Dear Diary Sheath

$139 to buy
$395 retail
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.

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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141 reviews
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Large
(18)
True to Size
(100)
Small
(15)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
April 30, 2013
Loved this dress! Received many compliments!!!
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.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 44
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 134lbs
May 6, 2013
Gorgeous dress was ideal for my Las Vegas trip
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 45
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 127lbs
May 9, 2013
I never wore it.
I rented a 4 and a 6 and probably could have worn a 2. The stomach bunched up and poofed out and made me look like I had a belly, which I do not.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 132lbs
May 12, 2013
great dress!
I am 5'7 130 wore a size 2. Fit was perfect. Would rent again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
May 13, 2013
The dress is stunning!
Very flattering fit.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 180lbs
May 14, 2013
Perfect!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
May 15, 2013
Did not wear, lace arms so not stretch and were constrictive.
Did not wear, lace arms so not stretch and were constrictive and mid section was not very fitted.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
May 19, 2013
Great dress, fun for dancing and eating!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125lbs
May 20, 2013
Random comments from strangers!
I rented this to wear to 2 graduations in one weekend. It was perfect because the sleeves were long enough that I didn't need a sweater, since it was May. It was a little short, I definitely couldn't raise my arms to even fix my ponytail. I could've worn the zero, but that was beyond short. 5'4 and under could get away with it. It was such a greatcolor and women walked up to me to say what a beautiful dress! Also, it came to me brand new, with the tags still on it!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 110lbs
May 21, 2013
Beautiful color!
The dress is a very pretty color but runs large, was very big. I tried to belt it but then it looked funny.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 132lbs
May 23, 2013
Flattering for curves
I rented this dress as backup for a wedding. My stomach/hips are curvier, so I get nervous renting a supertight dress. Both dresses ended up fitting so I wore it for a date night before the wedding. This one nicely fit and looked better in person than in the pictures. The fabric was looser around the waist which would have been baggy if I went up a size. Overall, I was happy!
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 23, 2013
Great color and beautiful lace!
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 4' 10"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112lbs
May 30, 2013
Dress doesn't have much shape
The dress looked matronly on me. I am short (4'11) and busty (32D), and the dress made me look like I had absolutely no shape at all. The fabric, however, is beautiful.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 59
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
May 31, 2013
It was much darker purple than I expected
I still would have loved to wear this dress but it ran way too big and I ordered a size 4 and a size 6 and both were too big...sad I can't wear it so I need to return it.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
June 1, 2013
Fun, Flirty Feminine and Comfortable!
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!
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
June 2, 2013
I felt amazing in this dress. I received so many compliments!
I usually wear a size 8 jeans but the size 6 dress actually fit me better. I was short so I couldn't wear my Spanx underneath because when I sat or bent down, they showed. It was not uncomfortable in the arms and I did not have trouble with the slip underneath. The color beautifully complimented my blonde hair!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
June 10, 2013
Great color!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 39
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
June 16, 2013
Cute dress for a wedding
I rented this dress as a back up dress for my sister's purple wedding. Unfortunately, when it arrived, the dress was more of a blue color than purple. It's not quite the color it looks in the website picture. The dress however, arrived in impeccable condition and was ADORABLE. I'm usually a 10, but the 8 was a little big on me, so I'd say it runs large. The fit is very comfortable - there's a lot of room in the waist - and the length of the dress hit me a couple of inches above the knee. Plenty of room in the arms and shoulders. If I have another occasion where I can wear more of a blue dress, I will definitely rent this one again. It was extremely cute. Just make sure you order a size smaller than you need.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 115lbs
June 21, 2013
Classy in Lace
This dress was the second style I ordered. I really just wanted to see how a sheath dress fit me. I loved how it flattered my figure. I have curves so I wasn't sure if it would make me look straight and take away some of my best features. The dress gave my figure beautiful shape with a touch of elegant sexy. The length helped with making it a little flirty too. I was so pleasantly surprised. I felt classy and expensive in it. Alas I went with my first choice which I kinda knew I would anyway because it was a daytime event. I felt this dress was a touch more dressy than I felt like being that particular day. I loved this dress and will be looking at more adorable sheath dresses!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
July 1, 2013
Perfect dress for a wedding!
