Shoshanna

Davina Dress

$30 – $40 rental?
$395 retail
Stylist Notes

Attending a fall wedding? This 3/4 lace dress by Shoshanna is fit to flatter! Make it an outfit worthy of envy with accessories like Ben-Amun’s Chain Reaction Necklace.

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: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (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

Dark Purple Synthetic Lace (51.2% Nylon, 39.5% Rayon, 9.3% Cotton.) Elbow-length sleeves. Crew neckline. Princess seamed bodice. Pencil skirt with Scalloped hem. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 35” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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314 reviews
Fit
Large
(8)
True to Size
(156)
Small
(74)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
May 8, 2014
Great dress!
Perfect for a charity dinner I attended. Gorgeous color! I wore one size up, mostly due to the tightness of the sleeves. Thinking of renting again for a wedding!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
May 12, 2014
This back up dress ended up being the winner, hands down.
The color was gorgeous, even for a spring wedding. Length was perfect when standing, just needed a little more care when needing to bend over. I agree with other reviewers that the sleeves were tight at first, but really didn't notice it the rest of the night. Those were the only two reasons for a 4, not 5 star review. Excellent fit for girls with girls.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 113lbs
May 14, 2014
The perfect dress for my best friend's rehearsal dinner at a country club!
LOVE this dress!! The fit is amazing and comfortable at the same time! Definitely worth the money :) I wish I could buy it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 62
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135lbs
May 14, 2014
I didn't wear this dress. It was a back up for a theater night.
The sleeves were tight so I had to size up. The color is a beautiful burgundy. It definitely needs some bling to make it pop.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
June 21, 2014
Pretty color, perfect fit
The color is very pretty. The dress is fitted in all the right areas.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
July 1, 2014
Beautiful for a non-dancing affair!
The dress is lovely and the photos don't do the color justice, but I will say the arms are tight - and I don't have big arms. It's more the cut of the dress - the seams in the armpit areas are low, so you kind of have wings (think flying squirrel). If you're not dancing or planning to have your arms raised, the dress great!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
July 2, 2014
comfortable!
great for winter weddings!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
July 10, 2014
Loved the color!
I loved this pretty lace dress. It was short on me so I stood up a lot. But still beautiful. I also felt the sleeves were tight on me. I wouldn't rent again based on length alone.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
July 27, 2014
Loved this dress!
Like over reviewers have said, the sleeves have no stretch. But the dress still fit perfectly and I got tons of compliments on it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 6, 2014
Small shoulders and no pizazz
The color of this dress was beautiful, and the overall size was fine. However, the shoulders on this dress are cut in such a way that I wouldn't have been able to hug, dance, or shake someone's hand because my arms were so restricted. The dress was also not as dressy as I had hoped. I would wear it to a christening or fancier dinner party, but it didn't make me feel pretty or sexy. It was beautiful for the right event, but not my event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 115lbs
August 11, 2014
Loved the dress! Lots of compliments!
I rented a 0 and a 2, and wore the 2. Like the other reviews, I noticed the sleeves were a little tight when I first put the dress on but after a bit of wearing you don't notice it. Given that the fabric is lace with a lining, the fabric does not give much when sitting down and getting in and out of the car... BUT it doesn't stop you from dancing all night long with your girlfriends! The dress fit great. I got a lot of compliments throughout the night. I would definitely rent this again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 3, 2014
Arms too stiff to consider wearing
The 4 fit me beautifully in the body but the arms are so stiff that I couldn't lift them at all. Dancing would have been impossible! I also rented the 6 which fit nicely but a little looser in the hips, however the arms in that size were still too tight. I wanted to dance and move and have fun at the wedding I attended, so I chose to wear a dress that I own. To be clear, the arms were not too small or even too tight, it was that the construction of them made it really impossible to move.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
September 7, 2014
Perfect alternative to the LBD. The color is beautiful yet subtle and the lace decor is intricate.
I love my shoshanna dresses and this dress is no exception. The bodice fit well and the lace was absolutely beautiful. As other reviewers mentioned the arms/shoulder area really feels restrictive. I ended up wearing the larger size so I could move my arms around a little more. You could probably get away without wearing a bra to free up room, but I still wore one. Even though it felt a little bit restrictive I still was able to dance all night and received several compliments! Another rtr success. #alwayswearinganewdress
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 128lbs
September 17, 2014
Great for a fall wedding.
Fit great. I am usually a size 2 up top and a 4 on the bottom. The dress wasn't too long even though I am 5'1"
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
September 21, 2014
Unable to wear bc of the arms
