Shoshanna

Primary Lace Dress

$30 rental
$385 Retail

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Stylist Notes

It is wedding season and you're tired of wearing that boring black dress to the ceremony! Go with this Shoshanna vibrant lace party dress to kick up your style a notch!

Size & Fit

This dress runs true to size. We recommend going one size up for back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra; fitted at the underarms
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt is very loosely fitted at hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, 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 back-up (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized 0-12.

BUST: Great for any cup size - may be worn with a standard bra; fitted at the underarms
WAIST: Fitted - loosely fitted throughout midsection
HIPS: Fitted - skirt is very loosely fitted at hips
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Full Bust, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Red synthetic Lace (67.2% Cotton, 18.5% Nylon, 14.3% Rayon). Sleeveless. V neckline. Full skirt. Hidden back zipper. Lined (100% Acetate). 37” inches from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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Small 19
True to Size 144
Large 16
Photos 95
K
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 116 lbs
Jan 3, 2013

Classy and Elegant

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was a great fit, my only wish being that it was 2 inches longer. I had lot of compliments. The dress worked well with nude pumps and gold accessories. As always, RTR service was perfect. They customer service guided me on my size and it was so easy to ship back the following Monday morning.
Heather
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 4, 2013

Great dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Love the colors, very comfortable, got tons of complements.
Amy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Jan 19, 2013

Cute dress but too short

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Formal Affair
Rented this dress for an engagement shoot and it was very cute, but too baggy in the stomach area and too short (I am 5'9"). I have a small waist, and this made it look bigger (prob a great fit for shorter girls :)).
N
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Feb 3, 2013

Awesome Rehearsal Dinner Dress!!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Vacation
I wore this dress to a rehearsal dinner and it was perfect! There is no stretch in the material at the top, so make sure you take that into account when you pick your size!
Olivia
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 130 lbs
Feb 21, 2013

I got so many compliments on this dress! Looked great in color and black and white photos!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Fit well for a petite, large busted woman like me. Was able to wear a regular bra, and the v-neck wasn't too low or high.
Macy
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Feb 28, 2013

Beautiful Dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I ordered this dress, and another one, for the Marine Core ball. My husband liked my other choice better so I wore this dress to work and HH and got many, many compliments!
Eva
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 180 lbs
Mar 3, 2013

It was awesome! Wore it with navy tights and brown boots to a engagement party. Love the pockets!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
it was a little snug around the ribs and chest
lulu
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 128 lbs
Mar 15, 2013

sweet and family appropriate

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
i wore this for christmas 2012 and loved it. easy fit. super comfortable. the color is a little less red than in the photo.
Ga
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Mar 17, 2013

Great fabric

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
Great fabric however be aware that it is quite poofy at the bottom. I am tall and loved wearing thins dress but since I am straight and narrow the flouncy bottom of this dress was just not the most flattering on me. I loved the fabric of the dress and got lots of compliments!
katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 33
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Apple
Weight: 157 lbs
Apr 8, 2013

GREAT Customer Service!

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
This was a backup dress that RTR sent to me after another dress did not fit. The size 12 was extremely large, and I would have needed the 10 for sure. The lace detail of the dress and the colors are beautiful. I will say this dress is not going to be the most sliming. The extra fabric under the bust, gives it a little fullness in the belly, but overall a classy dress. Would rent again in a smaller size.
Christine
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 16, 2013

Found My Dream Dress

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Ended up renting for a typical, but nicer date night, that turned into unforgettable lifetime event. As soon I as tried it on, I knew it was perfect (it has pockets!!). I felt so beautiful; its an effortless dress! Usually I'm not one to wear low v-neck dresses; I like to cover rather than accentuate, but this was perfect--not too high, not too low. Turned out, I got engaged the night I wore this dress and really, RTR, just helped make a uniquely momentous occasion even more special with this dress. Best rental ever!
Jillian
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Body type: Full Bust
Apr 25, 2013

Material was a little uncomfortable around the shoulders but overall a great dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Fit a little snug around the shoulders so I would recommend sizing up to have a little more breathing room. Good price, great dress!
Jess
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Apr 28, 2013

