Thompson Yael Dress

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$418 retail

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Stylist Notes

Celebrate the night in this structured Shoshanna dress! The subtle sheen is perfect for a wedding event or holiday party! Pair with Sequin’s Stardust Necklace for that finishing touch.

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 - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very 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: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, 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 backup (see following fit notes for exceptions). Sized: 0 - 12.

BUST: Works best for A to C cup sizes - fitted at bust
WAIST: Fitted - dress very 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: May be worn with any standard bra
FABRIC Fabric has no stretch
GREAT FOR: Apple, Athletic, Hourglass, Pear, Petite, Tall, Straight & Narrow body types
(Model's height is 5'10".)

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Product Details

Gold Synthetic Jacquard (50% Cotton 42% Acetate 5% Polyester Metallic 3% Nylon). Sleeveless. V-neckline. A-line skirt with front pleat. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 34” from shoulder to hem. Imported.

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38 reviews
Fit
Large
(7)
True to Size
(17)
Small
(5)
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 30
August 16, 2016
Loved this flattering and comfortable dress!
The dress was perfect for an evening wedding. Fit true to size. Fabric was a heavier material so great for a winter event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 115lbs
April 9, 2016
Cute dress! Perfect for my boyfriend's company holiday party.
I have a long torso so it hit me slightly above my natural waist but still looked cute!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 37
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 135lbs
February 15, 2016
None
Beautiful dress - good fit.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 37
Weight: 160lbs
January 2, 2016
Hated the material.
The fit was okay except for the "poof" that was created by the front pleat. Also, the material felt like itchy tweed. Did not like it at all. Sent it back.
Size worn:
8
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 32
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 160lbs
January 1, 2016
The dress was comfortable. The price was affordable. And the experience was unforgettable .
I rented this dress for a NYE gala. The dress fit great. I'm usually in between a size 8 and 10 but liked the way the 8 fit better. The only thing I didn't like was that the lining showed a little in the chest region, but I just had to pull the lining down from the bottom of the dress occasionally. I would definitely recommend this dress for a cocktail party. It was very comfortable.
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Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 27
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 125lbs
December 31, 2015
Rented this dress for a holiday party but didn't end up wearing it.
Unfortunately I didn't end up wearing this dress because it fit well everywhere except for in the bust, creating an unflattering squished boob look. Same issue with the size 4. If you have a large chest, I wouldn't recommend renting this dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
6
Rented for:
Work
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 30
Bust size: 36C
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 138lbs
December 20, 2015
Great color/fabric for holidays
The color and fabric was much more shimmery in person which was perfect for the holiday work event I was attending. The 4 was much too tight in the chest, perfect on the bottom. The 6 fit, but unfortunately someone had majorly stretched out the chest area, I had to keep pulling it up all night and it was baggy/extra fabric on the bottom. I think a non stretched out 6 would have been perfect.
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Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 21
December 17, 2015
semi-formal!
I originally orderd a different dress in two sizes that ended up not being able to coming in on time. The one that would have been my size was the one that couldn't come in on time. I ordered this as a last minute backup and it worked. It was a little tight but it was fine. I don't think I would order this again, but it was good for the occasion.
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 27
December 9, 2015
Two thumbs up!
This black and gold (as stated in other reviews) cocktail dress with thicker fabric is perfect for a winter evening event! It fit snugly in the bust with a fair, but not inappropriate amount of cleavage and slight looser through the hips. The length is longer than appears in the sample photo, for an average height person. Great first RTR experience!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 36D
Body type: Hourglass
December 7, 2015
This was my first experience with Rent the Runway, and it was perfect for my work holiday party!
To echo other reviewers, I wanted to first be very clear that the dress is black and gold, not a greenish tone like the picture implies. That being said, all of my pictures wound up looking more on the side of green than black. I ordered the 10, with an 8 as the backup size for my work holiday party. The 12 was not available, otherwise I would have followed the sizing notes saying to go a size up for a backup...but I'm glad that it wasn't available and I sized down! After trying on the 8 and 10, I opted for the 8 as I like the fitted look around my rib cage and waist. This did make it a little more snug on the chest than I would usually wear, but I'm larger chested. On a related note, I greatly appreciated the bra strap stays in the dress straps...definitely wide enough to wear a regular bra, but it's a great reassurance knowing my straps won't pop out. Lastly, the leggy model in the picture is not indicative of the length...if you're wanting a shorter dress, this isn't it. But if you're looking for something work or family appropriate, this will definitely fit the bill.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 27
