Jillian Bow Dress

$65 rental
$365 retail

Price varies based on availability. Select your date to see price.

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".)

Size & Fit Notes

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".)

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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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77 reviews
Fit
Large9
True to Size55
Small5
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
December 8, 2015
Flirty, cute and sophisticated
I wore this dress to my graduate school winter formal and received many compliments. This dress is a sophisticated sexy (not overtly sexy by showing too much skin). I felt comfortable and confident in this dress. Also, it has pockets which was a nice feature. Would rent this again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 119lbs
November 15, 2015
Sexy, Classy LBD
LOVE LOVE LOVE this LBD! Wore it for a fancy dinner in Manhattan with my hubby. It was perfect! Just the right amount sexy, while still being elegant and classy. I was worried how the collar/necktie would feel, but it actually fit comfortably all night.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 25
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.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 32
October 14, 2015
It fit great and made for a great night.... I especially loved having the pockets!
Everything was great
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
September 17, 2015
The dress was great.
I wore a size 0. I got many compliments. My only con was that it ran a little large in the chest, but it wasn't that bad.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 43
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 110lbs
September 14, 2015
This dress is my new RTR fave! It was sexy, it had movement, it stood out AND blended in.
Perfect fit! We danced the night away and this dress allowed it. I received more compliments than I knew what to do with! It really shows off your shoulders!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 185lbs
September 10, 2015
This dress was a show stopper. I wore it to my class reunion and everyone loved it!
The only problem was I could not wear a bra with it, so I did not have a real shape up top but I think it still looked pretty good.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 25
August 5, 2015
Great dress
The dress is gorgeous and flattering. It made you look curvier and hid your lower body well. The neck collar was a little too tight but not to the point that it's uncomfortable. The huge bow was a nice touch so the dress didn't look too plain. The fabric was comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 31
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
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Age: 29
Bust size: 34D
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:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 110lbs
July 6, 2015
Classy in Black
This was a fun yet classy little black dress. I rented this for a charity event. I needed a black dress but wanted something that would stand out. This dress got lots of compliments! True to size and super cute!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
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.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 49
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:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Body type: Petite
April 21, 2015
It makes me feel elegant
I think this dress has a very unique design, it matched perfectly with the earrings that I rented together. The material was a little bit heavy though, that might just be a personal opinion.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Age: 28
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:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
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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Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 45
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:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 13, 2015
Classic, comfortable LBD with pockets!
I usually wear a size 2-4 dress. Size 4 was definitely more flattering. Got lots of compliments at my cocktail party.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 35
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:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 36
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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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
January 30, 2015
Dress fit nicely- very comfortable. Perfect for the big charity event/cocktail party I attended.
fitted bodice, flowy bottom.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 26
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.
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 11"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 180lbs
December 11, 2014
Wore this to my company Christmas party.
The material for this dress is thick which was good because I didn't have to wear a bra with it. The 10 fit, which is my normal dress size, except it wouldn't zip past my bust. I wouldn't recommend this dress for girls with a large C chest or larger. All in all it was super comfortable and I felt good in it.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
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:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 42
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
November 30, 2014
Loved it! Lots of compliments
Fit was perfect.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
November 5, 2014
Perfect for a blacktie optional wedding!
The fit was great! I would have liked it to be a bit shorter, but that's what happens being short. Didn't have to worry about bending over and offending anyone :) Ended up being the perfect LBD for a blacktie optional wedding!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
October 29, 2014
Loved the whole experience!
Great flirty dress perfect for formal affair. Fabric is a little heavy to be worn to an outdoor event in the south.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 49
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:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
October 19, 2014
Received many compliments while staying comfy
Great dress! True to size, not too tight and just the right amount of Flow for dancing. Thick fabric that stays place in on a windy night! Received many compliments!
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 22
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
October 14, 2014
Gorgeous dress!
Beautiful, high-quality dress. I was hesitant to order it because it isn't something I would normally wear, but it was so flattering, fit me perfectly, and I got so many compliments on it!
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 113lbs
October 9, 2014
Great Little Black Dress!
I usually wear a size 0 and the size 0 in this dress was a very comfortable fit, not too tight or too loose. I got a lot of compliments on my dress and I would rent this one again for another formal dinner.
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 145lbs
October 7, 2014
Chic and Comfortable
I rented this dress for an October wedding. The fabric was a little heavier than I was expecting, but it was unseasonably cool, so that worked out. I loved the neck tie as a twist on a classic black dress and got lots of compliments. I wish it was a little snugger up top, the next size down wasn't available so I had nothing to compare it to, and it wasn't falling off, it just might have looked a little better a little tighter. In general I think it's a really pretty dress that's unique and fun and comfortable to boot! I would definitely recommend renting!
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 2, 2014
Quick shipping and amazing dresses. It was my first time using RTR and I will definitely rent again
The dress does fit true to size, I got a size 4 and it fit great. The pockets were really convenient as well. I got compliments all night, the dress looked amazing. At first I wasn't sold on the dress because i thought the bow would be too big sitting on top of my shoulder, but when I wore it, it was barely there.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130lbs
September 30, 2014
Unforgettable Unique LBD
There is simply nothing bad to say about this dress. The neck is beautiful and unique and comes with an easy button close fastener (no tying). The fabric is thick and practically un-wrinkle-able! Some other users said they were able to wear this without a bra and despite my hesitations that was true for me. There is also boning in the chest to prevent sagging on the sides. I rented the 4 and 6 and ended up wearing the 6 because it was more comfortable in my ribcage. You will not regret this rental!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
September 25, 2014
Super cute & fun!
loved this dress. It was veryy snug on the top so I could not wear a bra (putting partial blame on my boobs since they were twice the size due to the time of month..) I thought it would be shorter than it was, it hit about to my knees but again I blame my height being 5'2. But overall I received tons of compliments all night so it was totally worth it!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 21
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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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 150lbs
September 13, 2014
No bra needed for this dress!
I rented this for a wedding that was black tie suggested. I wear a 4 and the 4 that I rented was true to size but I went with the 6 because I wanted a little wiggle room for eating purposes. One reviewer had wrote that she didn't have to wear a bra because of the lining. I didn't believe it, but -- yep -- no need for a bra! I was so happy I didn't run out and buy a new strapless black bra for this! It was super comfortable, I received many compliments, and I felt great in the dress. The fabric is nice and heavy.
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