Love this dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was my first dress rental from Rent the Runway and I will definitely be doing it again in the future. Dress arrived on time in good condition and it was so easy to use and mail back! I wore the dress to a morning spring wedding and it was perfect for the occasion. The dress fit great, which I was very worried about as my backup size was out of stock when I ordered it. The dress has the potential to be pretty short on taller girls - it fell a couple of inches above the knee on me which was exactly what I wanted, but I am only 5'1". The dress is pretty structured and doesn't have much give so keep that in mind when choosing your size. I got so many compliments on the dress and absolutely loved wearing it!
Paige
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 195 lbs
May 6, 2013

It fit perfectly and I was flooded with compliments

Size worn: 12
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
It was a little more snug in the bust and a little shorter than expected. However, it looked great!
Esther
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
May 28, 2013

Beautiful lace dress, really pops

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This is a high-quality lace dress and the strawberry red really pops on the navy underlay. I only bumped it down one star because it is a bit on the short side, so I had to be careful on the dance floor and when I crossed my legs. Otherwise, it was fabulous. I got lots of compliments on it too.
LovedItNYC!
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127 lbs
May 29, 2013

ok

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
Not as cute in person as in the image. Chest and arm holes felt really tight but waist was huge. Lace seemed kinda cheap. Pretty color though. This was a back-up dress so ended up wearing a different style for my event.
Casey
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 144 lbs
Jun 9, 2013

Ok dress but not my favorite RTR moment

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Very nice wedding dress, conservative and pretty but not a huge wow factor
Bernadette
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116 lbs
Jun 17, 2013

I ordered this as a back up but it was a little too big on the top.

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Date
I'm small on the top and a bit bigger on the bottom so this dress made me look a bit frumpy since it fit my butt but not my bust.
emily
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Jun 23, 2013

wish i could buy it!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
i loved this dress. the color was a little more muted than in the photo. the 4 fit me perfectly which is one of the things i love about shoshanna dresses -- the sizing is so consistent. it was really comfortable, too! i'm sure i will rent it again.
despina
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Jul 10, 2013

My saving back up dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
Size 6 wasn't available, so I squeezed into this. Comfortable, made my little boobs look great. Looks expensive. Well tailored too. It was a nice color too. Not a show stopper, but it did the trick. Added bonus, pockets!
Rebecca
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Jul 16, 2013

It was the perfect dress for a Sunday afternoon wedding

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
I got tons of compliments on the dress. The detail and color are great. I wore it with a fascinator which was a great touch for the British wedding I attended!
Sara
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Body type: Pear
Weight: 120 lbs
Jul 23, 2013

Cute, but too short.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress is much shorter than the 37" listed. At least it was for the size 2 and 4 that I ordered. They were both around 33" which was way too short for my liking. The color was also more muted than it appears in pictures. It's cute, and the pockets are great, but just be aware of the length for the smaller sizes. I ended up having to return it.
D
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 4' 11"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Petite
Jul 31, 2013

I wore this dress for my summer engagement party!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
It fit perfectly. The color and pattern were beautiful. Great experience!
RFS
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115 lbs
Aug 4, 2013

Beautiful dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is really pretty. Unfortunately, the 4 suddenly became unavailable and I was only able to get the two which was a bit snug in the top, but not too bad. The dress does flare out slightly at the waist, so I think it might be a better fit on someone with a straight figure rather than curvy like me. The red with the blue underlay is gorgeous. I love the pockets too.
Greta
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 33
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 100 lbs
Aug 8, 2013

Floral Formal Frock

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Wedding
This dress is quite sweet and really suited for conservative semi-formal occasions. I didn't wind up wearing it for the rehearsal dinner I rented it for because the 0 runs big, and I didn't have the bust or waist to fill it out. I would also add that the material and cut don't lend an expensive feel- so this one is best for a less formal occasion.
Kelly
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Aug 14, 2013

Cute Dress - Needed to Rent Sooner!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I really loved the colors of this dress, but wasn't in love with the fit. Unfortunately, the dress was in high demand and I had to order a size smaller than I usually wear. The 'V' neck in the front is very modest. It had pockets (which is awesome) but that caused it to billow out slightly in the tummy - I think a larger size would have prevented this entirely. RTR was extremely helpful when I called and explained my situation. They gave me a merchandise credit towards my next RTR rental! RTR FTW!
Sadie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Full Bust
Aug 17, 2013

All the amazing compliments!

