy for an hourglass shape, however. I was really happy with the slimming effect of the peplum top. (It's a one piece dress, btw) I wish I could have worn the dress longer than trying it on and sending it back the next day.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
November 23, 2015
Snug in chest

Extremely flattering! Perfect for my bachelorette

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
December 15, 2015
So many compliments on this dress!

Wore to my rehearsal dinner, LOVED this dress.

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Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
March 28, 2016
Classy!

The material was very thick but size 0 was the perfect fit. I wore this dress for my Easter baptism. Very classy looking with a touch of cuteness because of the peplum. I would rent this dress again for another occasion.

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Size worn:
12
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
November 29, 2014
Nice dress, but had issues with the material

Both dress sizes fit, but I went with the larger size for it was longer in length. The dress was for my dinner during my Girls' Weekend getaway. The material is very thick (like good corduroy) with some stretch, but it's ridiculously impossible to keep wrinkle free. I even took the dress to my cleaners to have them professionally press it, but that was a waste. I like the dress but just wished it didn't wrinkle so easily.

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
December 16, 2014
Perfect way to kick off wedding weekend!

I was so excited to wear this dress. Other reviews told me how it fit and I couldn't wait to try it for myself. The material is thicker, which is nice. But that did make it difficult to keep it from wrinkling. I ironed the front part and it never seemed to go away. It also does run small, but only one size for me. It also fit nice around my chest, but it could be problematic for those with a bigger cheat. Overall, I was so happy with this dress.

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 139lbs
March 4, 2015
"You look like you could get married right now!"

I wore this for my bridal shower and I felt wonderful in it! I got so many compliments and everyone said I looked like I could get married right then. The fabric is thick which was very comfortable. The peplum sat perfectly with just enough pouf. I followed the other reviews and wore a size up and it fit perfectly. I really wanted to keep this dress it was great!

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Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
January 22, 2015
Gorgeous Reception Dress!

Wore this during my wedding reception- absolutely great!

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Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
May 17, 2016
Perfect graduation dress!

Loved this dress it was glamorous and professional at the same time. I wore for my masters graduation ceremony. Love love love!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 30, 2016
Hugged all the right places!

I wore this dress to my sister's college graduation. I am usually a size 8, but had to wear the 10. This dress definitely runs small, because I've also recently lost weight and if I hadn't, I probably would've needed a size 12 (which I didn't order). The dress is very tight around the butt, so I would not recommend it for women who have a fuller figure. I had to keep pulling the dress down because it kept rising up as I walked. Overall, it made me look good and I loved that the peplum covered up my tummy!

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
June 4, 2016
Perfect for rehearsal dinner!!

Loved the fit of this dress. A little tight in the chest, but not uncomfortable. The material is nice and thick, making the fit of the dress flattering.

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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
November 12, 2016
Perfect fit!

I wore this for my engagement party. The fabric is thicker than anticipated, but is nice and structured. It was perfect for my shape, as I have a small waist and bigger hips. I got so many complements.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Bust size: 34D
May 1, 2017
Too short - had to return unworn.

Too short + a slit in the back. Had to return unworn. No issues with the material as suggested by others above.

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Size worn:
10
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 153lbs
May 2, 2017
Perfect bridal shower dress!!

Like most people said, fits very small. I ordered a 10 and a 12 when I'm usually a pretty solid 8. The 10 was very tight around my hips, but looked better than the 12 so I went with it. Got so many compliments! It was a little uncomfortable, but I don't wear very tight clothes often so I'm probably being a little dramatic. Thick fabric so I didn't have to wear a slip. Plenty of room for my bigger chest (36DD). 9/10!!!!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
July 13, 2017
Very cute but runs very small

I usually wear a 2 or 4 but could not zip this dress up. Will try to rent it one size up!

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
October 2, 2017
Too tight for work

I rented the 10 thinking I'd be able to wear it to work. I'm 152 pounds, 34D and I'm 5'4. I'm usually a size 6/8 but I like to order bigger for work. This dress fit but was way too snug for work and the dress came wrinkled. I'll likely reorder in a 12 bc I do like the fabric and shape.

Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Other
Age: 40
October 21, 2017
SO SMALL BUT LOVELY

Absolutely loved this dress but could not wear it because it was way too small. I normally wear and 8 so I ordered an 8 and a 10. I couldn't even zip up the 10. However, if I would have had more time I would have sent out for a 12 because you could tell it's a super cute dress! I was going to wear it to my wedding rehearsal. So, make sure to get this dress but order 2 sizes up!!

Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 90lbs
May 2, 2018
Thick material, but cute overall

I tried this on and ordered up as well. Did not need bigger size as I felt it was true to size. Material is a bit stiff and thick but overall it is a cute outfit just didn't love it. I ended up using back up dress. But his definitely has potential as it looks adorable in other reviews.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155lbs
June 18, 2018
Order at least 2 sizes up!

I ordered a size up and could barely get the dress on let alone zip it more than an inch! The designer lost their mind when sizing this dress.

