Shoshanna

Magnolia Gardens Dress

$54 to buy
$395 retail
Stylist Notes

Look gorg for the garden party in this pleated floral dress by Shoshanna. Pink and purple hues blend for a prim and proper style. Add subtle shine with accessories like Cara Accessories’ The More the Merrier Bangle Set for a little extra appeal.

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: Great for any cup size - comfortable room at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Not Fitted - fuller skirt allows comfortable room for full hips
LENGTH: Mini to Mid-thigh - (on a 5'6" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless 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".)

Product Details

Multicolor floral print stretch cotton (97% Cotton 3% Spandex). Strapless. Sweetheart neckline with pleated bodice detail. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 28” from top of bodice to hem. Imported.

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214 reviews
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(54)
True to Size
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
October 3, 2015
Great colors!
This was a really fun way to avoid a solid color dress--the pattern isn't too loud but still stands out. Pretty standard sweetheart neckline fit. I really liked it! My friend asked for everyone to be colorful and this fit the bill!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 24
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 133lbs
May 2, 2016
Comfortable, stylish graduation dress!
I wore this dress for my college graduation. It was a hit! It was dressy enough, yet casual enough for a backyard reception afterwards. I would highly recommend!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 112lbs
August 12, 2016
Comfortable, fun dress.
Not a very flattering photo, but this dress fit very well, was super comfortable, and has pockets (for you pocket lovers). Great for a summer event.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Everyday
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
August 25, 2016
Very versatile and tons of compliments...
This was a cute dress to wear everyday. I wore it to walk around and shop the streets of Rome. I received tons of compliments. I chose to make this more casual with flat sandals and sweater around my shoulders incase I decided to visit churches. I could easily cover up. The fit was perfect, not snug at all. I did find myself pulling it up higher on my chest because of modesty and for respect of the churches I visited. However, for dinner I changed into heels and pulled it down, loss the sweater and I was ready. I received even more compliments then!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 102lbs
March 27, 2013
Stylist Review!
This dress is perfect for spring! The pattern is colorful and very cute for any day or night event this spring and summer. This dress does run a bit large in the chest. If you have a smaller bust, you may want to size down for back-up! This dress will be great for anyone with a larger bust. I definitely recommend this dress!
haleyMarch 30, 2013
how many inches long is it?
LAApril 5, 2013
Hi Haley! This dress is 28” from top of bodice to hem!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
April 7, 2013
Great spring dress!
This dress was perfect for our Kentucky Derby themed gala! Shoshanna dresses are so great for curvy girls!
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
April 10, 2013
Beautiful dress!
I absolutely loved this dress! I am a big Shoshanna fan and have rented several different dresses. I find that they all pretty much run true to size and I've never had a problem with fit. This dress was perfect for a spring wedding in Florida and I would definitely recommend it. I think out of all the dresses I have rented, this was my favorite so far. My boyfriend also loved it and didn't want me to send it back. He said it fit like a glove :) I also loved the print an the quality of the dress was excellent.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 119lbs
April 21, 2013
So pretty, loads of compliments.
I rented this dress for a baby shower-I normally wouldn't rent a dress for a shower but had a credit and wanted to look GOOD. I ordered both the 0 and 2. I was worried about the bust fitting in the 0. I was also worried about the length-at 5'3 I didn't want the dress to look too long. I wore the 0 and the fit was fantastic. The 2 was WAY too much fabric in the skirt....weird. I felt fantastic all day :) I wish I owned this dress.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 1, 2013
Perfect dress for the daytime events at my high school reunion.
I loved the pattern and colors of this dress, and I got lots of compliments on it. It definitely runs big, so I recommend sizing down. (I usually wear a 6, and I wore the 4 in this dress and it still had a little extra room.)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
May 6, 2013
I wore this dress for the VA Gold Cup, and highly recommend it.
Pros - It really is the best dress for all different body types. The way the dress is cut it can enhance some features, while hiding others. It's very comfortable, and good quality fabric. Also the pockets are a nice, fun feature. Cons - The fact that I had to send this back.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
May 6, 2013
Great summer dress! I wore this for a KY Derby Party. Comfortable and pretty.
there are pockets and a built in bustier for support.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
May 12, 2013
Perfect for a daytime summer event, I got compliments all day! (And it has pockets!!!)
This is such a super cute dress!!! The flower pattern is beautiful and the "poof" in the skirt is girly and surprisingly flattering... My husband absolutely loved it! I have a 34C chest and was fine up top (with a strapless bra)... I think any body type would work in it as long as your chest isn't much bigger than mine. I got this dress in both a 6 and an 8 and wore the 6. At the beginning of the day I thought I could have done a 4 (I like "the girls" extra secure in strapless dresses) but I'm glad I didn't have that option. The internal corset really cinches you in so I didn't have to worry about the dress slipping down anyway, and it was so tight by the end of the day I had my hubby undo it for the car ride home :)
