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Shoshanna

Alexa Peplum Dress

$45 rental
$340 Retail

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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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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".)

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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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106 reviews

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Small 61
True to Size 34
Large 1
Photos 49
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 26, 2013

Post-baby, super flattering!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Between the 2 and the 4, I went with the 2. The material is pretty thick, so the size 4 felt like a lot of unnecessary material for me.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102 lbs
Jul 31, 2013

Perfect dress for a summer party!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Perfect dress for a summer party. The dress is solid white (it has a subtle texture). It is a heavy fabric but not hot. I did need to press it off when I received it, but it wore beautifully all night.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 12, 2013

Great bridal shower dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
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!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 23, 2013

Dinner and drinks

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this for my bachelorette party. I LOVED it. I felt like a million bucks in it.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Oct 7, 2013

Great bridal shower dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 148 lbs
Oct 7, 2013

I felt confident in this dress and it was perfect for my bridal shower!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
When I first received this dress, it unfortunately had a distinct smell of moth balls. I've rented from RTR before and have NEVER had this issue so after I called to inform them of the situation, the same dress was sent to me overnight to ensure I received it for my shower. RTR has amazing customer service and the second dress was perfect. The material of this dress is very thick and can be difficult to move with your body at times, but it photographs well and was good for a September bridal shower. I actually rented this same necklace in jade last year and fell in love, so I went ahead and bought it in peach for my shower (my wedding color is peach!). I usually wear a size 8 or 10, and since the material is thick I sized up.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Oct 8, 2013

Peplum is flattering!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
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.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160 lbs
Oct 15, 2013

This dress was perfect for my wedding rehearsal and dinner.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
It was a little tight across the bust but it was the right kind of elegance for the affair.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100 lbs
Feb 19, 2014

Bridal shower perfection.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was perfect for my bridal shower. I got so many compliments. The dress runs to size and fit great. Its a thicker material so it was great for a February shower. I would definitely get this dress again.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 28, 2014

This was the perfect dress for my Miss Vermont Pageant interview! Professional yet fashionable.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I rented for the first time from Rent the Runway for all of my pageant attire for the Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization Pageant that was this past Saturday. I wore this dress for my interview with the judges and loved everything about it! Very true to size, was very professional yet fashionable, and great length. There were a couple mend marks on the back of the dress when the dress arrived, but they were barely noticeable. Overall an amazing dress.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 19
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
May 25, 2014

Such a classy dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
Love this dress! Peplum is fabulous. Runs a little snug so size up. I can sometimes wear down to a size 0 in looser fitting dresses but ended up wearing the 4 which was form fitting. Had to keep pulling it down because of the slit in the back so be mindful of that also. Love this dress though and would rent again!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 2, 2014

Super cute dress, was perfect for my bridal shower!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
This dress is really pretty and has a great cut and the fabric is substantial. I liked how well it was structured and how it fit! It was a little tight in the thighs and was kind of short while sitting down, but it looked great and I got tons of compliments. I liked the thickness of the fabric a lot and how it made the peplum really pop. I'm glad I ordered the 2 though! I didn't even bother trying on the 0.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Jun 2, 2014

This dress is perfect for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to my bridal shower and received tons of compliments! It is true to size and the thicker material was not too hot or uncomfortable. I would definitely recommend this dress for any wedding related event or a date night!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
Jun 13, 2014

Perfect for my bridal shower

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Pros- flattering, NOT see-through, love it It's a thicker fabric, but still light
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 175 lbs
Jun 19, 2014

Fitting for bridal shower

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I liked the dress overall and would wear it again. For the cons - It was small (wore a 12 instead of a 10) and the material was different than expected. It was hard to get out of all the wrinkles b/c it was a thick material.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Jun 20, 2014

I liked the dress in the photos, just not for me

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Heavyweight, paper like fabric that you can hear as you walk. It was stiff and bunched oddly. I think it looks great on others though- just not great on my body.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 122 lbs
Jun 21, 2014

Beautiful dress!!

Size worn: NONE
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I ordered this dress for a graduation. Although I did not get to wear this dress , I LOVED IT. I ordered a size 4 and 2. The 4 fit perfectly on top, but it did not accommodate my hips. I needed a size 6. There is very little stretch in the dress. Beautiful fabric, a bit on the heavy side for summer, is balanced with an opening in the back with a one button closure. Beautiful dress! . I was very disappointed I could not wear the dress. RTR was very helpful in trying to help me get a replacement, but due to time restraints, it did not work out.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 24, 2014

I felt so classy and beautiful in the white peplum!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Fun, Flirty! Runs small. Goes great with a statement necklace or earrings. I wore it wine tasting for my birthday and it was perfect!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Jul 2, 2014

Great for a daytime, semi to formal event.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
The dress is stunning on. It's very professional and white house, expensive looking. It's a corduroy like material, which is kinda weird being the model photo doesn't show this texture. I received both sizes 2 and 4 (normally I wear a 0 or a 2) The 2 was to tight in the bust and arm holes. The size 2 did fit if I didn't want to move my arms or breath, so I opted to not split at the seams and wear the 4. I needed to give it a once over with my iron on a low setting, no steam, inside out to get the wrinkles out from the shipping. It was perfect for my formal business lunch, paired with a chunky pearl necklace and nude heels. I would suggest nude heels over black or white since the dress up close the color has a hue of cream. The structure of the dress is well made and sturdy and will hide any muffin top nicely. It does not stretch sideways only a teeny, tiny bit long ways. I would rent this dress again in the future for any day time semi to formal event. In my opinion this is not an evening dress.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Body type: Hourglass
Jul 22, 2014