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 116lbs
November 23, 2015
It worked.
I wanted to love this dress, but it ran pretty big on me and felt too voluminous to be flattering or give the fit I'd anticipated; something about the proportions didn't work on me. Of course I loved the pockets, but I didn't feel GREAT in this dress the way I've come to expect with my RTR selections. That, and the fabric was a bit duller than I'd hoped. It was fine, but I didn't hate sending this one back.
Size worn:
0
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Petite
Weight: 110lbs
November 16, 2015
Great color
The bust area was a bit too big for me even in the smallest size, however I received tons of compliments while wearing and and I really loved the pattern.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
November 11, 2015
My friends were fabulous
This dress is gorgeous and so comfortable. I wish I could keep it! The neckline is low enough, but still allows for a great bra. Not too short on me - I was prepared to wear tights, but didn't need them.
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 33
October 27, 2015
everyone loved and commented on the dress
awesome fit, great dress!
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 36
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 19, 2015
Got lots of compliments!
I wore this dress at 12 weeks pregnant when I wasn't quite showing yet, but still had a bit more weight than normal in my mid-section. I ordered a size up and ended up wearing the 8 (usually wear a 6) due to this extra weight. It fit well though and hid the area well, but it still felt a bit tight in the midsection. If I didn't have a small bump growing it probably would have been ok though! The 6 was way too tight for me though in the mid area, so I'd say it runs a bit small overall.
Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 123lbs
October 18, 2015
Beautiful dress but awkward fit
The material was thick and comfortable for a fall wedding. It was a beautiful dress but the fit was awkward in the bust. I liked it but probably wouldn't wear it again.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Petite
Weight: 130lbs
October 13, 2015
I received this as a back up. Didn't love the fit.
I received this dress as a back up. I didn't love the way the pleats looked on me. The color also reads very different online - it is truly back and gold tweed.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 140lbs
October 7, 2015
Excellent fit!
Fits like a glove, but actually gold (appears olive on computer screen). Extra points for pockets but the liner sticks out of the v-neck on one side. I paired with opaque black tights for a winter wedding--perfect for a chilly wet day in Philadelphia.
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 34
September 11, 2015
Comfy dress with pockets!
I ordered this dress for a wedding. I ordered 4 and 6 as a back up. 4 was a little tight so I didn't want to be in it for the entire wedding and feel uncomfortable so I tried on 6 and it fit much better. However, the zipper in the middle of the back came off so I could not wear it to the wedding. Wish they would check the dresses more thoroughly before sending them to the customers. Also the dresses (both 4 and 6) had a weird funky smell to them.
Size worn:
4
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 22
May 8, 2015
Beautiful dress!
This is a beautiful dress! It is more black and gold in person than the picture. It is a little longer than I expected as well as the material is very heavy!!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
2
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 125lbs
February 11, 2015
Wore this dress to a rehearsal dinner.
Didn't sit flat on the chest. It looked pulled and not filled out all at the same time. Didn't have to wear a bra though and the length was good.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 31
Bust size: 34A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
January 22, 2015
Pretty but looks different in person.
Fit perfectly and got lots of compliments. I thought it looked green and gold in the picture but it's black and gold. Still pretty though!
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 29
Bust size: 34B
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 145lbs
January 1, 2015
Cute dress for NYE.
Black and gold sparkle were nice for a classic dress on NYE. Extra effort from my boyfriend was needed to help zip the back for the tight top... The zipper was alittle tough but we made it work. Size 6 fit pretty much the same but the skirt was longer so I went with the 4..
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Size worn:
8
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 8
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 33
Body type: Athletic
December 9, 2014
The dress has nice gold and black tweed detail. Great for a cocktail or holiday party.
I rented this for a Christmas party, and it was my first time using Rent The Runway. The dress is fitted on top so base your size on the top half of your body. So glad I grabbed the next size up as I am in between a 6-8 and the 8 fit perfectly. I added several gold bracelets and black and gold earrings to compliment the dress. I received lots of compliments and will be using Rent The Runway again!
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Size worn:
2
Rented for:
Party
December 8, 2014
It was so easy to ship back. Much easier than going to the mall to find a dress.
I loved this dress! I wore it to a holiday party. It fit perfectly. I am short so it was longer on me than the model. It hit right above my knee. It was also more low cut than I was expecting. I have a small chest and I barely fit into the top so something to keep in mind if you have a big chest. I would absolutely recommend this dress though.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
November 4, 2014
