Shoshanna

Jillian Bow Dress

$128 to buy
$365 retail
Stylist Notes

Get leading lady-inspired cocktail fab in this dress by Shoshanna. A classic bow will make you feel so elegant! Simply pair with Cara Accessories’ Flashing Lights Bracelet and Crislu's Crystal Ray Stud Earrings.

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 - built in boning for support
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh to knee length - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Product Details

Black Synthetic Crepe (100% Polyester). Sleeveless. One-shoulder neckline with draped bow on shoulder. Full skirt with pockets. Hidden side zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Boned bodice with princess seams. Lined. 35” from shoulder to hem.

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79 reviews
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Large
(9)
True to Size
(57)
Small
(5)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
December 10, 2014
This was such a great dress and I received many compliments.

I love this designer and I've rented other dresses by this designer before. They always fit so great and are very flattering. The bow detail at the neck was perfect. I'm 5'8" and the length was just right. I had to give 4 stars instead of 5 because both sizes I ordered had small tears. I wore the 4 instead of the 6 only because that tear was less noticeable near the pocket seam. Another great rental and I'll probably stick with this designer again.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
December 10, 2014
Loved this dress!

I was unsure of my size due to my growing pregnant belly, but it fit great! The dress was sassy and classy. Enjoyed wearing it the entire night, dancing and all!

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Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
February 15, 2015
I was so comfortable all night!

I wore this to a formal masquerade ball and it was perfect. The wire used for support was a little worn at the end, but otherwise the dress was beautiful!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
June 2, 2015
The dressed arrived right on time & the fit was perfect!

Dress fit was perfect. There was a tiny bit of wear to the dress. But nothing extremely noticeable. I received compliments on the dress all night & it photographed beautifully! I have larger hips & I felt the dress was very flattering to my figure.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
July 20, 2015
The customer service is absolutely fantastic and the app makes everything so easy!

I usually wear a size 4 in dresses but since I had a baby about 5 months ago i go back and forth between 4 & 6 depending on how the dress fits me in the bust. The dress was very comfortable and I received a ton of compliments! The ONlY reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 was because it was very difficult to zip. Other than the that, it was a great dress and one I will probably look to actually re rent!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
July 23, 2015
Average dress

Dress was a little snug in the waist and the top is boned so it wasn't very comfortable. Details were cute but it didn't wow. I picked the dress up from the flatiron store and ended up swapping it for another dress

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
March 31, 2015
Loved this dress that I wore as a guest to my cousins wedding.

This dress may seem like just a regular black dress but the details made it a stand out.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 118lbs
April 19, 2015
Classy little black dress

Loved this dress! I only gave it 4 stars because the zipper is AWFUL.. It literally took 5 minutes to zip and caught my skin when it finally went up. Once it was on though it was adorable!

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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170lbs
March 6, 2014
Perfect for a wedding. Would rent this one again!

Sorry I didn't grab a photo with this dress! It was perfect. So sexy, yet hit just above the knee. I usually wear a 14 but all there was to order was a 12. It fit perfectly except there was some extra room in the bust. Fun to dance in!

Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 132lbs
April 2, 2014
Great simple dress

Rented this dress because I knew it would definitely fit, given this is a shape I typically find flattering. I usually wear a 6 but have a very small upper body/waist so wound up wearing the 4, which even had a bit of extra room in the waist and chest. Wore my hair up in a low bun with big statement earrings. Definitely got a lot of compliments on the dress, but I didn't give it five stars because the dress is pretty simple--it's not an amazing piece of clothing you're going to remember forever but certainly got the job done.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 165lbs
July 20, 2014
Absolutely the most amazing dress!!

This dress was not only super comfortable but is so fun and adorable! Dress it up or down you cannot go wrong with this dress. It does run large. Would order your normal size dress and the size down, I ordered the size up and my dress size and the top was loose . Would have been perfect if I had one size smaller. Will be renting this one again!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 24
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
September 21, 2014
Beautiful dress, but top runs a little big

This dress was perfect for the wedding I went to. It was very comfortable and, surprisingly, the neck didn't bother me at all. Overall, I was really happy with the dress but the top was a little big. I normally wear a size 2, but I wish I had gotten a size 0 as my backup. Also, I am 5'1" and I think the dress was a little bit too long for my height. It hit right at my knees, I would have preferred at least an inch above my knees.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 52
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 149lbs
October 27, 2014
I did't wear the dress

The dress is adorable but it was too large in the waist, bust. I loved that it had pockets and I was disappointed I couldn't wear it. The 8 wasn't available. I showed have tried the 6 instead of going up to a 10.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
December 14, 2014
A chic and unique version of an LBD

