Tadashi Shoji

Octavia Gown

$500 retail

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Stylist Notes

This two tone style by Tadashi Shoji adds an elegant twist to the lace black tie style. Accent the feminine gown with dangling earrings.

Size & Fit

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

BUST: Great for any cup size (comfortable room at bust)
WAIST: Fitted, fitted at natural waist
HIPS: Fitted, curvier women should consider sizing up for full hips
LENGTH:

Floor length, two lengths available. Regular measures 58'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'2''-5'6''), Long measures 61'' from shoulder to hemline (recommended for heights 5'7''-5'11'').

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

Product Details

White and blue lace (60% Cotton, 40% Nylon). Three-quarter sleeves. V-neckline. Full skirt with belt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Fully lined. See size and fit tab for length. Imported.

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26 reviews
Fit
Large
(3)
True to Size
(15)
Small
(2)
Size worn:
16WL
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 45
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 230lbs
July 3, 2015
I got so many compliments on this dress! It was perfect for the event.

I am petite so this dress was a little long but the non-long size was not in the store. It comes with a belt but the belt in stock was too big and I found it broke up the nice lines of the dress. The dropped waist made me look taller somehow. the bodice does dip down a bit so there were some cleavage baring moments. It's a sexier dress than you would think because it is curve hugging. I would buy this dress!

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Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 55
July 28, 2015
I LOVED it!

This dress fit lovely and I was so comfortable. I received so many compliments throughout the night. Thank you RTR for a wonderful experience. This was my first time but it will not be my last!

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Size worn:
18WL
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Age: 48
September 14, 2015
A traditional Nigerian wedding. The whole affair was elegant and brimming with color and flair.

I ordered both a size 18WL and size 20WL dress to be sure I got one that would fit. The size 18 was big on me. Not ill-fitting but loose in the shoulders and the waist. There was no belt with the size 18 so I used the best from the size 20. That was TOO big but I wore it because it was supposed to be the look (dress with belt). If I were to do it again, I would go with no belt. I liked the dress because it was different, something that would not typical at the wedding I was attending. The color, navy and cream (not white) were a stand out in the crown. I am 5ft. 7in tall and wore 3in heels which were perfect for the length of the dress.

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Size worn:
14WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 48
September 23, 2015
I received many compliments on the dress and it was just perfect for the occasion.

The fit was perfect. I ordered it in long since I'm 5'9" without heels. The dress was extremely comfortable. I ordered the next size up in case I needed it, which did cause somewhat of an issue I think. The belt that was sent along with the outfit was for the 16L and isn't adjustable. I really needed a belt so that took a trip to the mall and it's not easy to find a navy belt on short notice. Other than that one issue, the whole process was excellent. I will use Rent the Runway again and again.

Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Age: 64
September 24, 2015
Oh my goodness! Great fit! beautiful! Comfortable beyond words!

I am normally a 16w, 16WR in this dress was perfect. Everything about it-PERFECT. Length perfect for a 5'3" me. Positive comments. You will not regret wearing this dress. I wore it to a local Arts Gala. I would encourage a good supportive strapless bra due to the neckline; those pesky bra straps were a bit annoying having to tuck them to the edges of my shoulders (that caused some unnecessary gravity to take over rather than underwire) support). Overall, this dress gets an A+. A wonderful first time experience with RTR! Thank you! RTR: please add bust sizes greater than 38 and usual dress sizes that include "W" sizes. This would make your already robust web site absolutely perfect for women of width! :-)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
20WL
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 8"
Age: 46
Bust size: 36J
Body type: Full Bust
February 29, 2016
I received so many compliments, I'm already looking for an event so that I can order my dress ;~)

I'm typically a true 18W at the hips and 36JJ bust. It wasn't available so I ordered a 16WL and a 20WL. Didn't try the 16 at all . The 20WL was tighter in the upper arms that I expected but wasn't uncomfortable. Neither dress had the ribbon belt so I had to grab something from the fabric store to use in it's place. The length shown in the picture is with a 3 inch heel but even with my flats, the toe of my shoe was visible.

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Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Age: 53
March 5, 2016
I felt very comfortable in this dress

I went without the belt as I felt more comfortable without it. I received a number of compliments. The dress was beautiful and I was able to easily find shoes to compliment the color. It is very dark blue, so we decided on a black tux with cream colored vest and tie for my husband.

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Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Age: 36
March 7, 2016
My hair was pretty too so it really made me look elegant.

It fit well, as expected. I was very happy with the gown and the service. I recommend wearing a good bra and spanx always help :)

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 72
Bust size: 38D+
Body type: Apple
Weight: 185lbs
June 2, 2015
Worn to a Spring Black tie Gala

Got many compliments, felt comfortable and on trend. Was a little long but I wore very low heels.

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Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Party
Usually wears: 10
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 46
Bust size: 34DDD/E
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 164lbs
June 5, 2016
Great Dress!!

