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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78 reviews
Fit
Large
(9)
True to Size
(56)
Small
(5)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
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: 40
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: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 113lbs
February 7, 2014
CLASSY and FUN!
This dress is flattering and looks Great all the way around!!
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!
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:
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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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: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
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: 4
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: 37
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: 32
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:
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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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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
July 14, 2014
Comfortable the whole night!
This has a harder and heavier feel to it. Feels like wearing velvet. It was cute but the waist poofed out and made my stomach look bigger than it was.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
July 14, 2014
Flirty and fun!
Perfect dress for a night out with friends. True to size and is incredibly flattering.
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 29
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 150lbs
July 14, 2014
I loved this dress!
It ran very true to size and would buy it if it ever went on sale! I received compliments all night long. The only down fall is the buttons on the neck started to rub on my skin and was a little irritated by the end of the night. But other than that it's super comfortable and very appropriate for any event -- I wore it to a wedding.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
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!!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 165lbs
July 23, 2014
Everyone stopped and starred and said that I shut the wedding down with my stunning dress!!!
I loved the way the dress fit from top to bottom. It was very comfortable!!!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
September 1, 2014
This dress was one of the most flattering dresses I have ever put on!
Even though I have a larger chest, I felt comfortable in it. The neckline was definitely not something I would usually pick out, but I loved it, and felt like it was something different. Highly recommend it!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
September 2, 2014
Dress was very comfortable and easy to dance in!
Loved this dress overall. It was a little large, but didn't really reflect it when I put it on. I got a ton of compliments on the bow on the shoulder. The dress was in great shape and the material was very comfortable. The pockets were great to have!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
September 9, 2014
Compliments all night long! Star of the wedding!
Black tie wedding in the city and I fell in love with this dress. Didn't want to wear a long dress (recommended) but this dress was equally as fancy. LOVED THE POCKETS! Made of thicker material. Hits right about the knee. Loved the neck tie part that simply buttons. BIG CON: There are wires that run up and down from bust to end of fitted part. When sitting down, they dig into your ribs. No problem standing though. Wish I could buy this.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 32
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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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 23
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:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 27
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:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
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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Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 23
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: 35
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:
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:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
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:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
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:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 32
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.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
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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