A Perfect Day!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I've waited more than a year for our book launch party, and I trusted RTR with my outfit! ; ) The fit was a bit on the snug side. If you are curvy at all, I'd suggest ordering a size up. (I wear a 4 in most every brand and felt "tucked in" in the size 6 here.) The dress was structured - perfect for taking photos and long periods of sitting. Overall, I was very happy with this dress. I received many compliments and loved the professional look for the feel of the event. I was very happy and I'll rent again for sure!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 18
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Aug 3, 2014

Fun dress for any occasion!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
Loved the texture of the dress, however it was stiff and not flexible. It ran a little tight and short. I got many compliments though!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 11, 2014

Perfect dress for perfect night

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved this dress for a rehearsal dinner. Great fit, very flattering and comfortable for the whole night
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Aug 19, 2014

Perfect for an evening white party!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Runs SMALL, really. I usually wear an 8, the 10 fit tight. The entire dress, not just the bust. Thick fabric, had to iron before the event and it does wrinkle quickly. But gorgeous!!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 10, 2014

Washington, DC's first ever Diner en Blanc!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I had rented this dress once before, so I knew it ran a little small for me. I usually wear a 2 but was very comfortable in the 4. This is truly a set-it-and-forget-it dress: keeps its shape well, doesn't get too wrinkly, and is form-fitting but still has a little stretch and isn't too constricting. Definitely recommend!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118 lbs
Sep 10, 2014

Adorable dress for my lakeside bridal shower!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I absolutely loved this peplum dress. So much so that I've ordered it twice! The peplum lays perfectly- not too flat. The back cut out adds interest to the dress. I typically order a 0 and 2 in dresses from RTR- and about half the time I'll wear the 0 and the other half the 2. Not with this dress! I definitely needed the 4 because the 2 was tight in the thigh/hip area. But I'm also pretty curvy there. Also, RTR has the best customer service! I got coffee spilled all over me in this dress, and they didn't charge me an extra cleaning fee!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
Oct 1, 2014

Got a ton of compliments!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Def runs super small. The 6 fit perfect everywhere accept my rib cage. Wore the 8 but it was big in my legs and stomach. All in all, it was fine and everyone loved it. I wear 4/6 in everything else...so beware.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 155 lbs
Nov 5, 2014

Made me feel bridal at my rehearsal dinner!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Material makes it hard to zip!
RTR Customer
Age: 26
Nov 10, 2014

It was the perfect dress for my rehearsal dinner

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I usually wear a 4 and went with the 4, but it was a little tight on the hips/thighs. I got so many complements all night.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Nov 19, 2014

Perfect!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this for my interview during a recent pageant. The material was very thick, in a good way, and it fit perfectly. No complaints!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 29, 2014

Nice dress, but had issues with the material

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Other
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Dec 16, 2014

Perfect way to kick off wedding weekend!

Size worn: 6
Rented for: Wedding
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Dec 31, 2014

Wore this to my bridal shower.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I'm between a 4 and 6 but wore the 6. Fit great up top, a bit snug around my hips but looked great. It's a corduroy-like material so it was a bit stiff, but the peplum top stayed up and looked great. The thicker material was perfect for my December bridal shower.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 138 lbs
Feb 13, 2015

Perfect for Law School Graduation

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
I loved this dress and created some great memories in it! The texture of the dress is interesting (kind of thick) but damn it looks good in photos! I wore it for my law school graduation with a really dark (fake!) tan and it was a pretty contrast against the white dress. I would totally rent this dress again for another formal event: it is classic and flattering. I felt very "lawyer-like" :)
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125 lbs
Mar 4, 2015

"You look like you could get married right now!"

Size worn: 4
Rented for: Other
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!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Mar 23, 2015

The RTR process was easy and I was able to change my ship address

Size worn: 12
Rented for: Other
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Mar 27, 2015

Perfect for my Bridal Shower!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I rented this for my bridal shower & it was perfect. The peplum hides minor stomach bloating from eating, and the waist is super flattering. The 10 was too big, but the 8 was a little snug. It was a little tight around the arms, but after moving around a little bit it seemed to fit better - even after eating!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Apr 15, 2015

Classic and simple, perfect for a bridal shower!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress to my bridal shower and it was great! It was a little tight in the ribs so sitting was challenging for a while, but it was OK by the end of the day. The rest of the fit was perfect. I got tons of compliments on the dress and felt great all day!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
May 4, 2015

Adore this dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Wore to a derby party. Normally wear size 4 in dresses (sometimes 2). Had to wear the 6 in this dress. Was a bit baggy in the bust area otherwise fit perfectly. Absolutely beautiful and received many compliments.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
May 23, 2015

This was perfect for my bridal shower.

Size worn: 0
Rented for: Party
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 17, 2015

Perfect for Graduation

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Formal Affair
I wore this dress to my graduation ceremony for my Masters degree. It felt very stylish and professional! It definitely runs small, I think this is the first time I've ever worn a size 4. I got a lot of compliments and I was overall very happy with it! It was tight, but not uncomfortable. I also rented the necklace I am wearing with it - it looks great with a chunky, colorful necklace.
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