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Shoshanna

Dear Diary Sheath

$35 rental
$395 Retail

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Stylist Notes

Look floral feminine chic in this shift by Shoshanna. With wedding season around the corner, this style is a guaranteed party favorite. Pair with accessories like Badgley Mischka Jewelry’s Black Crystal Cluster Earrings and Lilly Pulitzer’s Elephant Love Note Clutch.

Size & Fit

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

Size & Fit Notes

This dress runs large. We recommend sizing down (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Not Fitted - comfortable room throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - comfortable room for hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

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

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Product Details

Purple lace (60% Cotton, 23% Rayon, 17% Nylon). Three-quarter length sleeves. Boat neck. Shift body. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 34” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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131 reviews

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Small 14
True to Size 95
Large 17
Photos 70
Danielle
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Apr 30, 2013

Loved this dress! Received many compliments!!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was perfect for the wedding I attended. It was comfortable, romantic, and very figure flattering. I received multiple compliments from the other guests. The color is even prettier in person.
Paula
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 42
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 134 lbs
May 6, 2013

Gorgeous dress was ideal for my Las Vegas trip

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
I ordered the size 6 & 8 as I am inbetween both sizes. I wore the size 6 and found it ran slightly large. The dress is very comfortable and a gorgeous colour. I wore it for a night out to see a show and party in Las Vegas.
Jenna
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180 lbs
May 14, 2013

Perfect!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was super comfortable, and perfect for an upscale wedding that isn't black tie. The fit is slightly roomier in the waist and hips than other sheath dresses. Ran true to size. The color photographs beautifully! Also, a great length for taller ladies!
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
May 19, 2013

Great dress, fun for dancing and eating!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress! Rented it for my cousin's wedding and my mom said it was her favorite RTR I have ever worn. The color is very vibrant and the lace overlay is fantastic. The back is a little scooped, which I loved. The fit was comfortable and flattering.
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
May 19, 2013

GORGEOUS dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Color is beautiful and the lace detail is gorgeous! It was very comfortable for dancing and moving around all night and the fit is flattering for all body types.
CBB
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
May 23, 2013

Great color and beautiful lace!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The color and length worked out well. The neckline is pretty too. Quality was great and I ordered it last minute and it got there in time, which was awesome. The dress was just a bit baggy through the middle - wish it was a little more fitted there.
Czarina
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jun 1, 2013

Fun, Flirty Feminine and Comfortable!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved my first RTR experience thanks to this dress. The whole process was so easy and the quality of this dress was amazing! The color really pops and the lace is beautiful and lightweight. Received tons of compliments and was comfy throughout the day. I wore the 2 and it was very comfortable but probably could have gone with a 0 which would have been a little more fitted. Too bad I got the 4 as a backup size. If you're nervous like me and want to wear this dress, get it in your normal size and then get a size down for your backup. Otherwise enjoy...I know I did!
Rachel
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 10, 2013

Great color!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
Fits on the larger side for Shoshana dresses. Usually a 6 fits me well, but I can't zip it all the way up in the back due to bust size. With other Shoshana dresses I've tried on, I've had to go up to an 8 for this reason, even though I'm short and don't need the extra room anywhere else. With this dress, zipping up a 6 was easy! It was still tight feeling across the bust, but it didn't look it at all. You can wear a normal bra with it too, which is great. The color is really beautiful. The downside is that the lace sleeves are really stiff, so I avoided big hugs and dancing with my arms way up in the air... manageable! Overall, really pleased with the dress!
Kelly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jul 8, 2013

I loooooved wearing this dress.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was my first RTR experience. It was great - I had a couple of silly mistakes that I made at checkout but they were resolved immediately by emailing the RTR staff. They were extremely quick getting back to me with any questions I had. As for the dress - the fabric quality was amazing. I'm the kind of girl who buys a dress and only wears it for one occasion. Heaven forbid you get caught wearing the same thing twice, right?? ;) I like to keep my look fresh and RTR definitely helps with that! I was a little worried that the 0 would be too big, I have a very small frame and sometimes Women's sizes are too big and tend to look frumpy on me. This fit perfectly. Not too tight, not too baggy and not too long! That's a plus for me. My only criticism was that the ends of the dress and arms are starting to fray, but I know that is just from being worn. Obviously you are aware you are renting a dress that has been worn. Overall my first experience with RTR was exceptional. Will be renting again!
Meg
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 8, 2013

Classy, comfortable, and compliments galore!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Wore Shoshanna's "Dear Diary" sheath to a wedding in Cape May, NJ, and got so many compliments. Per other user reviews that the dress runs large, I rented both a size 6 and a size 4. I had a little extra fabric around the middle in the size 6, but the 4 was a bit too short and tight in the arms, so I ended up going with the 6. It still could have been a TINY bit longer (had to be careful raising my arms when dancing), but overall I just loved this dress. RTR rocks, as always!
Briana
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 145 lbs
Sep 15, 2013

beautiful and comfortable

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
beautiful dress - I'm usually between a six and eight and definitely went with six, so I would recommend sizing down on the extra dress you get!
Molly
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145 lbs
Sep 18, 2013