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The dress is fabulous. The colors are fun without being too much. It's such a relief to finally find a dress that fits over my DD chest. It does a beautiful job nipping in the waist for an hourglass shape. I wore this to an outdoor summer wedding, got compliment after compliment, and danced all night.
Alex
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 18, 2013

Great color, with the red lay overlay on top of the black.

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
Shoshana dresses always run a little small on me, so I wore a size larger than normal. I think this dress would have been more flattering if the neckline were a little lower. It's actually sort of a high v-neck. Overall enjoyed wearing it.
Laura
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 128 lbs
Aug 26, 2013

Perfect Dress!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress fit perfectly and was very comfortable. It was very flattering.
Steph
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34D+
Body type: Full Bust
Aug 27, 2013

Fun dress

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This dress was a solid choice. There was nothing amazing about it. I gave it 3 stars because there is a Nicole Miller dress that is very similar that I like much more. The lace on the chest would not lay flat.
Lucia
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 48
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Petite
Weight: 129 lbs
Sep 14, 2013

The color and style were great!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
I was a little disappointed in the quality of this dress because it seemed to have been pretty well worn out. Maybe it was just that it had been used and dry cleaned so many times? Careful when you sit down, as it is pretty short. Great dress, many complements, but size 6 was old looking and tired.
Erika
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125 lbs
Sep 16, 2013

Perfect for Wedding

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was a bit awkward on the bottom, puffed out at waistline and wasn't entirely form fitting. But overall, very comfortable and easy to dance in :)
Diane
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 120 lbs
Sep 19, 2013

Beautiful dress but not full the woman who has a full bust.

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I was excited to receive the dress. Color and details are so feminine. But....the waist fit great but as I zipped the dress up it got very tight. The arm holes also were too snug to be comfortable. I couldn't image dancing in this dress. Yet, if I went up a size....I worried that the waist would have too much of a poof look. The rep was amazing when I called in a panic. She helped with selection of a new style and it was shipped over night. I loved my second dress and I reviewed it or rather I raved about it.
Kathryn
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Apple
Sep 23, 2013

Classic and eye catching comfortable dress!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The navy underlay and red lace is a really pretty combination. It's a great dress if you're petite and/or have a larger bust.
Queenruby81
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
Weight: 112 lbs
Sep 27, 2013

I am in love with this dress!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
My new favorite dress. I want to wear it all the time. If only I owned it. The fit was perfect, it looked great and I felt great in it. Also have never had so many compliments from my boyfriend on anything else I've ever worn. RTR, if you ever discontinue and sell this dress, call me! I can't find it for sale. I need this dress in my life all the time :)
Katie
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 155 lbs
Oct 2, 2013

So cute for brunch after wedding

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
I wore this to my sister's brunch after her wedding. It is really cute (and better in person than in the photo). I got lots of compliments on the dress and would wear it again for sure. The only thing is it is pretty short so chasing my 1 year old was a challenge! Great dress.
Britni
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125 lbs
Oct 3, 2013

The whole experience was great. The dress fit like a glove, the shipping was easy and timely.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
Fit was great. Runs a bit small, I ordered a 2 an 4 (luckily) as the 4 was just perfect. Got complements all night.
Brynnjo
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 45
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Nov 1, 2013

The red over the navy made this a very unique dress. Lots of compliments!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
The fit was a little tight in the rib area - I wear a 36B but was able to wear the 6 without any problems. Loved the contrast of the blue with the red. The picture on the model makes the red look a lot brighter than it actually is - it's bit more subdued, but also very pretty. It was very comfortable, with pockets and easy to dance in. Love Shoshanna dresses - they really work well for shorter girls like myself - I am 5'3" and this is a short dress so it works for me!
Jordan
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Pear
Weight: 170 lbs
Nov 4, 2013

Backup dress I didn't wear- cute, but too short

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
This was a backup dress that I ordered and I did not end up wearing this one. The other one was just more appropriate for the wedding I was attending. I will say, it's a very cute dress that is flattering to pear shapes. I loved that it had pockets! The red is an orange-y red, which did not bother me. The dress was WAY short, though. I'm 5' 10", so that's not surprising, but fair warning to other tall girls out there!
Lauren
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 132 lbs
Dec 9, 2013

I was unable to wear the dress

Size worn: None
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Wedding
I was not able to wear this dress. I am 5' 8" and too tall for the dress. The waist of the dress hit at my ribcage, making the dress extremely short. It was really cute in person, but will not work on a taller girl
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