Perfect length for a wedding (mid thigh). Ran a little big in the waist/stomach area but definitely wearable. Super comfy and light weight for having a sleeve. So many compliments -- love love this dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
July 8, 2013
I loooooved wearing this dress.
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!
LucyeMay 31, 2014
where do you get that necklace? it is really match with the dress =) you look gorgeous
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 44
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
July 22, 2013
Loved the length!
This dress really shows off your legs (i.e. it's short, but in a great way). I am broad shouldered, so some dresses fit me well all over, except my chest and shoulders. This dress did not have that problem. It fit me like a glove and was comfortable moving around and dancing in. It was very flattering and the color is gorgeous - a very vibrant purple. Perfect for a wedding or cocktail party and easy to dress up or make a little more casual.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120lbs
July 26, 2013
Beautiful color!
Nice length for my petite (5 ft 3) frame. The top fit oddly, however. It was brand new when I rented it - tags and all . I think that was the issue. I ended up returing it and going with a similar Shoshanna dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
September 8, 2013
Cute dress
I rented this dress as my back up for a wedding. While I loved the dress, it was a bit baggy on me. I went with my primary choice but I hope to have a reason to rent this again a size smaller than I normally wear.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 8, 2013
Classy, comfortable, and compliments galore!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 195lbs
September 13, 2013
Great color, great lace!
I rented this dress for my bridal shower and it couldn't have been a better pick!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
September 18, 2013
Lots of compliments!
This dress was so comfortable! Runs a full size larger than normal
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
September 18, 2013
The color looked great in the mountains.
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.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
September 23, 2013
PERFECT wedding dress!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 43
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 117lbs
September 25, 2013
Pretty dress, but strange fit
This dress is a pretty color and nice style, but the fit didn't work for me. I normally wear a 6 or a 4, and based on other reviews, I rented a 4 and a 2. The 4 fit better but didn't look quite right. It was pretty shapeless in the waist, so it hung kind of straight, or even a little puffy in the waist. I ended up wearing a backup dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
September 27, 2013
beautiful color
This dress was perfect for a wedding! The color is beautiful and photographs really well. I normally wear a size 4 but the 2 fit perfectly.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Pear
October 6, 2013
.
LOVED this dress - I wore it for an engagement party and received compliments all night! It was comfortable, classy, and the color photographed beautifully! I ended up wearing the 4, because the 2 was very short.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
October 6, 2013
Beautiful cut lace & comfortable
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
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 38
Bust size: 38B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 170lbs
October 8, 2013
Great dress to wear for any occasion! Comfortable and sexy in one dress!
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!!
AlexisJuly 23, 2014
I have big arms too, so thank you for your review, it helped a lot!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
October 23, 2013
Loved the color and the lace!
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!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
October 23, 2013
Very comfortable!
This dress is very pretty in person, just like in the picture. The size 10 was a better fit, but I wore the 12 for length purposes. So because of this, it was too big at the waist. The size 10 was also a little worn looking as well. This is a great option if your looking for a dress for a summer wedding. The material is lightweight. I wore pewter/metallic strappy shoes, but you can wear black shoes with this dress as well. As long as they are not heavy looking.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
October 28, 2013
Great! Lots of compliments and loved the dress.
True to size. Fit was comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
November 5, 2013
Amazing color and great fit!
I wore this to a late afternoon wedding in the fall got tons of compliments all night long. Very flattering fit !
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
November 6, 2013
LOVED this dress!
This was my first RTR rental. I was extremely impressed with the entire process -- from start to finish -- and I will definitely be back!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 135lbs
November 10, 2013
Special dress for a special day
Cons #1: Felt this dress ran true to size/small, despite many other reviews saying it was large. I usually wear a 4 or 6 but went with 2 and 4 based on reviews. The 4 fit well, but 6 may have been a little more comfortable for dancing and sitting, especially with length. #2: agree that it looks much better in person than photos. The material made me look very wide in photos. Otherwise, adored this dress! Gorgeous color and material. Felt very classy for a family wedding but also sexy with the short length. Wore pearls but the material is so intricate you don't even need anything else. Received tons of compliments, many from complete strangers! Wish I had somewhere to wear it again before sending it back.
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