The color looked great in the mountains.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was true to size and the color was fantastic. I have an athletic build, with wider shoulders and the dress was not tight at all. Lots of compliments and a great dress for a wedding.
Nikki
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Sep 23, 2013

PERFECT wedding dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Rented this for a wedding and absolutely LOVED it. Most of the other reviews said the dress ran really large - I ordered my normal size and a size down. While I definitely wouldn't say it ran small, I think it fit pretty true to size. Loved that it wasn't skin tight but still gave enough definition to make it figure flattering. More of a purple/blue tone in person but the color is gorgeous - received compliments all night long! Can't wait to find another excuse to rent this beauty again!
Amanda
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 154 lbs
Oct 6, 2013

Beautiful cut lace & comfortable

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Pros-- beautiful vivis color; super simple to wear, elegant, but playful style Cons--the snug fit can cause the lining to ride up slightly; and if you have a fuller figure, fabric can pouch unflatteringly
Lisa
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 36
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170 lbs
Oct 8, 2013

Great dress to wear for any occasion! Comfortable and sexy in one dress!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I loved this dress. I have big arms and was afraid it would be too tight but it turns out the lace was fairly stretchy, which helped! I loved the jewel toned purple on this dress and the cut made the dress sexy, yet comfortable to wear. I tried the 8, which was just a touch too tight (like I couldn't do the 'YMCA' dance in this dress-too tight) but it didn't matter because the 10 looked great too!!
Jennifer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Oct 21, 2013

Sophisticated and sexy, great length for petite girls

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am 5'2" and was so happy to see that this dress ran short enough to fall mid-thigh. The color is a beautiful jewel-tone, not too bright. Love the raw lace edge along the bottom. I had about 4 options to wear to my rehearsal dinner, and my fiance loved this one the best. Perfect combination of sophisticated and sexy.
Tracy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
Oct 23, 2013

Loved the color and the lace!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I was a little surprised that prior reviews said that the size runs small, because I really did not agree. I am consistently either a 6 or an 8 (depending on brand), but the reviews made me feel like I should order a 4! I am glad I did not. I could have gone with either the 6 or the 8, but the 6 was a little shorter so I opted for the 8. I am 5'10'' so this dress is definitely doable if you're tall. Plenty of room in the shoulders, hips, bust and arms. Fits like a classic shift dress. It's the perfect dress for a wedding in cooler weather. I wore it to a rainy, outdoor wedding and it kept me warm-- and even looked cute with my Hunter wellies!
Brittany
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128 lbs
Nov 6, 2013

LOVED this dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was my first RTR rental. I was extremely impressed with the entire process -- from start to finish -- and I will definitely be back!!!
Kristen
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 133 lbs
Nov 13, 2013

Comfortable and Perfect!!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I am a larger busted girl...36D and a size 4 or 6 waist, so fitted dresses are always an issue for me because of the requirement for more up top than in the middle and bottom. I chose this dress because I knew if it was too loose in the middle, I could probably put a belt with it. The size 8 fit perfectly at the chest and it fit like a traditional shift the rest of the way down. I wish it was a bit more tailored through the waist, but I knew it wouldn't be when I ordered it. I ended up not wearing a belt, but you definitely could if you wanted to. I wore this to an outdoor, country wedding with my cowgirl boots and it was adorable. I got compliments on it all night!! It was also very comfortable and I had no issues with the sleeves. I dreaded returning it, for sure!!
jamie
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 136 lbs
Nov 17, 2013

First experience with RTR and it was amazing!!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
The color of this dress stands out so much and compliments all skin tones! It's a straight fit so I sized down. It was a little snug around the breast area but comfortable. I am usually a size 6 and wore the 4 since all the reviews said runs large. Tons of compliments on such a unique dress. It was on the shorter side since I chose to wear the 4 but the scoop neckline and sleeves balanced it out. paired it with nude heels and clutch. So easy to put in UPS bag and ship it back. I will be renting again soon!
Faren
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 110 lbs
Nov 21, 2013

Wore it to a charity gala. Got a ton of compliments and everyone LOVED the lace detail and color.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
It fit true to size. A little shorter than I thought, but over all PERFECT. I ordered 2 and 4, and 2 fit better. Perfect for cocktail, wedding, party.
Suzanne
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Nov 24, 2013

Perfect for my Bridal Shower!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this dress for my bridal shower in November. I loved the dress and got so many compliments! I ordered the size 0 and 2 because I read that the dress ran large. The dress fit wonderfully.. it is not a tight fit but it is short, so it is still a little sexy. I'm only 5'4, so I would warn the taller girls that if the dress was short on me, it will definitely be short on you! I didn't feel that it was inappropriate, but when I sat down, the dress went up pretty high and I was a little self-conscious. Pairing it with dark tights might be a good option if you are nervous about the length. Other than that... FABULOUS dress... I wish I could have kept it in my closet. :)
Rachel
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160 lbs
Jun 23, 2014