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 119lbs
May 23, 2013
Cute spring/summer rental!
I usually wear 2 or 4. The 2 was a little snug at the top, so I went with the 4, which was a little loose at the top, but comfortable :)
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 100lbs
June 6, 2013
Cute dress, runs large
I received this dress as a back up when another dress I rented for my order unexpectedly became unavailable. Online I actually liked this dress better than the original ones I had chosen and wanted to wear it to the wedding I was attending. Unfortunately, this dress runs large, especially in the bust, and was too big for me.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
June 7, 2013
So cheery and comfortable, perfect for my graduation brunch!
I rented this dress for my law school graduation party, and received many compliments! The dress is very flattering and so comfortable. I wore the size 4 because I thought it was a bit more flattering than the size 6, but either size would have worked for me. The neckline is a perfect sweetheart neckline, making it very flattering, and the boning on the inside made it so I didn't have to wear a bra. This is a great dress and if I had the money I would definitely purchase one of my own!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 130lbs
June 18, 2013
Beautiful AND comfortable!
The dress fit great! The boning makes for a comfortable fit. The bust was a little loose, but that's not the dress's fault. Quality material and gorgeous bright colors were perfect for a summer wedding.
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
June 19, 2013
Perfect Vegas party dress!
This dress is amazing. I fell completely in love with it the second I took it out of the box. I wish I could have kept it. It fit perfectly and I didn't have any problems with the strapless bodice sliding down or shifting around. I will definitely be renting this one again!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
July 2, 2013
Cute dress, but was too big on me
Very cute pattern and cut. The colors are much more vibrant in person. The dress is also more formal than I expected. In the photos it looks casual, but the silk gives it a little sheen and it coudl easily go formal or casual- very versatile! For me, the only reason I did not wind up wearing this dress was the fit. I am a size 0, 5'4" 105 lbs and this dress was ill fitting and overwhelmed me. The entire top portion was about an inch or two too large so both the bust and wasit were baggy. The skirt was a tad too long and wide on me. Overall, it was just too big. Since it was equally big everywhere I think I would have needed a size smaller- too bad it didn't come in one!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
July 7, 2013
Bust runs VERY small!
I rented this dress for Father's Day brunch, but I didn't end up wearing it because the bust was too tight. It zipped almost all the way up, but couldn't close over my bust, which is fairly average sized. The dress is very pretty though and perfect for a summer or spring occasion. The pockets are also very convenient. One downside is that the dress definitely puffs out in the skirt, so beware of that when you order it if you have hips.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 10, 2013
so fun to wear!
Fit was perfect! hugged the middle so the top was a bit loose and created zero "boob spill out"!! It looked like it was made for me! So comfy. Wore it at a 4th of July celebration and although it was bright pink and royal purple, it was very festive and I rec'd a ton of compliments. Wish I owned this one!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
July 18, 2013
Rooftop Rehearsal Dinner
I rented this for a wedding rehearsal and dinner. The colors were great, really summery. The length was perfect. I took a star away because the skirt is fuller than it looks in the picture, or most pictures of that dress. I have rented another dress by this designer and loved it. I was not disappointed.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 165lbs
July 25, 2013
Perfect semi-formal dress for engagement shoot
This dress was a beautiful fit, for both my body type and the event. As someone with a bigger chest, I was happy to see that the dress still fit nicely and had such support in the waist that I didn't even need a bra. Very colorful and a pretty print; I'm very happy I chose it for our engagment photos!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
July 27, 2013
Great dress for a summer wedding weekend!
fit true to size. was good for someone short. great top details! got lots of compliments!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 127lbs
July 30, 2013
Such a cute and colorful dress!
Great great dress. I am usually a 4 but wore the 2 - the 4 was a bit big in the bust area. I got tons of compliments on this dress the fit is flattering and it was comfortable!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
August 1, 2013
Perfectly flirty dress for summer wedding
Fits tight in the bodice but that helps it stay up with no problem. As with other Shoshona dresses it is great for busty gals! The size 4 fit better in the top and bodice but there was too much fabric on the bottom so the 2 was a better fit. Plus the size 4 I received had a stain smack dab in the front.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 1, 2013
Great summer dress!
This dress was perfect for an evening summer wedding! Light weight material, flattering, and colorful. Received tons of compliments and it was SO comfortable!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 8, 2013
A Disappointment...