I wasn't able to wear this dress. I'm normally an 8, and I ordered the 8 and 10 to be safe. Everything but the shoulders fit on the 8 - the cut is very strange up top and I don't think this dress is made for a cup size larger than B or maybe C. The 10 was huge and very matronly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 31
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
September 25, 2014
Perfect!
Beautifully made, perfect fit. Ideal for early fall wedding. I am just about 5 feet, and wear petite everything. Always worry about dresses that come in regular sizes. This hit a bit above knee length (longer than on the model) and was entirely appropriate for the wedding we went to. I loved it enough that I may rent again for another occasion this fall.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
September 30, 2014
Wedding
I am normally a size 8, but ordered an 8 and a 10 because I had a baby 9 months ago and I wasn't sure I was quite down to my normal size. I can wear size 8 jeans, but this dress I had to wear a 10. I am also nursing my daughter so if you are bustier, you might need a larger size for comfort. The 10 was doable, but the sleeves were definitely tight. It also tends to ride up when you move your arms because of the tightness in the sleeves. It was very hard to handle my daughter in this dress. I was surprised at the length in the dress when standing as other users said it was short, but it was fine. It is definitely not something you can bend over in though and have to be very aware when sitting down. Perhaps if I had gone up one more size for comfort, it wouldn't have been as bad. The dress is a great dress, but a bit tight for me. I feel like it runs a bit smaller.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
October 4, 2014
Gorgeous
So many compliments! I loved this dress I want to own it. Very pretty! And flattering. The purple lace is actually more purple than it looked in pictures, but a very pretty color. Wore to a rehearsal dinner. Great length when walking around. Sleeves fit perfectly as well.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
October 5, 2014
Perfect color for a fall wedding
As everyone said, it's lace so the sleeves and bust are initially right but not uncomfortable. The deep plum was perfect for a fall wedding. It was classy and incredibly comfortable paired with nude heels and clutch and rose gold jewelry.
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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Age: 31
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
October 12, 2014
Easy experience. Dress was shipped on time and sending back was easy
Dress didn't fit. I'm a tall girl with big shoulders and the dress did not have any give. Was way too tight in bust / chest area. Also a little more of a mature look then expected
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
October 13, 2014
Pretty Dress
I wore this dress to a March wedding and really liked it. The lace was pretty and the color was a nice, deep purple color. Because I'm petite the dress fell above my knee, which I preferred since the weather was chilly that time of year. The material was not stretchy though and the arms were a little tight, but I was still able to dance all night and didn't feel constricted.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
October 13, 2014
Beautiful color!
Fits perfectly in all the right places. I couldn't lift my arms up all the way because of the sleeves but it wasn't a deal breaker for this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36B
Weight: 135lbs
October 14, 2014
Gorgeous Dress! Beautiful color!
I had to rent the 4 and the 8 because the 6 wasn't available. I definitely think the 6 would've fit perfect! I did wear the 8 and it was a little big in the shoulders and the sleeves were a bit tight but overall the dress fit nicely and was very flattering! The color on the model does not accurately show how pretty the color of this dress is! I would wear this dress again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
February 16, 2014
"Purple" Cocktail Corporate Event on a Yacht
I received many compliments, as seems to be the case whenever I wear an RTR dress. I ordered an 8 and 10, but the 8 ended up being too tight across the chest and arms. The 10 was fine. I recommend sizing up if you have a larger chest, wide shoulders or arms. You can wear a regular strap bra. It was very comfortable and appropriate for a corporate event.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Body type: Petite
November 18, 2013
Beautiful dress! Classy, Modest and Feminine.
The color of the dress is regal and gorgeous. Pictures don't do it justice. It appears a little bluish in the picture due to the lighting of the room and the effects of white balance on the phone. But in reality, it's a deep purple. The lace adds to the sophisticated look of the dress. Definitely makes one look like royalty! I would recommend this dress for the classy, modest and feminine look. The dress was comfortable, although it ran small. I had to wear a 2 because the size 0 was tight around the arms (echoing off previous reviews, the lace isn't stretchable. You may want to size up if your arms are on the larger side). However, the dress itself was a bit constricting, due to its form-fitting design, so it didn't hurt to size up. I would give this dress a 5 for beauty, overall comfort, and how pretty it can make a girl feel! I gave it 4 stars because the size 0 dress came in with poor stitching near the zipper. Someone must have torn the dress along the zipper while trying it on. The dress wouldn't zip beyond the stitching. Luckily, the size 2 dress fit better for me, but it may have not been the case for someone else in my place. Anyways, beautiful dress!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 17, 2014
Comfortable, flattering and vibrant color