Rented this dress for a independent movie premier my husband was in, the cast went formal. The dress was beautiful and I received many compliments. It fit well except the top was a little big and I was fussing with it all night (really the only negative). I could not tell from the photo on RTR what color it was until I looked at the pictures posted from other people - it's navy blue & cream! The picture listed also shows a belt, but neither of the sizes I receive included a belt, which I was a little disappointed, I think it needed the belt, but other then that it was great! I felt beautiful in it, so not much else matters. I do wish I had rented accessories to go with it (earrings & a hand bag). This was my first experience with RTR I'm definitely using them again!!

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16WL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 54
Bust size: 32B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 168lbs
October 5, 2016
The beautiful fit.

True to size. Con it did not arrive with belt. Pro dress was beautiful. Multiple complements.

Size worn:
20WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Age: 54
October 17, 2016
Everyone loved my dress

Fits perfect

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 51
Body type: Pear
December 12, 2016
Lovely dress for a holiday party.

The dress fit really well. It was comfortable and flattering. I received several compliments on it.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 42
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240lbs
September 27, 2017
Very pretty

Only problem was the dress was an awkward length.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 49
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 210lbs
October 17, 2017
Lovely black tie, felt absolutely perfect in this dress.

Runs true to size, very comfortable fit and dress to wear. Very flattering. Would wear again.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
20WL
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 20
Height: 5' 9"
Age: 44
Bust size: 46C
Body type: Full Bust
October 21, 2017
Expect compliments

It fit like a glove and look better on than on the rack. The belt was missing so I didn't havea choice but go without it. But no one would known. Everyone said I looked beautiful in this dress.

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Size worn:
18WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 3"
Age: 58
Bust size: 40C
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 190lbs
November 8, 2017
The one thing that I did not worry about, was my appearance in this dress. Lots of compliments!

The fit was perfect! My choice of bra, not so good, so, wear one that gives good supoort; the dress flows on your body! The length and tiny train were so elegant, yet gave me freedom to move without worry! One complaint; the belt sends this dress from a 4 to a 5 star. It ws not included and I had too many other have-to-do tasks to shop for a ribbon. Almost every review states this....please add the belt!

RTR CustomerNovember 8, 2017
I have to have this by Friday, August 25
RTR CustomerNovember 8, 2017
Please ship as soon as possible. Thank you.
RTR CustomerNovember 8, 2017
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Size worn:
14WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 14
Age: 50
November 13, 2017
Very comfortable dress - helped me feel confident at a formal event

Fit was true to size

Top Contributor
Size worn:
16WL
Overall fit:
Large
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Age: 48
December 18, 2017
So beautiful!

This dress is really lovely. It needs the belt and unfortunately neither of my dresses came with it. I googled it and made a Grosgrain Ribbon Belt (very easy and cheap to do) and wore it with the dress, however, it was too big in the top and the back up size was too short (it was only available in a regular) so I didn't wear either of them (but I still have the belt)!

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Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Age: 60
February 17, 2018
This dress was perfect for a formal event!

The dress was comfortable and didn't require me to buy any special undergarments. I'm definitely on the chunky side, but I felt glamourous in this dress.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
16WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 12
Age: 40
April 10, 2018
my dress was amazing

fit was right and length too. Did not have the belt but very pleased with the dress and how it looked on me anyway.

Top Contributor
Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
Small
Rented for:
Date
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 7"
Age: 59
Bust size: 38DD
Body type: Hourglass
Weight: 240lbs
April 22, 2018
Didnt wear it

Too tight in arms and bust

Top Contributor
Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Wedding
Usually wears: 14
Height: 5' 2"
Age: 38
Bust size: 36B
Body type: Pear
Weight: 167lbs
October 1, 2018
Beautiful dress

Very comfortable and elegant dress. A bit low cut for my taste but wore a bra with a lace cover and it looked perfect. Great length for someone who is just 5'2". Wore it with two inch heels and the length was great.

Size worn:
18WR
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Height: 5' 5"
Age: 55
Bust size: 38DDD/E
Weight: 220lbs
October 20, 2018
Not having to worry about what to wear.

The quality oso the dress was really nice...my only problem is I have a short torso so I have problems with the shoulders sliding down.

Size worn:
20WL
Overall fit:
True to Size
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 18
Age: 76
November 16, 2018
felt very comfortable, the 18 fit but was too short

I would like to buy it when available.

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Top Contributor
Size worn:
14WR
Rented for:
Formal Affair
Usually wears: 16
Height: 5' 4"
Age: 54
Bust size: 38D
Body type: Full Bust
Weight: 190lbs
April 16, 2019
Lovely even without the belt

This dress fit like a glove and I got endless compliments all evening. There is no stretch to the fabric but it was very comfortable. I would wear this again.

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