Purple Rain Dress

$50 rental
$320 retail

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Stylist Notes

Perfect for almost any occasion, this Shoshanna purple and white exposed shoulder dress is a no brainer. Pair it with layered chain necklaces to add a bit of glamor.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - fitted with elastic band at waist - flattering on all body types
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted at hips - for curvy women, size up in back-up size
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size & Fit Notes

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

BUST: Great for any cup size
WAIST: Fitted - fitted with elastic band at waist - flattering on all body types
HIPS: Fitted - loosely fitted at hips - for curvy women, size up in back-up size
LENGTH: Mid-thigh - (on a 5'5" model)

UNDERGARMENTS: Should be worn with a strapless bra
FABRIC: Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Athletic, Full Bust, Hourglass, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types

Size Chart

Size Chart

Product Details

Lavender abstract printed crepe de chine. Ballet neckline. Short sleeves with cold shoulder detail. Elastic gathered waist. About 34" from shoulder to hem. Model's height is 5'10".

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39 reviews
Fit
Large4
True to Size29
Small6
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
March 5, 2014
Perfect for my Graduation Tea
This dress is my favorite Rent the Runway dress. It fit my petite body perfectly and was casual enough for an outdoor tea for my high school graduation.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
September 26, 2013
Fun GNO dress.
I really like the cold shoulder detail and the pattern, but the fit was not the best and puckered in the tummy area - Not that flattering.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 110lbs
May 19, 2013
Absolutely loved this dress!! Tons of compliments!!
I wore this to a wedding and received a ton of compliments!! This dress fit perfectly, I would say the only down side was that the slip kept drooping below my dress so I had to pull it up several times. But other than that, it was great!!
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 167lbs
March 21, 2013
This dress is super comfortable and great for a summer wedding!
This dress is very flattering and the open arms add a nice detail. I received many compliments on the dress. It is easy to wear and I love the purple.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130lbs
September 19, 2012
Dress runs small
I rented this dress for a bachelorette weekend at the beach. Unfortunately, I chose to have this dress delivered the day we were leaving for the beach and the package did not come in time for me to take this with me on my trip. Lesson learned! But, I did try the dress on when I returned home and I would suggest that others order this dress in a size up as I'm a 2-4 and the size 4 was even a little snug.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
August 9, 2010
Wore to a bridal shower and got many compliments. With a bigger bust, the waist rides up a bit so I might order a larger size.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123lbs
August 31, 2012
Wedding Rental
I rented this for a casual wedding ceremony and it was perfect!!! Great little dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
August 29, 2012
Beautiful Dress
This dress was exactly what I was looking for. Great cut, color and sizing.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
August 28, 2012
Fun and flirty
This dress looked great on. Was a bit tight in the hip area/no give or stretch. Also the lining would show often as the exterior of the dress would ride up. But overall thought it looked good.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 164lbs
August 25, 2012
It's alright
The dress was cute but it didn't fit well on my body. I was never able to even wear it.
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
August 20, 2012
Loved it!
Wore it with a long necklace and espadrilles, very summery and fun!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 150lbs
August 19, 2012
AMAZING dress!
I wore this dress for a summer wedding and absolutely loved it! I'm busty and also have a lot of "junk in the trunk" so I went up a size than I normally wear. The 6 was perfect. It was so comfortable and I got so many compliments on it. Great dress!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
August 13, 2012
amazing customer service!! so informative about fit, style, etc. a great company that i recommend to everyone!
this dress flattered my body very well. the coloring is beautiful. perfect for a summer wedding!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124lbs
August 8, 2012
Got so many compliments about the color!
I wore this to a concert during the day for my bachelorette party. The dress was amazing, and I got soo many compliments. The only complaint I had was that the lining slips out, and unless you have something in the pockets, the lining will come out of that as well.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Full Bust
June 6, 2012
great for an afternoon brunch
dress fits great, has pockets which aren't mentioned. wore it to a post wedding brunch. only problem when i sat the white slip underneath did show at times, but overall loved it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 24
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
April 25, 2012
Looking great and having fun during during Mom's Weekend for my sorority
I wore this to brunch and to a winery for my sorority's mom's weekend and it was perfect. It is a pretty casual dress and I paired it with simple white sandals and pear earrings. I wore one size down from what I typically wear in dress sizes and it fit perfectly and was comfortable enough to wear all day.
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Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
April 4, 2012
Absolutely loved!
Wore this for my birthday party this past weekend and received lots of compliments. My husband loved it! I usually wear a 4, but I'm glad I also ordered the 6 because the 4 was way too tight around the legs and the pockets puffed out. The 6 was great though. Definitely planning to order this again!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125lbs
April 3, 2012
Loved it & received so many compliments!
I rented this for a wedding rehearsal dinner. It was very comfortable and so cute! I wished there was an option to buy it after renting! I wore the dress in a 2 and it fit perfectly. Normally I'd wear a 4 but I read the reviews and ordered a size down. The dress also has pockets on both hips which I hadn't read anywhere, but they didn't puff out at all. Loved it!