I was very happy with this dress. I went with the smaller size (my normal size) because it pulled in the waist a little more and gave it more of a shape. It is a little longer than some of the other dresses, ends just above the knee. Fit well, was able to dance all night after the wedding. Very comfortable. The color was awesome, brighter than it appears on the model.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 28
October 18, 2014
I ordered this dress very last minute and they still had the right sizes
Beautiful dress, the sleeves are a bit tight. Perfect length !
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
October 21, 2014
Universally flattering, versatile cocktail dress
The dress runs small so I would recommend going a size up from what you normally wear. My normal size 6 was too tight around the chest and waist, but an 8 fit perfectly and was much more forgiving. But with the right size, it fits like a glove and hugs your body in all the right places. It's a great choice for cooler weather as the sleeves will keep your arms warm. Be careful when sitting, as the dress will ride up significantly. Overall I loved wearing this dress and I got lots of compliments!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
October 22, 2014
Great dress for a fall wedding
I usually wear a size 6 but it was a last minute rental for me so a 6 wasn't available. I read all of the reviews about the arms being small so i decided to take a chance with the 8. It fit great! i think the 6 would have been uncomfortable in the arms. I got a lot of compliments on this. It is a great plum color for a fall wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Age: 38
October 22, 2014
My husband loved the color!
The sleeves were not too tight on me. Dress fit well!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
October 23, 2014
Very classic, pretty dress
I rented this dress for a Friday night wedding and it was very appropriate for the occasion. The dress is definitely more purple than it appears in the picture, but it's still a deep, pretty color. I usually wear a size 4 or 6 in dresses, and wound up wearing this dress in the 6 because there's absolutely no stretch to the material. I couldn't have lifted my arms at all if I had worn the 4. That being said, it's still very comfortable as long as you're okay with the lace overlay not being the most flexible material.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 21, 2014
Gorgeous dress!
I loved the lace and got lots of compliments on my dress! It was a little looser in the midsection than I thought it would be; it actually had some give and was quite comfortable for sitting and walking. The length was great for me.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145lbs
October 26, 2014
Got lots of compliments!
I didn't think the sleeves were too tight, like others have said, but it isn't the easiest dress to wear while sitting. Not a lot of give to it. But the length was perfect, and I got many compliments on it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 26, 2014
Great dress for a fall wedding
I got compliments all night and was explaining Rent the Runway to a bunch of people! As other people warned, the sleeves are a bit tight, so this wouldn't work if you have extra-buff arms or need to be able to reach forward or up above your head. I ended up wearing the 2 since it fit better in the body even though the arms were tight on both the 2 and 4. It's also a bit short in the length but that was fine for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 122lbs
October 27, 2014
Fashionably Comfortable
This dress was a great color for a fall wedding. It was an outdoor wedding in PA, so I was a little cold, but nothing a little sweater/shawl and some dancing couldn't fix! It was a very comfortable dress, not too short, and appropriate for a wedding with friends! The sleeves were a great length, the dress was overall a great fit and I felt sophisticated and pretty in it!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 28, 2014
Gorgeous color! Perfect for a fall wedding!
Dress ran on the small side. The sleeves have absolutely no stretch to them so even though the dress for me I could not raise my hands over the head. That made it a bit hard to move around, especially dance. Overall I really like this dress just wish the lace sleeves would have had a stretchy material.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
October 29, 2014
Beautiful color and made me feel great!
I wore this dress to an October wedding in New England. It was very comfortable and was a beautiful color! I wish I owned it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
November 2, 2014
Gorgeous dress, perfect for a fall wedding!
I loved the look of this dress while standing. It fit tightly enough to show my curves while still looking classy and the length was perfect. When I sat down it was a little short and the slip showed, but it wasn't a big deal. I rated the dress a 4 because it was uncomfortably tight around the ribs and in the sleeves, but that's what I get for wearing the 0. The 2 fit more comfortably, but didn't hug my body as well so I chose to deal with the discomfort :) Overall a great dress and I received lots of complements!
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
November 4, 2014
?
I thought this dress was a little short for my height. It was tight in the sleeves, as other reviewers mentioned, which meant I could not really slow dance with my date. :( The lace rode up when I sat down, which made the lining visible. I did not like that. It was fine for a winter wedding, but not particularly flattering or memorable.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
November 5, 2014
Runs sooo small!
This was a backup dress, so I didn't wear it, but I did try it on and it was soooo small! I even ordered one size up and I still had trouble zipping it, it was so tight. I literally triple checked the tag because I was convinced it was mislabeled. It was cute, but size up ladies!
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