I wore this dress to a company holiday party, and it was definitely a big hit. As almost all reviewers have mentioned, the bow and collar really make the dress pop among all other black dresses. The material is thicker than I was expecting (though I think other reviewers may have mentioned this), which made the dress nice for a winter event. I was a little worried it might even be too formal with the material, but a fun pair of shoes made it a great choice for the event. Because it is such a wonderful dress, I do think the one I received may have been a little too worn. Many users mentioned there was no need to wear a strapless bra, which I was quite excited about. The chest area is usually where dresses fall too tight on me, so I expected the same thing with this dress. I actually found the bodice to be a little baggy and a bit stretched out. I had to end up wearing a bra to fill out the chest area. The waist and length were perfect, but there was something just a little off about the top that prevented me from giving more stars.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
December 23, 2014
Gorgeous twist on the classic LBD

OVERALL: One of my favorite dresses I've ever rented (which is saying something since I've been renting since 2011). Such a great twist on the LBD. Honestly a 5-star dress because there was nothing I would change about it. I even scoured the internet to try to BUY it because I loved it so much, but unfortunately it's sold out everywhere! FIT: I think this runs large because I'm usually a 4 but the 2 fit perfectly. Also great news - no bra needed because of the boning in the bodice (and I'm a 32DD so if I can pull it off sans bra, anyone can). The length was perhaps a little long for me but I'm short (5'2) and with heels I think it looked fine. Some people have mentioned the neck piece being tight, but I didn't notice anything. Very comfortable dress and the skirt is forgiving if you are drinking and eating a lot (which I was). STYLING: I wore gold Kate Spade chandelier earrings and red Jessica Simpson pumps with a red lip. Thought the colors were very holiday appropriate, but the great thing is that black goes with everything.

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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 37
Body type: Hourglass
March 5, 2015
The dress was beautiful and very comfortable, I received many compliments all night.

I typically wear between a size 8 and 10. They were out of size 8 so I ordered a 10 and it was pretty big on me. Luckily, with the help of some double sided tape, I made it work. I loved that it isn't a tight dress and I felt comfortable not worrying about sucking in my tummy all night. Also, being 5'11", I loved that it wasn't super short! I would have given this 5 stars except that the boning is coming apart on the inside and they were out of my preferred size.

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 123lbs
April 23, 2015
Comfort and beauty in one dress! I couldn't have asked for more.

Easy fit, could be worn with or without a strapless bra. Full skirt allows for less than flat stomachs to be hidden. The 6 was a little big so I simply safety pinned the top under my arms for a "custom" fit.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 43
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
June 15, 2014
Amazing service from stylists

I would have bought this dress if it was for sale! So many compliments and it felt like old Hollywood!

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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 120lbs
October 7, 2014
This was the perfect dress for a wedding! Classic, comfortable, yet still very unique.

While I usually wear a size 2 in dresses, there are times I can get away with a 0. With this dress I had to go with the 2. So if you are debating between sizes I would go up one. Super comfortable though! And the length was still great on me despite being 5' 2''.

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
December 30, 2013
Received the dress on time.

I ordered the dress for a wedding. I received the size 2 and 4 and the fit ran a little small. I normally wear a 2 put it was a little tight in the neck and waist area. The 4 was more comfortable. Also both dresses had faulty zippers and it was very difficult to zip the dress up.

Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 145lbs
March 23, 2015
I couldn't zip the dress :( so could not wear it

I need to not rent a dress with a zipper. I rented two dresses for two different events and neither one fit. Unfortunately I got them Saturday and the event was Saturday and Sunday so I had to dig in my closet for old dresses which was a bummer! I'm new to Rent the Runway so wasn't sure how it all worked. I guess I should have ordered sizes up...not down.

Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Weight: 120lbs
November 11, 2015
Low-Key, Unique LBD

This dress does run a little small - the zipper seems to be going out a little near the bra line (I had trouble zipping it and unzipping it on the hanger, even) and I guess my neck is larger than average! If the 2 had been available, I'm sure it would have been much more comfortable. I wore this to a rehearsal dinner, but I think I could've gotten away with wearing it to the wedding! The pockets are huge (bonus!) and the style is cute but sophisticated.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 28
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 146lbs
December 8, 2013
Sophisticated and lovely

I wore this to the ballet. It was perfect for the occasion, feminine and sophisticated with the bow that drapes on the shoulder I loved it.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D+
Body type: Hourglass
December 15, 2013
Dramatic and Glamorous

I rented this dress for a holiday party (but ended up not attending due to a fractured vertebrae). I was feeling pretty down, and decided to try it on anyway. It is extremely flattering and glamorous! The pleating on the skirt is not overwhelming, so the dress drapes beautifully without adding bulk to your stomach. The top is gorgeous! It has boning, so a curvier girl doesn't have to worry about continually pulling up a strapless bra all night. In short, I loved this dress, and will be renting it again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
December 15, 2013
I wore this dress to a company holiday party. Very cute! I had complements all night!

This dress is super comfortable! I have slightly larger hips and a small waste, so this worked great.