So many compliments!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I wore this dress to a friends winter wedding. The fit was a but short but not too bad to wear. I received so many compliments throughout the night and loved wearing it! Comfortable too!
brittany
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135 lbs
Jun 23, 2014

unable to wear it

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress was such a pretty color but I was unable to wear it for the bridal shower because it was really really short. Its true to size. I'm a six but I'm a curvy six so that may have been part of the issue. It was n a very cute dress.
Jessie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jul 2, 2014

Beautiful, easy to wear dress

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is a stunning color, a very flattering fit, and comfy to wear. It runs a little short, but I'm pretty short so it wasn't an issue for me, but it might be for someone taller.
Andi
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 117 lbs
Jul 16, 2014

Beautiful dress and great color for a summer wedding

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Overall I loved the dress. The color and texture was beautiful. As other reviews mentioned the arms were tight so I had to go with the 2. The 2 however, was too loose in the stomach and the 0 would have been better in the midsection. The dress is on the short size so taller ladies beware!
Andrea
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155 lbs
Aug 6, 2014

Runs much smaller than the lace Sierra dress by Shoshanna.

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this dress & the lace Sierra. The lace Sierra fit great, this sheath was much tighter throughout, especially in the sleeves. I ended up wearing the lace Sierra. Beautiful color though.
Bunky
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132 lbs
Aug 11, 2014

Way too short!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I originally ordered a 6 and 4. I'm usually a 4. The 4 was returned damaged so I got stuck wearing the 6. It was a bit too big and really short! When I say down I had to keep pulling it down so I wouldn't flash anybody.
Caroline
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Sep 17, 2014

Short skirt

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I have great legs so my husband didn't mind that I was showing them off but if you are taller than me (5'6") you may feel self conscious. This dress did not meet my mom's fingertip length rules, not even close. Otherwise it was really comfortable and a beautiful color.
Amber
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 1, 2014

Couldn't make it work

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I wanted to love this dress. I've rented Shoshanna before and LOVE the lace dresses. The lining of the dress rode up when I walked around after trying it on, and if I tried to lift my arms, the entire dress lifted up exposing way too much. I tried it on multiple times and considered pinning the lining to the lace to make it work, but ultimately went to the mall to find a replacement. (My event started at 11:30am the next day so there wasn't time to receive a replacement) Next time I will stick to a different shape dress.
Jenna
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Oct 19, 2014

Great dress for bridal shower

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Wore this to a bridal shower on a Saturday afternoon. I only ordered a 6, so wore it, but I definitely could've used a 4. The 6 fit but was a bit looser than I liked. I loved the length, too. I wore with brown boots to dress it down, so it's a great dress to dress up or down depending on the look you are going for.
Kirsten
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145 lbs
Oct 20, 2014

Too short!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I ordered this for my cousin's wedding...I probably could have worn it, it was just too short for a family wedding in my opinion (I'm 5'7). Since it was short, anytime you raised your arms or moved (think dancing), it rode up even more. The arms fit well and the lace is very pretty however.
Jessica
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Oct 22, 2014

Perfect little cocktail dress

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
The dress fit true to size and was adorable. Just one note, its a bit short. I'm 5'2'' and felt that it was just on the verge of being too short for a fundraiser. Sitting down was a little bit of an issue but overall I thought the dress was a winner.
Liz
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 141 lbs
Oct 27, 2014

Soooo short.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I liked the lace of this dress and it was a different color than I tend to wear. However, it was SO short! The lining barely covered my butt. It fit everywhere else and was sort of flattering, but the length made it unwearable.
Colleen
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 144 lbs
Nov 10, 2014

Perfect!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Loved the dress! Very comfy and the color was so pretty!
Kelly
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 118 lbs
Dec 12, 2014

Fit perfectly and received tons of compliments! Wish I owned it!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit was great. It complimented my body without being two tight around the waist, leaving room to eat! Also was a bit on the shorter side which worked well with the long sleeves.
Lucy
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 153 lbs
Dec 17, 2014

Unfortunatly, I ended up not wearing the dress. It was way too short!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Tight across the bust and way too short for me! I ended up returning without wearing.
hillary
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 137 lbs
Jan 26, 2015

Way too short

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
While this dress is so gorgeous- the color is amazing in person- it was way too short on me. I could not lift my arms up without it coming up past my rear- I tried going up to the 6 to see if any added length would help- but still had to same problem. I wouldn't recommend for anyone over 5'6 or with super long legs. I also found it made me look like I had a little pooch in my stomach area as there was extra fabric gathering there.
Sandra
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 150 lbs
Mar 11, 2015

Super short.

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Other
I am only 5'3" and this dress was super short on me. I would not have felt covered enough to wear. It does run small too. I have a large chest (36DDD) and I struggled to zip it up all the way. This dress is not for a large bust. A cup through D cup should be no issue.
Dre
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170 lbs
May 19, 2015

The dress was perfect for a wedding

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
The dress was beautiful, however it was a pretty straight cut, not so much for curvy women. Also the dress was a little snug around the arms
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