Very sparkly, flattering, great quality and comfortable.
The fit was perfect. I'm a true size 4 and this was perfect: not too tight, not too big. I have a small upper body but the dress was not boxy at all. You can eat and drink all night and still be comfortable.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 32
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Straight & narrow
Weight: 120lbs
October 29, 2014
This dress had a lot of promise, but I ended up not wearing it.
This dress is really cute and unique, but unfortunately it just didn't work for me. I rented a zero and a two, and the zero was definitely the right size. However, the neckline was too low-cut for the family event I was attending, and something about the dress made me look bigger. I will say that it's a good dress for taller ladies -- the skirt hit about two inches above my knee. The sparkly/metallic fabric is great for fall and the holiday season. I really wanted to like it, but ultimately decided to swap it out for another dress at the RTR showroom in Flatiron. As always, great customer service from RTR made the whole process totally painless, and I found a great dress to wear for my event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 135lbs
October 2, 2014
Loved the sparkle and cut of dress!
I am always a fan of Shoshanna dresses. This dress was no different. It was a little big in the waste and through the hips (dress has pockets). My problem with most Shoshanna is the 2 fits except the bust area. I have a Y frame and on the busty side. Otherwise I could for sure size down in Shoshanna dresses. Overall, loved the dress.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Age: 32
August 2, 2014
The fabric is beautiful!
This dress fits great & is flattering - the fabric is good quality and the metallic color can go either gold or silver. It has pockets! I wore it out for girls night on my birthday and will rent again for sure.
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Size worn:
4
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 53
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
July 16, 2014
it was ok....
The v neck part in the front was loose, so I had to use some duck tape to keep it in place. It also was longer than I expected.
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Top Contributor
Size worn:
NONE
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 33
Body type: Apple
July 12, 2014
Delivered on time when I was in a pinch and for a great price!
I did have to try on the bigger size because it was really tight around the rib cage. Even though the bigger size fit perfect at the top, it also made the skirt longer and poof out more. I didn't like the way the bottom looked at all.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 29
Bust size: 32A
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
March 18, 2014
Rehearsal Dinner Dress - Will photograph very well - Runs slightly large
Overall the dress itself was beautiful and it photographed very well. I am normally a size 0 but this dress was slightly loose in the midsection. A friend had to use two safety pins in the back seams to pull it tight. I also wore a push up bra to fill in the top. Otherwise, the dress would have been too loose on me. Still liked it and received plenty of compliments once it was pinned back.
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Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 30
Bust size: 32AA
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 107lbs
February 12, 2014
Dress was perfect for the rehearsal dinner. It photographed really well! Would rent this brand aga
I have a very small bust and this dress was roomy up top. Length was perfect!
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 4
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 28
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 140lbs
February 9, 2014
Did not end up wearing the dress.
Really narrow chest area- good for those with smaller ribcages. It also felt awkwardly long and hit at/below my knee. Neither the 4 or the 6 fit, although none of the sizes of this dress would have fit. Would look best on narrow ribcage, very tall body types. Did not end up wearing to the event.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
10
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 12
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 32
Body type: Hourglass
January 28, 2014
Dress is great if it fit. Too small in the busy area!
I didn't end up wearing this dress because it was too tight in the bust, but if it had been a little bigger there I would have loved it!
Size worn:
6
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 6
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 47
Bust size: 34C
Body type: Athletic
Weight: 130lbs
December 8, 2013
Pretty but didn't fit well.
This did not fit well in the bust. I ended up not wearing it.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
None
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 2
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 30
Bust size: 34D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 125lbs
November 12, 2013
Didn't wear
Wanted to love this dress! The fit is really odd - super loose in the waist and was *very* low cut for what appears to be a modest party dress in the model photo. As someone with a larger chest, not what I was looking for, nor wanting to be showing off for a conservative wedding ceremony.
Top Contributor
Size worn:
0
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Other
Usually wears: 0
Height: 5' 6"
Age: 26
Bust size: 32D
Body type: Petite
Weight: 115lbs
November 8, 2013
stylist review
this dress was so easy and simple and chic! It's almost a brassy gold metallic tweed fabric, with a super easy fit- this is only fitted in the top area, so you're really going to want to size to your top half on this one! I would jazz this up with some really pretty accessories for some wow factor. Great for holiday parties! True to size and a great length- not too long and not too short.
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