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 128lbs
December 27, 2013
Loved this dress!!

Another great experience with RTR!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 139lbs
January 2, 2014
Nice dress if you like empire waist and knee length

Dress is longer in real life. And wise is higher than natural waiste. Would recommend for pear shaped and full bust (if u like a longer dress). Just not a good look on me.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
January 24, 2014
This dress was so much fun! Got tons of compliments. It even has pockets! :)

It fit really well, the 4 fit good too, but was just a tad snug so I went with the 6 and there was more room in it, it was a little too big in the bust for me though. Also, it was a little longer than it is on the model, but I'm also short ;)

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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
January 27, 2014
Flirty, chic and sexy…the perfect dress for a Hollywood formal affair.

This was my second time renting from RTR and I was again, totally satisfied. I wore this to the Director's Guild of American Awards and felt amazing. The dress was really comfortable and the fabric was a nice weight. From the pictures I thought it might feel inexpensive, but it was rich and laid nicely. I didn't need to wear a bra with the dress since the bodice was supportive enough, but you could wear a strapless bra if needed, just might need to pin it on the off-shoulder side so bra doesn't show under your arm.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 32DD
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 113lbs
February 7, 2014
CLASSY and FUN!

This dress is flattering and looks Great all the way around!!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 170lbs
March 23, 2014
Perfection!

My mom and I both rented dresses for the first time and loved them! Our experience was great! My dress fit great. I ordered a 10 and a 12 and ended up wearing the 12. I tend to fluctuate so I never know which size will be better for me. The tie around the neck actually has two buttons in the back and was a tad loose but nothing that would have prevented me from wearing the dress. I loved the way I felt in this dress and got SO many compliments. I cant wait for my next RTR experience.

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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
April 14, 2014
Cute Dress!

This dress fit perfectly! I am 5'4, 130 lbs, 34B and wore a size 4. Overall, it was a great experience and I will definitely use Rent the Runway again!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 160lbs
April 28, 2014
Great twist on a classic black dress

Love the bow! The boning in the top is great for dinner and dancing- no slips and I didn't have to fidget with it at all.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128lbs
May 14, 2014
Perfect dress for a wedding! Comfortable, classy and one you're bound to receive compliments on!

The fit was very true to size, as I'm typically a 4-6 and wore a 6. It was incredibly comfortable, without any issues of it riding up or needing adjusting. The skirt is just long enough you won't worry about length, but short enough to feel sexy!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
May 28, 2014
Adorable LBD

This is an adorable LBD. It is very flattering to a curvy shape- full in the skirt yet fitted at the waist - also gorgeous shape at the bust. I wore it with a strapless bra. I found the bow a bit uncomfortable- it buttons in the back and was a bit tight around the neck. Loved that the dress has pockets- kept my lipstick with me all night! Wore with studded black pumps and nude stockings.

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Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 2"
May 31, 2014
Elegant, classy, perfect for a black tie wedding!

Wore this for a wedding recently. The band around the waist was a bit tight but not a show stopper. Maybe if the designer had it in a size 14, it would have been looser? I have an Apple figure, and this dress gave me a beautiful shape. There is boning on the side of the dress opposite of the now that prevented the dress from falling or having adjust typical one shoulder dresses. I wanted to keep this dress, and will be hunting for it online if I can afford it! Rent this dress you won't regret it!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
June 1, 2014
Such a pretty dress! Got compliments all night.

This dress was perfect for attending my friend's cotillion! The zipper is a bit tricky and there's no stretch in the fabric. A great fit and the neck detail and bow gives it flair!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 155lbs
June 7, 2014
Received so many compliments on this dress!

I felt SO comfortable in this dress. Many pro's: flattering to any body shape due to the flair out skirt; did not need to wear a bra due to built in system; no need to pull up or adjust throughout the night. And the biggest pro, for me, is the adorable neck tie that is pre-tied so you don't need to worry about it. Literally one of the only times in my life getting dressed up and not having a care in the world all night. Don't even need spanx or anything with this winning dress!

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 125lbs
June 22, 2014
Magical

So glamorous and suffiaticated

Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 49
Bust size: 34DD
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
July 9, 2014
Tons of Compliments! Felt like a million bucks!

This dress was better than I expected. I wore it to a black tie charity event and was worried it would feel too casual. Loved the bow detail, it sets it apart from a sea of LBD's.The material feels and looks richer than the picture shows. I have a larger bust (34DD) and found that I could wear the 6 without a bra and it fit perfectly. I loved the A-line skirt, its very forgiving as I have wide hips. This dress is overall very flattering and I would say that it works best if you are short-waisted like me. Otherwise, it would have felt more like an empire dress. The length is great. Not too short when sitting and dancing. My fiancé loved it so much, he bought one for me! We have an upcoming wedding to attend and it will be perfect.

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