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105lbs
March 6, 2012
Love this Dress!
I got this dress as a back- up and liked it better. Very easy and comfortable to where! I got lots of compliments! Wish I owned this dress! Great day to night dress!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Vacation
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 40
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134lbs
December 2, 2011
Went on vacation to the Miami Wine & Food festival but hadn't pulled out my summer clothing yet. Rented my entire wardrobe. Felt like a star.
Great dress. Easy. Pretty. Perfect for any spring or summer night out.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108lbs
November 20, 2011
Designer dresses available at reasonable prices!
Dress was totally comfortable. Light and easy. Wore it to a bridal shower and it was just dressy enough. I highly recommend this dress!
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Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 35
Body type: Athletic
October 5, 2011
Wore this to my bridal shower. It was perfect for a warm sunny day and looked great with simple accessories.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
September 23, 2011
The top was loose, the bottom was tight and the pockets poofed out making my hips look not good. Cute dress but not for fuller hipped women.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Body type: Athletic
September 6, 2011
While the size I ordered fit, the pockets built in to the dress made the material fluff out on my hips. Also, I wish I looked closer in the picture because at second glance, you can see that the top is pulling above where the elastic gathers at the waist and this made the fitting strange as well. I ended up returning the dress because it simply was not flattering. Wish it had worked out because the dress was cute on the hanger!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
August 31, 2011
Great summer dress. Pretty easy fit - I am usually between 0 and 2 and I wore the 0 though I think the 2 would have been fine. Think that this dress would have looked better on someone with a more defined waist; it made me look a little boxy (doesn't really create curves). Nonetheless, very cute and I got a lot of compliments.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127lbs
August 18, 2011
Dress fit perfectly and was comfortable for the entire night!
Adore this dress!!!! Gorgeous color, super flattering fit. The 4 (my normal size) fit well, but the 2 was shorter and more snug, which I thought looked cuter. Wish I owned it, so versatile and easy to dress up or down.
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Pear
June 25, 2011
This dress was really pretty but it just didn't fit right. The waist was really high and not where it should be on me, because of this (and my hips) the dress would continuously ride up and bunch by my stomach. Ultimately I just wasn't able to wear it because I didn't want to have to keep pulling it down all night.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
June 2, 2011
loved this dress! I wore it to a rehersal dinner last summer and it was perfect. However, if you are on the shorter side like i am keep in mind that this dress will run longer on you. I ended up belting it in order to make it appear shorter!
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 33
Body type: Hourglass
May 16, 2011
For some reason, this just didn't look that great on me. I have a long torso, so I think the waist just hit me in a weird spot. It was really cute on the hanger though!
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
Small
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 35
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 117lbs
April 8, 2011
This was too tight on the legs, but I knew it was a risk since the only size left was a 2 and I needed a 4. I wish I could have worn it...will try to rent again in a bigger size.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 29
Body type: Apple
February 4, 2011
Loved it! Sizes do not vary much, I could fit into both the medium and large about the same.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120lbs
December 11, 2010
LOVED this dress. Felt so comfortable in it, and got a ton of compliments.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
October 11, 2010
Loved this dress. I wore it with a belt to a rehearsal dinner which was outside. Fit great, got lots of comps. The color/pattern is really pretty.
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
September 20, 2010
Cute dress! Wore it to my birthday dinner and received many compliments. I also thought the dress was appropriate for work when worn with a boyfriend blazer. Runs true to size, and if you run between two sizes, I suggest going with the smaller, since the stretchy waist may make a larger size look bulky on you.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
September 17, 2010
Compliments all day long!
Such a fun, easy to wear dress. Great for any spring/summer event day or night. Comfortable, the elastic waist did rise up a bit but runs true to size. Paired with turquoise earrings received so many compliments. I decided to wear it twice to 2 different parties!
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Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135lbs
September 14, 2010
I'm going to say "True to size" because I think it fit perfectly besides in the hip area. I have a really small waist along with wider hips, so unfortunatly both of the sizes that I ordered didn't fit me. It is such a cute dress! It was too tight at my lower hips, so it buckled.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 35
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
August 30, 2010
I got a size too big in this dress since they did not have the size I needed and it just did not work out. I'm smaller in the bust and it was just too big up top. If you are smaller in the bust make sure to order a size down as well.
Top Contributor
Overall fit:
True to Size
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
August 17, 2010
I really love this dress/pattern. The length was a little too long for me. I wanted to wear it with flats but it almost hit my knee. I'm 5'6.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
August 9, 2010
Wore this to a birthday bbq. Was easy, breezy and very pretty. Got a lot of people asking me who makes the dress.

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