Beautiful dress, great material, lots of issues. First off, I ordered an 8 just in case and found that while the interior waste strap fit perfectly (if not a little tight) that the top felt like it was falling forward. I'm not the bustiest girl out there, but it was something that was annoying and I was self conscious about all night. I could have easily just needed a size 6. Also, the dress lining kept rolling up on the bust, so the seaming kept drifting foward, causing me to have to adjust the top of the dress to keep the lining from showing. Annoying! I was able to dress it up with a belt and shrug and still got compliments. It's a beautiful dress, just wasn't for my body.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 21
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
August 9, 2013
Lots of compliments!
Loved the dress, got two sizes and wore the smaller one. Perfect and comfortable!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
August 14, 2013
Perfect dress for perfect night!
I wore this dress coincidentally on the day I got engaged! I wish I had taken a full picture but I was too excited! it fits like a dream and can be dressed up or down. Def recommend it!
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 22, 2013
Classy and fun for a bridal shower
I wore this dress as the hostess for my sister's bridal shower. It was really comfortable and I was not worried about it moving around and falling down. I got so many compliments and felt great! The bottom has some volume to it, but it lays nicely.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 38
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130lbs
August 26, 2013
Gorgeous fabric, easy to wear. Great for an outdoor summer wedding.
In the end, I did not wear this dress, because it was my backup. However, I tried the dress on and it was very comfortable and easy to wear. I loved the pockets. In addition, the print is vibrant and beautiful. At the same time, I felt the dress was a bit too cute for me for a wedding, and I ended going with a more sophisticated dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
September 5, 2013
Best designer for curvy girls!
Structured material, build in bra and corset system, bright colors, stays put and has pockets. Shoshanna designs for curvy girls.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Hourglass
October 1, 2013
A bit large and not super well made.
I'm normally an 8 and the 8 was a bit too big for me (even with a strapless bra that took up a little extra space up top). It was only for a friend's bridal shower, so I didn't bother trying to exchange it, I just sent it back and got credit. I had consulted with a stylist who recommended I size up for some reason, but I would def. size down for your back-up size unless you're really, really big chested in relation to the rest of your body, esp. because the skirt is flared, so there's plenty of leeway from the waist down. I think the 6 would've fit well (plus, with a strapless dress you want it a little tighter so it doesn't fall down). The print is adorable and the colors are true to the photo, but the other annoying this was, and I don't know if this is because it was loose, but the white lining of the dress kept popping up unless you adjusted very carefully. It's hard to describe, but for those of you who have worn inexpensive strapless dresses with boning, you'll probably understand what I mean. Like the boning would poke up over the edge of the top of the dress so you'd see the white lining, kind of annoying. Plus, you can tell it's not super well-made because the strap that hooks around your chest is made of this dinky, cheap looking plastic, not metal like other ones.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
12
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
November 3, 2013
Loved this dress -- perfect for a Derby party!
I wore this for a Kentucky Derby Party and it was perfect!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
December 4, 2013
Perfect for father- daughter luncheon!!
Fit perfectly true to size! Very appropriate for an outdoor formal event.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
January 15, 2014
Ordering a dress from RTR was a great experience, fast and easy! Would use it again!
I ordered this in addition to another dress. I ordered it in a size 0 and it was really pretty, but it was way too big so I couldn't wear it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 120lbs
February 28, 2014
Perfect summer dress!
I wore this dress for a date night during the summer and it was perfect! The top is very flattering and comfortable (no bra necessary!) and the colors are bright and sunny! All around a great dress for a summer event!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 19, 2014
Love this super cute and flattering dress!!
Fabric on this dress was thick enough that it hid fat bulges and was flattering. I usually wear a 2 in RTR dresses, but was able to easily fit into the size 0. Originally I thought this dress would be on the casual side due to the floral print, but it's not at all. I wore this to a formal dinner and afterparty and it was perfect for the occasion (very easy and fun to dance in!) There's also hidden pockets on the side in case anyone likes that. I would highly recommend renting this dress!!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
April 6, 2014
Great dress for a fraternity formal!
The fit was perfect. I'm normally between a size 2 and 4, and decided to go with the 2! The 4 was a bit bigger in the chest, but the 2 was tight in all of the right places. The hidden pockets were clutch for hiding my phone and hair tie during pictures and dancing! I thought the print looked a bit immature/little girlish in the picture, but it looked much more sophisticated in person. There was a wide range of attire from long formal dresses to short cocktail dresses, and I felt as if this dress was appropriate!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 41
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 140lbs
April 14, 2014
Very flattering! Would definitely rent again
Usually wear a size 6, but the 8 fit a little bit better up top. If you have a larger chest, you may need to go up a size.
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