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Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
June 26, 2018
Very cute dress - runs small

Very cute dress but not what I expected. It is much more textured than it shows in photos. It was also very tight in the bottom. If you have a big butt/thighs definitely size up! I'm usually a 4 and probably would've needed an 8 to fit my lower half. Just didn't work for my body type, but cute dress!

Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 7, 2018
Bridal shower perfection

This dress was exactly what I expected it to be. The thick material is nice for not showing anything through the white color. Great choice and would definitely rent again!

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
June 10, 2013
Amazing dress for my 10 year reunion. Fits perfectly - runs a smidge large!

I am a size 4 top half and a size 6 bottom half and this dress fit amazingly as a 4. It was a little tight around the arm pits but not terrible. Also one thing to note - is this dress is very textured - I couldn't tell that in the picture. Because it fit me so well, I would say this runs a little large. But I got amazing compliments and wished that I owned this dress. I wore this to a 10 year high school reunion this Summer - and it was the perfect option for a Summer party. One thing too note, the slit in the back is a little high - mine ripped a little and apparently I was giving people a show!

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 19
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
June 19, 2018
Beautiful But Hard to Move In

I rented this dress for my college graduation and loved the look of it. However, it was a very stiff dress and the fabric was very thick, so it wasn't one of the more comfortable dresses I've worn. It was also really big in the chest for me. The slit in the back is also pretty high, so I just had to be careful about how I was moving in it. I highly recommend it for an event like a graduation where there is limited movement and you need a good photo-op dress!

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 140lbs
June 20, 2013
Worn as my 2nd dress at my wedding reception!

Pros: flattering fit, photographs great. Cons: fabric was tough, both sizes came in pretty rough shape and looked like they had been machine washed, needed a lot of help to get the one I wore in wearable shape (not something I had budgeted time for 2 days before my wedding). Dress fit well through the waist and legs but was TIGHT around the rib cage-- I usually wear and 8 but was glad i went up a size- the 10 was still tight but I could at least zip it! I think I would stay away from this designer moving forward because of my chest size.

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
July 14, 2013
Dinner Party Chic

I rented this dress and the AV MAX River Isis earrings for a semi-formal work dinner party. It was perfect for the event and coordinated great with the earrings! Typically I wear a size 4 in dresses (sometimes I wear a size 2 in tops). While I did wear the size 4 in this dress, it was very fitted. So if you are in between sizes or somewhat curvy, definitely size up. What I didn't expect: The fabric is thick, structured and textured. The weight and structure of the fabric help the dress hold its shape and make it flattering. The texture reminded me of corduroy - for lack of a better description. It's subtle and helps the dress lay smoothly, hiding any imperfections (especially for the back of the pencil skirt since its so fitted). I really enjoyed wearing this dress and would rent it again!

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
July 16, 2013
Rented for a corporate sales meeting

Runs SO small.. I usually wear an 8-10, and got the 10 as my backup size and it felt like a 6! SO tight. Also didn't realize the fabric has some ribbing to it, and the arm holes are very small. Was so excited to wear this but it's just not for curvy girls...

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 160lbs
August 12, 2013
Great bridal shower dress!

I wore this to my bridal shower and everyone loved it! I will admit that the fabric was not quite what it appears in the photo. I was expecting something softer, but this material was a little stiffer (even though it did have a little stretch), and it almost felt a little like corduroy. Everyone loved the peplum shape, which I was a little nervous about, but decided once it was on, it made my waist look a little narrower (I like to think!). Everyone raved about it and no one could believe it was a rental. Very cute dress!

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
October 7, 2013
Great bridal shower dress!

Love the peplum style!! I normally wear a 2 in Shoshanna dresses, this one had a thick, corduroy type material with no stretch at all. I wore the 4 and was much more comfortable. Got a lot of compliments, it was the perfect bridal shower dress.

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
October 8, 2013
Peplum is flattering!

Perfect for my bridal shower. Thicker fabric than you may think, but it made the white really flattering and easy to wear. The peplum does amazing things to hide any tummy too! Overall it was comfortable with a little stretch, just a little shorter than I would have liked and I certainly needed the larger back up size.

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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
October 13, 2013
RUNS SMALL - Not for hourglass figure

This dress runs extremely small in the chest and hips. I wish I would have read the reviews more closely before renting it. It's not the kind of "runs small" where it's tight. It's the kind of "runs small" where there's no way you can zip it. I'm not convinced that going just one size up would have solved this problem. It's made for a straighter body than mine. Let me say that the dress is very beautiful with thick, striped fabric, and the photos only give you a taste of how unique the dress looks in person. Also, the RTR crew took good care of me. Even though I didn't get to wear this dress, the service this company provides made me feel okay about this rental experience.

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
December 23, 2013
Great dress for anything!

I rented this "just cuz" & am so glad I did! I wore it a few times - out to dinner, on a date & for drinks. Each time I paired it with different accessories & shoes & it felt like a new dress. It runs just a little bit small, but the size 6 was just right.

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