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Shoshanna

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
Small 6
True to Size 29
Large 4
Photos 11
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Apple
Aug 9, 2010

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 28
Body type: Hourglass
Aug 9, 2010

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Wore this to a birthday bbq. Was easy, breezy and very pretty. Got a lot of people asking me who makes the dress.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120 lbs
Aug 17, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
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.
RTR Customer
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 125 lbs
Aug 30, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
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.
RTR Customer
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Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 135 lbs
Sep 14, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
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.
RTR Customer
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 17, 2010

Compliments all day long!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 20, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
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.
RTR Customer
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Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110 lbs
Oct 11, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 120 lbs
Dec 11, 2010

Overall fit: True to Size
LOVED this dress. Felt so comfortable in it, and got a ton of compliments.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 10"
Age: 28
Body type: Apple
Feb 4, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Loved it! Sizes do not vary much, I could fit into both the medium and large about the same.
RTR Customer
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 34
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 117 lbs
Apr 8, 2011

Overall fit: Small
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.
RTR Customer
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
May 16, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
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!
RTR Customer
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Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 1"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Straight & narrow
Jun 2, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
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!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Pear
Jun 25, 2011

Overall fit: Small
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.
RTR Customer
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Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 127 lbs
Aug 18, 2011

Dress fit perfectly and was comfortable for the entire night!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Party
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.
RTR Customer
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 32
Body type: Straight & narrow
Aug 31, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Body type: Athletic
Sep 6, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
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!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 34
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
Sep 23, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
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.
RTR Customer
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Body type: Athletic
Oct 5, 2011

Overall fit: True to Size
Wore this to my bridal shower. It was perfect for a warm sunny day and looked great with simple accessories.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 108 lbs
Nov 20, 2011

Designer dresses available at reasonable prices!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
Dress was totally comfortable. Light and easy. Wore it to a bridal shower and it was just dressy enough. I highly recommend this dress!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 39
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 134 lbs
Dec 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.

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Vacation
Great dress. Easy. Pretty. Perfect for any spring or summer night out.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 28
Bust size: 32D+
Body type: Petite
Weight: 105 lbs
Mar 6, 2012

Love this Dress!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 125 lbs
Apr 3, 2012

Loved it & received so many compliments!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
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!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 33
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Apr 4, 2012

Absolutely loved!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Party
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!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135 lbs
Apr 25, 2012

Looking great and having fun during during Mom's Weekend for my sorority

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Jun 6, 2012

great for an afternoon brunch

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 124 lbs
Aug 8, 2012

Got so many compliments about the color!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140 lbs
Aug 13, 2012

amazing customer service!! so informative about fit, style, etc. a great company that i recommend to everyone!

Size worn: 2
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
this dress flattered my body very well. the coloring is beautiful. perfect for a summer wedding!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 19, 2012

AMAZING dress!

Size worn: 6
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 23
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130 lbs
Aug 20, 2012

Loved it!

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Date
Wore it with a long necklace and espadrilles, very summery and fun!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 34
Bust size: 38C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 164 lbs
Aug 25, 2012

It's alright

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: Large
Rented for: Other
The dress was cute but it didn't fit well on my body. I was never able to even wear it.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Athletic
Aug 28, 2012

Fun and flirty

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Vacation
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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 25
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Athletic
Aug 29, 2012

Beautiful Dress

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
This dress was exactly what I was looking for. Great cut, color and sizing.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 123 lbs
Aug 31, 2012

Wedding Rental

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
I rented this for a casual wedding ceremony and it was perfect!!! Great little dress!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Apple
Weight: 130 lbs
Sep 19, 2012

Dress runs small

Size worn: 4
Overall fit: Small
Rented for: Vacation
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.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 167 lbs
Mar 21, 2013

This dress is super comfortable and great for a summer wedding!

Size worn: 8
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: 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.
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 0"
Age: 25
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 110 lbs
May 19, 2013

Absolutely loved this dress!! Tons of compliments!!

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Wedding
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!!
RTR Customer
Top Contributor
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Pear
Sep 26, 2013

Fun GNO dress.

Size worn: 10
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Party
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.
RTR Customer
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 23
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Petite
Mar 5, 2014

Perfect for my Graduation Tea

Size worn: 0
Overall fit: True to Size
Rented for: Other
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.
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