Shoshanna

Chessboard Dress

$77 rental
$385 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Add a splash of spontaneity to your style with this 60’s mod printed dress from Shoshanna! Go with lady like jewels by wearing the Kenneth Jay Lane's Clear Drop Earrings.

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sizes XS,S,M,L. Size XS=0,2; S=4; M=6,8;L=10,12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - fuller skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sizes XS,S,M,L. Size XS=0,2; S=4; M=6,8;L=10,12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra
WAIST: Fitted - fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not fitted - fuller skirt allows for comfortable room at hips
LENGTH: Knee length - (on a 5'5" model)

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

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Ivory and black jacquard (66%Polyester, 24%Cotton, 6% Metallic, 4%Nylon). Sleeveless. Boat neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper. 34” from shoulder to hem. Lined. Imported.

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13 reviews

Fit
Small 1
True to Size 9
Large 3
Photos 5
CPG
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 41
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Dec 12, 2012

Such a fun pattern - looks great in photos!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This was such a cute, fun dress! I LOVE the pattern and it looks great in pictures. It's a very thick fabric and the cut isn't an empire waist, but is higher than your waist line so I guess it makes your waist look a bit slimmer. I thought it looked great from the front, but the back was less flattering and I think it made my behind look huge! But, still, very cute and I liked it. Just not as flattering as I had hoped from the back.
Rachel
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 18, 2012

Loved it!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is very sophisticated and lady-like. I loved it and got tons of compliments. It was perfect for a fancy office party! It fits true to size to a little bit small.
Jill
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140 lbs
Jan 1, 2013

Loved this dress! Glitzy with style!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It was looks even better in person! It runs true to size. It is the right mix of sparkle with elegance! The fabric is thicker so keeps you warm and doesn't wrinkle. I would rent again!
Corrin
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120 lbs
Jan 7, 2013

Very Large

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I wore this for a business casual event. I got many compliments on the dress because of the unique pattern, but it runs extremely large. I am not sure I would even be able to fit into the next size down. Also, the fabric is very thick and tends to wrinkle when you sit down.
Janna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 4, 2013

Stylist Review!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
This dress was great! I loved the black and white and gold pattern! This dress ran very true to size but was very fitted in the bust. I would definitely size up in backup because the fabric has no stretch to it. I loved that I could wear a standard bra and the length was about 1-2 inches above my knee.
Dagny
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Apr 2, 2013

Gorgeous dress. Looks much different than on the website.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Ive worn it to a couple work events with a black blazer. Its very thick so nice for the colder months. Absolutely love the dress.
a
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Jul 29, 2013

pretty dress, but I didn't end up wearing it because it was uncomfortable.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
The fabric is much thicker than I expected and the white is more of a golden cream color. The seams and edges cut into me around the neckline so I didn't wear it. I have worn tons of shoshanna dresses and I would say overall the size of this was comparable, but it was less comfortable than her other dresses.
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 114 lbs
Nov 15, 2013

This dress is not meant for shorter girls. It runs a bit long. Did not wear.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I usually love this designer's dress. But, I did not end up wearing this one. It was too boxy. Also, there is gold in the dress. So don't plan on wearing any silver with this.
Kayjo
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 56
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Dec 28, 2013

Pretty from a distance

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I loved this dress from a distance, but up close the material is very thick and feels like upholstery. The overall look and fit are nice, but it was a little itchy and I didn't love the way I looked in it. Since it was part of the $20.14 promotion, it was fine, but I would not get it again.
Bailey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 3, 2014

Absolutely adorable but not too comfortable

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I absolutely loved the look of this dress. The shiny quilted fabric felt really high quality and it was different from any other dress I have worn. I am very pear shaped and ordered the 2 and the 4. I wore the 2. The skirt was straighter on me than it was in the picture due to my wide hips, but it covered them up and was a really tasteful NYE choice. I have weird posture in the photo which makes it look like it stuck out in the tummy but that was a fluke--it was really flattering all night. Like another reviewer mentioned, the seams around the arms and waist are very stiff and uncomfortable, which is why this dress doesn't get a 5, but I would absolutely recommend it for any winter event other than that!
Helen
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Feb 24, 2014

Formal Affair

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Formal Affair
This dress was comfortable and easy to wear - plus I got many compliments on it. I usually wear a size 10 but after reading other reviews that suggested to size up, I got the size 12. It fit a little loosely but was still fine. One thing that I really liked: I'm very tall and sometimes its difficult to find dresses that arent too short - since I wasn't wearing tights with this I was very happy that it had a slightly longer length (just above my knees) and I wasn't worried about pulling it down all night.
Sarah
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130 lbs
May 11, 2014

Not love at first try, but it really grew on me!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
I wasn't in love with this dress when I first tried it on -- for me it was snug at the waist but too loose on the top. However, wearing it for a night out, I hardly noticed the the top wasn't the best fit. The shimmery, substantial fabric was elegant, while the bold pattern bordered with gold thread made it eye catching and fun. It was a great dress for making my birthday dinner feel extra special.
shoelover03
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120 lbs
Jul 24, 2014

Simple, yet gorgeous

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I bought this dress from the RTR sale. On the hanger the gold really sparkles, so I thought the dress would be a bit loud. When I put it on the gold was more subtle. It fit perfectly and can be worn with a blazer for the office, or alone as a cocktail dress. I do have to add that when I wore this dress to the office, a cup of soda was spilled on me and since the dress is more of a champagne color, no one could even tell.
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